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Fri Mar 10, 2017, 02:53 AM

Ohio lawmakers renew push for convention to amend the U.S. Constitution

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio lawmakers who say the federal government is out of control are pushing for a constitutional convention to revise the country's governing document.

Article V of the Constitution outlines two ways to modify it -- by a two-thirds vote of Congress or through a convention called by two-thirds of the states

Eight states have called for a convention borrowing language from the Convention of States, a nonpartisan organization advocating for smaller government. Legislation adding Ohio to that list has been introduced in the Ohio House and Senate.

Why call a constitutional convention?

At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, delegates included language that gives the states the ability to call a convention to discuss amendments. Since then, the convention method has never been used to propose new amendments, but the threat of a convention has pushed Congress to act.

Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/ohio_lawmakers_renew_push_for.html

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TexasTowelie Mar 2017 OP
caroldansen Mar 2017 #1
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Doreen Mar 2017 #2
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 03:09 AM

1. My God No. We can't have that. That's what the Republicans want NOT Democrats. If they get

Smaller government then when the Democrats get back the White House they can't help people and earth. With smaller government you get almost no money to help the poor, the children, the elderly, the sick, the environment, welfare and all the programs to help people and the environment. These are evil demonic men! They MUST be STOPPED!!!!!

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Response to caroldansen (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 10:09 AM

4. Except when it comes to

restrictions of what they don't like, abortion, cannabis, etc., etc., etc.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 04:46 AM

2. Maybe it is just me going off on a conspiracy rant but

it is just this type of thing that keeps making me think that Obama was our last president. I mean dictator is going to figure a way to either take voting away or the same way Russia is. You know Russia where you can vote but even if no one votes for that one person they are still the president? I have just been having this weird feeling since Nov 8th.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 10:05 AM

3. Holy fuck! Like "Baby Doc?"

Donald "president for life" Trump! A fate far worse than death!!!😱😱😳😩

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