A balanced budget doesnt reduce the size of government it only increases taxes.
Correct-a-mundo, sir! The willful blindness of others to this point still astounds me.
I care more about putting a ceiling on what the government can spend than a balanced budget....
...And if were going to have a States convention, even more importantly I want to see two amendment passed. One severely limiting the bureaucracies and regulations, and another doing away with the courts having the last say on interpreting the laws and constitution...
...Also we must make it harder to pass new laws. We have more than enough laws, make it so every new law must have 60% of senate and house votes. Old laws can be eliminated with 50% vote.
These, as we all here know, are already the Law of the Land. A1S8 gives the limits of the proper scope of govt (what they can(not) do; the other is that “The Congress shall have Power ... To make all Laws”. Never was it amended to allow Congress to succeed its authority to another branch, dept, agency, etc.
It’s the one fallacy of Levin’s CC: presuming MORE legalize will halt/turn-back the disregard and violations of our Constitution.
I would rather see more ‘bite’ put into judicial activism, deprivation of Rights under Color of Law and failure to read the full\plain English of the Constitution. IMO *that* is where the Constitution is ‘lacking’.
Couple that w/ rescinding any/all ‘perks’/benefits from the Federal Treasury (States wish to continue, the are more than welcome), *SOMETHING* to assist in rolling-out incumbents (95%+ re-election EVERY time? Somethings wrong there), and enforcing that *ALL* are equal under the law (exemptions are null/void)....
IMO, anything seeking to re-certify w/ more verbiage is mental masturbation.
They can already do that, just because they laid down for Marbury-Madison doesn't mean the have to stay dead on the issue.
The Congress has the authority to pass legislation not subject to Judicial review so one might wonder why they don't assert their authority. I have said for years they hide behind courts that implement their true agenda without taking the blame.