In recent weeks, I have been hearing more about a push for an Article V constitutional convention. I hereby declare my strong disapproval for such action.
The Constitution of the United States is not broken and is entirely adequate for the issues of our day. What is broken is the will of our elected officials to adhere to the principles of the U.S. Constitution.
One of the concerns put forth by Article V advocates is the lack of a balanced national budget. The U.S. House of Representatives has the constitutional authority to balance the budget starting tomorrow. All they need to do is authorize less spending than our national government income. They control the “purse strings” of our federal government.
Arthur Joel Robinson, Blackfoot
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