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  • Reply to: Kochs Bankroll Move to Rewrite the Constitution   3 weeks 1 day ago
    Currently there are blue states scurrying to prevent a convention because of the extreme austerity that would follow. Does your current tally of 28 states with balance budget calls include Delaware, which rescinded their call last year, and Maryland, which will pass a resolution this week to recall all four of the state's calls dating back to 1933? I think the count should factor those running like hell from a convention. There's also the legal question whether you can recall an application to Congress for a convention, kinda' like a bad tweet you wish hadn't sent.
  • Reply to: Betsy DeVos Ethics Report Reveals Ties to Student Debt Collection Firm   3 weeks 3 days ago
    I wonder how many other people on Trump's team have ties to the student loan industry. Also, does anyone out there know how many Congressmen and Senators hold stock, etc., in student loan servicing companies or student loan debt collection companies?
  • Reply to: Wisconsin Lawmaker Echoes ALEC's Call for a Constitutional Convention   3 weeks 5 days ago
    If the Article V convention is really this dangerous and scary, has anyone thought about removing it from the Constitution? We often see Congress as unable to agree on anything. I would image that in this case, we would see broad support in Congress for a measure that would ensure the states and the people would never again be able to restrain the federal govt.
  • Reply to: Wisconsin Lawmaker Echoes ALEC's Call for a Constitutional Convention   3 weeks 5 days ago
    Re: "a much broader effort to re-write the Constitution by Citizens for Self Governance" When the author says "re-write" does he mean "amend"? "Amend" is the legally correct word to use. Citizens for Self Governance is seeking to amend the Constitution. "Re-write" could also mean "replace". Citizens for Self Governance is not trying to replace the Constitution.
  • Reply to: Wisconsin Lawmaker Echoes ALEC's Call for a Constitutional Convention   3 weeks 5 days ago
    Referring to an Article V convention as "constitutional convention" is a little vague. It's like referring to a square as a polygon. Sure, it is. But if I want you to draw me a square, I'm not going to ask for a polygon. Likewise, if you want to call a convention to propose amendments to the current Constitution, it's more helpful if you use the words "propose" and "amend". How is anyone supposed to know what you are referring to if you only use a phrase that embraces multiple meanings?

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