A Convention Under Article V of the Constitution May Be Coming

Conservative Constitutionalists have been recruiting volunteers and activists to leverage influence in the states for a Constitutional Convention of the states. The aim is to gut federal government excesses. (National Archive photo)

Associated Press – Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the mounting alarm of others on all parts of the spectrum, they want to bypass the usual process.

They’re pushing for an unprecedented Constitutional convention of the states here. While opponents are afraid of what such a convention would do, supporters say it is the only way to deal with the federal government’s overreach and ineptitude.

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