Alabama Becomes Fourth State to Call for Convention of States to Check Federal Overreach

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Today the Alabama Senate passed a resolution calling for an Article V Convention of States, making it the fourth state to apply for a convention of this kind.

The resolution, which was adopted by a voice vote, 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.”

The resolution was previously passed by the Alabama House last month. After passage in the Senate, it was sent back to the House for an amendment to fix a language error. That measure passed 92-7.

Alabama State Rep. Ken Johnson was the primary sponsor of this legislation. In regards to the resolution, Johnson said, “Our founding fathers provided us with the ability to change the U.S. Constitution when circumstances require, and now is…

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