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Michigan legislators join national push for Constitutional Convention


State Sen. Mike Green wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget.
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On Saturday, state lawmakers from around the country will meet at Mount Vernon to discuss how they can push for a new constitutional convention. Their primary goal is to pass and ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget.

Current State’s Scott Pohl has a Michigan perspective on the effort to enact a Balanced Budget Amendment.

Senator Mike Green is a Republican who represents the 31st district in Arenac, Bay, Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola counties.

Most Americans are familiar with amending the constitution with passage by two-thirds votes in both houses of congress, followed by ratification by three-fourths of the states. Sen. Green says the Mount Vernon Assembly is being held to discuss the other way the constitution can be amended under Article V. It provides for a way that state legislatures can force Congress to call a constitutional convention.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: Michigan legislators join national push for Constitutional Convention
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 07:30:32 AM »
such a pointless convention will only open the door for less frivolous and more dangerous amendment attempts
« Last Edit: December 08, 2013, 07:30:58 AM by xfreeper »

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Re: Michigan legislators join national push for Constitutional Convention
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 11:11:54 PM »
such a pointless convention will only open the door for less frivolous and more dangerous amendment attempts

I second that sentiment.

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Re: Michigan legislators join national push for Constitutional Convention
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 11:36:48 PM »
"Sen. Green says the Mount Vernon Assembly is being held to discuss the other way the constitution can be amended under Article V."

There is no constitutional way to amend the Constitution outside the manner specified by the Constitution.

I don't want to harbor the possibility of a Constitutional Convention being held while Obama is in office. Once you go into one of those, you don't know how you'll come out of it, and the XXII Amendment must stand.

The last Constitutional Convention did not go off as intended.
“[Euthanasia] is what any State medical service has sooner or later got to face. If you are going to be kept alive in institutions run by and paid for by the State, you must accept the State’s right to economize when necessary …” The Ministry of Fear by Graham Green (New York: Penguin Books [1943] 2005, p. 165).

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Re: Michigan legislators join national push for Constitutional Convention
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 03:01:15 AM »
I take it none of you have read Levin's book. 
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Re: Michigan legislators join national push for Constitutional Convention
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 08:45:06 AM »
correct. enlighten me


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