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Pelosi Claims Congress May Modify Constitution

Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 27, 2012

House Minority Leader, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, is not known for intellectual skills.  She now adds to her resume a complete misunderstanding of the U.S. Constitution and how it can be modified.

In the video below Pelosi stutters through a rant as to how the Democrats would respond should they regain control of the Congress.  One of her pronouncements is that the Democratic Congress would immediately amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision.  There is a major obstacle that would inhibit such an action; the Congress does not have this power to make this amendment.

In order to amend the U.S. Constitution, both the House of Representatives and Senate must approve a proposal by a two thirds majority and then have it signed by the president.  Only then could such a proposed amendment be sent to the states who buy a two-thirds majority must call for a national convention to approve the amendment.

There are only two explanations for Ms. Pelosi’s gaffe.  Either she is totally clueless about the basic laws of the land or she would bypass the laws to further her political agenda.  One reader Jim Mahoney who forwarded this story concludes the former stating: “This nit wit actually thinks Congress can amend the Constitution.

 

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