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Oliver Wolcott ↷ Page moved from authoring:cospwiki:answers:real_answers to documents:answers:real_answers
documents:answers:real_answers [2016/01/06 04:53]
Oliver Wolcott [Our Constitution is Not the Illegitimate Result of a Runaway Convention.]
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 The argument that our Constitution is the result of a "​runaway convention"​ that was called by the Confederation Congress to "​solely revise the Articles of Confederation"​ is a myth that is easily debunked by an examination of historical documents—the language and date of the Virginia call for the convention, and the instructions given to its delegates as well as the instructions given by the other states to their delegates. The argument that our Constitution is the result of a "​runaway convention"​ that was called by the Confederation Congress to "​solely revise the Articles of Confederation"​ is a myth that is easily debunked by an examination of historical documents—the language and date of the Virginia call for the convention, and the instructions given to its delegates as well as the instructions given by the other states to their delegates.
  
-The Confederation Congress did //not// "​call"​ the 1787 Constitutional Convention, it merely made a recommendation. It had no authority to call a convention under the Articles of Confederation— but the states did retain this authority as an aspect of their residual sovereignty. For a complete discussion, see this [[https://​d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/​conventionofstates/​pages/​145/​attachments/​original/​1410015954/​Can-We-Trust-the-Constitution-2.01.pdf?​1410015954|article]][[https://​d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/​conventionofstates/​pages/​145/​attachments/​original/​1410015954/​Can-We-Trust-the-Constitution-2.01.pdf?​1410015954| ]]by constitutional attorney and Article V expert, Michael Farris.+The Confederation Congress did //not// "​call"​ the 1787 Constitutional Convention, it merely made a recommendation. It had no authority to call a convention under the Articles of Confederation— but the states did retain this authority as an aspect of their residual sovereignty. For a complete discussion, see this [[https://​d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/​conventionofstates/​pages/​145/​attachments/​original/​1410015954/​Can-We-Trust-the-Constitution-2.01.pdf?​1410015954|article]][[https://​d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/​conventionofstates/​pages/​145/​attachments/​original/​1410015954/​Can-We-Trust-the-Constitution-2.01.pdf?​1410015954| ]] by constitutional attorney and Article V expert, Michael Farris.
  
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