The federal government is out of control.
Like most conservatives, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis wants to restore Constitutional government in Washington, D.C.
But Ron DeSantis just made one misguided proposal that has left-wing activists licking their chops.
Ron DeSantis suspended his Presidential campaign after his second-place finish in Iowa and endorsed Donald Trump over RINO Nikki Haley.
But DeSantis’ withdrawal from the Republican Presidential Primary contest did not spell the end of his time on the national stage.
The Florida Governor has been an outspoken supporter of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s battle with the Biden administration over the border crisis.
On Saturday, DeSantis shared a video on social media where he took Joe Biden to task over his phony claim that he could not secure the border unless Congress authorized it.
“Stopping the invasion at our border is a matter of will,” DeSantis wrote. “It doesn’t require a so-called deal that codifies into law illegal entries in excess of 1.8 million per year and provides incentives for future illegal immigration.”
And during a press conference on Monday, DeSantis proposed a series of reforms to the U.S. Constitution through the use of an Article V Constitutional Convention.
“Washington is never going to reform itself,” he said. “It’s going to require us, working in our individual states, using the tools that the founding fathers gave us to be able to take power away from D.C. and return it back to the American people.”
According to Florida’s Voice, “the Governor explained multiple bills he is prepared to sign, relating to limiting the power of the federal government through the addition of constitutional amendments during an Article V Constitutional Convention,” before explaining that “under the Constitution, a convention may be called if two thirds of the country’s state legislatures agree to call one for the purpose of amending the document.”
DeSantis called for a constitutional convention to establish “term limits for members of Congress,” a Balanced Budget Amendment, and giving the President the power to execute a line-item veto.
Of course, most conservatives support term limits and a balanced budget, while many also support a line-item veto for the President.
However, DeSantis is severely misguided with his calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention.
No matter how well intentioned, this could lead to a runaway convention that would allow left-wing activists to gut many of the Constitution’s limitations on government power.
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) previously sounded the alarm on the dangers of a Constitutional Convention.
“Show me a single state where Constitutionalists comprise a majority of the state legislature,” he wrote on social media in 2021. “At this point in history, an Article V Convention of the States would be a disaster.”
In 2015, Justice Scalia even admitted that “this is not a good century to write a constitution.”
Ron DeSantis is well-intentioned with his calls for an Article V Convention.
But as the old saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.