Subject: No on HJR7
Date: Fri Mar 06 21:14:52 MST 2015
You, who serve as Senators and Representatives here in the State of Utah, were hired to be our voice, under, and in the name of the Republic, to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.
I repeat, there is no need, whatsoever, to call for the proposed Constitutional Convention with the plea to establish a so-called "Balance Budget" amendment. It is evident, at every turn, that the Federal government has unconstitutionally over-stepped its boundaries with its 18 trillion dollar debt! If our government had been out of control with its spending outside the framework of the Constitution, how can we trust and allow it to engage in a Constitutional Convention? Our United States Constitution will be in total hands of those who have abused its powers in the first place that will cause our Constitution to fall prey and be left wide open for total destruction - - null and void.
Arthur Goldberg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Miami Herald, admonishment to "steer clear" of a constitutional convention in which he said:
"...The absence of any mechanism to ensure representative selection of delegates could put a runaway convention in the ands of single-issue groups whose self-interest may be contrary to our national well-being."
Chief Justice Berger of the Supreme Court, issued a stern warning:
"I have also repeatedly given my opinion that there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The Convention can make its own rules and set its own agenda. Congress might try to limit the Convention to one amendment or to one issue, but there is no way to assure that the Convention would obey. After a Convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the Convention if we don't like its agenda. Whatever gain might be hoped for from a new Constitutional Convention could not be worth the risk involved. A new convention could plague our nation into constitutional confusion and confrontation at every turn, with no assurance that focus would be on the subject needing attention. I have discouraged the idea of a constitutional convention and I am glad to see states rescinding their previous resolutions regularly a convention. In these Bicentennial years, we should be celebrating its long life, not challenging its very existence."
This duly implies that there is an alternative, and that is returning and adhering to the principles established within the framework of our United States Constitution. They are the principles that were the very foundation that made our nation, each state, and every individual sovereign and free.
Please vote "NO" on HJR7!
Susan A. Craven