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More states are pushing for a convention to rewrite the constitution

iStockThe Week – by Bonnie Kristian

More than two dozen states, including California, have called for a new constitutional convention to potentially rewrite major portions of the United States’ founding document. Just 34 states are requiredto be on board before this convention — which does not require the consent of Congress — could convene.

Though various political groups have pushed for a new constitutional convention in the past, Bloomberg reports that the bulk of the current momentum comes from fiscal conservatives who are interested in amending the federal government’s fiscal power. However, were such a convention called, constitutional experts say it would not be feasible to limit the topic under consideration to any one issue.  

Changes to the Constitution at the convention would come in the form of amendments, each of which would have to be ratified by three quarters of the states. Nevertheless, critics of the idea have expressed concern over the possibility of radical changes; in the words of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, “Whoa! Who knows what would come out it?”

– – Bonnie Kristian

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11 Responses to More states are pushing for a convention to rewrite the constitution

  1. Enemy of the State says:

    “Whoa! Who knows what would come out it?”

    try this for an outcome

    WAR

    REVOLUTION

  2. REDHORSE says:

    For the life of me I can’t see why, there’s nothing wrong with the old one. You just have to understand plain English to know what it says. The problem with rewriting it is WE won’t get the input. Bad move. Stay with the original one!!

  3. SNAFU says:

    They are Probably wanting the BOR Gone!

  4. Cathleen says:

    Why? What’s wrong with the Constitution the way it is? I see only a progressive/liberal agenda coming out of this.
    . . .

  5. Martist says:

    Exactly who are these various political groups pushing for changes? Show me these forward thinkers and I’ll show you the zionist joo. I see dead people and ditches.

  6. Mark in NV says:

    They? Who are they? I,ll tell you who they are. They are the comie insurgent who call themselves governors. We had better push back or we are all going to turn into flunkies for the fag Jew …

  7. Carl Buschmann says:

    We do not need a Con Con because we would not have anything left of our freedoms. Wanna bet?

  8. Nottoobitter says:

    Change it. Its not like we are operating under its direction anyways. My rights are mine and I will execute any and all fools who come and force any other will on me.

    Can we start shooting yet???

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