Why Do We Fear a Constitutional Convention?   Leave a comment

Unlike some people, I don’t think the answer to our national problems will be Donald Trump. We need to get away from personalities and focus on what has gone wrong in our system of governance and that will require a convention of states for proposing amendments to the Constitition. http://www.conventionofstates.com/

aurorawatcherak

Many people do not realize how close we are to a Article V constitutional convention. Article V of the US. Constitution allows for 2/3s of state legislatures to petition Congress for a convention. Thirty-two states have asked for such a convention over the issue of a balanced budget amendment. Two more states and the threshold has been reached.

We’ve never had such a convention, not since the one that tossed out the Articles of Confederation and replaced them with the US Constitution. There are a lot of people who are terrified of such a circumstance. They’re right to be circumspect, given that history. Article V puts no limits on the topics, so “anything goes” is a possibility. On the other hand …

We are at a point in our history where the ballot box no longer works. It especially doesn’t work if you’re a conservative because neither of the two…

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Posted May 26, 2016 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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