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AMAC Supports South Carolina Resolution Calling for a Convention of States

Posted on Tuesday, February 1, 2022
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AMAC members have consistently responded favorably to an Article V states initiated fiscal discipline Constitutional Amendment.

 

 

 

January 31, 2022 — By Email
The Honorable Rex Rice
Senator
South Carolina Senate

RE: S. 1006 — Calling for a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

Dear Senator Rice:

On behalf of the 2.35 million members nationally– and 52,000 in South Carolina — of the Association of Mature American Citizens (“AMAC” – www.amac.us), we strongly support enactment of S.1006 and urge its passage by the Senate and South Carolina Legislature for the sake of the citizens of your State and of all States. In our recent poll of AMAC members, 96 percent responded in favor of an Article V States initiated fiscal discipline Constitutional Amendment.

The enormity of the federal Congress’ and Biden Administration’s spending spree and tax proposals have no regard for neither the financial integrity of our Nation on a global scale and the strength of the dollar as leading international reserve currency, nor the adverse impact on the ability of businesses to create and sustain jobs and strengthen and grow our GDP. In short, the federal Congress continues to demonstrate to all States and American citizens its inability – and genuine lack of will — to address its fiduciary and stewardship responsibilities.

Members of the Congress and the current U.S. Secretary of the Treasury often bemoan the national debt and growing interest on the debt as “unsustainable” – and then do nothing beyond occasional rhetoric. Rapidly rising inflation is especially hurting low- and middle-income South Carolinian and all American families and the impending federal spending and taxing spree, if ever enacted, will accelerate and exacerbate inflation and the financial pain of families – and breed the recurrence of the devastation of stagflation we all had to endure in the late 1970’s. Unless checked by the States through Article V, and drawing upon a well know idiom, the Congress and the Biden Administration are “killing the golden goose that lays the golden eggs” with their proposed spending and taxing sprees.

The Founders of our republic and signers of the Constitution recognized the threat of a runaway federal government and the eventual need for reigning it in when it takes actions that threaten the viability of our republican form of government in which the States are the last line of defense and check against federal irresponsibility. They with the other Founders approved the specific provision in Article V to ensure the sovereignty of the States:

“The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by three fourths thereof,…”

So as you and your colleagues address S. 1006, we strongly urge its passage as both a great service to citizens of South Carolina and all States toward move saving our Nation from the financial disaster that will inevitably result from unchecked federal spending and taxes. Indeed, we are at that perilous point in which the States are called upon to establish a fiscal integrity “constitutional box” that the Congress and the Executive Branch must honor for the sake of the American people.

Thank you for your leadership.

Sincerely,

Bob Carlstrom, President

AMAC Action

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Charlie
Charlie
9 months ago

It’s been too long since AMAC last wrote about the Convention of States. We’re getting close!
conventionofstates.com

Shawna
Shawna
2 years ago

Pray for Connecticut as we are moving forward to pass a resolution for convention of states

Lewis Walker
Lewis Walker
2 years ago

This is long overdue. The individual States need to meet

Elizabeth Dempsey
Elizabeth Dempsey
2 years ago

We are still quite far from having enough states passing the call for a Convention of States. It would seem that there aren’t states that have begun the process. The first call came about probably 7 or 8 years ago and we’re still waiting for enough states to tackle budget and term limits for Senators and Representatives of Congress plus any other actions that come under the right of the Convention of States.

Jorge L Rios
Jorge L Rios
2 years ago

It seems like most people don’t have enough information to make an intelligent choice concerning this topic. Everyone needs to visit Convention of States.com to get all the factual information, then make an informed decision, what most of you are saying is WAY off base.

Richard Foster
Richard Foster
2 years ago

Second

Deborah
Deborah
2 years ago

We need a Convention of States here in South Carolina

Eirie Princess
Eirie Princess
2 years ago

We don’t need a convention of states! Why we consider anything to change the greatest (We The People) document written. If anything needs changed that’s why we have amendment. When I know George Soros is pushing for this convention and putting in millions of dollars. That’s a red flag!

Shannon
Shannon
2 years ago

Don’t be fooled. A Convention of States is not a good idea. There is no way to set parameters on what such Convention can look at. If enough Democrats join together, you can say goodbye to the 2nd Ammendment.

David Reinhart
David Reinhart
2 years ago

I’m sorry, but this is a mistake. Once a convention is called, there is nothing that can limit what it can consider. The original Convention was called to ticvthe Articles of Confederation and the delegates decided on their own to toss them out and write a new Constitution. There is nothing, nothing, in Article V that allows for limiting a Convention, and any effort to do so would likely to be found unconstitutional. Since anything can be considered, there may be efforts to repeal the 1st and 2nd amendments, for example. The delegates may choose to throw out the whole Constitution and start over. Will amendments be offered for ratification or individually, for a package? If the convention ends up being co-opted by progressives, will the changes muster the nesscary 3/4 votes for ratification? If not, all that will have been achieved is a lot of wasted time and money, and probably created a lot of national angst. What we really need is for citizens to do their jobs as voters and elect people who will vote for term limits, and vote for people who place the interest of the nation above their own aggrandizement.

Bill on the Hill
Bill on the Hill
2 years ago

SC being the first state to create a Convention of States seems appropriate being that the 1st shots of the Great Civil War started here with ZERO deaths resulting…
For starters a COS amendment to the US Constitution will not happen in ( 3 ) years & if it was to happen, I believe ( 20 ) years would be a better estimate for it to actually pass muster imo, however that it has been proposed adds fodder to the current paralysis this nation currently finds itself in under the current REGIME hell bent on destroying this country & her beloved Constitution…
As the JRB puppet masters go about their ” reimagine ” campaign across this nation, utilizing Big Tech, MSM & the financial assistance of the Marxist Elites, George Soros, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezo’s, etc., America is only now just beginning to wake up to what is happening across this nation…
God Bless America,
Trump won,
Bill… :~)

Bill on the Hill
Bill on the Hill
2 years ago

SC being the first state to create a Convention of States seems appropriate being that the 1st shots of the Great Civil War started here with ZERO deaths resulting…
For starters a COS amendment to the US Constitution will not happen in ( 3 ) years & if it was to happen, I believe ( 20 ) years would be a better estimate for it to actually pass muster imo, however that it has been proposed adds fodder to the current paralysis this nation currently finds itself in under the current REGIME hell bent on destroying this country & her beloved Constitution…
As the JRB puppet masters go about their ” reimagine ” campaign across this nation, utilizing Big Tech, MSM & the financial assistance of the Marxist Elites, George Soros, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezo’s, etc., America is only now just beginning to wake up to what is happening across this nation…
God Bless America,
Trump won,
Bill… :~)

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