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Letter: Conservative credentials of delegates questioned

Editor, Gazette-Journal:


There is a growing movement to call for a Convention of the States (COS), also known as a constitutional convention, in order to add amendments to our Constitution, citing Article V as the authority to do so. Their argument is that since we can’t trust Congress to do the right thing, we should have delegates from the states get together to alter our Constitution.


At the 1787 constitutional convention, we had George Washington, George Mason and their ilk. Who do we have today? Who is representing us Virginians?


Bill Howell appointed those attending the first COS get-together on Dec. 7. Attending from Virginia were:


Sen. Frank Ruff—who voted for the tax increase/transportation bill (HB 2313) in the last session of the Virginia Assembly and fought against the Bonetta Farm Bill.


Del. Scott Lingamfelter—who voted in 2004 in the Virginia Assembly to rescind the previous call for a con con (tha...

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