There’s been a lot of hand-wringing and frustration by Americans as we watch the progressives destroy our country bit by bit, institution by institution. And it never stops to the extent that one may think this was the Mafia or the former Soviet Union we are dealing with. Understandably many have just given up.
Mark Levin, talk show host and former Dept. of Justice Chief of Staff under Reagan has written Liberty Amendments: Restoring The American Republic suggesting this very viable and constitutional process of bypassing Congress, even suggesting 11 specific amendments (term limit being #1) to reign in our run amuck federal government. And alas, less than 3 months after the books release, Indiana State Senate President, David Long has accepted the challenge to use the so far never invoked Article V method of amending the US Constitution:
“The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both houses shall deem 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, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by three-fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress . . . .”
Senator Long has invited lawmakers from every state to join him Dec. 7 at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Virginia home, to discuss the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution. No specific amendments would be proposed at this Assembly, it’s just to explore calling a Constitutional Convention and laying the groundwork.
Why did the framers allow for a state-led option to amending the Constitution? It was meant to serve as a check on a runaway federal government. And if ever a government in American history could be called “runaway” this is it, baby!
The absolute beauty of this mechanism is that it doesn’t have to be voted on, or even discussed by or approved by Congress. Congress is the problem and they would never pass the type of amendments that are likely to be proposed any more than they follow the stipulatory obligations, ethics and oath of office they each swore to when elected. The genius provision of Article V allows the people to reign in the federal government -without their say-so!
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)