Apparently there may be enough states which have voted for a Constitutional Convention to begin such a process! The question is do you really want to put that much more power in the hands of what many Americans call paid for “scum” and greed driven people that call themselves congressmen? Even if the Federal Congressmen were bound to the issues defined in the Conventional Call could we define such a platform at the State Level or is our country too diverse in its fragmented egocentricity to agree to some carefully chosen fundamentals? There are a lot of questions to answer before rushing headlong into what may seem like opportunity and turn out to be otherwise.
The federal laws describing this process are vague, according to Fox News; but, it seems likely that the mechanism allowing 2/3 of the State’s Legislature’s to call one would imply that states demanding the convention would decide the issues for Amendment and not the currently corporate funded congress. At least under the concept of States Rights, which was created to protect the states from the abuse of a Federal Government. At this point it seems a bit of conjecture to decide how such a convention’s empowerment would be structured, its responsibility to states and if we could agree on a platform. It is however hard to deny that being able to restructure congress and reduce the usurpation of power by the executive and judicial, to better serve the people equitably, does not have its appeal.
All over the Internet you can find plans for a 28th amendment. Many of these drafts have a lot in common. Perhaps before we call a Constitutional Convention, if this is possible for the states, we need a clear platform of goals and a plan for demanding its execution. And, who does not like the word “execution” when thinking of congressmen?
When I first received an email asking me to share the concept and motivate others to join in a call for a Constitutional Convention, I thought this might be an exciting opportunity especially since it appears so many other states have already voted for it.
Then on second thought, the cartoon so well designed above, gave me pause for reflection. For a while I have wondered if the salvation of America could come from a military Coup D’eta? But forget our military, they serve mindlessly and at the top are well “paid for” like congress. Corporations rule, for now; however, even in a world so controlled as Roller Ball imagined, in its creative visionary movie back in ’75, there is opportunity for people who believe in freedom.
If this is an opportunity to give power back to the people and end the rule of corporations in America, lets think this process through before taking action.
- Can States call a Constitutional Convention?
- Can we agree on a well defined platform to giver power back to the people and stop congressional corruption?
- Can we control the outcome so that congress serves us rather then severing us from empowerment?
- Can we organize to do this? Considering the “Arab Spring,” why not!