There’s been a growing movement for the states to convene and hold a constitutional convention in order to amend the founding documents of our nation and reign in the out of control federal government. While there have been several prominent conservatives who have called for this, perhaps the most reputable to date has come forward and said it’s a necessary step in order to halt the destruction of our nation.
Ret. Col. Allen West is a prominent and well respected conservative in America and now he’s throwing all of his weight behind a Convention of the States in order to stop Obama from his destructive, socialist agenda.
“The US Constitution was written placing restraints upon the federal government. Today, the federal government is growing beyond all bounds ever imagined by the founders,” he said.
West believes, as most conservatives do, that the founding fathers would roll over in their graves if they saw the government that we have today with its out of control spending and massive overreach into our personal lives. Because of this, he argued, they placed a means within our Constitution in order for the states to override federal decree and reign in its control.
“When you look at the fiscal irresponsibility of the federal government a proposal for a federal balanced budget amendment is ideal to be taken up by the State’s legislatures, as many sovereign States have balanced budget amendments. Under the system of federalism, I support the efforts to gather a constitutional Convention of States consistent with Article V and honoring the 10th Amendment.”
Having a man like West behind this idea could be great news for those who would also like to see this happen. Along with a balanced budget amendment there’s likely to be other suggestions that would further restrict the ability of the federal government to reach into our lives, and our wallets, and finally keep it at bay so that we may live in relative peace.
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