The influence of globalist mega-donors is revealed in the sudden impeachment of conservative Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, but their hand is also reflected in how Texas Republicans enacted the Convention of States resolution to seek a new convention under Article V to change the U.S. Constitution.
When the late Justice Scalia was asked in 2015 about the desirability of holding a new constitutional convention, he called it a “horrible idea.”
Yet to appease his ego-driven donors, Texas Gov. Abbott made the Convention of States one of his highest legislative priorities in 2017, ahead of border security and other more important issues. Republican legislators who would ordinarily oppose this were then bullied to vote for it, but on the condition that it would expire in eight years.
Conservatives in ten other states have defeated this “horrible idea” of a Convention of States this year. Yet the dark money backing this deceptive attempt to change our Constitution insisted on tacking another 8-year extension to the 2017 Texas application to Congress for a convention.
Every Republican in the Texas legislature then voted this spring for a new 8-year extension on this horrible idea. These were not sincere votes, but rather the product of a campaign funding system driven by large donors. The good news is that a Democrat state representative raised a point of order against the 8-year extension of the Convention of States, so it died when the Texas legislature adjourned.
Leading proponents of a Convention of States love nothing more than to play word games rather than discuss the substance of the issue. They insist that their convention to amend the Constitution would not be a true “constitutional convention,” yet leading legal dictionaries simply define a constitutional convention as “A duly constituted assembly of delegates … for the purpose of framing, revising, or amending its constitution.”
They ignore how Article V clearly says that Congress – not the states – will call the convention, because they don’t want to admit that their convention would only give more power to the Congress that they claim to stand against. A constitutional convention or Convention of States is not the answer to our country’s problems. It’s just another power grab by the globalists.