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To: Ray76
Republicans control the House, the Senate, and most state legislatures.

They could pass an Amendment right now. But they won’t. Yet these are the same people we are to trust with an Art. V convention.

Don’t be played.

I think the states will control who represents their interests at an Article V convention. The U.S. Congress should have no say.

That said, I have little faith in an Article V convention being able to solve our intractable problems. I would suggest that instead a model constitution be drafted by some stalwart and right thinking patriots (Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, +++), with the resulting document being then published widely. The publication should contain an invitation to the legislatures of the states to ratify, with the proviso that the ratification will have no effect unless and until it has been ratified by three-quarters of the states. At that time, the new United Sovereign States of America will be declared.

I know. That completely ignores the existing constitution's procedure for ratification. I would point out, however, that there is precedent in U.S. history for such a procedure. When our current constitution was drafted, the Constitutional Convenntion COMPLETELY IGNORED the Articles of Confederation's provisions for ratification of alterations of its provisions, as well as the convention's charging documents concerning the scope of its own authority.

19 posted on 03/14/2016 5:39:50 PM PDT by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man. Jefferson)
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To: Spartan79

> I would suggest that instead a model constitution be drafted by some stalwart and right thinking patriots (Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, +++)

I could not disagree more.


20 posted on 03/14/2016 6:07:13 PM PDT by Ray76 (Judge Roy Moore for Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
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