Mandeville, LA – In researching the ratifying conventions that approved the U.S Constitution I continue to stumble on nuggets of [r]epublican virture that do not comport with the current “conservative” mythology surrounding “The Founding.” Exempli gratia (for the sake of example) consider Amendments IX & X, demanded by the Convention that met in Hillsborough NC from June to August, 1788 and refused to ratify without prior amendments.
IX. That no standing army or regular troops shall be raised or kept up in time of peace, without the consent of two thirds of the members present in both Houses.
X. That no soldier shall be enlisted for any longer term than four years, except in time of war, and then for no longer term than the continuance of the war.
Below find the complete list of those 27 Amendments from the North Carolinians.
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