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Constitutional Convention

An Article V Convention

March 24, 2010

Article V of the United States Constitution discusses the concept of amending the Constitution.  Most people are familiar with the traditional way of amending the Constitution – 2/3 of each house of Congress proposes amendments, which then have to be ratified by the state legislatures or by conventions in 3/4 of the states.  But there [...]

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The Spending Limit Amendment

March 7, 2010

Three House Republicans, Mike Pence, Jeb Hensarling, and John Campbell, are proposing a Constitutional amendment which states that Federal spending shall not exceed 20% of the economy unless in times of war, debt repayment or by the will of a 2/3 vote in both houses of Congress. Known as the Spending Limit Amendment (pdf file), [...]

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The Federalism Amendments

October 22, 2009

It is no secret that Congress has been overstepping its congressional authority for the better part of the last century.  The liberal philosophy has been such that Congress can essentially do anything according to the constitution.  Indeed, when asked recently what authority Congress had to mandate individuals to have health insurance, House Majority Leader Steny [...]

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