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|Convening for the Constitution|
It's been 225 years since we have had a federal constitutional convention, could it be time for another one?
Noble Elligton's answer to the question is a resounding "yes" and he has introduced a resolution in the state legislature attesting to that.
The story of Elliginton's quest for Louisiana to call a for convention of states to create an amendment to the U.S. Constitution can be found on the front page of this week's Franklin Sun.
If you haven't read it yet, go there. I'll be here when you get back.
A cynic might say that Ellington's resolution to address the nation's debt is an election year ploy to appeal to conservative voters.
I like Noble, however, and will take him at his word that he's serious in wanting Louisiana to be at the forefront of doing something that really needs to be doneŚcorking the federal government's mad-cap spending that's rapidly leading this country to bankruptcy.
North Dakota has already passed a similar resolution, so why shouldn't we follow the lead of our friends in The Great Plains and use our Constitutional authority to guide the feds to some semblance of fiscal sanity?
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