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A “redo” for the Constitution? Some N.C. lawmakers hope so

Among the bills filed at the state legislature today was a resolution that would put North Carolina on a small list of states seeking to reconvene the Constitutional Convention of the States.

Yes, that Constitutional Convention. The last time they met was back in 1787.

The North Carolina resolution (click here to read) is part of a recent cause among far-right conservatives to seek financial limits on the federal government.

The North Carolina resolution makes no bones about the lawmakers’ disregard for Washington, finding that “the federal government has ceased to exist under a proper interpretation of the Constitutional of the United States.”

This isn’t the first time the legislature took stabs at how to apply the U.S. Constitution. Last year, a bill was filed that would have made Rowan County a First-Amendment free zone and established a state religion. That bill, which had a quarter of the N.C. House Republican delegation sign on, didn’t make it far, after N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis (and current U.S. Senate candidate) squashed the bill from his Republican colleagues.

Below is some of the language from the resolution introduced today by state Reps. Jim Fulghum, Bert Jones, Chris Millis and  Dennis Riddell and co-sponsored by Reps. C. Robert Brawley,  George Cleveland,  Jason Saine and Roger Younts;

 

Cons t Convention by NC Policy Watch

 

7 Comments

  1. LayintheSmakDown

    May 27, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks for pointing this out. This is great news, I will contact my representatives to come out in support.

  2. NoGOPinNC

    May 27, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    And now you see why we had Democratic rule for a 100 years….give these patriots an inch and they’ll set NC back decades UGH!

  3. Alan

    May 28, 2014 at 7:33 am

    NOGOPINNC,

    I do have to point out an error in your post, you called these folks “patriots”. There is NOTHING patriotic about these knuckle-draggers.

    The national embarrassment of NC continues as long as these folks continue to be elected…

  4. Jim Wiseman

    May 28, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Patriots seek to restore the Constitution. Treasonous leftists try to subvert it. The real “nuckle-draggers” are those too ignorant to realize that this country was founded on principle, not on mob rule.

  5. LayintheSmakDown

    May 28, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Jim +1 thanks for Layin the Smack down! But as Alan/ML will likely chime in, you spell it knuckle ;)

  6. Kimbrely Davis

    May 28, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I have got to move out of this stupid, redneck, uneducated state

  7. Alan

    May 28, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Sorry, but your self anointed “patriots” are nothing more than a bunch of ignorant rednecks. What restoration of the Constitution are you talking about? Also, what “mob rule”? The only mobs I see active here are the Teabagger civil war re-enactors and free-loading racists like Cliven Bundy. I do believe he was called a “patriot” by the GOP.