The state Senate called for a national constitutional convention Tuesday at the Capitol. Lawmakers want to amend the U.S. Constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, and impose term limits on officials and members of Congress. Senator Bill Cowsert (R-Athens) says the goal of the convention is to reign in federal government. “I think the federal government today is acting far outside the bounds that were intended by our founding fathers. And we have been sitting by and letting the federal government dictate many areas of our lives when they should rightfully be left to the states,” said Cowsert.
Just when you might have thought SnowJam 2014 was the only thing anyone in Georgia cared about, along comes a day at the state Capitol that shows the depth and breadth of the issues facing Georgians. A short list of the issues addressed Tuesday at the Capitol included convening a new Constitutional convention to introduce amendments aimed at reining in federal spending and removing Georgia from the Common Core educational curriculum standards.