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Old June 13, 2010, 10:27 PM   #38
Hugh Damright
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I also noticed that in the NC Ratifying Convention, on July 29 1788, a Mr. Iredell said that "in order that no consolidation should take place, it is provided that no state shall, by any amendment or alteration, be ever deprived of an equal suffrage in the Senate without its own consent" ... as I understand it, the Framers made a distinction between a consolidation where the States relinquish their individual sovereignty, and a federal system where the States retain their sovereignty ... and the amendment power was not intended to allow 3/4 of the States to consolidate i.e. to take away Virginia's sovereignty without our consent.
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