The following was written by Jesse Chaney and published in the Independent Record.
You may have heard or read about the national movement calling for a Convention of States to restrict the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. And you’ll have the chance to hear from some of the people behind the effort today in Helena.
At 7 p.m. at Helena College, professor Rob Natelson of the Independence Institute of Denver and Mark Meckler of Citizens for Self-Governance will host a lecture on Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
The article “gives state legislatures the power to act as a final check on the abuse of power in Washington, D.C.” by holding “a limited convention that can propose much-needed amendments to our Constitution,” according to materials from the movement. “Once 34 states pass a resolution applying for such a convention, Congress must call one,” the materials say.
Is this a real solution to a real problem or pie-in-the-sky ideology? You can decide tonight.