In Wednesday’s Caller-Times, Rod Wolthoff thinks having a constitutional convention is a good idea. But he is wrong; it is a terrible idea and here is why:
- The Constitution is not broken. The politicians and judges who have taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution have broken their oaths. And they will continue to do so.
- Once the convention starts, the attendees are not required to stay on one or two issues, such as a balanced-budget amendment. In fact, the convention could turn into a runaway convention, and the whole Constitution could be scrapped.
- Who is going to represent US at this convention? If you think it will be a bunch of conservative Texans, you are wrong. It will be people from all political persuasions. I am sure there will be plenty of progressives who do not think much of our Second Amendment. Are you willing to risk our liberties on a convention that could take them away?
I have seen a copy of the U.N. charter some want to replace our Constitution. All the rights are government-given, not God-given, so they can easily be taken away. Thirty-four states are required to approve this convention. Only 17 more are needed. This is a terrible idea that must be stopped!
Read more about this topic at: http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2015/04/doing-the-math-for-a-new-constitutional-convention/