Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Texas Gov. Calls For “Convention of the States” to Stop Barack H. Obama


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott led the charge in court against President Obama’s amnesty program for illegal aliens. Now, he’s joining the fight on another front, pushing a “convention of the states” proposal that has gained momentum in Obama’s second term as many conservatives attempt to rein in the federal government.
The proposal aims to invoke Article V of the U.S. Constitution to propose new amendments to the founding document.

On Friday, Abbott officially called for just such a convention to seize power from a federal government that is out of control and return it to the states. He called his proposed amendments “The Texas Plan.”  

Some of the amendments in the proposal include
- prohibiting administrative agencies and the unelected bureaucrats from creating and preempting federal law 
- mandating that Congress balance its budget
- allowing a two-thirds majority of the states to override a U.S. Supreme Court decision, federal law or regulation, and
- prohibiting Congress from regulating activity that occurs within one state’s borders.

Abbott argued that Obama has abused his presidential authority, and trampled on the United States Constitution.  “If this is allowed, the United States Constitution has been completely rewritten,” Abbott said in an interview with the Examiner.

“The United States Supreme Court is a co-conspirator in tearing down our Constitution, which is exactly why I am calling for a Convention of States so we can restore the Constitution to its original principles,” he added. Abbott argues that a convention would force the federal government to “take the Constitution seriously again.”

It takes 38 states to agree to any change. 13 states can block anything. We have more than 30 GOP states. 

Abbott has already launched a groundbreaking fight against the imperial presidency with his lawsuit over Obama’s executive action to open the door to citizenship to millions of illegal aliens living in the country.

States that have joined Abbott in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. 

The Supreme Court is expected to decide the case in June.

So far, only five other states have joined the call for a constitutional convention, but with Abbott now on board, the movement will likely only get stronger.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Abbot I live here and we the people need you to quit catering with that piece of vomit Teddy boy Cruz....He makes our state look bad and you bad for associating with this Canadian piece of dirt..... ALSO GET OFF YOUR ASS AND CLEAN UP YOUR SKYS ABOVE OUR STATE....IT IS SUPPOSE TO BE THE EPA'S JOB BUT THEY ARE UNDER ORDERS TO LET THE CHEMTRAILS AND NOW LITHIUM TO BE SPRAYED 24/7.... THEY ARE ALSO OUT TO KILL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY....WE WILL NOW WATCH AND SEE WHAT YOUR B.A.R. MOUTH DOES. WE ARE ALL BETTING YOU ARE JUST A WUSSSSSSSS!!THAT WORKS FOR THE CORPORATION.