The Convention of States Project, organized in all 50 states, is advocating for the Tennessee General Assembly to pass a call for an Article V convention of states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution. Our Article V application includes any proposed amendments within the following topics:
*impose fiscal restraints on the federal government (cut taxes, cut spending, balance the budget)
*limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government (cut out the many three-letter agencies)
*limit the terms of office for Members of Congress and for federal officials. (including judges)
Join State Senators Bill Ketron and Mike Bell along with Representatives Sheila Butt and Jay Reedy on stage and other State Senators and State Representatives in the audience in a public forum about how the states have the power to rein in the runaway federal government using the Convention of States Project Article V application.
Monday, October 19, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT), Nashville, TN.
*** Free event *** Free parking *** Open to the public *** Eventbrite tickets required
To learn more prior to the event, please go to ConventionofStates.com
While I agree with goals of this movement, except I am not sold of term limits, I at this time am not in favor of an Article V convention. I fear such a convention could become a runaway convention and amend the Constitution in less favorable ways. I am not convinced the convention could only amend the constitution in the areas for which it was called. I am not an expert on this however. If my circumstances permitted me to do so, I would attend this event to learn more. I am posting this because I think some of the readers of this blog would be interested, not because I support an Article V convention. I may be persuadable, but am not there yet.