Here is what Benedict Idiot is saying now:
Tired of Government Gone Wild? Here's What We Can Do About It! Our Founders put a special sort of “emergency cord” right into Article V of our Constitution as a last resort to rein in our wayward federal government drunk on its own power. That article gives states the power to call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution.
Three states have already successfully passed legislation calling for a Convention of the States, and right now it’s Virginia’s turn. We need every patriot to step up and remind lawmakers in the Old Dominion why we support the Convention of States.
By calling a Convention of the States, average citizens can stop the federal spending spree, power grabs, and other abuses by proposing amendments to rein in the federal government. After the states draft, debate, and vote upon these proposed amendments, they will then be sent to all 50 states for ratification, and three-quarters of the states must agree for any of the proposed amendments to be ratified.
The beauty of this process is that neither the President nor Congress has the authority to stop it. It is truly in the hands of We the People. This idea is really the last recourse of the citizens to rein in DC and restore our country to a Constitutionally limited federal government.
Palin then sends you to Brancy's blog where visitors are being urged to contact their Senators so that they can get this "Convention of States" off the ground.
However what Palin is leaving out is that three states is NOT a groundswell to enact this measure. In fact it is barely a bump.
As I have written before a Convention of States requires two thirds of the states to sign on, and correct me if I'm wrong but three states is a hell of a long way from two thirds of 50.
Not only that but even if they were able to get those two thirds to call for amending the Constitution, then it has to be ratified by three quarters of all states.
Who in the hell thinks that's even remotely possible?
OH well, what the hell?
If this is the kind of thing that keeps her few remaining followers busy while the rest of us deal with real problems, then I guess there is no harm.
I mean what else do they have to do besides fight over control of the TV in the day room, finger paint pictures for relatives to hang on their refrigerators, and hoard their medications for their own version of "Fun Freaky Fridays."