Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Research & Commentary: Resolution in Utah Advances Constitutional Reform Efforts

By Lindsey Stroud February 16, 2017
                             
The United States currently holds over $19 trillion in total public debt, and the figure is expected to rise for the foreseeable future. As the government has failed to address the mounting debt crisis, groups have been encouraging state legislators to use Article V of the U.S. Constitution to advance constitutional amendments. Per the language expressed in Article V, two-thirds of states legislatures, currently 34, must approve and submit applications to Congress before a convention of the states can be called. At that time, states, without Congress, can pass amendments to the Constitution, which would then need to be ratified by three-fourths of the states, 38.........To Read More.....

My Take - It's my understanding in 2014 Michigan became the 34th state to call for an Ariticle V Convention.  What's happened?  Did some states recind their call? 


        

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