The rallying cry Tuesday at a Capitol auditorium in Austin was for calling the federal government to heel.
The Constitution has been changed only 27 times in 229 years, and never like this.
Article V requires 34 states to support a convention; eight have done so. Any proposed constitutional changes would then have to be ratified by the legislatures or separate conventions in 38 states.
The Texas resolutions call for amendments “to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.”
Nothing in our government is more revered than the Constitution. Presuming the wisdom to change it is staggeringly serious business. Legislators should approach with extreme caution.