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Constitutional Convention Can Not Be Controlled

October 25, 2011
Tom DeWeese, NewsWithViews

As Americans become more frightened by the disastrous direction our government is taking, and more frustrated that elected representatives are not listening to them, the demand is growing for drastic action. In recent months the action most heard in state houses across the nation is a rising call for a new Constitutional Convention (Con Con).

Supporters somehow think a Con Con is the solution to saving our Republic. They want to amend the Constitution to force a balance budget. They want to shore up ambiguous language to make the meaning clear. They want to assure there is no doubt what America is and should be. For most pushing such an agenda, their intentions are honest.

Their solution will be a disaster for one simple reason – no one can control a Constitutional Convent. It doesn’t matter how well intentioned its purpose. It doesn’t matter how well planned. It doesn’t matter what the actual resolution says and the people think they are approving. A Con Con has no oversight or rules other than those made by the actual participating delegates themselves. There are no rules for selecting delegates.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Pazuzu permalink
    October 25, 2011 11:39 am

    This idea is folly bordering on sheer madness. The people who penned the Constitution were a helluva’ lot smarter than folks today. Sorry, but it’s true.

  2. Don Folkers permalink
    October 25, 2011 7:28 am

    Tom DeWeese is a great researcher — with Constitutional principles. We need a nationwide army of educators (rank and file Americans) to carry these warnings to enough people to make a difference. For my money, the John Birch Society fills that bill. They have the all-important nationwide field staff to coordinate and motivate such an action. (So many Americans are waking up now that JBS has tripled its field staff in New England alone in the last 12 months.

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