Letter: Watch the Constitution come alive
On Sept. 21 to 23 a historic event is taking place in Williamsburg, Va., that is going to demonstrate to the nation that We The People through our state legislatures have the power to stop the overreach of the federal government.
The Convention of States Project is conducting a Simulated Article V Convention for proposing amendments, and commissioners from all 50 states will be drafting, debating and voting on amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and place term limits on federal officials and members of Congress.
Indiana will be represented by Sen. Travis Holdman, Sen. Brandt Hershman and Rep. Ben Smaltz.
The Constitution provides two methods of proposing amendments, either by two-thirds of both houses of Congress or by two-thirds (34) of the states submitting applications to Congress for a convention. Regardless of how an amendment is proposed, it still must be ratified by three-quarter (38) states’ (vote) to become part of the Constitution.
The convention mode allows the states to propose amendments to restore the balance between the national and state governments without the consent of Congress, the Executive or the Supreme Court.
Momentum is building across the nation for the states to use their authority under Article V to stop our runaway federal government.
Watch it live on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by registering at www.conventionofstates.com/livestreamrsvp or Text ARTICLEV to 68398 (message and data rates may apply). This will be a great opportunity for schools to show our children how the Framers intended us to use the Constitution to correct the problems we face as a nation.
Indiana Director of the Convention of States