Constitutional Convention

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is promoting an Article V Convention of the States to make changes to the United States Constitution. In a speech at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, Abbott proposed nine amendments he said would rein in the power of the federal government.

Not all conservatives agree this is a good idea. Some grassroots activists worry that liberals would hijack a convention of the states to insert their progressive agenda into the supreme law of the land. There are concerns that such a convention could open up the possibility of a complete rewrite of the Constitution, including things like guaranteeing the right of a man to enter a woman’s bathroom or stripping out the Second Amendment.

Other conservatives think Gov. Abbott is right to argue that the federal government is out of control and the only way to stop its constant overreach is to make changes to the nations’ founding document. Abbott wants to allow states to override federal laws or U.S. Supreme Court decisions if two-thirds of them disagreed and require a seven-justice supermajority for U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

Where do you stand in this debate? Find out more in the articles below and decide for yourself!

We shouldn’t assume—as do some of Gov. Abbott’s co-thinkers—that most state governments are as eager as Texas to curtail the powers of the feds.
When our Founders placed Art. V in our Constitution, they could not have envisioned the harmful changes in the moral, social, technological, demographic, economic, and public and higher education that have taken place...
Louie Gohmert (TX), Paul Ryan (WI) and two other Wise Republicans Voted NO!I have long been one of only a few Republican conservative activists openly opposing the politically popular call for a Balanced...
It’s time to remind our Texas Republican legislators who brought them to the dance, and that we are supposed to lead. They seem to have heard our Conservative song at times; even going so far as to dance all around their own...
There has been a lot of discussion lately about Congress attempting to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA). In light of the incredible deficits run up by the Obama administration, and in particular, the speed at which...
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On Thursday March 3, I attended the Select Committee on State Sovereignty hearing to discuss the legislation that was being considered on an Article V convention. The bills being heard were HJR 34 by Richard Pena Raymond,...
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Late Thursday night and early Friday morning, March 3-4, 2011, the new Select Committee on State Sovereignty met for the first time, under the direction of Chairman Brandon Creighton (R-16, Conroe, Montgomery County), and...
That is exactly what happened in the Texas SenateAfter visiting the offices of every Texas Senator, providing them with factual information as to the risks to our God-given constitutional liberty, all of the...
I have joined with Shirley Spellerberg’s posts calling for dismissal of the idea of a national Constitutional Convention. This and the fact that she was at the center of the 1996 convention fight to have Initiative And...
The Senate State Affairs Committee should Kill the ConCon ResolutiosLt. Governor Dewhurst is misguidedly calling for a Constitutional Convention for the purpose of a federal Balanced Budget Amendment. The BBA is only one of...
The process specified in Article V for a convention to propose amendments raises many questions that require careful consideration. Questions arise concerning how such a convention would work, what types of amendments it...
The most common fearmongering tactic used by opponents is to claim an Article V convention could become a “runaway convention” and rewrite the Constitution. All one has to do is read and study Article V to understand this is...
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Welcome to the Nullify Now Conference Live Blog coming to you from Austin, Texas. In this blog we will be bringing you a summary of today's speakers including Debra Medina and Thomas Woods.  As this will be a live blog,...
IS A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT A DANGEROUS GIMMICK?It surprises me that so many Republicans and Tea Partiers (of which I am both) are so excited about passing a Balanced Budget Amendment to our U.S....
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Many people, including our own US Senator John Cornyn, are calling for the convening of a US Constitutional Convention (con-con) to require the balancing of the federal budget by Constitutional Amendment.  A con-con in this...
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A Day In The Park: The Answer to 1984 is 1776 Video Contest EntryWe have been engaged the last few weeks on opposing any Resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention for any purpose. The American Constitution has...
If You Cannot Answer These Questions, Then You Have A Moral Responsibility To Vote Against A ConconHow would delegates from Texas be selected or elected to a Con Con?How would delegates from other states be selected or...
As I watched the Senate State Affairs Committee hearing on SJR10 and SJR1, I could not believe the lack of understanding as to the risks to our original constitution that is posed by a Constitutional Convention. I detected...
Sometimes another post pushes a button for a further discussion. Shirley Spellerberg is 100% right about avoiding a constitutional convention. That interest raises a broader question. Do we mistakenly think new federal laws...
Don’t Mess With Our Constitution!Resolutions Calling for a Constitutional Convention (ConCon) have Been Filed by Republicans in Both the House and the Senate. They must be stopped!!

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