H.3233 – Convention of States

H.3233 calls for an Article V Convention of States to amend the Constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and term limits for Congressmen.

There are major concerns with this bill, not the least of which is that many of the solutions these resolutions call for already exist at the state level with no effect on high taxes, increased spending, and massive debt. In addition, no law will stop federal overreach as long as state officials keep requesting, accepting, and spending billions of federal dollars with strings attached every year.

Finally, the delegates who would be altering the U.S. Constitution would be chosen by our state legislature – the same ones who empower and continue the practice of federal control through federal subsidies. In addition, the very issues these resolutions would seek to address are the same ones that plague our own State House. In South Carolina, that should be enough to deter anyone from supporting this idea.

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