My @Quora answer to What might prevent the three branches of the US government from having a long closed door meetin… http://qr.ae/diP4d
There is nothing to prevent Congress proposing a Constitutional Amendment of whatever sort; but under the Constitution, it is mandated that any change to our Constitution be Ratified (aka: explicitly agreed to as being acceptable law) by at least 3/4 of the several States.
No Ratification by the States? The change (aka: Amendment) is null and void.
This is why many Citizens consider that grand Orwellian misnomer, the “Patriot” Act (and F.I.S.A., and the last 6 years of N.D.A.A.)to be such a grave and dangerous problem.
I refer to these fiats of “law” by their legally proper name: Insurrection and Rebellion against the U.S. Constitution by Congresscritters.
Why do I call it that? Because Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.
See, each Congresscritter freely gave this legally binding Oath:
The current oath was enacted in 1884:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me.
To act (aka: vote =/= “protected debate”) to pass a fiat by law which so directly and blatantly rejects the entire Bill of Rights without using the inherent protections of the mandated Amendment Process for such changes, is an act of rebellion against Our Constitution.
There simply is no polite way to put it. Such actions are actions of treason against Our Constitution, which actions Section 3 of the 14th Amendment specifically call out as being high crimes with the punishment of being forever barred from any position in our government.