This is how American democracy dies: State Republicans’ plan to rip up the Constitution
Early in our nation’s history, our founders met with the goal of reforming America’s fledgling government. In 1787, they called a convention — for the express, limited purpose of proposing changes to the Articles of Confederation, our nation’s primary governing document.
Delegates to that convention promptly drew the shutters, locked the doors, and set about re-writing our entire system of government. It was in this first convention that our Constitution was conceived and precedents for American laws and values were set.
However, what many Americans don’t know is that the same thing could happen again today — only instead of George Washington and James Madison writing our new Constitution, it would be Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConnell setting the ground rules. Even scarier is how close Republican state legislators are to making this a reality...
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