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    Re: Article 5 Convention Of States

    Chomsky: It still takes 38 states to ratify an amendment.

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    Re: Article 5 Convention Of States

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Be careful what you wish for.

    An Article Five convention is an open door to rewriting the entire Constitution, not a method for pushing a single amendment.

    Once empaneled you could have States like California able to convince other large States with similar views amongst their populace to push for changes in free speech, second amendment rights, and religious freedom.

    On the other hand States with a conservative lean might go for "defense of marriage" and other kinds of "protections" which may sound good to extremists...but IMO infringe on individual liberty just as much as Left-wing efforts to curb free speech and self-defense rights.

    As for your comment about why people don't know much about it? I believe the only prior time our nation saw such a convention was at the original Founding when the Bill of Rights was constructed.

    That is typically covered in American History classes in 11th or 12th grade. But while some States and localities require civics classes, many don't, so the only time kids learn of it is briefly in such American History classes.
    You've missed, however that whatever amendments this national convention (article 5 convention) proposes, still have to be submitted to the States, and 3/4 of the states must concur with the amendments the convention proposed.

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    Re: Article 5 Convention Of States

    Quote Originally Posted by zyzygy View Post
    1.) Why don't people seem to know of Article 5 Convention Of States of the Constitution , 10 states have already joined----
    2.) -call your senators and representatives to support it-----it was written in by the framers as a last resort for the states when their power is being usurped by a lawless and too far overreach by the federal government.
    1.) i think plenty of people are fully aware of it. it was taught in my schools at least and taught to my daughter.
    2.) as for "me" supporting it and doing it right now? good god why? what is going on that justifies it right now? I see no reason to do so. You know its not a single issue maneuver right? in todays nutter climate i would never support it.
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    Re: Article 5 Convention Of States

    I have read articles about the national conventions before. Apparently, Congress has pretty much lost track of who has requested one, because some states have requested one with instructions for one or more specific amendments, and others have requested it and withdrawn the request. It would have been better if Article V bestowed the authority to keep track of the petitions to the Supreme Court or something.

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