Today, Tennessee became the fifth state in the nation to pass a legislative resolution calling for a Convention of States to bring much-needed fiscal and Constitutional sanity to the federal government.
From The Tennessean:
Tennessee on Thursday became the fifth state to adopt a resolution that would call for a convention of states in hopes of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.
The move comes after the House of Representatives voted 59-31 in favor of a resolution that proponents say is limited in nature.
The resolution, drafted by the Convention of the States Project, seeks to do three things: “impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.”
Lawmakers spent nearly an hour debating the resolution, sponsored by Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia, and co-sponsored by 58 others.
Congratulations to Tennessee — we salute its legislators, who are plainly serious about limiting the size and scope of the federal government.
Arkansas legislators had a chance to do the same during the 2015 legislative session. Unfortunately, Rep. Bob Ballinger’s House Joint Resolution 1003 died in the Senate after being passed out of the House.