Friday, February 22, 2019

Article V Testimony in WA

So I watched a committee hearing on SJM8001 and SJM8002 for a call for a convention to overturn Citizens United and reform our campaign financing.
By far most were for it but some were opposed.
In watching the entire testimony I have to first compliment the Committee and participants fora great example of Democracy and civil discourse.
Second, every single person who spoke wanted money out of elections and feel corruption is a serious problem.  The only dispute was a few feared that a constitutional convention could get carried away so prefer to wait for Congress to resolve the issue.
On the one hand that is heartening, on the other its discouraging that a few allow themselves and the country to be paralyzed by fear.
We need to get examples and precedents out there to deal with that fear if were to move forward.

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