Texas Governor Greg Abbott Endorses Mark Levin’s ‘Convention of States’
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is one conservative who is seriously not taking it from the federal government.
Most recently, he is backing a plan to convene a convention where all state governments meet with leaders of the federal government to talk about the power-struggle and the ever-growing out of control federal government’s power that it has taken from the states.
Abbott released a 70-page summary of his plan for a new convention of states that would lead to constitutional amendments under Article V, as Mark Levin has proposed, and he named the amendments he would like to see pursued.
When measured by how far we have strayed from the Constitution we originally agreed to, the government’s flagrant and repeated violations of the rule of law amount to a wholesale abdication of the Constitution’s design. That constitutional problem calls for a constitutional solution, just as it did at our Nation’s founding.
Abbott goes on to detail the fact that the founders saw the individual states as the best counter to the power of the federal government—as he says, “the entire structure of the Constitution was premised on the idea that the States would be stronger than the national government.” Therefore, Abbott argues, “the States must step up and lead; and thanks to the Founders’ prescience, the Constitution itself provides the path forward.”
This is exactly what this country needs (besides a wall along our Southern border). The federal government needs a reality check.
States can hardly do anything by themselves or for themselves anymore because the federal government has strangled them with regulations and grant money that keeps them in line.
But it is the states that should be keeping the federal government in line. Not the other way around.
John Binder is a news and political blogger for Right Wing News. Additionally, he is a New Orleans political reporter for TheHayride.com and a news blogger for ProgressivesToday.com.