Skip to comments.Delegates Begin Planning for Changes to U.S. Constitution [Mt. Vernon Assembly : See Article V]
Posted on 06/12/2014 5:08:42 PM PDT by Jacquerie
INDIANAPOLIS | Representatives and senators from 29 states met Thursday in the Indiana Statehouse to begin planning for the first state-led revisions to the U.S. Constitution since the nation's fundamental governing document was enacted in 1789.
The significance of the work undertaken by The Mount Vernon Assembly to prepare for a future Convention of the States was not lost on the 94 official and participating delegates, mostly Republicans, who filled the House chamber.
"Nothing like this has occurred in over two centuries, though certainly the founders of this nation assumed it would have happened long ago," said Indiana Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, an organizer of the meeting.
However, because an Article V convention never has been called, there are no clear procedures on how it would begin, what rules the convention would follow or whether it could be limited in scope.
The Mount Vernon Assembly, which organized last December at George Washington's Virginia estate and is planning to change its name to the Assembly of State Legislatures, has taken it upon itself to start answering those questions to ensure a future Convention of the States gets off on the right foot.
In the afternoon, delegates organized into four committees to begin tackling detailed planning questions for a Convention of the States, including how many delegates each state should have, whether states must send Congress an identical request and whether past state calls for Article V conventions, such as those submitted by Indiana in 1861 and 1979, are still valid.
State Sen. Jim Arnold, D-LaPorte, was appointed co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He will help shape answers to those questions and others ahead of the assembly's December meeting, where its proposed rules for a Convention of the States will be approved.
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Elections alone cannot remedy what ails our sick republic.
The train is leaving the station.
Get on board.
Just do it.
New rules for Demo Presidents to blissfully ignore?
Isn’t it amazing how these prudent men and women, whose purpose is to plan an orderly convention that passes the muster of constitutional history, take so much guff at FreeRepublic?
the approach appears to be careful and deliberate.
this will not proceed rapidly
“... Dont do this! ...”
What are you afraid of?
Let me guess. Eliminate the 1st and 2nd amendment. And unless you have nothing to hid, get rid of the 3rd too. 4 5 6 7 8. Screw them. They are old white dude amendments. 9 and 10. Who even knows what those mean. Where’s my obamaphone?
Only one Amendment is needed, and all our problems are over:
“No presumption of corporate jurisdiction shall be made until proof is warranted before its enforcement in each application.”
For starters: give the Tenth Amendment the teeth it requires.
And if we end up losing our Bill of Rights?
here are a few amendments to the U.S. Constitution that I would like to see :
1: No person who has not served honorably in the United States Armed Forces will be eligible to hold the office of President of the United States
2: No one not born to U.S. citizens , father and mother , shall be eligible to vote in U.S. national elections . The right to vote will be conferred to those born of U.S. citizens only . The U.S. born children of U.S. born children , of immigrants will gain the right to vote in U.S. national elections upon that 2nd generation coming of voting age and while residing as citizens of the United States .
Any child born in the United States to persons not citizens of the United States shall not be considered a citizen of the United States by reason of birth location alone . Children born in the United States to non-citizens of the United States will be considered citizens of the country of birth of the non-U.S. citizen parents .
They shall not hold the right to vote in national elections within the United States .
Like it means anything now?
The Problem is that the Ruling Class isn’t following the Constitution as written right now.
What good are new articles going to do? They’ll just ignore them too.
This is truly an exciting exciting development watching state legislators lay the foundation for a convention that will put the fear of God Almighty into the corrupt miscreants of the ruling class!
The Republican Representatives are not the political progeny of the founders of the Constitution nor do they represent the people (for the most part)Republicans represent big business and big money...
A rewrite of the Constitution will benefit only big business and put the screws to those of us who are pro America...
Most Republicans are globalists and are not interested in State or National sovereignty...