Dems Must Wage The NoConCon War In Battleground States Like Minnesota

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In a recent post Yours Truly listed the 20 Texas GOP State Senators pushing the Koch Brothers /ALEC’s radical plan to change the U.S. Constitution. While Texas is a major Republican state that deserves the attention of the #NoConCon movement (those opposed to a Constitutional Convention), the battle also needs to be waged in Battleground States that are currently mulling the Koch Brothers’ radical idea.



One such battleground state is Minnesota where Democrats have traditionally done very well. Minnesota for example went for Obama in 2008 and 2012  and for Hillary Clinton in 2016. To have Minnesota State GOP flirting with Koch Brothers/ALEC’s radical plan to change the U.S. Constitution can reap huge benefits for Dems in Midterms 2018.

Records show that SF 2490 was introduced in the Minnesota Senate on 03/15/2018. The “authors”(really ALEC) of SF 2490  are Republican State Senators Roger C. Chamberlain, Mark W. Koran, Andrew Mathews, Torrey N. Westrom, and Bill Ingebrigtsen.

In the Minnesota House of Representatives HF2690 was introduced on 5/18/2017. The bill is “authored”(really ALEC) by these 17 Minnesota GOP House Representatives

Bottomline, Dems must make a run for the Minnesota Legislature using the radical GOP/Koch Brothers /ALEC’s radical plan to change the U.S. Constitution whose end run is the elimination of Medicare /Medicaid under the guise of “Balanced Budget Amendment.”

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11 Replies to “Dems Must Wage The NoConCon War In Battleground States Like Minnesota”

  1. I’d just like to clarify that were this movement to succeed in calling for a convention, it would only be able to propose amendments to the Constitution. Those proposed amendments would then need to be ratified by 38 states (an extremely high threshold), before they became a part of the Constitution. Our founders did leave us with strong safeguards against anything too extreme or unpopular.

    1. I believe that the convention doesnt work that way unfortunately. Read up on it you will be surprised I think at what you see. They’re 2 ways to change the constitution the safe way you’re describing and then this way. The con con is a free for all. Look it up.

  2. I’d just like to clarify that were this movement to succeed in calling for a convention, it would only be able to propose amendments to the Constitution. Those proposed amendments would then need to be ratified by 38 states (an extremely high threshold), before they became a part of the Constitution. Our founders did leave us with strong safeguards against anything too extreme or unpopular.

  3. I believe that the convention doesnt work that way unfortunately. Read up on it you will be surprised I think at what you see. They’re 2 ways to change the constitution the safe way you’re describing and then this way. The con con is a free for all. Look it up.

  4. A convention is totally fine. It is simply a way for the states to trigger an Amendment proposal instead of Congress doing it. Being against it is like saying “These Republicans want to vote for something we hate–FIGHT AGAINST THE RIGHT TO VOTE!!!” The problem is not the convention–a convention could be used to solve all sorts of problems that Congress is never going to address. The problem is the actual legislation that the Koch Brothers want. Fight against THAT. On the merits. Not against a system that can bring democratic change and is part of the Constitution. The more avenues we close off in our attempts to get “change the right way,” the more we end up with no change at all. There’s a reason that people are calling for term limits in the first place–they don’t feel represented by their political leaders. That problem is not going to go away just by swearing off potential remedies that some may not like.

    We need change desperately in this country. Almost no citizen is happy with the government–even people that think that Trump is taking us in the right direction don’t think that the majority of the rest of their representatives actually represent them. There aren’t that many avenues toward change, and most people in power want to keep things the way they are. It is foolish to be limiting our options. If 34 states want to propose an Amendment for term limits, and 38 states want to ratify it, that’s simply democracy in action. If they don’t, then we have nothing to worry about.

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