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Letter: What if we got a new Constitution?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

What if an Article V convention is called by Congress to amend our U.S. Constitution? Since it is within the authority of Congress to decide how delegates are chosen, what if they select themselves—like John Boehner, Charlie Rangel, Nancy Pelosi or citizens such as George Soros and Lawrence Lessig, or as the Assembly of States advocates, a bipartisan group?

What if they let the states choose the delegates, the number to be determined by the Electoral College system, giving California 55 delegates to Virginia’s 13? And, who would be chosen from Virginia—the governor and whom he appoints, legislators who are just as guilty of overreach as those at the federal level?

What if the convention meets and the conservatives don’t like a proposal? Then the chair says “All in favor, say Aye. Opposed No. The Ayes have it. Next.”

What if the convention changes the rules for ratification, and makes the number of states needed to ratify ...

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