Keys to Bringing About a National Constitutional Convention
- There are a number of keys to helping to bring about a National
Constitutional Convention. Although it is important to get the
citizenry behind the movement, the fact remains that it is the state
legislators who are actually the ones who make a Convention happen.
As such, they have to be the main focus in terms of
lobbying/persuasion. Office visits and faxes are the most effective
means of conveying one's message. In addition, I believe there are
some states that are more preferable to focus on in terms of trying
to bring about a Convention. 2/3 of the state legislatures must agree
to have one---that's 34 states. I have decided to concentrate on those
states that get back less in federal spending than what they pay in
federal taxes---there is clear motivation for them here to buck the
status quo. If you go to the site below, you can see how your state
fares with respect to federal spending versus taxes paid.
http://www.taxfoundation.org See right hand column with U.S. map.