AUSTIN, TX—The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper by Center for Tenth Amendment Action Director Dr. Thomas Lindsay on an Article V convention of states to propose constitutional amendments. The paper, “Who’s Afraid of an Article V Convention of States? Answering Opponent’s Concerns” reviews the arguments of both the defenders and the critics of the Article V movement.
“The federal government has grown to Leviathan-like proportions; as its power has expanded, individual liberty and the rule of law have shrunk,” said Lindsay. “Washington has shown itself unable to extricate Americans from the abyss into which its illegitimate power-grabs have thrust them. What is left, then, under the Constitution, is the states’ power to employ Article V to call a convention of states to propose amendments to reverse our decline by reining in our out-of-control federal government.”
To read the full publication, please visit: http://txpo.li/whos-afraid-of-an-article-v-convention
At the Texas Public Policy Foundation 14th Annual Policy Orientation, Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for an Article V convention of states to amend the Constitution for the purpose of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.
Dr. Tom Lindsay is director of the Centers for 10th Amendment Action and Higher Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.