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State Lawmakers Fight To Amend Constitution With Convention Of States

Started by Solar, May 04, 2021, 12:22:52 PM

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"We're not calling for a constitutional convention where we rewrite the Constitution," Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) said. "We're being very specific here about a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution. So the Constitution at large stays precisely the way that it is. We're looking for just one or two points that we want to clarify in the Constitution by amendments and that's what you do in a convention of states."

Those in power in Washington have pushed back against the possibility of constitutional amendments, which might limit their power. Many have tried to stir up fear by throwing out the term "runaway convention."

However, the COS Project has imposed limits on the powers of the convention by keeping its scope to three topics targeted at limiting federal powers.

"Imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limiting the terms of office for its officials," Rita Dunaway, National Legislative Director of the COS Project, explained.

Political commentator and radio host Mark Levin has also argued the federal government has far more power to amend the Constitution than this convention would provide.

"In Washington today, we have an ongoing constitutional convention," Levin noted. "Where one branch or another, or the federal bureaucracy, act far outside the limits imposed on them by the Constitution. And rather than the branches checking and balancing each other, they usually reinforce each other."

Currently, 15 of the 34 states required to call the convention have passed resolutions to participate.

https://www.oann.com/state-lawmakers-fight-to-amend-constitution-with-convention-of-states/
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Idiotic idea. These leaders of today arent worth spit. I dont trust them anywhere close to the constitution.

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Not so sure I want any of this current crop of "politicians" amending anything to do with the Constitution.  They don't follow it as it stands now so how can we trust them to make positive changes when they don't respect it to start with.

Murphy's Law...whatever can go wrong...will go wrong.  We all also know the old cliché, "watch what you wish for, you may get it." :wink:

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"We're not calling for a constitutional convention where we rewrite the Constitution," Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) said. "We're being very specific here about a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution. So the Constitution at large stays precisely the way that it is. We're looking for just one or two points that we want to clarify in the Constitution by amendments and that's what you do in a convention of states."

If you amend it you change it, right? No thanks

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Quote from: Solar on May 05, 2021, 04:04:30 AM
We're talking States here folks, not CON-gress.

Yea, and were ARE NOT talking about  people with the wisdom of the  founding fathers. NO and NO.

Solar

Quote from: ldub23 on May 05, 2021, 04:34:12 AM
Yea, and were ARE NOT talking about  people with the wisdom of the  founding fathers. NO and NO.
This is not a Governor thing, this is State Legislature, there are a lot of great people involved, and they're not about to water down our Rights.
The goal is to separate the powers existing, making it harder for them to succeed in pushing an agenda.

You do know that's why we have three Branches, Right? They did this so as to gridlock and tie the hands of govt, reserving the power to the States.
This is the goal, to hogtie the Federal level~!
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Quote from: Solar on May 05, 2021, 05:10:06 AM
This is not a Governor thing, this is State Legislature, there are a lot of great people involved, and they're not about to water down our Rights.
The goal is to separate the powers existing, making it harder for them to succeed in pushing an agenda.

You do know that's why we have three Branches, Right? They did this so as to gridlock and tie the hands of govt, reserving the power to the States.
This is the goal, to hogtie the Federal level~!

Thank you! While state legislators are politicians they are much more aligned with the "folks".
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