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US Constitutional Convention? Hawaii State House Wants to Write Obamacare into Constitution, Strengthen Power of President
By Andrew Walden @ 1:11 PM :: 9330 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

by Andrew Walden

The Hawaii State House, with 17 ‘no’ votes has transmitted to the Senate a resolution calling for convening of a US Constitutional Convention. After deleting language mandating the Constitutional Convention to repeal or amend the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, the remaining topics include:

  • writing Obamacare into the Constitution,
  • upholding the tyranny of the majority by abolishing the Senate Filibuster
  • abolishing the Electoral College so corrupt political machines in Chicago and elsewhere can run up the national vote totals and swing the Presidential election instead of being limited to their effect on one state.
  • weakening the ability of the Senate to review unfit Presidential appointees so after stealing an election, the next Obama can lard the judiciary with his co-thinkers.

Here is the language from the Resolution, as approved:

WHEREAS, the Legislature supports the proposal and ratification of the following amendments to the United States Constitution:

(1) A declaration of the constitutionality of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate requiring the purchase of health insurance;

(2) An amendment to Article I, Section 5, to prohibit the supermajority cloture requirement under Rule 22 of the United States Senate for ending floor debates and filibusters, to facilitate a more reasonable voting standard for cloture;

(3) An amendment abolishing the electoral college established under Article II, Section 1, and providing for the direct election of the United States President and Vice President by voters; and

(4) An amendment to Article II, Section 2, Clause 2, to require that Senate confirmations of appointments of officers of the United States be made by a simple majority vote within sixty days of the nomination; now, therefore,

Video from floor Debate: Reps. Johanson, Pine, Marumoto and Ward Oppose HCR 114 -National Constitutional Convention

Text, Status: H.C.R. No. 114, H.D. 1

April 5: Adopted as amended in HD1 with Representative(s) Belatti voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Carroll, Ching, Choy, Cullen, Fontaine, Giugni, Hanohano, Har, Johanson, Kawakami, Marumoto, McKelvey, Nakashima, Pine, Riviere, Saiki, Ward voting no (17) and Representative(s) Thielen excused (1).


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