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Letter: Rigged convention bears no resemblance to reality

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Recently the Convention of States (COS) held a mock convention in Williamsburg. It was an attempt to convince the American public and their legislators that this is the way a constitutional convention can be done. “It served only as an example of mass deception,” said Del. Bob Marshall. “There is no precedent, and in real life, delegates would be able to do whatever they want per the Declaration of Independence, paragraph two, including alter or abolish our form of government and change the ratification process.”

COS handpicked the delegates for their mock convention. “What are the odds that such a delegation would be selected in real life to change our near-perfect founding document?” asked Del. Marshall. In addition, COS made up the convention rules and appointed themselves as administrator, secretary, and parliamentarian. The proceedings of the mock convention show  that neither COS, nor the delegates they hand-pick...

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