Repeal Amendment?

I’ve heard about this proposal, although not much. It’s an interesting concept for a go-around of Congress—something we’ve desperately needed these last four years. The proposal, basically, would be a constitutional amendment that would allow federal legislation to be repealed by 2/3s vote of the states.

Here is a writeup about the proposed amendment.

By Matthew Boyle – The Daily Caller
Conservatives are planning to propose an amendment to the Constitution at some time in the next few weeks aimed at allowing states to repeal legislation without the approval of Washington.

The proposal, dubbed the “Repeal Amendment,” if approved and ratified, would be only the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution in more than 220 years, out of only 33 amendments approved by Congress for ratification. More than 10,000 amendments have been proposed to Congress since the Constitution itself was ratified, but barely any actually hit the floor for a vote.

The Repeal Amendment calls for allowing states to band together to repeal, or overturn, federal legislation. As it is written now, if approved and ratified, two-thirds of states’ legislatures would need to vote in favor of a repeal.

The proposed amendment reads: “Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to be repealed.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/20/constitutional-amendment-proposal-to-streamline-leglislative-repeals-to-hit-congress-soon/#ixzz162FohnH3

I’m always leery of any amendments to our Constitution. This one could be a 2-edged sword if the libs every gain control of enough statehouses. On the other hand, consider how much better off if we could have repealed TARP, the Stimulus Graft Bills I & II, the Dodd Banking Bill, and last but not least, Obamacare.

It’s about enough to make me change my stance.