I am becoming increasingly concerned with the inaction on behalf of Chairman Bob Goodlatte. The rule created in the US house should not create a discretion of the chair to refuse to acknowledge applications from state legislatures for an Article V Convention to propose amendments prior to 2014.
It is childish for congress to say, "OK we will begin counting these applications starting now."
The initiation of their acknowledgement is not the totality of the various efforts. The official record is incorrect. They demonstrated a blatant disregard of the states' role in this process as set down by our forefathers in the Constitution.
“It’s time to establish once and for all that corporations are not people, money is not free speech, and our elections and public policy-making process are not for sale to the highest corporate bidders,” says one sponsor, Rick Nolan.
“It’s time to take the molding and shaping of public policy out of corporate boardrooms, away from corporate lobbyists, and give it back to the American people.”http://gu.com/p/486vc/sfb
The US constitution has been successfully changed only 27 times in its 227-year history, but a sudden upsurge in talk – from many presidential candidates – suggests constitutional reform may no longer be the refuge of political kooks