Frustrated by Obamacare and seeming helplessness of the people to stop this affront to life and liberty?
Well, helplessness is a reasonable feeling. Even if conservatives win the day in November and take the House, little could be done to repeal most of Obamacare. Even if conservatives won BIG in November and took back the Senate, the filibuster and its 60 Senate rule would doom repeal and two thirds in both houses would be required to override a presidential veto. So by 2012, conservatives would have to take back the House, the Presidency, AND 60 seat in the Senate to repeal. Not likely.
Like I said, helpless.
But are we? What about Article V of the Constitution? This is a long shot as well but may be, just may be, more plausible than the scenario outlined above. Article V states:
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
RealQuiet from Redstate says…
“I LOVE this last option. The power is solely with the people and the states. This is the people’s and the states’ strongest weapon and will likely terrify Democrats as their folly in hoisting the freedom and liberty robbing legislation upon the American people becomes apparent to them. “
The expressed purpose of this Article of the Constitution is to give the power of redress to the States when faced with a tyrannical federal legislature. I think this time qualifies and I am not alone. In fact Rep Louie Gohmert of Texas (I love Texas) took to the floor of the House to discuss just such a response.
Again, its a long shot. But at least its a shot. What do you think?