States’ Rights Advocates Eye Convention to Bypass Congress, Amend Constitution

A Message from OOV: As much as I support “States Rights” and our desire to lift the yoke of central federalist government tyranny from the necks of the American people, I ask you to ask yourselves the following question:

“Do you trust that the same people who have taken this country to precipice of destruction and historical irrelevance to amend the most treasured document upon which the foundation of this country is based in a way that won’t deprive us of the very cherished and hard won freedoms and liberties we seek to secure for ourselves and our posterity?”

I DON’T!

I’ve heard all the arguments about the safeguards that would be in place to protect a re-written Constitution that would be detrimental to the stated goals of such an undertaking, but I am NOT confident that would be enough.

A second Constitutional convention is fraught with too many dangers for me to go along with any tweaking of the only social contract that has held our beloved Republic together for 200+ years.

Until such time as we replace the professional political hacks, the ruling elites of the establishment, with patriotic statesmen & stateswomen who will put God and Country before loyalty to party and ideology I say leave things as they are.

FOX NEWS — ATLANTA – What if a supermajority of states could override a federal law or Supreme Court ruling?

That’s just one idea being proposed by advocates of a “convention of states” to amend the U.S. Constitution.

“The American people are mad and they’re looking for a way to say, ‘No more,’” said Brooke Rollins, president and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank. “Our founders, in their brilliance, gave us a tool to do that. And it’s Article V.”

Article V of the Constitution allows a minimum of two-thirds of the states to call for a convention to propose amendments, in turn going around Congress.

The push to do so has proceeded in fits and starts over the last several years, driven by a desire for states to debate a range of constitutional changes dealing with everything from campaign finance reform to balanced budgets. So far, six states have signed on — Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Florida, Indiana and Tennessee. Indiana was the latest to sign on, approving a resolution endorsing the effort earlier this month.

But organizers would need another 28 to bring their plan to fruition, and call the convention. If they reach that level of support, states would be entering uncharted territory.

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