Updated: May 2
The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the land, and I respect, honor and have pledged that I will uphold the Constitution in its entirety. I believe the Constitution was divinely inspired and has given the United States a stable government since its adoption in on March 4, 1789. Article V of the US Constitution provides both Congress and the States procedures to propose amendments. The Constitution has been amended twenty-seven times since ratification. The first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights, were proposed by the Convention of States, called for under the original Articles of Confederation.
There are fears that an Article V Convention of States would endanger our Constitution, with what is called a run-a-way convention. I have held that fear and continued to study and investigate options for an Article V Convention. I will not support an Article V Convention that is convened without specific limitations upon the delegates, including only one amendment for consideration. A narrow purpose approval by states, can limit the authority to amend the Constitution. It is important to recognize that all amendments, whether proposed by Congress or an Article V Convention, must be ratified by three-fourths (38) states, a very high bar.