The next Article V amendment

A lot of people think it will be term limits, but maybe not.  In small states political talent is pretty scarce.  So when they get really good legislators they don’t want to lose them.  But term limits forces out some dedicated and talented legislative leaders, like Speaker Mesnard in Arizona.  So it’s very difficult to get these states to vote for any kind of term limits.

I think the states should adopt an amendment which would call a Convention of States every ten years, or less.  The Convention would have the full power to propose constitutional amendments, subject to ratification of 3/4 of the states.

If you’re a state legislator, why wouldn’t you want the power to meet every ten years to propose constitutional amendments?

I guess we’ll have to call it the of State Convention Amendment.

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