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The Constitution provides the states to convene to propose amendments to the United States Constitution. It has never been done before. It would be a novel way to try to gain some sanity to what our founding fathers had in mind.

But then, I am constantly amazed by unintended consequences that can surprise us. It happens all the time.

It is worth considering since our founders thought it made sense. Maybe it is time to give a try. It could be better than our un-elected Supreme Court that seems to think creating laws is their job. It is not their job.

In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of all proportion to either the originality or the danger of such a convention.

The political left has been especially vehement in its denunciations of what they call “messing with the Constitution.” A recent proposal by Governor Greg Abbott of Texas to hold a Constitutional convention of states has been denounced by the Texas branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and nationally by an editorial in the liberal “USA Today.”

Source: ‘Messing With the Constitution’ – Thomas Sowell – Page 1