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  • Texas governor calls for states to join in coordinated REVOLT against Obama

    by allenbwest.com


    We reported last week on Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s challenge to Obama on gun control – that if he wants more gun control, “come and take it!” Prior to the challenge Abbott gave a slightly belated gift to the residents of Texas, legalizing open carry of firearms.

    Now he’s trying to bring other states on board in defiance of Obama’s executive overreach. As reported by The Dallas Morning News:

    Gov. Greg Abbott, aiming to spark a national conversation about states’ rights, said Friday that he wants Texas to lead the call for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution and wrest power from a federal government “run amok.”

    “If we are going to fight for, protect and hand on to the next generation, the freedom that [President] Reagan spoke of … then we have to take the lead to restore the rule of law in America,” Abbott said during a speech at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation that drew raucous applause from the conservative audience. He said he will ask lawmakers to pass a bill authorizing Texas to join other states calling for a Convention of States.

    A constitutional convention of the states is one way that the Constitution can be amended, which allows two-thirds ofsState legislatures to call for a convention to propose amendments. With Republicans controlling the majority of state governments, they have the upper hand if a convention were to be held.

    With the speech, Abbott released a nearly 70-page plan outlining nine constitutional amendments to help scale back the Federal government’s excessive power. Those proposed amendments would:

    Prohibit congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one state.

    * Require Congress to balance its budget.
    * Prohibit administrative agencies from creating federal law.
    * Prohibit administrative agencies from pre-empting state law.
    * Allow a two-thirds majority of the states to override a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
    * Require a seven-justice super-majority vote for U.S. Supreme Court decisions that invalidate a democratically enacted law
    * Restore the balance of power between the federal and state governments by limiting the former to the powers expressly delegated to it in the Constitution.
    * Give state officials the power to sue in federal court when federal officials overstep their bounds.
    * Allow a two-thirds majority of the states to override a federal law or regulation.

    A convention, Abbott wrote, would force the federal government to “take the Constitution seriously again.”

    If this were to happen, it would be the much-needed silver lining to the Obama presidency. It may have taken eight years of big government and executive overreach to remind us just how important our Constitution is, but hopefully we’ve learned from our mistakes and will put safeguards in place to prevent this from ever happening again.

    [Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]

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    Three cheers for the great state of Texas.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by William View Post
      Prohibit congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one state
      This amendment goes to far. It could effectively annul civil rights laws because few acts of discrimination go across state lines. However I think congress should be restricted to guaranteeing those rights specifically mentioned in the Constitution.
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      • #4
        Those points would be a most excellent addition to the Constitution. But...

        Our government would ignore those points just like it ignores the Constitution now. And, I'm certain if there ever were a Constitutional convention, we'd actually end up with a Constitution inferior to the one we have now. The political leaders we have now, who would draft the changes, don't rate a wart on the skin of the Founding Fathers.

        Congress can overrule the Supreme Court on anything, so why do the powers of the Supreme Court need to be reduced? Our presidents appoint judges, and for all modern time the majority of Supreme Court judges have been Republican appointments, and all conservative get out of that is the media mockingly calling the court "conservative." Both the 9th and 10th Amendments are designed to keep the feds out of state business, how's that working? And, so on.

        You want to save America? Let's expel all Dispy traitors from America, so the Christians we have left will put America first among the nations, and put Christ above Antichrist. Leave other countries alone and focus on America.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by theophilus View Post
          This amendment goes to far. It could effectively annul civil rights laws because few acts of discrimination go across state lines. However I think congress should be restricted to guaranteeing those rights specifically mentioned in the Constitution.
          I think the issue being addressed here, for example, is Arizona immigration that does not exists in other states. Arizona is fighting against the Feds, not backed by other States, but left to themselves.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cornelius View Post
            Those points would be a most excellent addition to the Constitution. But...

            Our government would ignore those points just like it ignores the Constitution now. And, I'm certain if there ever were a Constitutional convention, we'd actually end up with a Constitution inferior to the one we have now. The political leaders we have now, who would draft the changes, don't rate a wart on the skin of the Founding Fathers.

            Congress can overrule the Supreme Court on anything, so why do the powers of the Supreme Court need to be reduced? Our presidents appoint judges, and for all modern time the majority of Supreme Court judges have been Republican appointments, and all conservative get out of that is the media mockingly calling the court "conservative." Both the 9th and 10th Amendments are designed to keep the feds out of state business, how's that working? And, so on.

            You want to save America? Let's expel all Dispy traitors from America, so the Christians we have left will put America first among the nations, and put Christ above Antichrist. Leave other countries alone and focus on America.
            I think the Constitutional Convention should be as we understand Creeds and Confessions today. They should ultimately point the Feds back to the Constitution, and exists as a summation of the Constitution, and not be an alternative to the Constitution. My main concern is that though the pendulum is swung right giving the GOP/Conservatives the advantage at the moment, what happens when the pendulum begins to swing left?
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            • #7
              The Constitution already protects our rights, paper We just need to elect leaders who follow the Constitution, rather than leaders who sacrifice the constitution for the sake of Zionist foreign policy.

              A Constitutional convention won't happen. It's just more energy wasted. A Constitutional convention won't help, anyway. It'll just weaken the Constitution we already have. Saving America starts with leaving the middle-east.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cornelius View Post
                Saving America starts with leaving the middle-east.
                Saving America starts with Americans getting back to following God and electing leaders who share their beliefs. If we don't do this it won't make any difference whether we are involved in the Middle East or not.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by theophilus View Post
                  Saving America starts with Americans getting back to following God and electing leaders who share their beliefs. If we don't do this it won't make any difference whether we are involved in the Middle East or not.
                  Most Americans already claim to follow God, but those numbers are rapidly falling. And, do you think with all this political contention that voters aren't voting for people who share their values? The problem in fact is that voters are voting for people who share their values, at least litmus test on issues. For Evangelicals, they vote according to the evil of their Dispy religion, and that's why we are where we are now. The middle-east leads Christians to compromise every Christian value.







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