State Sen. Kevin Lundberg Speaks In Favor Of An Article V Convention

State Sen. Kevin Lundberg Speaks In Favor Of An Article V Convention

Information about an Article V Convention of the states to propose amendments to the Constitution. State Senator Lundberg discusses the balance of powers between state governments and the federal government and the safety valve built into the Constitution to protect those powers. He joins David Barton and Rick Green on Wallbuilders. Two part audio below.
Part 1

Part 2:

Did you know…

* That in 1850, nine Southern states met in convention in Nashville, Tennessee to coordinate policy responses to what they saw as Northern attacks?

* That there were 175 commissioners in all—far more than the 55 who attended the Constitutional Convention?

* That the size of state delegations ranged from 1 commissioner (Texas) to 101 (Tenn.) but—like all other interstate conventions for which the rules are recorded—each state had one vote?

* That the convention did not “run away?” It met twice—in June and November—, adopted a series of resolutions, and adjourned.

By Prof. Rob Natelson

Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence

Independence Institute & Montana Policy Institute

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Alexander Hamilton believed the states should be able to call a convention to amend the Constitution if and when the federal government got out of control

Alexander Hamilton from Federalist No. 85 :
 “But every amendment to the Constitution, if once established, would be a single
proposition, and might be brought forward singly…There can, therefore, be no
comparison between the facility of affecting an amendment, and that of establishing in
the first instance a complete Constitution.”
 “We may safely rely on the disposition of the State legislatures to erect barriers against
the encroachments of the national authority.”


James Madison believed that both the Congress and the states had the right to lead the amendment process.
In Federalist No. 43, Madison says:

“[The Constitution] equally enables the general and the State governments to originate the amendment of errors, as they may be pointed out by the experience on one side, or on the other.”

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