Monday, December 15, 2008
Rewriting the Constitution?
Today in WorldNetDaily, it was reported that America is only two states away from the needed number to call for a Constitutional Convention.
This is something that surfaces periodically, and thus far, we've been able to stall such a move in its tracks. However, I think that the juggernaut might be difficult to stop this time around given the radical sea change in our culture's mentality. And that would be a catastrophe.
Calling a Constitutional Convention would in essence allow the scrapping of our Constitution as is, and enable it to be rewritten. I don't think I need to spell out what such an event could potentially do to the freedoms we have enjoyed for more than 200 years. President-elect Obama and several in his entourage have expressed their dissatisfaction with our current Constitution because it stands in the way of their idea of a utopian, socialist society. This is something that we dare not fall asleep at the switch watching. And I am talking at the state legislature level.
The Constitution of the United States is a precious document. It's a precious achievement, and has served our nation well since our founding. The Founding Fathers purposely made it very difficult to amend. But a Constitutional Convention would bypass this amendment process altogether.
We cannot let that happen.