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08/18/2017

Rob Natelson on a Convention of the States
Michael Ramsey

In The Hill, Rob Natelson: How a ‘convention of states’ could tweak the Constitution. From the introduction: 

Representatives of state legislatures from across the nation will converge in Phoenix, Arizona on Sept. 12 to participate in a traditional American institution called a “convention of states.” 

Conventions of states are valuable. They help ensure Washington, DC doesn’t dictate all decisions on every subject. 

The purpose of the meeting in Phoenix is to plan for another, even more important convention — one to propose adding a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The latter event is likely within the next two to three years. ...