Thursday News: Meddling with the Constitution

NC HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES RECKLESS “CONVENTION OF THE STATES” BILL: A resolution calling for a constitutional convention is headed to the House floor after a committee voted 8-6 along party lines to move the proposal forward.The move came one day after former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint visited the legislature to lobby for the Convention of States idea, which is popular among conservatives seeking term limits for Congress and a balanced federal budget. But Democrats on the committee voiced concerns about a constitutional convention. Rep. Bobbie Richardson, a Franklin County Democrat who is African-American, noted that many of her own rights came from federal government action. “My fear is that my children and grandchildren’s rights are being taken away,” she said.
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