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Ramesh, Horowitz & Fma

My friend Ramesh thinks it’s idiotic to regard amending the Constitution as an alternative to winning hearts and minds. Stated thus it is. But that is not my argument. Of course if you get the amendment passed you have won American hearts and minds big time. But what if you don’t? The Equal Rights Amendment came within one state of passing (if memory serves). Did the feminists win America’s heart and mind? The problem is that not succeeding eats away at the sanctity of the Constitution and encourages others to try it, but even worse to regard it as a rewritable document. Of course the Founders made it rewritable, but at this historical juncture my argument was that that itself is a bad idea. It will remain so until the anti-American left is defeated. Not to recognize this is to put your head in the sand.

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