Scholars are seeking work around for Constitutional changes..
The Constitution is about to go down the Rabbit Hole and they have the means to do it!
“But we’re not so much interested in the 21st Amendment per se; rather, what it meant for the law of the land. First of all it’s the only Amendment to be ratified through state conventions, as opposed to state legislatures. Perhaps more importantly, the 21st Amendment proved that the U.S. Constitutional could not only be added to, when the public demanded it, but also retracted from.
Says David Kyvig, a history professor at Northern Illinois University and an expert on Constitutional amendments: “I think the most important lesson in terms of what it tells us about the Constitution is that it can be what we want it to be.
The idea that it’s too difficult to amend the Constitution is just invalidated by the experiment of national prohibition and by its repeal.”
Today’s WSJ features, a story on the public’s views on amending the Constitution and what amendments some scholars say should be considered. Top of the list? Abolishing the Electoral College and repealing the 22nd Amendment, which limits the number of times someone can be elected President. (See a link on a recent editorial in the NYT on getting rid of the Electoral College.) article