Letter: A call for a second Constitutional Convention
The framers of our Constitution were brave, intelligent and forward-thinking men; many of the best were from Virginia. Our beautifully written Constitution has served us well over the past 226 years.
The document was written when the Representatives and Senators of each state were farmers, businessmen, lawyers and other trades, not full-time politicians. Today, we have the reverse—politicians get elected and spend their time and our money trying to get reelected. The Constitution never meant for Senators and Congressmen to be full-time jobs.
With full-time politicians, lifetime judges and power-abusing presidents, it is time "we the people form a more perfect union." Fortunately, our forward-thinking Representatives from Virginia gave us the means to accomplish this in Article Five in the Constitution.
Article Five states that the Constitution can be amended in two ways: by the House or Senate, or "on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States." This last one is our best chance of amending the Constitution and putting a stop to the present abuse of power.
If the governor, senators and state legislators of the great state of Virginia will show a little leadership, as our forefathers did, and they could contact the other states and call for a convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution. Even the threat of a convention may entice the representatives in Washington to make some changes.
To the people of Virginia, let’s all contact our state legislators, state senators and governor, and demand they take responsibility and encourage other states to work together to save our country. Remember, "we the people."
King & Queen C.H., Va.