This time it’s South Carolina…
It joins 18 other states mostly Republican and in the South….
34 states would trigger Congress actinmg on the request with a Constitiional Convention….
Any amendment would need ratifcation by 38 states….
The worry on this buy some of BOTH parties is that lawmakers could try to rewrite the whole document in a partisan tilt….
South Carolina on Wednesday joined a growing number of states calling for a convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law the bill seeking changes to the Constitution after state lawmakers tailored the call for a convention to putting spending checks on the federal government, curbing the federal government’s jurisdiction and power, and setting term limits for Congress. About 18 other states, mostly Republican-led and concentrated in the South, have passed similar proposals. Congress needs requests from 34 states to convene a convention of the states.
“Some leaders foresee a ‘runaway’ convention which could propose amendments beyond the scope of the call,” McMaster wrote in his signing statement. “Others prefer that we depend on enlightened future electorates. I see it a little differently. I see the ever-increasing size and scope of the federal government as the larger threat.” In South Carolina, opponents of the legislation, including Democrats and some Republicans, have argued a convention would mean existing amendments, from those protecting free speech and gun rights to those that prohibited slavery, could be at risk….