Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Plan B Proposal In Case
The U.S. Congress Remains Dysfunctional
John Mauldin* presents the thoughts of Oklahoma Senator Dr. Tom Coburn who proposes a non-political solution for America - "It requires us to close the constitutional loopholes that allowed the feds to move beyond their proper, limited authority and initiate programs, engage in spending, and create agencies that are way outside federal jurisdiction under the original meaning of the Constitution. The way we can realistically do this is through an Article V convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution. This is a state-initiated, state-led, and state-controlled process for proposing amendments that don’t sit well with the power-hungry elitists in D.C. It requires two-thirds of the state legislatures (34 states) to pass applications for a convention to propose amendments on a given topic. States then appoint and instruct delegates to represent them at the convention. Any proposals that garner support from the majority of the states (on a one-state, one-vote basis) are then submitted to the states. Proposed amendments must be ratified by three-fourths of the states (38 states) in order to become part of the Constitution." .. There is already a massive, nationwide effort underway to trigger an Article V convention for the states .. "Imagine what America would be like if Congress’s taxing and spending power could only be used in relation to its specifically enumerated powers in Article I, as originally intended .. Imagine if businesses and industries weren’t assaulted on every side by rules and regulations being crafted by unelected bureaucrats in ivory towers at a rate of over 80,000 new pages a year.
America could be, again, what the Founders intended & designed: a constitutional republic suited for a free, industrious, self-governing people."
LINK HERE to the essay

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