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August 2016 Policy Study, Number 16-2

   

Restoring Constitutionalism, Federalism, and Solving our National Fiscal Crisis: The Possibility of an Article V Convention of the States

   

Endnotes

   

 

[1] Alexander Hamilton, quoted by George F. Will in, “Amend the Constitution to Control Federal Spending,” The Washington Post, April 9, 2014, <https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-amend-the-constitution-to-control-federal-spending/2014/04/09/00fa7df6-bf3c-11e3-bcec-b71ee10e9bc3_story.html> accessed on July 27, 2016. 
[2] James L. Buckley, Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States & Empowering Their People, Encounter Books, New York, 2014, p. xi.
[3] Jeffery Miron, “U.S. Fiscal Imbalance Over Time: This Time is Different,” Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., 2016, <http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/us-fiscal-imbalance-time.pdf> accessed on February 12, 2016.
[4] Ibid., p. 1.
[5] Ibid., p. 5.
[6] Michael D. Tanner, Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis, Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., 2015, p. vii. 
[7] Terence Jeffrey, “Liberalism’s Legacy: Debt and Dependency,” Creators Syndicate, February 10, 2016, <http://www.creators.com/conservative/terence-jeffrey.html> accessed on February 12, 2016.
[8] Ibid.
[9] Ibid.
[10] Randy E. Barnett, Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People, Broadside Books, New York, 2016, p. 18.
[11] Greg Abbott, “Restoring the Rule of Law With States Leading the Way,” Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, p. 2. <http://gov.texas.gov/files/press-office/Restoring_The_Rule_Of_Law_01082016.pdf> accessed on July 26, 2016.
[12] Ibid.
[13] Ibid.
[14] Ibid.
[15] Claes G. Ryn, “Power Without Limits: The Allure of Political Idealism and the Crumbling of American Constitutionalism,” Humanitas, Volume XXVI, Nos. 1&2, 2013, p. 5.
[16] Ibid., pp.5-6.
[17] Buckley, p. xvi.
[18] Ibid.
[19] Barnett, p. 250.
[20] Abbott, p. 3
[21] Ibid., p. 2.
[22] Ibid., pp. 2-3.
[23] Article V, United States Constitution, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, <http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/5> accessed on July 27, 2016.
[24] Matthew Spalding, We Still Hold These Truths: Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future, ISI Books, Wilmington, Delaware, 2009, p. 110.
[25] Ibid., p. 116.
[26] Ibid., p. 110.
[27] Ibid.
[28] Ibid.
[29] Trent England and Matthew Spalding, “Article V,” in The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, edited by Matthew Spalding and David F. Forte, Regnery Publishing, Washington, D.C., 2005, p. 286.
[30] Spalding, We Still Hold These Truths, p. 110.
[31] Ibid., p. 115.
[32] Ibid.
[33] Robert G. Natelson, Article V: Proposing Constitutional Amendments by a Convention of the States: A Handbook for State Lawmakers, American Legislative Exchange Council, Washington, D.C., 2016, p. 10.
<https://www.alec.org/app/uploads/2016/06/2016-Article-V_FINAL_WEB.pdf> accessed on July 26, 2016. 
[34] Barnett, p. 256.
[35] Natelson, p. 11.
[36] Ibid., p. 12.
[37] Ibid.
[38] Ibid., p. 14.
[39] Ibid.
[40] Abbott, p. 3.
[41] Ibid.
[42] Linda Upmeyer, “Foreward,” in Article V: Proposing Constitutional Amendments by a Convention of the States: A Handbook for State Lawmakers, by Robert G. Natelson, American Legislative Exchange Council, Washington, D.C., 2016, p. iii. < https://www.alec.org/app/uploads/2016/06/2016-Article-V_FINAL_WEB.pdf> accessed on July 26, 2016.
[43] Ibid.
[44] “The Jefferson Statement,” Convention of States: A Project of Citizens for Self-Governance, <https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/conventionofstates/pages/471/attachments/original/1439401823/COS-JeffersonStatement.pdf?1439401823> accessed on July 26, 2016.
[45] Ibid.

[46] Ibid.
[47] “The Problem,” Convention of States: A Project of Citizens for Self-Governance,
< http://www.conventionofstates.com/problem> accessed on July 26, 2016.
[48] Barnett, p. 254.
[49] Ibid.
[50] Ibid.
[51] Ibid.
[52] Ibid., p. 255.
[53] Ibid.
[54] Ibid.
[55] Abbott., p. 3.
[56] Ibid.
[57] Ibid.
[58] Ibid., pp. 3-4.
[59] Ibid., p. 4.
[60] Donald P. Racheter, “Legislation and Adjudication in a Federal Republic,” in Federalist Government in Principle and Practice, edited by Donald P. Racheter and Richard E. Wagner, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, p. 258.
[61] Barnett, p. 256.
[62] Natelson, p. 4.
[63] John G. Malcom, “Consideration of a Convention to Propose Amendments Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, Legal Memorandum, No. 174, February 19, 2016, p. 3, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.,

<http://thf-reports.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/LM174.pdf> accessed on July 26, 2016.

[64] Ibid., p. 2.
[65] Ibid., p. 6.

[66] Robert Kelly, “A Single-Subject Convention,” Convention of the States: A Project of Citizens for Self-Governance,

<https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/conventionofstates/pages/899/attachments/original/1423177477/Kelly__ Single_Subject_Convention.pdf?1423177477> accessed on July 26, 2016.

[67] Ibid.
[68] Michael B. Rappaport, “Renewing Federalism by Reforming Article V: Defects in the Constitutional Amendment Process and a Reform Proposal,” Policy Analysis, No. 691, January 18, 2012, Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., p. 4. <http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/PA691.pdf> accessed on July 27, 2016.
[69] Walter Olson, “An Article V Constitutional Convention? Wrong Idea, Wrong Time,” Cato Institute, January 5, 2016, <http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/article-v-constitutional-convention> accessed on July 27, 2016.
[70] Ibid.
[71] Rappaport, p. 4.
[72] Phyllis Schlafly, “Is Article V in Our Future?” Eagle Forum, August 28, 2013, <http://www.eagleforum.org/publications/column/article-v-future.html> accessed on July 27, 2016.
[73] Ibid.
[74] Ibid.
[75] Ibid.
[76] Ibid.
[77] George F. Will, “Amend the Constitution to Control Federal Spending,” The Washington Post, April 9, 2014, <https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-amend-the-constitution-to-control-federal-spending/2014/04/09/00fa7df6-bf3c-11e3-bcec-b71ee10e9bc3_story.html> accessed on July 27, 2016.
[78] Ibid.
[79] Barnett, p. 256.
[80] Ibid.
[81] Ibid.
[82] Ibid.
[83] Ibid.
[84] Abbott, p. 69.
[85] Ibid., p. 70.
[86] Olson.
[87] Ibid.
[88] Ibid.
[89] Rappaport, p. 1.
[90] Governor Greg Abbott, p. 70.
[91] Ryn, p. 27.

 

   

 

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