We often hear this call for a Con-Con. A Constitutional Convention. Article V. I always state, “they are NOT following the limited powers of our Constitution now”. Why would changing it make it more amenable to their liking? The only changes that would happen would entail the destruction of OUR REPUBLIC.
This is a great piece by my friend, Publius-Huldah, whom writes extensively about the Constitution. It is a wonderful piece that will arm you as you continue to defend the Constitution and our Bill of Rights.
“…of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants.” Federalist No. 1 (5th para), Alexander Hamilton.
Those who have read Article I, §8, clauses 1-16 of our federal Constitution know that it delegates only a tiny handful of powers (over the Country at large) to the federal government.
They also know that, for the last 100 years, the federal government has violated the Constitution by usurping thousands of powers not delegated.
So what do we do about it?
1. The silly answer of the convention lobby
The convention lobby says that when the federal government violates the Constitution, the solution is to amend the Constitution.
Now think about that: When a spouse violates the marriage vows, is the solution is to change the marriage vows? When people ignore speed limits, is the solution to change the speed limits? When people violate the Ten Commandments, is the solution to change the Ten Commandments?
Of course not! The solution is obedience: to the Constitution, the marriage vows, the speed limits, and God.
But the convention lobby moves from silliness to insidiousness: They say we can only get the amendments we need at an Article V convention.