Aug 4, 2014

Boehner: Where is the Constitutional Convention?

Mark Levin is a nationally syndicated radio host who served as chief of staff in the Justice Department during the Reagan Administration and whose book: The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, states that state legislatures should use the authority granted them in the Constitution to call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution.
It was a Constitutional Convention of 1787 that worked out what was in the articles and amendments of the Constitution of the United States that replaced the Articles of Confederation adopted in 1777.
In spring of 2014, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), asked the House Speaker, Boehner, for clarification to where the state count stands in the drive to reach a two-thirds majority for a constitutional convention to be called.
It is now August of 2014 and nothing has been heard from Boehner on the subject, and his decision has been “hindered” by some states withdrawing their convention requests.Article V of the US Constitution states that Congress shall call a convention for proposing amendments – when enough states request it.
The idea was to pass a balanced-budget amendment, but other important issues should be resolved:
  • Repeal 16th Amendment and replace income tax with consumption tax at a flat rate, thereby taking government hands out of Americans' paychecks.
  • Recent email suggested that an amendment be added to the US Constitution that reads: Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators, President of the United States, their employees, Representatives of Congress; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply to the citizens of the United States …
  • Limited consecutive terms of Senators and Representatives, members of Congress.
Congress has voted itself a retirement program, despite already having social security system which they expect other citizens to use. Elected officials, unlike employees, should not receive taxpayer funded retirement benefits.
This would be a good issue to present to your congressional member asking for your vote this election year. 
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