Terra Goodnight · March 17, 2017
Like the ancient Trojan Horse, this assault is hidden by the seemingly populist messages of ‘balanced budget’ and ‘term limits,’ but in reality, represents an attempt to significantly change our nation’s founding document, potentially bringing about disastrous ramifications. -State Representative David Leland (D-Columbus)It’s always tempting to dismiss these kind of radical proposals as inconsequential or unattainable, but given today’s political climate, this bill should be taken seriously. And, because it involves the Constitution of the United States, puts at risk the very freedoms we all take for granted. Both resolutions are are on the fast track in the Statehouse, but there is still opportunity for public input. HJR 2 will be heard in the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee on Tuesday at 4pm in Statehouse Room 115. SJR1 will be heard — and is flagged for a possible committee vote — in the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday at 10am in the Senate North Hearing Room. Members of the public are encouraged to attend, and if you wish to testify, contact the chair of the committee at least 24 hours in advance to submit an electronic copy of testimony and a witness slip. Now is the time to make your voice heard, before it is too late. Our country’s founding principles are at stake.
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