by Montgomery Blair Sibley, ©2015, blogging at Amo Probos

(Jan. 30, 2015) — Among the seventeen States which have not yet called for a Convention to Propose Amendments, is Virginia. Notably, the Richmond Times-Dispatch recently reported that: “The [Virginia] House Committee on Rules on Tuesday passed House Joint Resolution 497, sponsored by Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Prince William, calling for a convention of the states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution.”

If that Joint Resolution passes both the Virginia Senate and the House, the magic number of “34” will be reached and Congress could be forced by Mandamus from the Supreme Court to discharge their ministerial duty to call such a Convention.

If that comes to pass, I think it rich that Virginia’s state moto is:  Sic Semper Tyrannis (“Thus Always to Tyrants”).

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  1. So few understand the real danger of a convention of states. We could, and most likely will, lose our wonderful constitution that is being ignored these days.