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Once again the Lone Star State, under the leadership of Texas Governor Greg Abbott is taking the fight of “state rights” to the nation’s capital and into the Oval Office.

The obvious issue and what’s at stake is the very foundation upon which this Republic was founded, and that one unique document that separates our nation from all others, “our Constitution.”

Gov. About is calling a “Convention of the States” to invoke Article V of the U.S. Constitution, and needs other states to join in the fight and enact a plan to finally stop the lawless, reckless and unabridged use of this presidents overreach of his executive authority and powers.

The a movement to invoke Article V of the U.S. Constitution to propose new amendments to our founding document has gained momentum recently among conservative politicians. That group now has a new ally in its corner: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Abbott on Friday announced his nine-point “Texas Plan” for a convention of the states at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s annual policy orientation event. Saying that Obama’s gun control fiat and the events of this week “show cracks in our Constitutional foundation,” he said Article V was the best way to take back our rights.

The congress for their part have done little to stop Obama’s power grab, and quite frankly have proved a major disappointment to those that had hoped, that a new and a more conservative congress would in fact act as a “firewall” and slow down the lawless end run around them.

A convention of the states would require 34 states to approve of the convention and 38 states to enact any proposed amendments.

Here are the 9 key points in the Texas plan:

  • Prohibit Congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one State.
  • Require Congress to balance its budget.
  • Prohibit administrative agencies — and the unelected bureaucrats that staff them — from creating federal law.
  • Prohibit administrative agencies — and the unelected bureaucrats that staff them — from preempting state law.
  • Allow a two-thirds majority of the states to override a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
  • Require a seven-justice super-majority vote for U.S. Supreme Court decisions that invalidate a democratically enacted law.
  • Restore the balance of power between the federal and state governments by limiting the former to the powers expressly delegated to it in the Constitution.
  • Give state officials the power to sue in federal court when federal officials overstep their bounds.
  • Allow a two-thirds majority of the states to override a federal law or regulation.

Source: Conservative Tribune


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