A Convention of States

Yesterday, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas proposed a convention of states to reconfigure the Constitution to stop the growing centralization of government in the hands of Washington politicians.  Some in the media are skeptical of this effort with the Dallas Morning News calling Abbott’s plan “part civics lesson, part anti-Obama diatribe.”  The fact is that the states have been losing power for many years dating back to the end of the Civil War.  It has been only in the last half-century that the concentration of power on the Potomac has shot up in earnest.    For some, there is a concern that such a convention would unleash more power from the central government.  However, as it is clear to many of us, Washington has not been restrained by the “parchment barrier” in a very long time.    Perhaps this convention might do some good as it would be a proper response to desire a return to a more localize government, however imperfect it might be.   Governor Abbott’s plan can be read here.

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