Magazine article The New American

Iowa Latest State to Reject Convention of States

Magazine article The New American

Iowa Latest State to Reject Convention of States

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With the adjournment of the Iowa Legislature May 5, the failure of the Iowa Senate to vote on the Convention of States (COS) proposal (HJR 12) made it the 15th state this year to kill the effort to call for a national convention to consider changes to the U.S. Constitution. No states have passed the proposal so far this year.

Those Americans who believe that the document produced by men such as George Washington, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton in 1787, and ratified by the states over the next few years, is far superior to anything that our present generation of politicians, such as Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell, could produce can now breathe a sigh of relief. After all, as the late Justice Antonin Scalia once opined, "This century is a bad century in which to write a Constitution."

Patriotic members of The John Birch Society (JBS, the parent organization of The New American magazine) were successful, along with their like-thinking allies, in keeping the COS from even coming to a vote in the Iowa Senate. …

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