From: despain@aol.com
To: David Lifferth,
Subject: Re: Please vote NO on H.J.R.8 Calling For a Convention to Amend the Constitution of the U.S. (Ivory)
Date: Sat Feb 27 01:22:31 MST 2016
Body:
Dear Representative Lifferth,

I live in Holladay. I know that you are not my district representative; however, I thought as a Utah citizen your votes do affect me and I wanted to express my opinion concerning this resolution. Thank you for your service.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Despain



-----Original Message-----
From: David Lifferth <dlifferth@le.utah.gov>
To: despain <despain@aol.com>
Sent: Fri, Feb 26, 2016 7:53 am
Subject: Re: Please vote NO on H.J.R.8 Calling For a Convention to Amend the Constitution of the U.S. (Ivory)

Cheryl,

Where do you live?
Thanks,
Rep. Dave Lifferth
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Utah State Legislature
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From: " despain@aol.com" < despain@aol.com>
Date: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:20 AM
To: DTS < dlifferth@le.utah.gov>
Subject: Please vote NO on H.J.R.8 Calling For a Convention to Amend the Constitution of the U.S. (Ivory)


Dear Representative Lifferth,

As a Utah citizen
I am writing to request that you vote NO on H.J.R. 8 calling for an Article 5 Constitutional Convention to "
impose fiscal restraints on the federal government (i.e. balanced budget amendment), limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress."Although I support balancing the U. S. budget, I believe the "balancing" would be achieved by restricting money to the States and by uncapped tax increases rather than by reducing expenditures on the Federal level, especially since the amendment itself would not delineate specifics as to how the balance would be achieved. The Constitution already provides for limitations on the federal government and for "term limits" through the electoral process.


The U. S. Constitution does not specify how or where conventions will be held, the number of delegates to be allotted to each state, what issues may be raised in convention or how the delegates will be elected leaving open the possibility of other limitless changes to the Constitution. Holding an Article 5 Convention could potentially open a "Pandora's Box" rife with the unintended consequences of multiple changes to the Constitution itself as well as broad stroke amendments (without specified controls or limits to their powers) which could be incorrectly interpreted and forced upon individuals, States and/or the federal government itself.

Please vote "No" on H.J.R 8 and thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Despain