Freshman Congressman Justin Amash (R-Mich.) claims President Obama is violating the U.S. Constitution by committing U.S. armed forces to enforce a no-fly-zone over Libya without approval from Congress, and he's got a strong witness in his corner: Senator Barack Obama.
In order to buttress its call for an Article V convention, the Center for Constitutional Government at the Goldwater Institute has published a document entitled “10 Facts to Rebut the Mythology of a Runaway Convention.” This list is designed to set forth a roster of reasons that an Article V convention is not only safe, but necessary. In order to effectively rebut the Goldwater Institute’s rebuttal, the definition of a few key terms and concepts must be set forth. Principally, the reader must be familiar with Article V of the Constitution, the type of convention it anticipates, the history of such a provision, and the likely metes and bounds that would establish the legal territory of any convention authorized under the relevant constitutional grant of power.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, March 8, a bill requiring Utah schools to teach that the United States is a republic and not a democracy, is being sent to the governor for his signature, after being passed in both houses of the state legislature.