Constitutional Amendment Process

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The pit fall of playing wit the us constitutional? By Cowboy Ron

The Thing that come to mind, it is complicated and the framer wanted it that way. President Thomas Jefferson in so many words said this We must sparingly adjust the constitution, yet we must stay in tunes with the need of our government.

I choose his word from the Jefferson memorial in Washington D.C. when i was a tour guide, not his exact words but his thought. now to the road to get it done Both houses of congress must vote on it then it go to the states were you would nee seventy five percent approval ,so now you are left to the honest of Chuck Schumer, “People back home wont mined a little pork in this bill” License to steal just dont get greedy inturbidate

I the present enverioment one there is not enought time,two withe biden and his crook you don’t know where the admement could end up EG we could have a law that allowes anyone and i mean anyone come into the country and be able to vote,our gun right could be taken awaw ect

A good commander chooses the right time and the right place to fight!

The time is not now if we are going to work on the constitution hoping to make our country a more perfect union .waste till President is reelected ,so it will be done with honest, and skill. Below is an insert on the rules to worked with our constitution

And that the way i see it cowboy Ron

Constitutional Amendment Process

The authority to amend the Constitution of the United States is derived from Article V of the Constitution. After Congress proposes an amendment, the Archivist of the United States, who heads the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is charged with responsibility for administering the ratification process under the provisions of 1 U.S.C. 106b. The Archivist has delegated many of the ministerial duties associated with this function to the Director of the Federal Register. Neither Article V of the Constitution nor section 106b describe the ratification process in detail. The Archivist and the Director of the Federal Register follow procedures and customs established by the Secretary of State, who performed these duties until 1950, and the Administrator of General Services, who served in this capacity until NARA assumed responsibility as an independent agency in 1985.

The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures. None of the 27 amendments to the Constitution have been proposed by constitutional convention. The Congress proposes an amendment in the form of a joint resolution. Since the President does not have a constitutional role in the amendment process, the joint resolution does not go to the White House for signature or approval. The original document is forwarded directly to NARA’s Office of the Federal Register (OFR) for processing and publication. The OFR adds legislative history notes to the joint resolution and publishes it in slip law format. The OFR also assembles an information package for the States which includes formal “red-line” copies of the joint resolution, copies of the joint resolution in slip law format, and the statutory procedure for ratification under 1 U.S.C. 106b.

The Archivist submits the proposed amendment to the States for their consideration by sending a letter of notification to each Governor along with the informational material prepared by the OFR. The Governors then formally submit the amendment to their State legislatures or the state calls for a convention, depending on what Congress has specified. In the past, some State legislatures have not waited to receive official notice before taking action on a proposed amendment. When a State ratifies a proposed amendment, it sends the Archivist an original or certified copy of the State action, which is immediately conveyed to the Director of the Federal Register. The OFR examines ratification documents for facial legal sufficiency and an authenticating signature. If the documents are found to be in good order, the Director acknowledges receipt and maintains custody of them. The OFR retains these documents until an amendment is adopted or fails, and then transfers the records to the National Archives for preservation.

A proposed amendment becomes part of the Constitution as soon as it is ratified by three-fourths of the States (38 of 50 States). When the OFR verifies that it has received the required number of authenticated ratification documents, it drafts a formal proclamation for the Archivist to certify that the amendment is valid and has become part of the Constitution. This certification is published in the Federal Register and U.S. Statutes at Large and serves as official notice to the Congress and to the Nation that the amendment process has been completed.

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