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  • Reply to: Radical Resolution Calling for a Constitutional Rewrite Passes Wisconsin Assembly   8 months 3 days ago
    Don't listen to this fear mongering hit-piece. The feds are obviously afraid of having their near limitless power reigned in by the people and the states.
  • Reply to: Radical Resolution Calling for a Constitutional Rewrite Passes Wisconsin Assembly   8 months 3 days ago
    My first comment incorrectly stated that only 2/3 of the States need to approve amendments; it's actually 3/4. So still, a "runaway convention" is literally not a thing.
  • Reply to: Radical Resolution Calling for a Constitutional Rewrite Passes Wisconsin Assembly   8 months 3 days ago
    The protection against a runaway convention is that the convention itself doesn't get to rewrite the constitution. The convention merely proposes amendments to the Constitution. This is 1 of 2 methods in the Constitution for amendments to be proposed, the other being Congress. Any amendments that come out of the convention must be ratified by 2/3 of the States to come into force. Left leaning folks aren't afraid of a Convention of States (which by the way, article author, isn't the same thing as a constitutional convention) per second. They fear a reduction in the power of the federal government, because they lean to the authoritarian side of the political spectrum and favor big government and centralized power.
  • Reply to: Radical Resolution Calling for a Constitutional Rewrite Passes Wisconsin Assembly   8 months 5 days ago
    "Legal experts note that there is nothing in the Constitution that limits the scope of a constitutional convention once called and warn that a runaway convention" 1st, COS is an EXPLICIT call for a runaway convention. It's terrible and should be fought tooth-and-nail. 2nd, we've got a crying need for a 28th amendment to overturn both Citizens United and the doctrine of "Corporate Constitutional Rights" that was used to justify it. 3rd, several States have now called for Congress to pass such an amendment, and a LIMITED Article V convention if it does not do so promptly. 4th, not only do many other legal scholars conclude a convention could be limited to that issue, but obviously it is up to the States to make sure their delegates stick to the issue (and no one else). 5th, the real reason for this scaremongering is not to prevent a COS (which would be a mess that accomplished nothing), but to keep such a 28th amendment from passing! See "http://movetoamend.org".
  • Reply to: Heartland Institute Reluctantly Stands by Denial of Cigarette Smoking Risks   8 months 5 days ago
    Well, I am a liberal, and a devoted anti-smoker. These idiots are denying the proven fact that 100 million deaths have already occurred from tobacco use. That is truly amazing. How stupid can they be? Oh, right, they all voted for Donald Trump. That is how stupid........

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