In this episode we discuss amending the Constitution.
Convention of States Project
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Well, welcome to the live sheep podcast. My name is Jeff Dow and I've been a licensed firearm dealer for the last 14 years in this podcast. We'll talk about all things related to the second amendment, as well as my own sports story or something going on in the real world. Well, welcome. Welcome, welcome. And this is Saturday, the 12th of March, and it has been another crazy weather week here in Texas. It was 71 day and the next day it had dropped down to below 30 degrees. We had ice freezing rain, snow when somebody. And that that is it just what it is like to live in Texas. They joke if you don't like the weather, wait a day and it's going to change and it will until August and then it's just hot, hot, hot. But anyway, thank you. Thank you. Thank you for listening. It has been a crazy week in this country. Still the same thing's going on. Inflation is out of control. Gas prices are over $4 here. They're going through the roof. The left is telling you. That, Hey, you know, you're being a Patriot by PIM paying higher, got gas. It's only, they likened it to a buying war bonds or more too. And that if you don't just go out and kill an Evie and just not have to buy gas, and that's just how disconnected they are. Right. I mean, in New York, they don't have to drive cars for the most part here in Texas. If you don't have. You're not getting around. And the average electric vehicle I think is about 50, $55,000. And that's just not in the range of somebody living in rural Oklahoma a lot of times. And then, you know, there's the, the lack of charging stations and all of that. They're just, you know, they're just clueless. And then obviously the things going on in Ukraine. Russia continues to advance. Poland's getting nervous but we can all sleep better because Kamala Harris is on the case. She has now been sent over to, to work through the the some negotiations apparently. And she's already upset the Polish leaders. You know, it's just a fucking. Regime that is in control and that what they've done our country in just a year is horrible. And you know, you see it in binds approval ratings. He is at a 27%, I think is what I said, which is, I know who those 27% are truly who are they that think this man is doing a good job. But anyway, thing that I want to talk about today was amending the constitution. Should we mean the constitution? How do you mean the constitution? The leftist is constantly attacking. The second women is the most attacked amendment or. Piece of the constitution that they'll, that they go after, they're always attacking it. And they're, you know, they just keep nibbling at it around the edges, some have threatened to amend the constitution and remove it, or you know, I think I, I, I have had a podcast about. Post new second amendment that people have done. I have one professor that had nothing to do with firearms and, and more about diversity and identity and inclusion and those types of things. But you know, should we amend the constitution and. You know exactly how do you do it? Is it even possible? And so I've got my handy dandy pocket constitution here, and I'm reading from article five, the constitution, and just, I'm just going to read it straight out the Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this constitution on. Or on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which in either case shall be valid to all intents and purposes. As part of this constitution, when ratified by the legislature, legislatures have three fourths of the, of the several states or by convention in three fourths thereof, as of, or the other made of ratification may be proposed by the Congress, provided that no. Which may be made prior to the year part of the year, 1,888 shell in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth, the affection of the first article and that no state without its consent shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate. So what's that say? Well, there's basically two ways to amend the constitution. Both houses of Congress can get together. And with two thirds of the vote propose a new amendment and then they send it out to the state legislatures for ratification and three fourths of the states have to ratify it. You can have a convention or two thirds of the states get together and have a convention and submit proposed amendments. And then when those are approved, then they can then go back out to the states for three fourths of. Of the, of three fourths approval by the, those states. So there's really two ways. And so, you know, it is not an easy process to, to amend the constitution and it hasn't been done a while. And honestly, I don't know if we, I don't think we'll ever see a situation, at least in the near term where two thirds of the Congress gets together. I can agree on something and submit it and, and approve it for an amendment to the constitution. But there is an interesting organization out there, convention of states project, and they are going around to state legislatures and getting them to approve, to have a convention of state and their, their effort. Yeah. When they have the convention of states, they're limited limiting their amendments to anything that is limits the power or jurisdiction of the federal government. Amen. Imposes fiscal restraints. I E a balanced budget must be at the actual amendment to the constitution and places, term limits on federal officials. So those and those are three areas right now that I believe that we definitely need. To look at, and that is, you know, the government is way out of control in terms of, of the power. And we have to figure out a way to control this administrative state that we have the Fowchee fees and such that are out there just that aren't elected in government for 30 years in inpatient. $400,000 a year. And they're telling us what to do. The spending out of control. We have to eliminate the spending. We have to get things under control and then obviously term limits. I don't care who the best one is out there. This is not supposed to be a long-term career. The fact that Nancy Pelosi and Schumer and the such are all still in, in the legislature and dictating policy for us is ridiculous. And so, you know, those things and then, you know, if there's any way that we could potentially solidify the second amendment, that would be a definite benefit, but we have to get the, and that may just be by limiting the power of the state. But. Well, the left ever be able to get organized enough to come after the second amendment through the constitution. I don't think so. So that is a good thing, but we have to keep watching them because they are continuing to nibble around the edges on it, but I'm going to put a link into my, and the other thing to the, in the notes to the convention of states project, go out there, submit that you, that th that you support this, it'll go to your state legislatures. They're making progress. So it takes 34 states to. State legislatures to have call and convention the states right now they've gotten 18 approval. So they are over halfway there. And they have got several that are in the hopper for proposed legislation this year. They're very close on getting them or 19 eight West Virginia was the most recent that fell because they're going through the map of who the, who signed onto this and who hasn't. But even if your state has signed onto it, send them a note through the petition online that you support it. You want to have a conviction in state where we can talk about putting a balanced budget in place where we can limit the financial, the control of the, of the the jurisdiction of the federal government. Hey, maybe if they're not can protect the borders, allow the states to protect their own. Term limits. Get these people out of there. It is time that we bring in a fresh batch. So go ahead, go in there, submit it, support that that show that you support this convention of states project and let's, let's get it. And let's get some, a new amendments to put some control back around the federal government and get them out of our lives and take it back to the states. The state. But the government in place, the government didn't put the states in place. They work for us, we, the people, and we need to get those, remind them of that fact and take our government back, take the control of it. And so I appreciate it. Just thought this would be an interesting topic to talk about. We may talk about some of the latest amendments that have happened and how they got there and, and things just to give you some historical context as we go down the line, but I appreciate you doing. Share this podcast, follow it, you know, tell people about it. Do all those likes rated all that fun stuff. I appreciate it. And thank you for that.