Jeb Bush Calls for Constitutional Convention

by | Nov 25, 2016

In the Wall St. Journal.

According to the Birchers, there are already currently 27 states with “live” applications for a so-called con-con as it is. Seven more would be enough to allow the special interests which control this country already to “run away” and change the constitution however they wish.

This must be opposed at all costs. The entire form of the government could change for the worse — governors appointed by the feds for example. And the entire Bill of Rights is at stake; Article One, Section Nine, everything…

Any question that this could amount to a net benefit for liberty can be answered with a moment’s thought: Will Ron Paul be the President and every member of the convention? No? Okay then.

“Americans, by wide majorities, agree that Washington is broken, so let’s send power back to the people and back to the states. Republicans should support convening a constitutional convention to pass term limits, a balanced-budget amendment and restraints on the Commerce Clause, which has given the federal government far more regulatory power than the Founders intended.”

Yeah nice promise George Bush’s son and brother. Just watch the right line up behind this treachery too. “I heard they’re going to rewrite the constitution to limit the government’s power!”

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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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