AMENDMENT CONVENTION

SUBJECT MATTER INFORMATION PAGE

While the Constitution does not require that states submit an amendment subject when they apply for an amendment convention, most of the state applications submitted do relate to specific amendments subjects such as repeal of the federal income tax or balanced budget. The Constitution only requires that two-thirds of the state legislatures apply for a convention in order to compel Congress to call one, that is, a numeric count of states.

However when convention is convened these subject applications will become the basis of the convention's agenda. One of the surprising facts about the applications that is little known is that many of today's "hot" political issues surprisingly already have been put on the agenda for amendment by the amendment convention. This issues include: right to life, definition of marriage and so forth. Thus it is surprising to PTTP when groups arise calling for a convention for a specific subject, such as definition of marriage, not realizing the work has already been done and that all that is required is to force Congress to obey the Constitution so the convention can begin work on these amendments.

Below are several links in .pdf format showing various tables of information regarding the specific amendments that will make up the agenda of a convention. Remember, it is because of the resistance of Congress to obeying the Constitution that so many subjects are on the table. Had Congress obeyed the Constitution and called conventions as the applications compelled them to do so when it compelled them to do so, these amendments would have been disposed of long ago.

You can click on the following links to read information about the various amendment subjects:

TABLE SUMMARIZING STATE APPLICATIONS FOR A CONVENTION

TABLE SUMMARIZING APPLICATIONS BY DATE, STATE, SUBJECT, CONGRESSIONAL RECORD

TABLE SUMMARIZING MOST APPLIED AMENDMENT SUBJECTS

TABLE SUMMARIZING APPLICATIONS SUBJECT--STATE BY STATE

TABLE SUMMARIZING AMENDMENT SUBJECTS

 

LINKS

Amicus Brief

Attorney List

First District Court Case

Information Page

Letters to the Government

Letter to the Supreme Court

Lois Capps Letter

Main Page

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Page

Quick Summary

References

Second Court Case

Supreme Court Letter

Supreme Court Page

Title Page

What The Court Decision Means