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Our Founders' Warning: “Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.” (Thomas Jefferson)

12: Convention Delegates’ Commitment

Those selected to attend the Convention shall be known strongly support with commitment to their State’s wishes as generally described in this Bill.

Explanation of Convention Delegates’ Commitment

Congress’s fear of a runaway convention justifies this this assurance. Those attending the Convention act in a Federal Function. This means that their state oaths cannot legally bind them. Consequently, there can be no guarantee. Nevertheless, taking the oath provides a powerful moral and ethical incentive to comply with State wishes.