By a wide margin, North Dakota’s House of Representatives just passed a measure to apply for a convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, the second legislative body to pass this resolution in 2015.
Last week, Arizona’s House became the first to pass the resolution this session. The Senates of both states will still need to approve the measure for the application to become official. A governor’s signature is not needed.
The resolution calls for a convention “for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for officials of the federal government.”
Convention of States Project, launched late in 2013, has been the primary proponent of this language and already has an extensive network in all 50 states with about 100,000 citizen volunteers.
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The Arizona House of Representatives has decided the time has come for the states to do something about the federal government’s overreach. Arizona’s House passed a measure Thursday to apply for a convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, the first legislative body to pass this resolution in 2015.
“It’s time for the States to exercise our Constitutional prerogative and convene together to right the ship,” said Rep. Kelly Townsend in a Facebook post Thursday night. Townsend is the primary sponsor of the Convention of States Project resolution that she also introduced last year.
The resolution calls for a convention “for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms…
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Three stalwarts in the anti-establishment liberty movement came out strong for the Convention of States Project effort in Virginia on Saturday. Sarah Palin, Ken Cuccinelli, and Mark Levin all authored pieces on social media that encouraged the Virginia legislature to pass the movement’s resolution calling for convention of states to limit the power of the federal government, under Article V of the US Constitution.
Article V says states can hold a convention for proposing amendments to the US Constitution when two-thirds (34) of the states pass similar resolutions.
The all-out blitz comes just days ahead of a vote in the Virginia legislature, and just days after some 100 activists showed up at the Virginia capitol to encourage legislators to adopt the resolution.
In the past month, sixteen other states have announced they would consider this resolution, and many more are expected to do the same. Alaska, Georgia, and Florida all officially ratified…
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