Time for another constitutional convention
There’s a movement in the country to promote a Convention of States to propose new amendments to the U.S. Constitution to countermand the runaway Congress and place fiscal restraints on the federal government.
Issues that could be addressed include: limiting executive orders; limiting federal spending and taxation; curtailing regulatory agencies; proposing a balanced budget; and limiting the terms of office for Congress, the Supreme Court and federal judges.
This is made possible by Article V of the Constitution, which states in part: “... [O]n the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States (34), shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments.”
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This is free from any action by Congress, other than calling the convention after receiving applications from the states and setting the date, time and location of the meeting.
By having a Convention of States, representatives from a minimum of 34 states would be free to work on amending the Constitution and giving a “vox populi” to citizens as the framers intended. The amendments would have to be ratified by a minimum of 3/4 of the states (38) in order to pass.
Four states have already passed legislation and applied: Georgia, Alabama, Alaska and Florida; others have passed bills in at least one state house.
If you’re like me, you’ve been hearing many people griping and complaining about the way this country is going downhill and how they feel helpless in stopping it. An Article V Convention of States is the answer.
If you want to be part of taking our country back, you can sign the petition at: www.conventionofstates.com.
James Mackay, Myrtle Beach