•Raising the debt ceiling yet again
So the two choices are:
•Article V Amendment Convention
•Declarations of Independence
The first choice, an Article V Amendment Convention would work like this:
What an Art V could accomplish
Then we have choice number 2 which is more radical and that entails Declaring Independence as states again. First, we would have to convince enough fellow citizens that this would be the proper course and then we would have to elect, out of those same citizens, enough legislators to make this possible. Then there would need to be other states pursuing the same course so that a new union of states could be formed.
For arguments sake Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and both Dakotas could join with Nebraska, Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona, Arkansas, Montana and Oklahoma. These states could convene a new committee of correspondence, propose a convention and at that convention draft a Declaration of Independence borrowing heavily from Jefferson’s.
This new union can simply adopt the Original Constitution as its Supreme law and then as a condition of each state’s ratification, call for a new convention to propose amendments. It seems to me that this course may actually be preferable to a federal Article V convention because it allows culturally connected states to act immediately without permission or agreement by those whose culture runs counter. On the eve of the American Revolution, Charles Carroll of Carrollton wrote about continued usurpations of the English Constitution “[Because] unconstitutional powers [have been] exercised, the exercise doth not prove it right. Precedents drawn from the mere exercise of a disputed authority, so far from justifying the repeated exercise of that authority, suggest the strongest motive for resisting a similar attempt… since the acquiesence of the people under the exertion of a contested prerogative is now urged as proof of its legality.”
In other words, just because our Constitution has been killed by previous illegal acts, doesn’t make them right and doesn’t make them legitimate law.
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