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To: ZGuy
That "key quote" is dead wrong. 2/3rds of the states, or 34, can demand an Article V Convention. But, exactly as the enabling legislation provides, those 34 states must AGREE on the purpose of the Convention.

If the states agree on a "general" convention, that's what would occur. But only three times in our history, all by states who were unhappy with the results from Philadelphia, have states sought a general convention.

All other conventions must be specific to the agreed subject. And a call for an amendment to get rid of the UN does not match in subject matter a call for a balanced budget amendment. And Congress is not obligated under Article v to call such a convention until 34 states have agreed on the purpose of that convention.

No such agreement has ever been reached. The article you cite ducks this question, which is decisive.

Congressman Billybob

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8 posted on 04/25/2007 11:04:32 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Please get involved: www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Thanks for the clarification Congressman Billybob.


113 posted on 01/07/2011 10:40:21 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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