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November 22, 2012

They’re against it, so it must be a good idea

A wise man once said when life gives you lemons then make lemonade. So it is for the reelection of Obama.

Now I’m going out against the status quo as I always do and say that yes, the left controls the cities and those voting blocks, mostly minority, cancels out your vote.

But I think that given the choice between Romney and Obama, dumb and dumber that there was no choice.

Elections are about differences. Whoever you liked, Reagan or Carter, everyone can agree that there was a sharp difference between the two. Was there a difference between the Obama and Romney?    

Recently the Republican PACs — Republican by the way does not, I say again does not mean conservative, those PACs attacked the president for sending aid to Libya, Pakistan and Syria.

Funny thing along the way they forgot to mention that the senate in a vote of 81 to 10 stopped the attempt to cut off the money. The president never saw a bill to sign. Thirty Republicans sided with Democrats to continue foreign aid to those places.

The money you earned in your check. Well at least the parties proved that they were bipartisan at something, something that 80 percent of Americans are opposed to.   

In fact, most of our problems are precisely from bipartisanship.

Not a dime’s worth of difference between parties. Did a federal solution work here for the Romney voters?    

So here is the lemonade. I once wrote about an Article V constitutional convention where our Constitution could be amended. Crazy talk, huh?

Consider that if all of you that put an effort into the primary for Ron Paul and those that supported Romney and even many on the left put that same effort into an Article V convention then most likely that legislation would be on Gov. Corbett’s desk in Harrisburg.

It might even appear as a ballot question in Maryland by next year.

   No one would vote for that! We can’t even get Republicans, who by constitutional authority control the purse strings in the House of Representatives to cut spending.

It’s true: all bills to raise revenue originates in the House, Article 1 Section 7, hey I’m making lemonade, check for yourself.

   You see, an Article V convention needs only your state representatives to be on board. And although none of us can influence a federal election anymore certainly state senators and representatives can win or lose by less than a hundred votes.

An effort as big as that needed to elect a president would push the necessary number of states into the Article V column. Term limits, neutering the Supreme Court, nullifying Obamacare, and even abolishing the IRS in favor of a different tax structure are all possible.

Seems like both parties are opposed to an Article V convention, anything that both Democrats and Republicans are opposed too must be worth fighting for.

 James Parsons, former resident

Carlisle, Pa.

 

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