This article shall be inoperative unless it is ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution
Constitutional Amendments are very difficult to ratify. First, the proposed Amendment must pass the House and Senate by a 2/3 vote. Then, the amendment must by ratified by ¾ of the states' legislatures—that’s 38 out of 50 states.
An amendment of this sort—i.e., one which undermines the corrupt system of graft in government—will be difficult to pass, as it will be decided on by the very people whom it intends to affect.
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