Article V Convention

Article V Convention
The Constitution

An Article V Convention Debate

A few weeks ago, I attended a debate on whether the time has come for an Article V Convention to amend the US Constitution. It was between Michael Farris of the Convention of States Project and VA House of Representatives Member Bob Marshall. The debate moderator was Ken Cucinnelli, who meticulously ensured that both speakers […]

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Article V Convention

New Amendments: No Opting Out for Congress

Congress should not pass laws that apply to others and not themselves, or that apply to themselves and not to others. I thinker most citizens can agree with this. The reality is this: either Congress isn’t doing this, and there is no problem. Passing this will not change anything. Or Congress is doing this, possibly […]

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Article V Convention

New Amendments: Balanced Budget

We need a balanced budget, but even more simply, we need a budget. Congress’ recent tendency to operate without even passing a budget at all is entirely unacceptable. They must be held accountable. The text below is one idea for an amendment to force that to happen. The federal government may not spend more than […]

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Amendments
Article V Convention
General
The Bill of Rights
The Executive Branch

Amending the Constitution

The Founders knew there were unresolved issues (slavery in particular) and others they couldn’t foresee, so Article V of the Constitution makes it possible to amend, or change, our Constitution. There are two methods, neither of which involve either the Executive or Judicial Branches. Both rely heavily on the states. So far, there have been […]

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