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Sunday, February 27, 2011

No, no Con-Con

By Henry Lamb

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The U.S. Constitution provides two ways to offer amendments to the Constitution: by resolution of the Congress; and by a Constitutional Convention requested by two-thirds of the states. In either case, the proposed amendment(s) must be ratified by three-fourths of the states.

There is a very good reason why all 27 amendments to the Constitution were offered by Congressional resolution: a Constitutional Convention is an invitation to disaster.

Proponents of a Constitutional Convention claim that opponents of a Con-Con use "...half-truths, myths and outright falsehoods..." to instill fear of the process. They do not, however, provide any examples of the alleged "half-truths, myths, and outright falsehoods."

Read entire article at RenewAmerica.com

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