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Rand Paul to push for a Constitutional Convention to force Balancing the Federal Budget!

This is why we backed Rand for the senate and now he's starting the serious debates this nation so desperately needs.

"U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will appear before the state Senate next month to endorse a resolution calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget.

Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, who is running for governor, plans to sponsor the resolution after the legislature reconvenes Feb. 1, according to a statement from his office.

“My view is this amendment is long overdue, and I appreciate Sen. Paul for lending his voice to this effort,” Williams said in the statement.

The U.S. Constitution requires Congress to call a convention to consider proposing an amendment if two-thirds of the state legislatures ask for one. An amendment has never been proposed in this fashion."

The rest is posted at the link below:

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110120/NEWS01/30120...




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Playing with fire

I cannot believe he wants a constitutional convention. The author must be missing something here.

Once a duly formed convention gets started, there's no limit to what it can do. Start with a rule limiting the scope? The delegates can simply vote to change the rules.

The first and only US constitutional convention met in May of 1787. Just as today, the issue was where and how the feds obtain money. It was intended to amend the Articles of Confederation to provide direct means to fund the federal government. Alexander Hamilton and James Madison had another idea. They persuaded the convention to decimate the Articles of Confederation and virtually replace it with an entirely new constitution.

We do not need a new constitution. What we need is one more amendment that reads,

Article XXVIII - And we mean it!

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

A con-con is a con-con is a con-con.

This is a bad idea.

We've been over this a dozen times already.

You CANNOT limit it.

God Bless America and the Paul Family!

What a guy. This has a very good chance of getting the two-thirds of the states to back it all the way. If twenty states are already contemplating a balanced budget amendment we only need thirteen more to join.

Dr. and Dr. Paul are the standard-bearers for Lady Liberty.

The Constitution is Void,

doesn't make much sense anymore to add anything to it since there is no rule of law anymore. I think it is more likely a bankruptcy proceedings from here on out. Time for Congress and the executive branch to come clean and to put the charade away, Corporate US is no more and they are closing up shop. I think it will be very apparent in the next few months.

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I thought having a Con Con

I thought having a Con Con was a bad idea.

Sorry for the ambiguity, I've

Sorry for the ambiguity, I've altered the title to be more precise.

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he means

a convention for a balanced budget amendment. I was thinking the same thing you were at first though, before I read the rest of the post. Con-Con is definitely a bad idea though, much agreed.

ah thanks..

ah thanks..