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Are you ready for your state to hold a constitutional convention?

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Are you ready for your state to hold a constitutional convention?

     Do you support a constitutional convention being formed in your state in 2010 and getting some important constitutional amendments set off for other states to consider ratifying?

Lawrence Lessig has written in The Nation that the U.S. Constitution fails to control Congress in the current system.  Lessig says that Congress is elected these days with out of control donations is the wrong way to go and not what our forefathers intended.  He says that it is at such a time as now that we need to use the constitutional convention offered us in the US Constitution to change the endless spending and allow more direct democracy unmanipulated by the special interests. 
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20100222/lessig

"[T]he framers left open a path to amendment that doesn't require the approval of Congress -- a convention, which must be convened if two-thirds of the states apply for it. Interestingly (politically) those applications need not agree on the purpose of the convention. Some might see the overturning of Citizens United. Others might want a balanced budget amendment. The only requirement is that two-thirds apply, and then begins the drama of an unscripted national convention to debate questions of fundamental law."--Lessig



I'm not sure.
No, constitutional conventions threaten to change too much.
No, the system is not broken.
Perhaps. it is necessary to get some more amendments & congress is bad
Yes, 2010 is the year we need a state constitutional convention.

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KEVIN STODA-has been blessed to have either traveled in or worked in nearly 100 countries on five continents over the past two and a half decades.--He sees himself as a peace educator and have been-- a promoter of good economic and social development--making-him an enemy of my homelands humongous DEFENSE SPENDING and its focus on using weapons to try and solve global (more...)
 

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