U.S. Lawmakers To Possibly Dismantle The ConstitutionSubmitted by ProudAmericanFirst on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:24
Balanced Budget Convention Gains Steam As Congressman Calls For Official Evaluation
Rep. Duncan Hunter on Tuesday asked Congress to evaluate whether enough states have officially called for a constitutional convention to propose a balanced budget amendment — marking the next step toward what could be an historic gathering.
A spokesman for Mr. Boehner, Michael Steel, would only say that the speaker’s lawyers will review Mr. Hunter’s request.
“Beyond that, I don’t have any comment at this time,” he said.
Legal scholars say that while an amendment convention has never been tried, it is legitimate.
However, analysts are split on whether it’s a good idea.
Some fear the danger of a runaway convention, which though called for a specific purpose such as proposing a balanced budget amendment, instead ends up rewriting much of the founding document. Others dismiss that, saying the convention can be limited, and that states will have a chance to approve or reject whatever comes out of a convention.