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CONVENTION OF THE STATES?

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In 1789 King Louis XVI of France was seriously short of money. The Palace decided to call together a convention of the Estates, the representatives of France’s three social classes (clergy, nobility, commoners). It didn’t end well. Instead of more tax money, the King got a revolution, and in 1793, ...

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  1. There are numerous sources of information on the Article V Convention of States. First off, it was inserted by George Mason at the Constitutional Convention because he and others foresaw the time when there could be a runaway government that needed to be reined in. That time is now. It is not a Constitution Convention. One needs to look at the ConventionofStates.com website to gain all the background and procedures. The keys are that there are historical data on how a convention would be run as there has been in the past. The Annapolis Convention prior to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 being one. It will take a call by 2/3 of the states and only those proposed amendments laid out in the application would be discussed. Then the convention is held and each state gets one vote on the proposed amendments. Those approved go to the states whereby 3/4 have to vote to ratify for them to become part of the Constitution.

    There has been a mock Convention of States and the results of it are on the website. Go to the website and it will answer nearly every question one has. Most of the objections to it have been because people don’t understand the process because of lack of information. Don’t expect any support from congress because it’s like asking a hog to cut its own throat.

    Why has there never been one before? Because we have never had such a runaway government that violated the precepts of out Framers before now. Just look at the number of people wanting term limits and balance budget amendments. It’s interesting that the idea of term limits was brought up in 1787 and Madison decide it was unnecessary because elections would limit peoples terms. The Anti-Federalists opposed Madison’s rationale and thought there should be term limits.

    There are other things needing fixing as well. Mark Levin in his book, “The Liberty Amendments” lays out about a dozen ideas for amendments to correct the current situation. i encourage people to read it.

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