Conservative pundit Mark Levin has written a book entitled The Liberty Amendments (which debuted at #1 on Amazon) which calls for a Constitutional convention to propose amendments that would rein in the power of the federal government. (Under Article V of the Constitution, 2/3 of the states could call such a convention. That would mean 34. It would take 3/4 of the states to ratify any amendments that were proposed.)
The idea is picking up supporters from Rush Limbaugh to Senator Tom Coburn, from Tea Party activists to Conservative think tankers. And efforts are being organized to sell the notion to state legislators.
After the jump: A list of Levin’s proposed amendments, an excerpt from a review discussing them, and thoughts from me.
What do you think of this idea? Would it work? Should it? Could it get the support of enough states? What do you think of the individual amendments he is proposing? [Read more...]