A Convention of States is one step closer to reality after Indiana’s state legislature passed a resolution calling for a constitutional convention.
Indiana this week became the sixth state to call for a convention that would propose new amendments to the US Constitution limiting the federal government. Tennessee’s legislature passed a resolution demanding such a convention in early February.
Backers of the Convention hope to use Article V of the US Constitution to restrain federal power.
“Article V is the tool given to the state legislatures by the Founders to use in the event the Federal government exceeded its authority and put the nation in jeopardy,” the resolution’s sponsor, State Rep. Eric A. Koch (R-Bedford) said. “They were wise in their foresight. Washington will not fix itself, and we have the obligation to act.”