The Convention Of States Movement Is Building Momentum

Building Momentum

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The political world is laser-focused on the theater that emanates from Washington, D.C. on a daily basis. But there is a bigger and more impactful story that will truly shock the political establishment: the building momentum of the Convention of States movement.

The Convention of States is the alternate method of amending the Constitution. Most people are familiar with the method that involves an amendment passing two-thirds of both Houses of Congress followed by three-fourths of the states. But the other way to amend the Constitution involves two-thirds of the states passing resolutions to call for a convention; each resolution must agree on the same issues to discuss at the convention. Amendments that make it out of the convention then need to be ratified by three-fourths of the states.

This alternate method for amending the Constitution was brought to the forefront by Mark Levin's book The Liberty Amendments, in which he breaks down the process for Convention of States and proposes a series of constitutional amendments that would truly slash the size of the federal government, including capping spending at 17.5 percent of GDP, term limits for members of Congress, and allowing the Constitution to be amended by two-thirds of state legislatures.

More news outlets are picking up on the movement, such as Fox News:

In his book, The Liberty Amendments, Levin dissects the remedy of a Convention of the States. With 9 million listeners a day on radio and a devoted following that shows up by the thousands for his book signings, Levin has helped increase its popularity, and lent grass-roots energy to the Convention of States Project. It claims 2.8 million volunteers, and is expected to grow to 10 million by the end of this year, with district directors in every congressional district.

While 11 state legislatures, most recently Texas, have already supported a convention of the states, that number is far short of the 34 states the Constitution requires before a convention can be called.

"If people who believe in liberty get behind this, I think we'll get our 34 states," says Levin. "If we get 15, 18, 20, 22 states, I think Washington is going to begin to shake. And Washington is going to understand that this process in the Constitution, it actually bypasses Washington, bypasses federal government." he says.

It's worth noting that the number of states who have passed a resolution calling for a Convention of States is now at 12, with Missouri voting in favor of it Friday to focus on amendments that "that impose fiscal restraint on the federal government, limit the ...

As Levin stated in the Fox News piece, it requires 34 states to call for a convention. With 12 states now adopting resolutions in favor of the convention — about 35% of the required amount — a daunting task is starting to look a little less daunting.

Of course, there are a number of naysayers who promulgate myths about the Convention of States, with the most notable one being the fear of a so-called "runaway convention" that would open the door for the Left to completely re-write the Constitution.

But in order for the Left to take advantage of the Convention of States for their own ideological ends — such as an amendment overturning Citizens United — then three-fourths of the states, 38, would have to be willing to ratify the Left's amendments. If 38 states are willing to ratify an amendment that overturns Citizens United and other amendments that advance the Left's agenda, then there is truly no hope for rolling back the size of the federal government.

The cold, hard truth is that Washington, D.C. will never limit its power, whether it's Democrats or Republicans in power. President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress seem more intent on ramming through a trillion-dollar infrastructure spending bill rather than slashing the federal debt or fully repealing Obamacare. The states are the only viable option left for reducing the size of the federal government; with 32 state legislatures in the hands of Republicans, a convention is certainly within reach.

It's only a matter of time before the establishment notices and gets nervous as the momentum for a Convention of States continues to build.

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With the insanity that is going on surrounding this Russia collusion, non-stop, hair on fire screaming from the left and some on the right, this really may pick up stream big time! 





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