Skip to comments.Senate supports Convention of States (West Virginia)
Posted on 02/23/2016 4:50:31 PM PST by cotton1706
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The state Senate has passed and sent to the House of Delegates a resolution supporting a Convention of States to rein in the federal government. The Senate approved SCR 10 18-14 following a lengthy debate Tuesday.
The resolution supports a national movement to exercise Article V of the U.S. Constitution to call a convention of states to restrict the power and jurisdiction of Washington.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charlie Trump (R-Morgan) said a constitutional convention is a legitimate exercise established by the Founders "as the final recourse when Congress will not act."
Backers of the Convention of States are specifically concerned about the size of government and the growing debt. However, Senate Jeff Kessler (D-Marshall) said such a convention would be risky.
"This method has never been tried and for good reason because we donât know where it will go because there are no constraints."
If approved, West Virginia would become the sixth state to support a Convention of States. Article V provides when legislatures of two-thirds of the states approve a convention can be called and amendments to the Constitution proposed. Those proposed amendments would then have to be ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states.
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A Convention of States is NOT a Constitutional Convention. I wish these reporters would learn the difference!
Article V ping. Half of the WV state legislature is on board.
Once they open that door...anything can be submitted. Make Congress do their job. Get rid of the EPA, the Education Dept....and a few others.
There isn't an earthly power or right that cannot be abused. The possibility of libel and slander don't negate the 1st Amendment, nor does the possibility of suicide via a handgun defeat the the right to self-defense in the 2A.
There are two powers above government: We the Sovereign People and God. It is time to convene and put the creature we created back in its place.
Great goals. What's your plan?
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