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  • Reply to: Kochs Bankroll Move to Rewrite the Constitution   1 month 2 weeks ago
    Sharon-There are no guarantees. COS and those pushing an Article V are either deceived or are willing to deceive. This is ALL we have regarding an Article V-"The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it 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 the legislatures of 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; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate."
  • Reply to: Kochs Bankroll Move to Rewrite the Constitution   1 month 3 weeks 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 Does your current tally of 28 states with balance budget calls include Delaware, which rescinded their call last year, and Maryland, which will pass a resolution this week to recall all four of the state's calls dating back to 1933?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   1 month 3 weeks 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   1 month 3 weeks 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   1 month 3 weeks 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.

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