Governors Looking at Constitutional Convention to Reign in Federal Spending

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Fallin and five other governors on the NGA executive committee were at the White House Tuesday for a meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

    Last month about 100 state legislators from 32 states gathered at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, to promote a constitutional convention as a means of controlling the power of the federal government. Meanwhile, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence recently signed legislation supporting a convention, while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal supports a convention to achieve a balanced federal budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    TheBlaze asked about Pence and Jindal’s position.

    “We are all concerned about the deficit of our nation and spending that has gone on here in Washington, D.C.,” Fallin responded. “Americans are concerned about the direction our nation is going, whether it’s looking at a constitutional convention, or whether it’s trying to get a grasp on entitlement spending, or whether it’s trying to make government more efficient or effective.”



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    Excellent! Though a concern must be addressed that, should a Constitutional Convention be called, the fringe, the nuts, and the "progressives" will attempt to swamp the boat with their agenda, perhaps even try to scrap the Founding Fathers' work for some socialist/communist manifesto enshrined in a new constitution. If the Convention fails to preserve the original work, then secession will immediately follow, either of individual states or of regions with mutual interests. Thus endeth the United States, and the path is cleared for the antichrist.
     
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    They could do more to restore the republic if they just abolished the Federal Reserve and honored their oath.
     

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