Skip to comments.Florida Becomes Third State to Pre-File
Posted on 12/11/2013 5:43:15 PM PST by dontreadthis
Good news from the Sunshine State! Florida State Senator Alan Hays (R-Umatilla) filed SM 476 on Friday petitioning Congress to call an Article V Convention of States.
Senator Hays stated, Everywhere I go, people ask me what can be done to reform Washington, D.C. This petition to Congress to convene the Article V convention is the first step toward that reform. This runaway Federal government is of great concern to Americans of all political parties and of all the states.
In filing the legislation, Senator Hays continued, In their wisdom, our Founders knew the Federal Government might one day become too large and too powerful, so they specifically inserted a mechanism that gives states a lawful and orderly instrument to restrain a runaway federal government; its Article V, Section 2 of the Constitution.
So far, Florida, Virginia, and South Carolina have officially pre-filed our application in their state legislature. We have many more representatives interested in sponsoring our application, so be looking for your state as we announce more pre-filings in the next few weeks!
These are huge steps towards calling a Convention of States, and were taking them right on schedule!
If I'm mistaken, please correct me. I can't count 38 red states...can y'all?
I would like to have the capital moved to “Inhospitable, Wyoming” to start with.
It's going to take more than a Constitutional Convention.....
They say be careful what you wish for...
No, 34 needed to call the COS. That is, 34 to get together and formulate amendments.
THEN, and only then, are 38 needed to ratify. States ratifying need not have attended the COS.
Be careful what you ask for ConCon ping!
REALLY BAD, BAD IDEA.
There is a better, MUCH SAFER way to do this.
The BEST way to reign in these CRIMINALS, is simply to repeal the 17th amendment.
(Which “progressives” and other “statist” criminals forced through, counting on the ignorance of the population at large.)
Crap would change over night.
If you don’t understand this post, you don’t understand how this Republic was constructed.
Don’t mean to be arrogant, but I DO mean for everyone to THINK, and then figure out what I have just posted, on their own.
If we had enough right minded people, we wouldn’t need a Constitutional Convention.
What we need is a bit more fail, so that the fedgov is more discredited, and people get educated to become right minded. Barak Obama is just what we need.
The COS is not a Constitutional Convention. The US has had only one of those, and probably will never have another one.
In the scenario of a CW-II, THEN after that finishes, from the ashes, perhaps a Constitutional Convention might arise. More likely, IMHO, would be anarchy and/or dictatorship.
In the meantime, we have the COS. It is Constitutional by definition, and has the SOLE purpose of formulating and proposing amendments for possible ratification.
ping a ling
how many states would agree on term limits, just take a guess
That would be a sacrilege! Leave it where it is, Detroit on the Potomac!
there are only 2 ways to repeal the 17th Amendment, and one of those ways is never going to happen. The other way is what this is all about.
Think what the free sh*t army (which twice elected obama) could do with this...
if that’s an honest guess, then you should be posting on the Succession thread