Comment: What if the 16th & 17th were foist upon us? Law that never was?

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What if the 16th & 17th were foist upon us? Law that never was?

Alice in Wonderland

17TH AMENDMENT When Bill Benson toured the capitol of every state existing from 1913 & collected evidence that not a single one had actually & legally ratified the proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution. Thirty-three states engaged in the unauthorized activity of altering the language of an amendment proposed by Congress, a power that the states do not possess.

Since thirty-six states were needed for ratification, the failure of thirteen to ratify was fatal to the Amendment. This occurs within the major (first three) defects tabulated in Defects in Ratification of the 16th Amendment. Even if we were to ignore defects of spelling, capitalization and punctuation, we would still have only two states which successfully ratified.Alice curtsy to the Queen

17TH AMENDMENT More of the same failure.

16th & 17th AMMENDMENTS are law that nver was. Are the original documents are disappearing from the national & state archives?
Alice in Wonderland

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul