ERA, Oops

June 1980
National Review;6/13/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p704
The article focuses on the issues surrounding the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the U.S. Standing for the cause of equality under the law, ERA advocates have been excused for certain acts toward the law and the Constitution they have sought to improve on. Extending the ratification deadline, while banning rescission votes, was a gesture of contempt for the notion that the constitution ought to embody a consensus about the fundamental law of the land. The boycott of non-ratifying states would have been attacked by the ideologues of economic democracy had it been attempted by Exxon.


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