The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
When people say Washington is broken, it’s true. The House, the Senate, the White House fumble all over themselves jockeying for position. None of them caring about the damage being done to the nation, none recognizing the writing on the wall. We are broke and they won’t stop spending. Our economy is taxed and regulated nigh unto death and they pass laws and foment regulations that tighten the noose. Boehner fiddles while Obama burns us. Meanwhile, McConnell and Reid stomp and clap to the beat.
More than 70% of our new Tea Party representatives voted to increase the debt ceiling without demanding ANY significant concessions on spending or taxes.
The debt is now more than $16,000,000,000,000 and officially surpasses GDP.
Clearly, Washington will NEVER fix Washington.
Nor will Washington propose amendments to rein in this federal gluttony.
We desperately need a Balanced Budget Amendment, a complete overhaul of the tax structure, a way for states to hold Washington accountable fiscally and constitutionally.
Only an Article V Convention of the states can bring this about.
It starts with the Resolution.