- The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary,
- shall propose Amendments to this Constitution,
- on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States,
- shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments,
- which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution,
- when ratified
- by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or
- by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or
- the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress;
- Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and
- that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of it’s equal Suffrage in the Senate.
Article V is a topical list for modifiing the Constitution. It is expressed in Common Sense terms. The Reformation II above is the wording exactly with the addition of white space and bullets It is in an outline form to separate the phrasing for my examination.
The intent herein is to ensure only the pursuance of the Constitution’s executory phrasing.