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Old July 14, 2012, 08:27 PM   #72
mes227
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Originally Posted by KyJim
Part of the problem with CIFTA and other arms treaties is that once signed, they could sit unratified for many years but then ratified when the right membership of the Senate is in place. The 27th Amendment to the Constitution took 203 years to ratify once proposed but it is now part of our Constitution.
Bingo, and this is one of the things that worries me.
True, but there's a world of difference between a Constitutional amendment and a treaty. No treaty can ever supersede the Constitution. It can, however, cause a lot of controversy and years of legal wrangling.
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