Author Topic: Georgia become first State to pass Convention of States Resolution Measure calls for Convention to propose amendments to limit federal power.  (Read 393 times)

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The problem with this is, it opens up the Constitution to any and all changes.

Get enough libs and they could remove the 2nd Amendment, the right of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or any other thing that stands in their way.
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The problem with this is, it opens up the Constitution to any and all changes.

Get enough libs and they could remove the 2nd Amendment, the right of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or any other thing that stands in their way.

No. It's not a constitutional convention. It's an article V convention of states. That's different from a Constitutional convention which originates in Congress. The Constitution provides for two different methods of amending the Constitution. This is this second method. It's never been used before.

This is limited and begins with two thirds of the states passing a resolution to conduct an article V convention of the States and concludes with three fourths of the states voting to ratify limited and specific amendments to limit federal power.

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No. It's not a constitutional convention. It's an article V convention of states. That's different from a Constitutional convention which originates in Congress. The Constitution provides for two different methods of amending the Constitution. This is this second method. It's never been used before.

This is limited and begins with two thirds of the states passing a resolution to conduct an article V convention of the States and concludes with three fourths of the states voting to ratify limited and specific amendments to limit federal power.

Good explanation, aligncare.

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No. It's not a constitutional convention. It's an article V convention of states. That's different from a Constitutional convention which originates in Congress. The Constitution provides for two different methods of amending the Constitution. This is this second method. It's never been used before.

This is limited and begins with two thirds of the states passing a resolution to conduct an article V convention of the States and concludes with three fourths of the states voting to ratify limited and specific amendments to limit federal power.

If ever a time in history, now is the time.
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