Patrick Ishmael

The House has passed SCR 4, a resolution that adds Missouri to a growing list of states calling for a Constitutional convention to rein in government. As we wrote last month, the Convention -- if officially called -- would focus on implementing "federal fiscal limitations, federal power limitations, and federal term limitations." Such limits do not appear to be forthcoming from those presently in federal office today or any time soon, so it's appropriate for states to step into their Constitutional roles to advance those important interests directly. Missouri becomes the twelfth state to pass such a resolution. Congratulations to everyone involved.

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Patrick Ishmael

Patrick Ishmael is the director of government accountability at the Show-Me Institute.