January 24, 2019

The proponents of ratifying the ERA to the U.S. Constitution would not stop pushing for ratification even after the loss in the House P&E Committee, Subcommittee #1 earlier this week. Now they are trying to bypass that failed vote and force a vote in the full House P&E Committee meeting on Friday, 25 Jan. Failing that, they will attempt to bypass the full House P&E Committee and bring it up before the full House next week. See the message below and TAKE ACTION TODAY:

URGENT: A measure to “ratify: the dead 1972 ERA is in a House of Delegates Privileges and Elections Committee. An ERA “ratifying” resolution passed the state Senate. Seven Senate Republicans voted yes!

ERA activists want the full House of Delegates Privileges and Elections Committee to vote YES on the ERA this Friday 9/25, despite the Subcommittee’s NO vote (1/22).

If that fails, Democrats will likely bring the ERA to the floor of the House of Delegates by discharging the P & E committee. This is how the federal ERA was first brought to the floor of the House of Representatives in 1970.

Email all Republicans in the House of Delegates: (Scroll for emails below.) ERA will mandate abortion throughout 9 months, subject women to the military draft & combat, and mix sexes in public institutions. Use quotes below to prove these points!

ABORTION:  “… anybody who thinks they can vote for the ERA without an abortion-neutral amendment and retain their credentials as a pro-lifer is absolutely wrong. There is not a single pro-life organization in the country, from the Catholic bishops to the National Right to Life Committee that does not say a vote for the ERA without the Sensenbrenner abortion-neutral amendment is a pro-abortion vote…” [Cong. Henry Hyde, 11/15/83, Congressional Record, p. 32665.]

WOMEN IN COMBAT:  “Implementation of the equal rights principle requires … a system that cannot be founded on a combat exclusion for women … Supporters of the equal rights principle firmly reject draft or combat exemption for women, as Congress did … .”  [Ruth Bader Ginsburg, then professor, now Supreme Court Justice, Sex Bias in the U. S. Code, US Civil Right Commission, 1977, pp 26, 218].

WOMEN’S PRIVACY:  Harvard Law School Prof. Paul Freund told Sen. Ervin (D-NC) that; “The strict model of racial equality, moreover, would require that there be no segregation of the sexes in prisons, reform schools, public restrooms, and other public facilities.”  [Sen. Ervin, Congressional Record, 3/21/72, p. 9317]

SEX-INTEGRATED PRISONS:  UVA constitutional scholar, A E. Dick Howard wrote: “…segregated institutions would violate the E. R. A.  Segregation of institutions on the basis of sex harkens back to segregation based on race.  As with race, separate-but-equal sexually segregated institutions would not be allowed. …[Virginia ERA Report, Joint P & E Committees, to Gov. & GA, Sen. Doc. 30, 1974, p. 43;
“… single-sex institutions should be rejected.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now Supreme Court Justice, Sex, Bias and the US Code, US Civil Rights Commission, 1977,  p. 101.]

RATIFICATION PROCESS:  The ERA fell short of ratification in 1979, or 1982 for certain pursuant to a 39-month extension added onto the original 7-year time limit.  It garnered 35 states support, but needed 38 to ratify.  Five states reversed their prior approval.

ERA advocates are pretending the 35 ratifying states actions are still valid, and are trying to “hustle” the Amendment into the Constitution by claiming the ERA will be “ratified” by the so-called “ratifications” by Nevada (2017) and Illinois in 2017 and one other state, i.e. Virginia.   There are 12 other states which never ratified the ERA.

In simple terms, this process cheats Americans of their constitutional safeguards.  Laws do not execute themselves.  Furthermore, Leftists have largely destroyed the Rule of Law in America, and have substituted a Rule of Force and Deception.  They will succeed if we do not put up a determined and prudent fight.

Due Process for leftists is any process that secures to Progressives what they think they are due. It has nothing to do with the US Constitution, or the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God” as our Founders understood those God Given rights to be.

ACTION:  

(1)  Please write your delegate today. Copy and pastelist below into your BCC, about 26 addresses at a time.  Please pass this email to others!
(2)  Please pray that no Republican Delegate votes for ERA ratification.
(3)  Pray that the ERA ratification bills fail at all levels.

(4)  Please pass this email to others!

RESOURCES:

(1)  Sample email

SUBJECT:
Dear Delegate:

Please OPPOSE and Vote NO on ALL legislation proposing to ratify the ERA to the U.S. Constitution as it will only hurt women.

The ERA failed to pass prior to its expiration date plus extension and is legally dead.  No state time should be spent on an effort to resurrect it.  In all 18 states which have implemented a similar amendment to their state constitutions, there has been no benefit seen for women.  If fact, they have only served to harm women.  

Examples of the unintended consequences inherent in the poorly worded, inflexible ERA include:

ABORTION:  “… anybody who thinks they can vote for the ERA without an abortion-neutral amendment and retain their credentials as a pro-lifer is absolutely wrong. There is not a single pro-life organization in the country, from the Catholic bishops to the National Right to Life Committee that does not say a vote for the ERA without the Sensenbrenner abortion-neutral amendment is a pro-abortion vote…” [Cong. Henry Hyde, 11/15/83, Congressional Record, p. 32665.]

WOMEN IN COMBAT:  “Implementation of the equal rights principle requires … a system that cannot be founded on a combat exclusion for women … Supporters of the equal rights principle firmly reject draft or combat exemption for women, as Congress did … .”  [Ruth Bader Ginsburg, then professor, now Supreme Court Justice, Sex Bias in the U. S. Code, US Civil Right Commission, 1977, pp 26, 218].

WOMEN’S PRIVACY:  Harvard Law School Prof. Paul Freund told Sen. Ervin (D-NC) that; “The strict model of racial equality, moreover, would require that there be no segregation of the sexes in prisons, reform schools, public restrooms, and other public facilities.”  [Sen. Ervin, Congressional Record, 3/21/72, p. 9317]

SEX-INTEGRATED PRISONS:   UVA constitutional scholar, A E. Dick Howard wrote: “…segregated institutions would violate the E. R. A.  Segregation of institutions on the basis of sex harkens back to segregation based on race.  As with race, separate-but-equal sexually segregated institutions would not be allowed. …[Virginia ERA Report, Joint P & E Committees, to Gov. & GA, Sen. Doc. 30, 1974, p. 43;
“…
single sex institutions should be rejected.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now Supreme Court Justice, Sex, Bias and the US Code, US Civil Rights Commission, 1977,  p. 101.]

RATIFICATION PROCESS:  The ERA fell short of ratification in 1979, or 1982 for certain pursuant to a 39-month extension added onto the original 7-year time limit.  It garnered 35 states support, but needed 38 to ratify.  Five states reversed their prior approval.

ERA advocates are pretending the 35 ratifying states actions are still valid, and are trying to “hustle” the Amendment into the Constitution by claiming the ERA will be “ratified” by the so-called “ratifications” by Nevada (2017) and Illinois in 2017 and one other state, i.e. Virginia.   There are 12 other states which never ratified the ERA.

In simple terms, this process cheats Americans of their constitutional safeguards.  Laws do not execute themselves.  Furthermore, Leftists have largely destroyed the Rule of Law in America, and have substituted a Rule of Force and Deception.  They will succeed if we do not put up a determined and prudent fight.

Due Process for leftists is any process that secures to Progressives what they think they are due. It has nothing to do with the US Constitution, or the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God” as our Founders understood those God Given rights to be.

Hold strong and Vote NO on ERA ratifying legislation, it will only hurt women!

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

[YOUR ADDRESS]
[YOUR PHONE #]

(2)  List of House of Delegate Republicans (DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS – SEND TO BOTH PARTS SEPARATELY (See below)

Please help stop this dangerous ERA.

DelLAdams@house.virginia.gov
DelTAustin@house.virginia.gov
DelDBell@house.virginia.gov
DelRBell@house.virginia.gov
DelRBloxom@house.virginia.gov
DelEBrewer@house.virginia.gov
DelKByron@house.virginia.gov
DelJCampbell@house.virginia.gov
DelRCampbell@house.virginia.gov
DelMCole@house.virginia.gov
DelCCollins@house.virginia.gov
DelKCox@house.virginia.gov
DelGDavis@house.virginia.gov
DelJEdmunds@house.virginia.gov
DelMFariss@house.virginia.gov
DelBFowler@house.virginia.gov
DelNFreitas@house.virginia.gov
DelSGarrett@house.virginia.gov
DelTGilbert@house.virginia.gov
DelCHead@house.virginia.gov
DelGHelsel@house.virginia.gov
DelKHodges@house.virginia.gov
DelTHugo@house.virginia.gov
DelRIngram@house.virginia.gov
DelCJones@house.virginia.gov
DelTKilgore@house.virginia.gov
DelBKnight@house.virginia.gov
DelSLandes@house.virginia.gov
DelDLaRock@house.virginia.gov
DelJLeftwich@house.virginia.gov
DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov
DelJMcGuire@house.virginia.gov
DelJMcNamara@house.virginia.gov
DelJMiyares@house.virginia.gov
DelJMorefield@house.virginia.gov
delioquinn@house.virginia.gov
DelBOrrock@house.virginia.gov
DelCPeace@house.virginia.gov
DelTPillion@house.virginia.gov
DelBPogge@house.virginia.gov
DelCPoindexter@house.virginia.gov
DelMRansone@house.virginia.gov
DelRRobinson@house.virginia.gov
DelNRush@house.virginia.gov
DelCStolle@house.virginia.gov
DelBThomas@house.virginia.gov
DelLWare@house.virginia.gov
DelMWebert@house.virginia.gov
DelTWilt@house.virginia.gov
DelTWright@house.virginia.gov
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