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Wisconsin passes resolution calling for a constitutional convention -Only 6 more states are...
Badger Herald ^ | November 8, 2017

Posted on 11/09/2017 4:04:51 AM PST by SMGFan

Following passage of a joint State Senate resolution Tuesday, Wisconsin became the 28th state to call for a U.S. constitutional convention.

Earlier this year, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed a similar resolution.

As the resolutions have now passed both houses of the state Legislature, and as Governor Scott Walker’s approval is not needed, last night’s vote made Wisconsin’s call for a constitutional convention official.

The convention was called in support of a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would require the federal government to operate under a balanced budget.

(Excerpt) Read more at badgerherald.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: conventionofstates
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1 posted on 11/09/2017 4:04:51 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

No good can come from these conventions.


2 posted on 11/09/2017 4:05:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Agree. What’s the ‘win’ here?

Libs already want to ax the First Amendment (hate speech is non speech).

How else will they destroy what little rights we have left? Take out the 2nd Amendment?

What’s the purpose?


3 posted on 11/09/2017 4:07:44 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Sacajaweau

Some good might have come from ours in NYS. We might have been able to defuse our public pension debt bomb. But a con con was voted down. So now, no chance of that.


4 posted on 11/09/2017 4:08:04 AM PST by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: TigerClaws

In NYS: defuse the public pension debt bomb.


5 posted on 11/09/2017 4:09:12 AM PST by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: SMGFan

No good came from the Con-Con of 1787....See Gary North’s book Conspiracy In Philadelphia....entire book can be downloaded online.


6 posted on 11/09/2017 4:12:26 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: mewzilla

Which is also why it lost.


7 posted on 11/09/2017 4:14:00 AM PST by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: Sacajaweau

agree with you. the little possible good, can be outweighed by much change for the worse.


8 posted on 11/09/2017 4:15:54 AM PST by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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To: mewzilla
Live in Upstate. Voted No to Convention. Ours was different from Wisconsin. We were calling for a NYS convention notr a National Convention.

Most changes can be legislated away....i.e., voted Yes on Proposition 2.

9 posted on 11/09/2017 4:16:57 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SMGFan

We need the Soros family, Tom Steyer, and the liberal tech-tards spending billions on influencing a convention like we need a hole in the head.


10 posted on 11/09/2017 4:17:38 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....Dirty Bob Mueller)
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To: SMGFan

This is a bad trend.

If the constitution is ever opened for revision at a convention it would be stripped of protections and loaded down with globalist, socialist, politically correct garbage.

Well meaning people might think they could control the process and implement only meaningful changes in compliance with the spirit and word of the constitution as it now stands.

But they would get steam-rollered the same way the democrats, GOPe, wealthy leftists and globalists are trying to steam-roller President Trump and his administration.

The way they were able to engineer the buying and stealing of elections this past Tuesday is an example of what would happen at a constitutional convention.


11 posted on 11/09/2017 4:21:40 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (United We Stand - Divided We Fall. Remember: Diversity is the opposite of unity.)
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To: Sacajaweau

...The ConCon being voted on will only be allowed to consider to require the federal government to operate under a balanced budget. Nothing else. No Second Amendment revision, no change of the electoral college... absolutely nothing else. The Constitution only allows specific and PRESTATED listed amendments to be considered. Absolutely Nothing else. It is not a free for all “Let’s do the whole thing.”


12 posted on 11/09/2017 4:21:56 AM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To: Sasparilla

That’s what was supposed to happen in 1787.


13 posted on 11/09/2017 4:26:58 AM PST by henkster (The View: A psychiatric group therapy session where the shrink has stepped out of the room.)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

You are 100% correct. That is exactly what will happen.


14 posted on 11/09/2017 4:28:31 AM PST by henkster (The View: A psychiatric group therapy session where the shrink has stepped out of the room.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Upstater here, too. And public employee pensions are protected by our state constitution. Which is why I voted yes.


15 posted on 11/09/2017 4:29:05 AM PST by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I am slower than molasses this morning. Article is indeed about a national convention. Hmmm...how do I feel about that? I’d support that, too.


16 posted on 11/09/2017 4:30:45 AM PST by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: Sasparilla

The Con-Con of 1787 was to ONLY consider provisions for an Army and Navy—nothing else!
Instead, THEY $h!tCanned our first Con and dumped a new Con on us that haunts us to this day!


17 posted on 11/09/2017 4:32:36 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

3/4 ths of the states must approve of amendments. Good things Congress would never pass have a chance to be considered.


18 posted on 11/09/2017 4:35:08 AM PST by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: henkster; gunnyg

The 1787 ConCon was called to revise the Articles of Confederation. There wasn’t even a Constitution yet.
The result of the Convention was the creation of the United States Constitution in 1787.


19 posted on 11/09/2017 4:35:10 AM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To: SMGFan

While I fully support the Convention of States efforts, this “call” for an amendment convention is a different one.

I see the usual “arguments” here on this thread that are fully answered and non-issues.


20 posted on 11/09/2017 4:36:36 AM PST by C210N (It is easier to fool the people than convince them that they have been fooled)
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