Texas Governor Greg Abbott has led the charge in court against President Obama’s amnesty program for illegal aliens. Now he’s joining the fight to stop Obama’s leftist policies on another legal front.
Here’s the report from the Conservative Tribune:
“[Governor Abbott] is pushing a ‘convention of the states’ proposal that’s gained momentum in Obama’s second term as many conservatives attempt to rein in the federal government.
“The proposal aims to invoke Article V of the U.S. Constitution to propose new amendments to the founding document.
“… Abbott officially called for just such a convention to seize power from a federal government that is out of control and return it to the states. He called his proposed amendments ‘The Texas Plan.'”
Some of the amendments in the proposal include prohibiting administrative agencies and the unelected bureaucrats from creating and preempting federal law; mandating that Congress balance its budget; allowing a two-thirds majority of the states to override a U.S. Supreme Court decision, federal law or regulation; and prohibiting Congress from regulating activity that occurs within one state’s borders.
Abbott argued that Obama has abused his presidential authority, and trampled on the United States Constitution.
“If this is allowed, the United States Constitution has been completely rewritten. The United States Supreme Court is a co-conspirator in tearing down our Constitution, which is exactly why I am calling for a Convention of States so we can restore the Constitution to its original principles.”
The Texas governor also argues that a convention would force the federal government to “take the Constitution seriously again.”
We applaud Governor Greg Abbott for his courage in standing up to an ever-increasingly tyrannical federal government.
Do you agree with Governor Abbott that a modern-day Convention of the States could be a solution to rein in the power of the federal government?
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