by Tim Baldwin
The Convention of States Project (COS) just announced that Georgia overwhelmingly passed legislation calling for an Article V convention for the purpose of the States proposing amendments to the Constitution. COS reports,
This just in! The Georgia Senate has passed the COS application by a vote of 37-17, becoming the first state legislative body to do so.
The resolution has six sponsors: Majority Whip Cecil Staton (R-Macon) of the 18th District, Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer (R-Duluth) of the 48th District, Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) of the 16th District, Butch Miller (R-Gainesville) of the 49th District, Judson Hill (R-Marietta) of the 32nd District and Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega) of the 51st District.
Both state senators representing Bartow County, Chuck Hufstetler (R-Rome) and Bruce Thompson (R-White), are among the resolution’s co-signers.
When you read Georgia's legislation, SR 736, they expressly intend to limit the federal government's power, observing that "the federal government has ceased to live under a proper interpretation of the Constitution of the United States." Thus, Georgia resolved that a convention be called to
impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.
Every State that passes similar legislation will put us that much closer to restoring our republic.
Those who claim that States passing this legislation want to create a new constitution or to grow federal power are spreading lies and ridiculous conspiracy theories. Do not give these opponents credence. Instead, be on the right side of history and join the Article V movement.