07-05-2016, 10:26 PM
There is, however, another way of fighting back against the inexorable centralization of power by the Federal Government and Supreme Court, and that’s the solution being put forward by the Convention of States (conventionofstates.com). This much needed initiative seeks to confront the problem of the undemocratic usurpation of power by over-sized central government and to work actively towards its reversal. Its method is to return to the vision of the founding fathers who, having foreseen the problem, wrote Article V of the Constitution as a remedy for the disease of political centralization. This article of the Constitution states specifically that “on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments , which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states”.
The Convention of States is, therefore, working to get the legislatures of thirty-four of the states to call on Congress to call a convention, designed to change the constitution in ways which ensure the protection of the sovereign rights of member states and which limit the power of the Federal Government and the Supreme Court. As such, the Convention of States might be our best hope to right the sinking ship. It has the potential to correct or dramatically improve many of the abuses in our current system. Using specific legal rewording of some amendments, to ensure proper interpretation, and adding new amendments which protect states' rights from federal infringement, it might indeed be possible to change the current tyrannical course we are on.