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Old 06-05-2019, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by k9bfriender View Post
Great, thank you for agreeing.

This is us building the case for changing that agreement. Making a counter case to that proposal is fine, but just repeating over and over again that that was the agreement made well over 200 years ago is rather pointless, and is really not relevant to the argument.
Thank you for agreeing that I'm right. Does this rhetorical tactic work often?

That the agreement is still controlling means it is relevant. I don't even think there is common understanding of the nature of the agreement between states - without that there's not anything close to building a case. But hey, if you want to change the agreement, the amendment process is open and takes all comers. A constitutional convention is also available. I think the Democratic Party should make this a key part of their platform - elect Democrats and abolish the constitution!