The Equal Rights Amendment is roaming the halls of Congress again with this alarming makeover
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Like an episode of “The Walking Dead,” the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is slogging its way through the halls of Congress again trying to devour the rule of law to force a radical change.
Key to this effort is redefining a number of words including “deadlines,” “sex,” and “women,” because underneath all the drama is a hard-core push to make the ERA the “Everything Related to Abortion” Act.
On deadlines: Congress gave proponents of the ERA until 1979 to get 38 states’ approval to add it to the Constitution. And they failed, getting only 35 states to buy in. So, some in Congress rigged a 1982 extension.
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Again, it was a swing and a miss. But in a the-rules-don’t-apply-to-me kind of mindset, ERA activists ignored the facts, pushing its ratification far beyond its shelf life.
In a Senate Judiciary Hearing on the ERA this week, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, noted that deadlines are usually well understood in Congress, as members resubmit bills year after year, when they don’t get enough votes, and that 8 of the last 9 Constitutional Amendments had time limits, with no complaints until now.