Republican, Christian Texas Governor Abbott calls for amendments to U.S. Constitution

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    Jan 09, 2016 12:19 AM GMT

    The United State of Texas has a plan to dismantle gay marriage icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for a conference of the states to add new nine amendments to the U.S. Constitution, saying the U.S. Congress, the President and U.S. Supreme Court are eroding the rule of law in the country.

    Speaking at a conservative forum in Austin, Abbott, a Republican, said the federal government, courts and president were overreaching their constitutional bounds and he wanted legislation authorizing Texas to join other states in calling for a "Convention of States to fix the cracks in our Constitution."

    "The Texas plan fixes this government run amok."

    His nine amendments include requiring Congress to balance the budget, allowing two-thirds of the states to override a U.S. Supreme Court decision and allowing a two-thirds majority of the states to override a federal law or regulation - rights that the states do not have

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    Jan 09, 2016 12:23 AM GMT

    Um, Texass, conservative constitutional amendments have failed in the past icon_lol.gif

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    Jan 09, 2016 12:27 AM GMT
    Don't forget that the balanced budget amendments tend to make vague blanket exceptions for military spending with no clarifications on how such a system would actually work. ;)
  • jeepguySD

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    Jan 09, 2016 3:44 AM GMT

    As the map shows, Republicans currently control only 30 of the 50 state legislatures. That is 9 fewer than the 3/4 necessary to ratify a constitutional amendment. Neither do the Republicans have the 2/3 majority in either chambers of Congress necessary to pass an amendment and move it forward to the states.

    This makes the Texas governor's call for constitutional amendments nothing more than political bluster -- more pandering to the extreme right.

    Now, if Republicans continue to gain greater control among the state legislatures, and also within Congress, then we have something to worry about.
  • tazzari

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    Jan 09, 2016 7:24 PM GMT
    Perhaps the governor could start by shelling Fort Sumpter?