Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Nisly Wants to Take Your Vote

Rep. Curt Nisly
Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Goshen) has filed a bill that would, if enacted, possibly end in the repeal of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The legislature of each state to once again pick the U.S. Senators for that state.

HJR 5 wishes to trigger an Article V Constitutional Convention for this sole purpose.

So, it's reasonable to say that Curt Nisly doesn't trust Hoosiers to choose U.S. Senators as we have since the 17th Amendment was ratified over 100 years ago.  Why does Nisly want to steal your vote?

I don't know if Nisly's Resolution has any chance of passing, but, what I do know, is that it takes two-thirds of the states to put Article V to work and call a Constitutional Convention.  Anything decided in that convention would have to be ratified by three fourths of the state legislatures.

Getting 75 percent of the states to agree on anything is unlikely.

So, this is just a waste of time, a waste of paper, and a waste.  Thanks Curt Nisly.

I'll be highlighting these types of bills and resolution that have zero chance of actually working as we continue through the General Assembly session.

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