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How would a Convention of States begin? Simulation shows election of Convention President

Published in Blog on April 10, 2019 by Convention Of States

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"How would a Convention of States operate?"

That's one of the first questions many Americans have about the Article V process. Fortunately, we have an answer.

Leaving aside the precedent set by previous gatherings of state representatives, the Convention of States Simulation gives us a glimpse into what the first-ever Article V Amendments Convention might look like.

They'll begin by electing a Convention President. As you can see in the video below, the process is fair, reasonable, and effective.

Want to see more segments of the Simulated Convention of States? Check out the full COS Simulation page!

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Almost everyone knows that our federal government is on a dangerous course. The unsustainable debt combined with crushing regulations on states and businesses is a recipe for disaster.

What is less known is that the Founders gave state legislatures the power to act as a final check on abuses of power by Washington, DC. Article V of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention for proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington, DC.

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