By: Diane Benjamin
Twelve States have now passed a Convention of States Resolution. 34 states must pass it to make the Convention happen.
Contrary to what naysayers claim, this is not a Constitutional Convention. The resolution says nothing about re-writing the Constitution. Abolishing the Constitution won’t be discussed, the Convention of States is merely a meeting to reach consensus on proposed amendments.
Washington DC is never going to limit its power. Congress will continue to spend more than they have. Congress will continue to hand its power to un-elected regulators who would be jobless if problems were ever fixed. The Convention of States is the States reclaiming their rights to govern themselves without excessive Federal interference. Some examples that might be proposed:
- Term limits for Congress
- Term limits for the Supreme Court
- Balanced Budget Amendment
- Limit Federal Regulatory power
Whatever amendments the Convention of States agree to pursue, the exact language must then be passed by 38 States in order to be added to the Constitution. Those preaching against the Convention want you to believe 38 State legislatures, and 38 governors, are going to pass and sign amendments to destroy the Constitution. Beside the fact the Constitution barely matters now, it’s absurd to think the States aren’t capable of reclaiming power that has been stolen from them by Washington DC.
The Federal government was never meant to run our lives. The States are where experiments in government take place. States provide a place to flee tyranny and celebrate success. When the abuse is Federal, there is nowhere to run.
As the number of States passing the Resolution grows, Washington DC will get more and more nervous. They don’t want their power taken away. You will hear many lies about the Convention of States, they are being told by people wanting the status quo to continue. Set them straight with facts. There is no difference between an amendment passed by Congress and then approved by 38 states and amendments proposed and passed originating with the States, except Congress and the President can’t stop it. The States will be taking back the power the Constitution meant for them to have.
Convention of States
Here are all the latest numbers:
Total Passed States: 12
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