A very important meeting is being held in Washington this week, but career politicians, lobbyists and most in the media don’t want you to know about it.
More than 100 state legislators from around the country are meeting at the Naval Heritage Center. The Assembly of State Legislatures (ASL) will discuss the rules for the first-ever Article V Constitutional amendment convention. This is their third meeting. They’re preparing to take on Washington, and Congress doesn’t like it.
The Framers of the Constitution had the foresight to anticipate what Congress has become: a dysfunctional mess. In Article V they wisely provided a means for the states to step in and amend the Constitution largely without congressional approval.
The state legislators in ASL are determined to convene an amendment convention. Our situation is that dire.
We have $18 trillion in federal debt, 20% of American households on food stamps, the Social Security Disability Income Trust Fund nearing depletion and an immigration reform debacle.
The country has not been this mired in critical problems and divided since the Civil War. Yet Congress cannot do the nation’s business.
It has become a body focused primarily on raising money for re-election. Getting re-elected is one area where they do succeed. Despite an 8% approval rating, over 90% of incumbents were just re-elected.
No wonder the country feels helpless and is crying out for reform.
SideBear: It’s called a Constitutional Convention and it’s about time we had one. May be we can save ourselves from…. our self! Term limits anyone?.. is on the agenda.