Saturday, February 17, 2018

ALEC wants a Constitutional Convention

And they are getting closer with each day. Iowa is the latest State to sign on, using verbatim the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) wording.

"ALEC wants a convention called in order to push a balanced budget amendment for Congress (though opponents argue there are simply times where the national government has to do deficit spending for national emergencies or defense reasons). Such austerity proposals would certainly cause deep cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Other ideas include allowing states to ignore certain U.S. Supreme Court decisions that they do not agree with. ALEC has already come dangerously close to its goal of getting the 34 states needed for a convention. Iowa’s addition would leave if just a handful of states away from reality."

Also see Bill Moyer's expose here

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