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  •  Not quite true (6+ / 0-)

    Article XIII of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union stated that

    ...the articles of this confederation shall be inviolably observed by every State, and the Union shall be perpetual; nor shall any alteration at any time hereafter be made in any of them, unless such alteration is agreed to in a Congress of the United States, and be afterwards approved by the legislatures of every State.
    The Congress created the Constitution and the states ratified it. There is some quibbling about whether the protocol waiting for the last state to adopt the new Constitution. But the Confederational scholars of the time (remember, they had the folks who wrote the dang thing still there) decided differently
    On September 13, 1788, it published an announcement that the new Constitution had been ratified by the necessary nine states, set the first Wednesday in February 1789 for the presidential electors to meet and select a new president, and set the first Wednesday of March 1789 as the day the new government would take over and the government under the Articles of Confederation would come to an end.

    What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:58:17 PM PST

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