Amendments awaiting approval

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  1. Salty

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    My question is why would we need the Article the First, Titles of Nobility, Corwin Amendment, or Child Labor amendments in 2013.
    The other two are still viable amendments (though I would oppose them).
     
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    According to your link the DC voting a right expired in 1985?
     
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    The same goes for the ERA. Its deadline for ratification by the States expired in 1982. Both are now dead letters.
     
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    Good Thread

    The Article the First Amendment is not needed, but I would be all for an amendment to stop the practice of drawing Congressional boundaries based on race or any other grouping. Some of the districts look like letters of the alphabet.

    Title of Nobility, I am all in support of. That is one of the main things that separates us from the from the former British Empire and its collective admiration of a Royal Family that has no function in life. We are not a nation of privilege, but of self destiny and accountability.

    The Corwin Amendment, Child Labor, and Equal Rights amendments are adequately covered by federal and state law.

    I wish there were the following Amendments to be added.

    English as the Official Language
    Forbidding States to interfere with the Second Amendment Rights of Citizens Except Felons
    Right to Life for the Unborn
    Annual Balanced Budget Amendment and Schedule to Pay Off National Debt
     
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    As to the Article the First, as I pointed out in another thread sometime ago, if that were the only control placed on the size of Congress, we would have an enormous and unwieldy House. The Constitution originally calls for no less than one representative for ever 30,000 in population, which would today make for 10,600 House members. Even at 50,000, as the AtheF graduates to, House membership would be at 6,360. House membership was limited -- perhaps illegally -- by the Apportionment Act of 1911. Since representation requirements were established in the Constitution, it likely should have required a Constitutional Amendment be proposed by a two-thirds majority of Congress and ratified by three-fourths of the states. If an AtheF type amendment was proposed to legalize the Apportionment Act today, it would obviously have to be rewritten.

    The Titles of Nobility amendment may not appear to be needful today, but what would we make of an American citizen who suddenly was a members of the governing or noble elite of a foreign country? Would that not be a conflict of interest against which we should be protected?

    Child labor is properly governed by U.S. labor laws and no amendment is necessary. The ERA was controversial when before the legislatures, and I believe was properly defeated by the failure of a three-fourths majority of state legislatures to ratify it.

    I don't believe a D.C. Voting Rights Amendment is anything other than a socialist effort to bring more socialists into the government, and we most assuredly don't need that.
     
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