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.

1 comment:

. said...

Here, here! A Constitutional Convention would be the disaster to overshadow all previous national disasters in the U.S. This isn't just a slippery slope, it's a one-step cliff, off of which our country simply cannot be allowed to stride. The tsunami of changes to our society would be unstoppable, to our detriment. Most deplorable would be the loss of the freedoms we enjoy now to express ourselves and to live a life according to God's commands.
This is not hyperbole. With the left commanding all three branches of government at the federal level, and the thirst for dramatic change at the state legistlative level, our country could be headed to a crisis far worse than our current economic one.
We simply must not let a Constitutional Convention happen. Once it becomes an agenda in the mainstream media, it will be too late. Only a grassroots effort to lay out the best arguments against such an event will stall the effort before it gains too much momentum.

In Him,
Dan Grubbs, editor
The Portico Dialogue