Category Archives: Article V

Essays on Article V of the Constitution

Buzz Brockaway

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress…. Article V

 

Led by the State Legislature of Georgia, the calls for an Article V Convention are becoming more and more common, but is such a State called Constitutional Convention even possible today? And even if it happened, would it accomplish anything? And if the problems are obvious, why did the Framers even put the clause allowing the States to call a convention in the Constitution in the first place?

Broadcast Episodes: A Texas Sized Mess

A Texas Sized Mess

Original Air Date: August 22, 2013

The Civil War sale of US Bonds belonging to the State of Texas ends up causing a kerfuffle when Texas is “deprived” of it’s suffrage in the Senate without its consent.

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