TEXAS Calls For Convention Of The States: ‘STOP Obama, RESTORE Balance, ENOUGH Departing From The Constitution!’

TEXAS Calls For Convention Of The States: ‘STOP Obama, RESTORE Balance, ENOUGH Departing From The Constitution!’

Gov. Abbott, is calling a “Convention of the States” to invoke Article V of the U.S. Constitution. This is it, the States want to take back THEIR rights, now he needs others to join, enact the plan, and STOP Barack H. Obama from soiling our Nation’s Constitution any further.

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The so-called “convention of the states” proposal — a movement to invoke Article V of the U.S. Constitution to propose new amendments to our founding document — has gained momentum recently among conservative politicians. That group now has a new ally in its corner: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

According to Breitbart, Gov. Abbott announced his nine-point “Texas Plan” for a convention of the states at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s annual policy orientation event. Saying that Obama’s gun control fiat and the events of this week “show cracks in our Constitutional foundation,” he said Article V was the best way to take back our rights.

“The problem is these departures from the Constitution are not the aberration, they are now the norm,” Abbott said. “Congress is no better. They used to consider whether a proposed law could be squared with Congress’ constitutionally enumerated powers.

“Today’s approach is captured by the former Speaker of the House, he explained. “When asked to identify the Constitutional authority for Obamacare, she angrily replied, ‘Are you serious?’”

A convention of the states would require 34 states to approve of the convention and 38 states to enact any proposed amendments. However, according to Abbott, it’s the surest way to combat the creeping liberalism of the federal government.

“We combed through the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers, through court decisions from Chief Justice John Jay through Chief Justice John Roberts. Through every scrap of relevant materials all the way up to the executive office,” Abbott said.

“We distilled the information into nine amendments to the Constitution that will restore the Rule of Law in America. We call it ‘The Texas Plan.’”

Here are the nine points in the Texas Plan:
•Prohibit Congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one State.
•Require Congress to balance its budget.
•Prohibit administrative agencies — and the unelected bureaucrats that staff them — from creating federal law.
•Prohibit administrative agencies — and the unelected bureaucrats that staff them — from preempting 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.

“That Constitutional foundation is now so often ignored that the founders would hardly recognize it. Until we fix that foundation by restoring the rule of law, all the repairs we seek through the policies you propose will never lead to lasting solutions.”

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