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Chuck Norris endorses Article V process, Gov. Abbott's 'Texas Plan'

Published in Blog on July 17, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Add another big name to the Article V movement!

Chuck Norris published on op-ed last weekend in which he explained his reasons for supporting an Article V Convention of States. We've posted an excerpt below:

If a presidential candidate lies about the things we voted for him or her to fulfill, then we should be able to impeach that person. Politicians are known for lying, but we cannot afford the leader of our country to mislead us. So, We the People should force Congress to initiate a law stating when candidates running for president promise the American people, “These are the things I’m going to implement as soon as I’m in office,” if they don’t, they are a candidate for impeachment. If they don’t fulfill their promises, then we should enforce impeachment proceedings. That is the one way we can keep them honest and accountable.

I discovered another way of accomplishing this by reading Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s incredible new book, “Broken but Unbowed.” In it, Abbott discusses Article V in the U.S. Constitution, which gives the states power to amend the Constitution. [...]

To summarize, Article V authorizes two-thirds of state legislators to call for a convention of states where constitutional amendments are proposed and voted on. No amendment becomes effective until it’s ratified by three-fourths of the states. It takes 34 states to call for an amendment, and it takes 38 states to ratify and pass an amendment, as outlined in Gov. Abbott’s fabulous book.

This path gives states and citizens a greater say in the amendment process. And empowering states to amend the Constitution is a superior way to protect us from federal overreach and to restore federal-state equity and the power of the states (10th Amendment) as well. [...]

If you believe in the above, send it to your state’s representatives and let’s see if we can’t stop the gridlock in Washington and presidential lies once and for all – the old-fashioned way by We the People!


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