My question remains to all who seek a to rewrite the Constitution, What would you change, exactly and why?
My top items would be
1. instituting term limits on Congress, or merely allowing the states to do so if they so chose
2. Instituting term limits on the judiciary, or short of that, allowing either the Congress or the states, or either, to overturn a judicial decision
3. requiring that any executive regulation must be passed by the Congress before it becomes effective, thus returning the legislative power to the legislature.
A superb list, but one that can more easily be handled within the state or by, as the city councilman from Windham, ME would undoubtedly support, the 338 Lapua Magnum rifle. ( see this: http://www.wgme.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/city-councilor-apologizes-comments-lepage-27084.shtml )
Now let me make this clear, if I supported the that, it would have already happened. I only bring it up so as to show that a CC is not necessary to accommodate you list.
“I only bring it up so as to show that a CC is not necessary to accommodate you list.”
I don’t understand your comments. The states cannot institute term limits on federal officials. That would require a constitutional amendment. And since the congress wouldn’t pass one, the only available option is a convention of the states.
The same with the other suggestions. As I see it, no matter how many “good people” we elect to federal office to make changes, they never do. So I’m for the changes to be forced upon them by the people through the states.
To summarize from a previous post by GraceG:
1. Elect More Republicans - Failed due to RINO/Uni-party confluence.
2. Article V Convention of States to propose Amendments - Needed to try to take power from the federal government back to the states and reel in the federal leviathan.
3. State Nullification - Last ditch effort to try to take power back from the federal monster, though by this point it may be too late.
4. State Secession - Could either end up peaceably like the breakup of the Czechoslovakia in 1993 or a brutal:
5. Civil War II like the first one.... The longer we wait on #2, the more likely #3, then #4 and finally #5. .
So, do we do nothing and just wait for # 5?
Quick review: We need 34 states to pass an application, then Congress shall, by law, call a Convention of States as soon as it receives applications from 2/3 of the State Legislatures. That's 34 states. We now have 30 working on it. Amendments are proposed and voted on at the convention. Each Amendment must be ratified by ¾ of the states in order to become part of the US Constitution. Thats 38 states.
There are far more political and legal constraints on a runaway convention than on a runaway Congress. - Robert Natelson
Most FReepers are aware of these links, but I post anyway for review and for people new to Article V. It is our responsibility to make Article V the most understood aspect of the US Constitution.
****Please see this summary video from Alabama first: Convention of States - Alabama Way to go Alabama! A great introduction!
Convention of States Live! with Mike Farris
The Case for an Article V Convention. Great explanation of an Article V convention to the Massachusetts State Legislature.
**** Convention of States Lots of information here.
Call a Convention A call for a Convention of States
Missouri state senator delivers amazing testimony (video) Reasoned speech on why we need an Article V Convention.
Article V Project to Restore Liberty Another good source.
A Summary of Mark Levins Proposed Amendments by Jacquerie
We can fight the uniparty! States, the Natural Second Party by Jacquerie
Congress Present Duty to Call a Convention:
Ulysses at the Mast: Democracy, Federalism, and the Sirens' Song of the Seventeenth Amendment by Jay Bybee. Repeal the 17th ! Shorter Abstract here: Ulysses at the Mast, one page Abstract
****For those of you that still have doubts about the Article V process, please review: Responses To Convention Of States Opposition My initial concerns were resolved after reading these articles. My attitude now is Go For It!
A Single-Subject Convention Addresses the runaway convention fear.
John Birch Society Denies Its History and Betrays Its Mission The original Birchers were for an Article V Convention.
Update: Convention of States by the numbers The current State count
Article V Handbook - for State Legislators An important resource.
**** State Legislators Article V Caucus State Legislators, Join up at this site!
Most State Legislatures are in session now. Send this list of links to your State Representatives and Senators here: Contact your State Legislators.
Excellent Article V Letter to a State Assemblyman by Jacquerie
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke.
Lets all work together to get this going!