Yesterday the Tennessee Senate approved a resolution applying for a convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, making it the seventh legislative house to pass this resolution in 2015.
The resolution, which was adopted with 26 Senators voting in favor and just five voting against, 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.”
Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, states can call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution if two-thirds of the states (34) pass similar applications. Georgia, Florida, and Alaska ratified this resolution last year, and at least 25 states will consider the Convention of States Project resolution this year.
Many state legislators view this is as a necessary step to restoring federalism in…
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