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Article V Convention

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Post by Papa_Tiger » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:58 pm

It looks like the Texas Legislature is taking the possibility of an Article V Convention very seriously.

HJR 39 / SJR 2 Call for an Article V Convention to propose amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

Additionally, HB506 / SB21 (Lieutenant Governor high priority bill) outline the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution.

This could get interesting...


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Post by locke_n_load » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:08 pm

How about we take care of reeling in our state officials while we're at it.
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Post by crazy2medic » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:09 pm

Indeed!
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Post by bblhd672 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:12 pm

locke_n_load wrote:How about we take care of reeling in our state officials while we're at it.
And county, city, judges, etc. who are elected to serve the people, not their own interests, beliefs and ideas.


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Post by locke_n_load » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:22 pm

bblhd672 wrote:
locke_n_load wrote:How about we take care of reeling in our state officials while we're at it.
And county, city, judges, etc. who are elected to serve the people, not their own interests, beliefs and ideas.
That's who I meant.

Waller County Judge finds Waller County innocent, who could have predicted that!
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Post by anygunanywhere » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:43 pm

You might not like the results of an article V convention. The tide can turn the other way too. You are not guaranteed that every proposed amendment would be to your liking. Be careful of what you wish for.

How about we just make the government live to the existing constitution?

Even with a convention, and if proposed amendments are confirmed by the states, the only way to enforce the constitution is the same way we have already. Think about it.
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Post by FrogFan » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:47 pm

You might not like the results of an article V convention. The tide can turn the other way too. You are not guaranteed that every proposed amendment would be to your liking. Be careful of what you wish for.
Since any amendment must be ratified by 3/4 of the states, it seems to me that this risk is minor, but maybe I'm missing something. Meanwhile, the constitution is being subverted every day without any of us having a say at all.
Even with a convention, and if proposed amendments are confirmed by the states, the only way to enforce the constitution is the same way we have already. Think about it.
This is the bigger issue for me. I think of the 10th amendment as an example of one that is completely ignored. It seems like we need an amendment that compels us to abide by the constitution! Silly.

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