Letter: Should states be able to change Constitution?

Published 9:29 am Monday, April 3, 2017

There is a movement called the Convention of States that is exercising a provision in the United States Constitution for the states, rather than Congress, to amend the Constitution. If you are concerned about the effect of the Trump presidency, or if you were concerned about overreach in the Obama presidency, then you should research the initiative online and then support it by calling, writing or e-mailing your state representatives to urge them to support it. It is all about returning power to the people and out of the hand of the federal bureaucrats. That should concern almost everyone regardless of their political leanings. The North Dakota Legislature has recently agreed to participate, as have nine other states. Approval from 24 more states are needed to hold the convention. The Minnesota Legislature can vote on whether to participate in it this session which is coming to a close. Now is the time to act.

Steve Emery


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