These "constitutional conservatives," the great defenders of our founding document, will take their strict constructionist opinions and completely rewrite what apparently is a deeply flawed list of laws:
Jim DeMint, (who was) recently ousted as the head of the Heritage Foundation, has taken on a new mission for the conservative Tea Party Movement to amend the U.S. Constitution, USA Today reported Monday.
DeMint has joined The Convention of States Project, which reportedly aims to start a grassroots, state-led effort to amend the U.S. Constitution by scaling back its federal spending and power as well as address federal term limits.
DeMint’s new movement aims to do so by requesting a congressional convention (one occurred in 1787). “This is a perfect time for us,” DeMint said. “People are disgusted with Washington. They are ready to move power back closer to home.”
What do they want to do initially...because who knows how many other crazy ideas they'll come up with before they make this a reality:
Although three primary issues — reining in the U.S. government’s power over states, and imposing both “fiscal restraint” on Washington as well as term limits on federal officials — DeMint reportedly suggested that other amendments could be proposed to address issues surrounded the federal budget and ending lifetime appointments for Supreme Court justices.
The path to a constitutional convention?
Two-thirds, or 34 states, would need to make a formal request to hold a congressional convention, and then 38 states, or three-fourths, would have ratify the proposed amendment. Twelve states reportedly are in support of the efforts of DeMint’s new group, and they hope to double their number by next year.
Is DeMint the right guy for this immense task?
He called his sudden dismisal from Heritage "perplexing" after the conservative think tank's board of directors voted to remove him from his top position, citing "worsening management issues." Mark Meckler, a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, will also be reportedly a leading figure in these efforts.