The Convention of States has now picked up the twelfth state to pass an Article V convention application, putting the effort at the 1/3rd point of the number of states needed to kick off the convention. With Texas passing their application a week ago, the Missouri legislature has added the “Show Me” state to the list of states who have decided to join in this effort to save the Republic.
In order for the convention to commence, at least 34 states must pass the same petition. Once that threshold has been crossed, Congress will have to set up the meeting place and date/time.
At that point, the state legislatures will send representatives to the convention, in order to craft amendments to the Constitution, within the parameters of the applications. Commissioners will also be held in check to the will of their state legislatures.
Once the convention concludes, amendments that pass via a simple majority are then sent back to the states for ratification. Each amendment must be approved by 38 state legislatures in order to become a part of the United States Constitution.
Our Founders, in their wisdom, left us with a tool to retain control over an out of control Federal government. Article V was the way they left for us to enable the states to reign in executive overreach. The great part about this article is that the states can give more power to the Federal government, or take current powers away, without the Federal government having any power to stop such measures.
Committed Conservative will have an upcoming series on Article V, its history, intent and on the current push for a Convention of States. In a previous article, we discussed briefly the WHY an Article V convention is the only avenue left to save our Republic.
If you want to see a current status on the process, click HERE.
Author: Jay Shepard
Jay Shepard is the Executive Editor of Committed Conservative.
Jay is currently a security analyst and business owner. Jay served 21 years in the U.S. Army, mostly in the infantry. Jay also served as an Army inspector general for four years.
Jay has a Bachelors of Science in Political Science from James Madison University, and a Masters of Public Administration (concentration National Security) from Troy University.
Jay has run several successful state-wide political campaigns, and has been an outspoken advocate for the Constitution, the core American principles, the Convention of States, and military policies.
Jay’s passion is everything to do with the founding of our country, and with baseball. Jay has coached over 30 years at the youth to prep levels.