Friday, April 2, 2010

Jim LeMunyon on the Constitution..

The newest delegate from the 67th district has an interesting idea on how to reign in Congress and writes about it in the WSJ

A Constitutional Convention Can Rein in Washington
There's no need to fear crazy amendments since the results would have to be approved by 38 states

The remedy is in Article V of the Constitution, which permits a convention to be called for the purpose of proposing constitutional amendments. Any proposed amendment then would have to be ratified by both houses of 38 state legislatures (three-fourths of the states). This entails 76 separate votes in the affirmative by two houses of the 38 state legislatures. (Nebraska, with its unicameral legislature, would be an exception.)

1 comment:

  1. What good are new laws, when the problem is that our politicians break laws?