The first step to recovery is recognizing you have a problem. That’s what North Carolina’s House Judiciary Committee did when they discussed a proposal to convene a states’ convention to amend the U.S. Constitution.
It has become quite apparent this country has an unrestrained and abusive federal government. Something must be done.
Opponents warn of a runaway convention. Proponents declare proposed amendments would be limited in scope. Either way we have a runaway federal government. The following sentiments sum up exactly what Washington D.C. has become:
Gary Kennedy from Youngsville also spoke in support of the convention call, telling the committee that the country's "enemy is within."
"We have a runaway convention now. It’s called the Congress and the executive branch and the judicial branch," Kennedy said. "When you give people that kind of power, they will be corrupt.
"I can see no other peaceful solution to the problems we face. I don’t want to see armed rebellion," he said.
"We have to do something," agreed Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan. "This situation, this Washington, is not going to fix itself, and it’s got to happen soon."
"No amount of electing good people is going to change Washington, D.C., structurally, the way it needs to be changed," Farris added.
Convention, dissolution or totalitarianism: take your pick.