Is it time for a State Constitutional Convention?

In the midst of increasing Congressional chaos, it is my hope that the individual states will soon step up to the plate and call, overwhelmingly, for a State Constitutional Convention! It is perhaps time our state legislators had a serious talk as to what can be done to dial down a wildly out-of-control government. A government that has, in effect, declared war on the United States Constitution by continually sidestepping, obscuring and changing laws without full due process or even the tacit ascent by the majority. (It is now clear that a plurality of Americans no longer have faith in either house of Congress, nor in the Administrative branch to perform their sworn duties in a manner consistent with the expectations of those who elected them to office). The bridge of trust between We the People and the Government of the United States has perhaps been broken forever. It is time to recognize the pressing need for the States to take it upon themselves via a Convention to preserve the Union in a manner that is consistent with those of our Founding Fathers.

I would say to all Americans, that if We the People fail to take action at this juncture, and do not doggedly pursue legal and sane actions to change our national course… then, I fear that a bloody Civil Revolution may waiting in the wings of a play gone very bad…

This quote from Thomas Jefferson – “Societies exist under three forms sufficiently distinguishable. 1. Without government, as among our Indians. 2. Under governments wherein the will of every one has a just influence, as is the case in England in a slight degree, and in our states in a great one. 3. Under governments of force: as is the case in all other monarchies and in most of the other republics. To have an idea of the curse of existence under these last, they must be seen. It is a government of wolves over sheep. It is a problem, not clear in my mind, that the 1st. condition is not the best. But I believe it to be inconsistent with any great degree of population. The second state has a great deal of good in it. The mass of mankind under that enjoys a precious degree of liberty and happiness. It has it’s evils too: the principal of which is the turbulence to which it is subject. But weigh this against the oppressions of monarchy, and it becomes nothing. Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem. Even this evil is productive of good. It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions indeed generally establish the incroachments (sic) on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions, as not to discourage them too much. It is a medecine (sic) necessary for the sound health of government.” – Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Paris, January 30, 1787 [View this post with it’s original links at

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About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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