Call for New Constitutional Convention

Discussion in 'Politics' started by zzzz, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. zzzz

    zzzz Just a regular American

    Jul 24, 2010
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    “Article V -- Amendment Process: “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments…”

    Is this the time in American history to reconvene a Constitutional Convention? The assaults upon the constitution arise, it seems like, every week. The anti-gun lobby wants to revise the 2nd amendment giving citizens the right to bear arms. Republicans are calling for a revision of the 14th amendment to prohibit babies born in the US from automatic citizenship. And the list goes on. A Constitutional Convention could address all these issues at the same time and yet, it could substantially alter the Constitution itself.

    The Convention delegates could be anyone, not just the politicos in office now. And that is what scares the establishment, letting ordinary people make common sense decisions on what the constitution should be. Of course the politicos will get in too and let’s face it they will not let ordinary citizens in the door because they are protecting their turf.

    Congress as it is presently formed will never garner 2/3 of the members to send a new amendment to the states. So the only way open to change is the states and a Constitutional Convention. Appealing to different states to their needs is the way to get this process going. States out east want gun control so get a Convention convened, states out west want the 14th amendment changed, get a Convention. Is it time? Can it be done?

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