Bravo, Gov. Abbott! Texas is pushing to lead the way to get the Article V Convention of States into the national limelight.
If we are going to fight for, protect and hand on to the next generation, the freedom that [President] Reagan spoke of … then we have to take the lead to restore the rule of law in America
Along with the speech, Abbott released a nearly 70-page plan – part American civics lesson, part anti-Obama diatribe – detailing nine proposed constitutional amendments that he said would unravel the federal government’s decades-long power grab and restore authority over economic regulation and other matters to the states.
This is the same movement Mark Levin has been calling for.
By this point, you may be wondering just what a constitutional convention or Convention of the States is and why it would be a big deal. A convention is one of two ways that the U.S. Constitution can be amended, and it’s described in Article V. One way is that Congress can propose amendments approved by two-thirds of the members of both chambers. The other method allows two-thirds of the state legislatures to call for a convention to propose amendments. Republicans backing the idea are confident that because they control state government in a majority of states, their ideas would prevail.
In both cases, the amendments become effective only if ratified by three-fourths of the states.
Skeptics abound of course. It won’t work. It will be compromised. However, the biggest skeptics are those who fear it will work. The big government machine They have the most to lose.
If you think the establishment is worried about a Donald Trump or Ted Cruz or Rand Paul as POTUS, they would be petrified to see the Article V movement take hold.
Let’s hope that Gov. Abbott tips the scales just a bit more to making Article V mainstream.