• It’s Ba-a-ack! Democratic-Controlled Virginia Legislature Hopes to Resurrect the ERA

    Surge Summary: The Democrats assumed control of the Virginia government this week and the Left is hoping they will approve the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) – becoming the 38th state to do so, even though the Amendment expired in 1982. The Justice Dept. has officially declared the ERA dead – but a Justice Dept. run by the Left would have certainly decided differently.

    by Gary Bauer

    Liberals all over America celebrated Wednesday as Democrats assumed full control of the Virginia government for the first time in a generation.  But why would liberals in California care about what is happening in Richmond, Virginia?

    Among other things, progressives are hoping to resuscitate the Equal Rights Amendment by getting Virginia to approve the ERA.  That’s right — the same pro-abortion constitutional amendment that the late great Phyllis Schlafly battled back in the early 1970s is still kicking.  Sort of.

    If the Virginia General Assembly approves the ERA, it would become the 38th state to do so, precisely the number needed to ratify constitutional amendments.  But there’s a catch.

    When Congress passed the ERA in 1972, it included a time limit for the states to approve it.  That time limit expired in 1982, but that’s not stopping the left from pursuing its radical pro-abortion agenda.  Yesterday, a Virginia State Senate committee approved the Equal Rights Amendments.

    Anticipating the left’s push to have Virginia ratify the ERA, the Justice Department issued an opinion this week officially declaring the ERA dead and prohibiting its recognition.

    Now, just imagine for a minute that Hillary Clinton had prevailed in November of 2016.  Imagine that “Attorney General Kamala Harris” or “Attorney General Elizabeth Warren” is running the Justice Department.

    I guarantee that this week’s opinion on the ERA would have been very different, and the country would have been on the verge of abortion on demand being enshrined in our Constitution.

    This is just one more example of the Trump/Pence team defending the values of men and women of faith.  Just one more example of why it is so important for them to win four more years this November!

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

    Originally posted here

    Image: By Florida Memory – ERA demonstration – Florida, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57242061

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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