Kevin Smith argues against the recurring proposal for a "convention of the states
," primarily on the ground that such an event would be documented by establishment representation of the two major political parties, rather than by actual representation of the citizens.
Republicans were a bit more likely than Democrats to favor the status quo, but 40 percent of Tea Party Republicans agreed with Abbott's proposal to "hold a convention of the states
to consider amendments to the U.S.
This is the last paragraph from the report of the Continental Congress calling for the convention of the states
held in Philadelphia and begun in May 1787: "Resolved that in the opinion of Congress it is expedient that on the second Monday in May next a Convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several states be held at Philadelphia for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such alterations and provisions therein as shall when agreed to in Congress and confirmed by the states render the federal constitution adequate to the exigencies of Government & the preservation of the Union."
* House Concurrent Resolution 3 seeks to petition Congress to call a convention of the states
under the U.S.
Instead, he's working with major players in the Religious Right to propel the concept of a convention of the states
(also called a constitutional convention or "con con") into the national spotlight.
Some say another convention of the states
, which would allegedly be limited to amending the Constitution to reign in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches to where they were before their "illegal" encroachments.
Greg Abbott to pen a book touting a weighty national political proposal - a convention of the states
to change the U.S.
Among those who profess to be friends of the Constitution, two main solutions to the problem facing us have been proposed, solutions that are diametrically opposed: On one side you have an unlikely coalition of progressives, socialists, cultural Marxists, and conservatives who recommend calling for a "convention of the states
" using Article V as the vehicle for forcing our Constitution to fit their idea of good government, whether it be through a "balanced budget amendment" or the outlawing of private firearm ownership.
"If Congress will not respond, I think you will see more and more movement towards an Article Five convention of the states
to adopt those amendments," Cruz said in Pierson, referring to the part of the Constitution that allows at least two-thirds of state legislatures to call a national convention to amend the document in the absence of congressional supermajorities.
Constitution to rein in the power of Washington, D.C." by calling for a "Convention of the States
" to propose amending the supreme law of the land.
a "Convention of the States
," sincerely believe that the states will be able to control what happens should such a convention be convened and that the agenda would be limited to a predetermined "conservative" agenda, such as balancing the federal budget.
Many want to call a new constitutional convention--or as some prefer to call it, a "convention of the states
"--for the purpose of changing the Constitution to restore good government.