posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 04:02 AM
Earlier this afternoon, Georgia become the first state in American history to pass the Convention of States application to limit the power and
jurisdiction of the federal government.
The House voted to approve the Senate’s version of the resolution by a vote of 107-58.
“I am pleased that the Georgia legislature has given voice to the frustrations of millions of Georgians,” said State Sen. Cecil Staton (R-Macon),
the resolution’s primary sponsor. “Enough is enough. It is time to impose fiscal and other restraints on our runaway federal government. We
urge other states to join us.”
“We Georgians have become the hope of the Nation today,” said Jacqueline Peterson, the Georgia State Director for the Convention of States
Project. “Many thanks to our State Legislators for standing for Liberty. May God bless us, every single one!”
Our deepest thanks go to our volunteers in Georgia. They took a stand for self-governance, and history will remember what happened in Georgia today.
Because they decided to write a letter, make a call, attend a hearing, or meet with their state representative, they can tell their children and
grandchildren they made a difference in the fight to preserve liberty.
We expect many more states to follow Georgia’s lead in the months ahead. These are historic times—I encourage you to remember this day and what
it will mean for the future of our great country.
Wow. Just wow. OFFICIAL demand for a Constitutional Convention!
The Wiki entry for this lists it as a class V, dated March 6, 2014:
Fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limiting the terms of office of
federal officials including members of Congress
The text of the PDF
Senate Resolution 736
By: Senators Staton of the 18th, Shafer of the 48th, Chance of the 16th, Miller of the 49th, Hill of the 32nd and others
ADOPTED SENATE A RESOLUTION
Applying for a convention of the states under Article V of the United States Constitution; and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, the founders of the Constitution of the United States empowered state legislators to be guardians of liberty against future abuses of power
by the federal government; and
WHEREAS, the federal government has created a crushing national debt through improper and imprudent spending; and
WHEREAS, the federal government has invaded the legitimate roles of the states through the manipulative process of federal mandates, most of which are
unfunded to a great extent; and
WHEREAS, the federal government has ceased to live under a proper interpretation of the Constitution of the United States; and
WHEREAS, it is the solemn duty of the states to protect the liberty of our people, particularly for the generations to come, by proposing amendments
to the Constitution of the United States through a convention of the states under Article V of the United States Constitution to place clear
restraints on these and related abuses of power.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA that the General Assembly of the State of Georgia hereby applies to Congress, under
the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the calling of
a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government,
limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this application shall be deemed an application for a convention to address each or all of the subjects herein stated. For
the purposes of determining whether two-thirds of the states have applied for a convention addressing any
of the subjects stated herein, this application is to be aggregated with the applications of any other state legislatures for the single subjects of
balancing the federal budget, limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, or limiting the terms of federal officials.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit copies of this application to the President and Secretary of
the United States Senate and to the Speaker and Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, to transmit copies to the members of the United
States Senate and United States House of Representatives from this state, and to transmit copies hereof to the presiding officers of each of the
legislative houses in the several states, requesting their cooperation.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this application constitutes a continuing application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of the United
States until the legislatures of at least two-thirds of the several states have made applications on the same subject.
So apparently, Georgia is seeking for other states to follow in passing demands for a con-con on similar subject matter.
Upon reaching two-thirds of states, Congress is REQUIRED to organize the convention.
But beware of sneaky, tyrannical hands. How many times have we seen unrelated legislation pass on a bill, that has nothing to do with the main
legislation? Well the same thing could happen here, if the Convention is called. They might try to further limit, or even abolish, the 2nd Amendment,
for example. The states must be extremely careful not to let the wolf wrap itself in sheep's clothing.
If this landslides into a States movement with real teeth, everybody is going to want their little piece of the pie. Backroom deals will no doubt be
rampant. And the Left will no doubt fight this to the bitter end, considering the subject matter of Georgia's call.
But all hail Georgia, in this case. They are trying to stop the monster.
edit on Mon Mar 10th 2014 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason