Lawmakers Meet To Plan Possible Constitutional Convention

A Constitutional Convention would be a huge historic event. People have been talking about this for a few years now but according to recent reports, it could actually happen. The changes which are being proposed are pretty interesting too.

The Hill reports:

GOP state lawmakers meet to plan possible constitutional convention

A group of GOP state legislators spent four days last week in Phoenix outlining how to run a constitutional convention that would pave the way for new amendments mandating a balanced budget and possibly congressional term limits.

Nineteen states including Arizona, Iowa and New Hampshire had representation at the meeting, according to The Associated Press, though no Democrats were present. Thirty-four states would need to sign on to the movement to call a new constitutional convention, which would be the first since the one that drafted the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

All 27 amendments since adopted have been proposed by Congress…

A slew of conservative activists, such as mega-donors Charles and David Koch and the American Legislative Exchange Council are pushing for a constitutional convention to limit the size of the government.

Across the aisle, Democrats worry that the GOP is close to controlling enough state houses to call a constitutional convention.

If this happens, the left will go crazy. Just the idea that changes could be made without the influence of Democrats would be unthinkable to most progressives.

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