Article V Convention
I just got an email from Common Cause stating that we are only six states away from calling for an Article V convention to amend the US Constitution. Scott Walker former governor of Wisconsin and the American Legislative Exchange Counsil (ALEC) are behind this.
You remember ALEC, the source of boilerplate legislation used by state and federal lawmakers to write laws in favor of the 1%. Funded by the Kochs, it has been busy solidifying GOP power while Dems routinely fell on their fainting couches, clutching pearls and doing jack sh!t.
Well, it looks like the coup de grace to our vision of democracy will be this Article V convention, where the GOP, aided and abetted by the ineffectual Dems, will finally get their dream constitution. I have been aware of these machinations for some time, and have opposed a constitutional convention. I have seen how weak the Dems are when they are in power and right now they have little power in many states as well as in Congress. SCOTUS is now a tool of the 1% and rules against the people more often than not.
I hope C99ers will see this ploy for what it is and speak (write) against it. Common Cause has been on the people’s side throughout its existence and I am glad they are raising the alarm on this issue. I fear if this convention comes to pass, we will all be be living in Winston Smith’s world.