In an unprecedented move Texas Governor Greg Abbott is he leading the charge in court against President Barack Obama’s amnesty program for the illegal aliens. But now is changing the game and joining the fight and pushing for a “Convention Of States” proposal that is gaining momentum during this second term of Obama as several conservatives to bring in the out of control federal government.
A “Convention Of States” is where the states invoke Article V of the United States Constitution to propose new amendments to this founding document.
This past Friday, May 13th, 2016, Governor Abbot officially called for the convention to take the power from a federal government that has be come the monster our forefathers warned us about and return it back to where it belongs and that is to the states. Abbott has named his proposed amendments “The Texas Plan.”
In his proposal some of the amendments that are being proposed include prohibiting administrative agencies and unelected bureaucrats from creating 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.
In an interview with The Examiner, Governor Abbott said “If this is allowed, the United States Constitution has been completely rewritten. If this is allowed, the United States Constitution has been completely rewritten.”
Governor Abbott has already launched one lawsuit against President Obama over the use of executive order to open the door to allow citizenship to millions aliens already living in the United States. Several states have joined the Texas governor in the lawsuit, they include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indian, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The Supreme Court is expected to make their ruling on this case some time in June.
As of right now including Texas, only six states have joined the call for a constitutional convention. Hopefully your state, if your state has not already joined, will join for this call to action of the states.
But one thing for sure is that since Governor Greg Abbott has now gotten on board, this movement will more then likely continues to grow and get stronger.