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… and a federal folly

While a battle over a proposed constitutional amendment overshadows his own legislative body, Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long is leading the charge on a constitutional challenge to the federal government.

The Fort Wayne Republican has invited legislative leaders across the country to attend a “Mount Vernon Assembly” in northern Virginia on Dec. 7 to set the groundwork for a Convention of the States. If approved by 34 states, it would grant authority to the states to offer amendments to the U.S. Constitution through an Article V convention, named for the section of the federal document in which the never-used provision is found.

Long’s involvement follows criticism he faced from tea party groups angry that he blocked legislation challenging the federal government. Long said the bills were unconstitutional and responded with measures to change the Constitution through a state process.

His approach, promoted by commentator Mark Levin, is no improvement. The Article V provision hasn’t been used in 237 years of U.S. history for good reason: Wiser heads have recognized the threat of a runaway convention.

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