This is a great example of the stupidity of a lot of the Texas Republican Platform.
From page 9 of the 2010 platform:
We oppose any constitutional convention to rewrite the United States Constitution. We demand the Legislature rescind its 1977 call for such a convention. We call upon other states to rescind their votes for such a convention.
This is Eagle Forum-style, nut job paranoia. They fear that a 31 year old concurrent resolution, calling for a balanced spending amendment, can somehow result in a runaway constitutional convention and rewrite the US Constitution.
No kidding. They really believe this.
Here’s the 31 year old resolutions: HCR 31, Regular Session, and HCR 13, 2nd Called Session.
Now here’s the irony: the current (82nd) Senate did almost they same thing: they called for a constitutional convention for a balanced budget amendment.
A balanced budget amendment is silly; it won’t fix anything because runaway spending is simply taken off budget. That’s what happened with Social Security and Medicare.
But it doesn’t matter. I doubt enough states will call for this convention. And while we’re waiting, the Texas Eagle Forum and Phyllis Schlafly disciples will have another dumb cause to rabble rouse over.
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The idea of a constitution convention being called in this era frightens me to the core. Too many special and selfish interests.