Thursday, February 06, 2014

Roy Moore Wants a Constitutional Convention

Judge Roy Moore wants a Constitutional Convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same sex marriage.

The idea is based upon Article V of the Constitution which states:

"The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments..."

Moore is the idiot that the idiots in Alabama voted in as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. They voted for him despite his having been previously removed from office for refusing to follow a federal court order to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Supreme Court building.

Moore has sent letters to all 50 governors urging them to get their legislature to call a "Convention for proposing Amendments" with the express aim of outlawing Gay Marriage.

This is another example of Conservatives not being in touch with reality (I discount this as a play for political support within the Alabama electorate for another run by Moore at governor but I guess it's possible that's all this is).

Conservatives seem to actually believe that the majority of Americans agree with them and somehow this majority view is being stifled by the courts or Congress or the president or the media or some nefarious conspiracy.

Moore would need 34 states to call for a convention. Fourteen states already recognize gay marriage and five others, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin, are unlikely to be sympathetic.

That leaves 31 states that might be willing to go along with Moore but I'm betting just about all governors will toss his letter in the garbage can.

Even if by some miracle Moore got 34 states. Any proposed amendment would need to be ratified by 38 states in order to be added to the Constitution.

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