Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Michigan Votes For A Constitutional Convention

The US Constitution includes a provision allowing two thirds of the states to call for a Constitutional Convention to amend the Constitution.   It appears that the state of Michigan that just approved such action may be the 34th state required to begin this process.  States that initially moved to call for a Constitutional Convention did so to add a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution to stop the fiscal insanity in federal government spending.   However, if a Constitutional Convention is convened, there is nothing in the Constitution that would prevent the states from considering many other concepts like Term Limits for Members of Congress. 

States are now calling on Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner to call for a Constitutional Convention, as required by the Constitution.  Don't hold your breath.  Boehner, who is an Establishment Republican, is likely to look for some loop hole to avoid a Constitutional Convention.  The last thing Socialists and RINO's alike want is a Balanced Budget requirement, or a Term Limits Amendment because both would threaten their power and ability to keep feeding at the trough. 

It is becoming obvious that we need a Constitutional Convention to get our house in order.   While the Constitution is a wonderful document, assuming the President implements the laws of the land, which is not happening under Obama, it is missing a few important provisions like a Balanced Budget requirement, Term Limits, Limits on Executive Orders and limits on the government's taxing authority.   Our Founding Fathers placed too much trust in our elected representatives, that have proven over and again that they can't be trusted.   Amending the Constitution is the only way to fix the mess that politicians of both political parties have created in the last 100 years of Socialist Creep.  Let's hope John Boehner does his job and allows for a Constitutional Convention; but don't count on it.  

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