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The following Amendment has been pending ratification by the states since 1791 and there was never a deadline set for it's ratification.

[QUOTE]Article the first...After the first enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall be not less than one hundred Representatives, nor less than one Representative for every forty thousand persons, until the number of Representatives shall amount to two hundred; after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall not be less than two hundred Representatives, nor more than one Representative for every fifty thousand persons.[/QUOTE]

Were this amendment to be ratified today, it would allow anywhere between 200 and over 6,000 Representatives. In other words it would completely redefine the House of Representatives giving ample opportunity in a single election for most of the congressional districts to be shattered.

Currently 11 States have ratified this Amendment, all we'd need to do is convince 27 State legislatures to Ratify this Amendment and BAM we'd redefine the House of Representatives.

[QUOTE=wikipedia]According to the Supreme Court's ruling in the 1939 case of Coleman v. Miller, because there is no deadline for its ratification, the Congressional Apportionment Amendment is technically still pending before state lawmakers. Today, with 50 states in the Union, the legislatures of 27 more states, for a total of 38, would have to ratify the Amendment in order for it to become part of the federal Constitution.[/QUOTE]

Let's work to get it Ratified just to thumb our noses at the Federal Government.

Ratification Dates
1. New Jersey on November 20, 1789
2. Maryland on December 19, 1789
3. North Carolina on December 22, 1789
4. South Carolina on January 19, 1790
5. New Hampshire on January 25, 1790
6. New York on March 27, 1790
7. Rhode Island on June 15, 1790
8. Pennsylvania on September 21, 1791
9. Virginia on October 25, 1791
10. Vermont on November 3, 1791 and
11. Kentucky on June 24, 1792


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