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What if Congress calls an Article V convention to amend our U. S. Constitution?

Since it is within Congress’s authority to decide how the delegates are chosen, what if they select themselves, like John Boehner or Nancy Pelosi, or as the Assembly of States advocates, a bipartisan group. 

What if they let the states chose the delegates, the number to be determined by the electoral college system giving California 55 delegates to Virginia’s 13.  And, who would be chosen from Virginia – Speaker Howell or Governor McAuliffe and whom they appoint, legislators who are just as guilty of overreach as those at the federal level?

What if the convention meets and delegates don’t like a proposal?  Then the chair says, all in favor say Aye, opposed NO, the Ayes have it.   Next. 

What if the convention changes the rules for ratification, and make the number of states needed to ratify only half of the states, or none?   

What if the convention gives us a constitution that gives us rights instead of protecting our God-given inherent rights?   Any government that gives rights can take them away. 

What if there is a good result from the convention?   Will legislators who fail to honor their oath of office mysteriously overnight choose to do so?

What if the convention becomes a runaway, where anything could result?  What then?

Sue Long - North, VA

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