Well, Congressman Billybob, let me put you on the spot a little bit.
During Civil War Reconstruction, the Radical Republicans informed the southern states that they would NOT be allowed back into the Union unless they ratified the 14th Amendment.
How can a “state” that is NOT a state be allowed to vote on a constitutional amendment? And how can an amendment be considered “ratified” by a state that is not a state?
Just want to get your opinion on this conundrum....
John / Billybob