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January 30, 2013

A Compact for America?

Compact for America is an organization seeking to generate support for a balanced budget amendment in an interesting way: establishing an agreement among the states to convene a limited constitutional convention for the purpose of adding a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. The Constitution allows states to hold amendment conventions, a ...

January 25, 2012

Changing the way we change: Is reforming the constitutional amendment process the key to restoring federalism?

The federal government, although originally vested with only limited powers, has greatly expanded its reach over time.  Examples abound: the health insurance individual mandate, federal regulation of land use as a consequence of the Endangered Species Act, and centralized control of water resources under the Clean Water Act come to mind.  It was ...