Threatening Thursday

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If the US gets saddled with a runaway constitutional convention, groups underwritten by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch will be to blame. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

A constitutional convention, something thought impossible not long ago, is looking increasingly likely. Under Article V of the US Constitution, if 34 state legislatures “issue a call” for a constitutional convention, Congress must convene one. By some counts, the right-wing only needs six more states. Once called, delegates can propose and vote on changes and new amendments to the US Constitution, which, if approved, are currently required to be ratified by 38 states.

There are two major legislative pushes for a convention at the state level. One would attempt to engineer a convention for a balanced budget amendment only, and the other tries to secure an open convention for the purpose of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. But once a convention is underway, all bets are off. The convention can write its own rules, resulting in a wide-open or “runaway” convention that can make major changes to the constitution and, some argue, even change the number of states required to ratify those changes.

If America gets saddled with a runaway convention, the Koch coterie of funders will be to blame. Most of the groups pushing the convention idea are being underwritten by one or more institutions tied to billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch.

@ TRUTHOUT

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6 Responses to Threatening Thursday

  1. Den says:

    The Pearly Gates cannot be too far away from the two ultra-rich ass-clowns in their attempt to take over the Constitution, just hope and pray they see them before this thing takes off, they are geezers after all, one foot in the grave and the other foot on a banana peel.

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    • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

      I keep hoping the creep republicans like Trump and the Kochs keel over with a heart attack, but then I remember they’re not THAT old. We’re all about the same age, lol.

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  2. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Bob wanted to see a movie in the theater, so Pete and I took him to see “Kong: Skull Island” this morning. It was hard on him, getting in the car and into the show, but he did it. When it was over and we asked him how he liked it, he said he was losing it, couldn’t follow the story. Looks like he dozed off a few times, lol. Just like at home! Sheesh.

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  3. Den says:

    Is it warm in here or is it just me?

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    The direct route to the Tokyo Seoul in 26 minutes. Having sashimi domburi which is a beautiful display of spring greens, including an edible flower, mixed with assorted sashimi and over rice.

    Last night when I checked my heart rate was a typical, for me, 57 bpm and, no, my fingernails remain fingernail colored. Furthermore I take my statin every night. Enough about cardio.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Home the long way, up College Hill Climb and Maple Street Extension, for a daily total of 72 minutes.

      Day 5: 142+72=214 minutes.

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