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Levin to the Rescue

sruman Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 11:28 AM
Another 'change America' thru the Constitution. My confusion- if things changed enough on the state level to begin such a process wouldn't it already have reached the federal level? It would be a different country than what we have now.
Robert4020 Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 11:45 AM
Mark Levin mentions in his book that if the federal government has betrayed the Constitution and the nation is moving towards tyranny, the members of Congress would be part of this evil and could not be trusted to propose amendments to reverse the process.

Therefore the framers added a second method of amending the Constitution: 2/3rds of the states would send their representatives to a meeting, to propose amendments to the Constitution. Any proposed amendments passed at this meeting would need approval of 3/4ths of the State legislatures, to be added to the Constitution. This gives the average citizen an alternate method to petition for Constitutional amendments, in situations where the Congress refuses to act.

Only liberal democrats and RINOs, who hate America and support Marxism, would be alarmed by the idea of average citizens petitioning their State legislatures to begin the above process to propose amendments to the Constitution.
McMichael Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 2:03 PM
That 3/4 part? Never happen.
dan17 Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 2:52 PM
If 2/3 of the states demanded the convention, we would already have close to the 3/4 required.
McMichael Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 3:00 PM
Luscious Lars Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 4:51 PM
50*3/4 =150/4=37.5 So you need at least 37 states, or would it be 38 states, to ratify. You'd not get most of the liberal northeast, including VT, NH, ME, CT, RI, NY, MA, DE, NJ, and MD. You probably wouldn't get MI, MN, IL and maybe IA. Toss in Hawaii, CA, CO, WA, OR as states that are probably too liberal already to pass any of Mark's amendments. It doesn't look as if there would be a great chance of passing these via a constitutional convention, even if CO and IA would go for it. NM and NV would also likely be on the cusp, not knowing for certain which side they'd fall on.
GTA Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 5:04 PM
Perhaps they would not be on board YET. However, should a big calamity occur, causing the Feds to exercise the oppressive powers they have claimed for themselves, some of the liberal states might jump on board.

At some point, there is little left to lose.
dan17 Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 7:33 PM
Like Mark says, it ain't gonna happen overnight. It's gonna take time. So let's get started!