“Tired of Government Gone Wild? Here’s What We Can Do About It! Our Founders put a special sort of ’emergency cord’ right into Article V of our Constitution as a last resort to rein in our wayward federal government drunk on its own power. That article gives states the power to call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution.
“Three states have already successfully passed legislation calling for a Convention of the States, and right now it’s Virginia’s turn. We need every patriot to step up and remind lawmakers in the Old Dominion why we support the Convention of States.
“By calling a Convention of the States, average citizens can stop the federal spending spree, power grabs, and other abuses by proposing amendments to rein in the federal government. After the states draft, debate, and vote upon these proposed amendments, they will then be sent to all 50 states for ratification, and three-quarters of the states must agree for any of the proposed amendments to be ratified.
“The beauty of this process is that neither the President nor Congress has the authority to stop it. It is truly in the hands of We the People. This idea is really the last recourse of the citizens to rein in DC and restore our country to a Constitutionally limited federal government.” – Sarah Palin, in a Facebook post that has been liked over 100K times. I’m sure you can imagine the nature of the first ten or so new amendments that would be proposed.
RELATED: The 2015 push for a constitutional convention is the work of a group calling themselves Citizens For Self-Governance, a Texas-based outfit headed by the founder of Tea Party Patriots. The top article of their site today (SHOCKER) is about religious liberty. Perhaps obviously, the first and so far only Constitutional Convention took place in 1787.