Generic State Legislature Referendum to Apply to Congress to Call a Constitutional Convention to Propose a US Citizens’ Nationwide Ballot Initiatives Constitutional Amendment for Ratification by the States
A Generic State Referendum is the ideal way to pass State support of the Initiatives Amendment because it compellingly unites the State’s U.S. Constitutional Authority to call for a Constitutional Convention of the States by the 2nd Method with the absolute Right and Duty of the People to Alter their Government.
.Legislature Initiated Document with lobbying, consultation, and support by citizens and non-profits organizations, to adapt for their State’s use to initiate passage of the US Initiatives Amendment. A State-Initiated Referendum is available in all States, e.g., every state except Delaware requires voter approval by referendum for State constitutional amendments proposed by the legislature..
This Draft anticipates and avoids potential problems in the amendment procedures that Congress has neglected to specify. It uses the US Constitution’s 2nd Method of amending, which does not require Congressional consent. It recommends “same subject” Limited Convention Amendment applications to Congress, using the format approved previously in Initiative States without Consultation, Agreement or Compact with another State under Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 (powers prohibited of States). State legal experts will need to modify the generic wording to conform to State norms and whether it is used in their State as an Initiative, Referendum, or Legislative Act.
There are many reasons why this referendum (or legislation) will benefit this State. However, its formal justification is based on the Congressional denial—in law or in principle—of the People’s constitutional rights under the Preamble and Article I Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution.