Petition vs Attrition


The Officers' Petition clause (see the Restoring Invalidly Amended Text pages) reduces the stagnant period while Americans wait for time to ‘turn over’ Congress or the Supreme Court, without imposing term limits. Because Congress has to comply, we don't have to wait for attrition for a possible invalid amendment to be addressed. And while we appoint judges for life to allow their personal views to insulate them from politics, allowing them time to process any information that might affect those views, our Justices are some of our best thinkers. We need to keep them thinking to have their best judgments. This clause requires them to keep thinking when text may have been invalidly amended.

The bench doesn't have to turn over to keep errors from being locked in for a generation. 

The Officers' Petition clause uses a power already in the Constitution

to meet an obligation already in the Constitution.A term limits amendment for Congress would amend the Guarantee clause, reducing the public's right and power to elect freely, the republican form of government the Framers specifically guaranteed. Term limits for the Supreme Court would exactly reverse text in Article III, Section 1 (see The Term Limits Question).

No amendment of text in this amendment is that profound.