WHAT THE COURT DECISION MEANS

1) The courts have established the text of the Constitution may be vetoed by the government under the political question doctrine.

2) In its ruling the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals specifically and intentionally changed the language of the Constitution from "convention to propose amendments" to "constitutional convention" thus establishing the right of the courts to amend the text of the Constitution by judicial decree. Further it established that if a convention is called, it shall be controlled exclusively by Congress rather than being independent of government control as intended by the Founders. For all intents and purposes the convention would be nothing more than a puppet of the government unless there is strong public scrutiny and media attention to selection of delegates and the convention itself.

3) The courts established that despite specific federal criminal laws intended to prevent such actions by public officials of the government, those officials are considered immune.

4) Because it is clear the Congress will never call a convention, unless there is an organized effort to obtain one, and now has complete control of the amendatory process, can veto the language of the Constitution that Congress can "amend" the Constitution without following the formal procedures laid out in Article V.

5) The principle of "dead letter" has firmly been established for the Constitution. The right to amend the Constitution was a right under the right of the people to alter or abolish as established in the Declaration of Independence. That right is now gone. There is nothing to suggest, indeed the evidence is entirely contrary, that this principle of dead letter is limited only to Article V. Any right which is politically inconvenient is now at risk.


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