published Friday, February 14th, 2014

AL House seeks revisions to US Constitution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama House is calling on Congress to convene a state-led convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to impose limits on the federal government.

A resolution sponsored by Republican Rep. Ken Johnson of Moulton cleared the Alabama House on Thursday and now goes to the Senate. It proposes a convention under Article V of the Constitution. It would be limited to imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and implementing term limits on federal elected officials.

Johnson said, "The federal government under the Obama administration has become a rabid beast that oversteps its authority with regularity."

The Constitution has never been amended through an Article V convention.

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