Hillary Clinton Swings at Convention of States Project — and Misses


You know you’ve become nationally significant when you make it onto the Clinton’s Enemy list.  (Don’t worry, there are a number of very good people on that list.) Recently, the Convention of States Project — which I helped create — was the target of Hillary Clinton’s ire… and honestly, it cracked me up to see her finally registering that we’re a threat.  Here’s a piece I wrote recently for The Hill about Hillary’s weak attack.

While promoting her new book, “What Happened,” on a podcastHillary Clinton took aim at the efforts of the Convention of States Project.

During the interview, Clinton alleges that through gerrymandering, Republicans plan to elect Republican governors, and call a constitutional convention. Clinton suggests that supporters of the Convention of State Project advocates for limits on the First Amendment, no limits on the Second Amendment, as well as limits on criminal justice.

Hillary Clinton’s criticism are misleading. Convention of States Project (COS Project) is not advocating for a  constitutional convention. The COS Project advocates for an amending Convention of States by invoking Article V of the U.S. Constitution.

A constitutional convention and a Convention of States are two different things. In a constitutional convention, the delegates would get out a blank sheet of paper and start all over. In America, we have a strong, robust Constitution that has served us well. The Founders realized that there may come a time when the Constitution may need to tweaked or amended. The Founders realized that there may come a time when Congress could become corrupt and unreliable and unable to make necessary changes.  So, they gave us another way of proposing amendments — one that does not require the permission of Congress or the president. Thus, two-thirds of the state legislatures can call a Convention of States to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Please enjoy the rest of this article over on The Hill.  And watch for more vitriol to come out of the Democratic “leadership’s” mouths about us.

I, for one, am enjoying this.

Image Credit: Gage Skidmore on Flickr

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