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To: DoughtyOne; trisham; Wneighbor
i do not want a Constitutional Convention.

No one is proposing a Constitutional Convention.

What is being called is a Convention for proposing Amendments

What is be proposed is a convention of the states to propose a select list of propose amendments. The delegates would be limited by law to vote on those specific amendments.

All of the states proposing the Convention of the States would agree to that slate before ever agreeing to the convention.

41 posted on 02/06/2017 2:46:34 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac
Sorry for the delay, but I've been shoveling snow this morning so as to get my car out for shopping. Getting caught without food during a major snowstorm is a definite problem.

This is the usual boilerplate that I append to these threads. It's intended for those who don't understand the Article V process and who are unaware of what is being done behind the scenes to make a Convention of the States both successful and restricted to Georgia's application language.


The amendatory process under Article V consists of three steps: Proposal, Disposal, and Ratification.


There are two ways to propose an amendment to the Constitution.

Article V gives Congress and an Amendments Convention exactly the same power to propose amendments, no more and no less.


Once Congress, or an Amendments Convention, proposes amendments, Congress must decide whether the states will ratify by the:

The State Ratifying Convention Method has only been used twice: once to ratify the Constitution, and once to ratify the 21st Amendment repealing Prohibition.


Depending upon which ratification method is chosen by Congress, either the state legislatures vote up-or-down on the proposed amendment, or the voters elect a state ratifying convention to vote up-or-down. If three-quarters of the states vote to ratify, the amendment becomes part of the Constitution.

Forbidden Subjects:

Article V contains two explicitly forbidden subjects and one implicitly forbidden subject.

Explicitly forbidden:

Implicitly forbidden:

Reference works:

Frequently Asked Questions About a Convention of the States

Proposing Constitutional Amendments by a Convention of the States: A Handbook for State Lawmakers

State Initiation of Constitutional Amendments: A Guide for Lawyers and Legislative Drafters

42 posted on 02/06/2017 2:51:59 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius available at Amazon.)
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To: Pontiac

Thank you for your explanation, and I apologize for terming it a Constitutional Convention, when it is a Convention of the State’s.

I’m not in favor of it. Some day I may change my mind, but I haven’t up until now.

I don’t think your opinion is wildly off base. I am not comfortable when it comes to amending the constitution in this manner.

I can’t always be right, but this is my take on it for now.

43 posted on 02/06/2017 2:53:29 PM PST by DoughtyOne (NeverTrump, a movement that was revealed to be a movement. Thank heaven we flushed!)
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