Skip to comments.Tom Coburn calls for a national Constitutional Convention
Posted on 08/22/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT by Red Badger
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., explained to a town hall of his constituents that he wanted to call a national Constitutional Convention after reading Mark Levins new book, The Liberty Amendments.
I used to have a great fear of constitutional conventions, Coburn said according to the Tulsa World. I have a great fear now of not having one.
As the Tulsa World notes, a national convention is called by two-thirds of the state legislatures and is one of two ways the U.S. Constitution can be amended.
Coburn made his remarks in Muskogee, Okla.
It’d be great if Mark’s book gets some of these government fed turkeys see the light!!
It could be a dangerous thing as well. It all depends on who the delegates are and what’s their agenda. There is no guarantee that the convention would turn out like its purveyors would like..........
Put Levin in charge and let’s kick ass!
There are no rules that I know of governing a Constitutional Convention, as to who gets to be ‘in charge’, who is allowed to attend, who is responsible for the costs and where it is to be held and what is to be discussed.................
I'm sure Mark explains this in his book (I have the book, I just need to read the book...to see what's in the book), or has on his show.
If anyone has more info about this, I'd love to know. Thanks.
It would basically be a legislative body. It’s members would be appointed by the states and the members would choose a president. Just like the original convention or the state conventions. The only difference would be it would not be a complete rewrite, it would just be a means other than the congress to submit amendments to the states.
He statement may be illusionary, but I will take him as his word for now.
We need more Constitutional amendments for the politicians and judges to ignore?
All delegates to the Con Con will not be conservaatives. This is a bad idea to the 10th power.
Whatever the convention came up with would have to be approved by 3/4ths of the 50 states, so what is your concern?
We ain't got crap going for us as it is, can you think of another option to peaceably take back control of our government again?
To be honest, I don't think we even have time for this option, as fast as we are being sold out on a daily basis.
The first is from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative pro-business group.
The second is a 1973 report from the American Bar Association attempting to identify gray areas in the amendatory process to include an Amendments Convention. It represents the view of the ruling class of 40 years ago.
There are conflicts between the two visions, and Congress may end up sorting them out.
But who in the state? The governor? The State Legislature? A committee of that legislature? That's the key. Let the GOP get control of enough governorships and/or legislatures and it should be a breeze, right?....................
Not necessarily. If the GOP can get enough governors on board, it could be done making sure that the majority of delegates would be ‘on our side’, as it were.........
“All delegates to the Con Con will not be conservaatives. This is a bad idea to the 10th power.”
The delegates would be representatives of their states, which is appropriate. The convention would still vote on what amendments they would send to the states, and three-fourths of the state legislatures would still need to ratify them.
Remember that the equal rights amendment never got through, even in the liberal 70’s and even after extending the ratification time.
There may be additional momentum with the IRS scandals making headlines.
Removing an amendment like that would be nice
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