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 <wrap em>​**Objection #2: Didn’t the original Constitutional Convention run away?​**</​wrap>​ <wrap em>​**Objection #2: Didn’t the original Constitutional Convention run away?​**</​wrap>​
  
-**Answer: **No, this is another myth that has been spreadto ​justify judicial activism and other unconstitutional changes to our system of government. The entire claim that the Constitutional Convention ran away is based on the false idea that Congress called the Constitutional Convention for the sole purpose of amending the Articles of Confederation. But that’s not true. In fact, under the Articles of Confederation,​ Congress had no authority to call a Convention. If you look at the historical records, it was actually Virginia that called the Constitutional Convention in October 1786. Virginia called the convention for the purpose of “render[ing] the Federal Constitution [system of government] adequate to the Exigencies of the Union,” an instruction that certainly included proposing a new Constitution. Congress didn’t enter the picture until months later when, in February 1787, it passed a resolution //​recommending//​ that the convention only amend the Articles of Confederation. In the end, all but two of states attending the convention (New York and Massachusetts) ignored Congress’s recommendation and gave their delegates instructions broad enough to allow them to propose a new constitution.+**Answer: **No, this is another myth that has been spread to justify judicial activism and other unconstitutional changes to our system of government. The entire claim that the Constitutional Convention ran away is based on the false idea that Congress called the Constitutional Convention for the sole purpose of amending the Articles of Confederation. But that’s not true. In fact, under the Articles of Confederation,​ Congress had no authority to call a Convention. If you look at the historical records, it was actually Virginia that called the Constitutional Convention in October 1786. Virginia called the convention for the purpose of “render[ing] the Federal Constitution [system of government] adequate to the Exigencies of the Union,” an instruction that certainly included proposing a new Constitution. Congress didn’t enter the picture until months later when, in February 1787, it passed a resolution //​recommending//​ that the convention only amend the Articles of Confederation. In the end, all but two of states attending the convention (New York and Massachusetts) ignored Congress’s recommendation and gave their delegates instructions broad enough to allow them to propose a new constitution.
  
 <wrap em>​**Objection #3: I like our Constitution the way it is—short, simple, and fairly easy to understand. Why should we change it?​**</​wrap>​ <wrap em>​**Objection #3: I like our Constitution the way it is—short, simple, and fairly easy to understand. Why should we change it?​**</​wrap>​
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   - Giving the states (by a 3/5ths vote) the power to abrogate any federal law, regulation, or executive order.   - Giving the states (by a 3/5ths vote) the power to abrogate any federal law, regulation, or executive order.
  
-If you want to know how an actual Convention of States will operate, learn more about the simulated convention, and watch video of the proceedings,​ go to www.conventionofstates.com/​cos-simulation.+If you want to know how an actual Convention of States will operate, learn more about the simulated convention, and watch video of the proceedings,​ go to [[https://​www.conventionofstates.com/​cos-simulation|www.conventionofstates.com/​cos-simulation]].
  
 =====11. About Convention of States Action (COSA) ===== =====11. About Convention of States Action (COSA) =====
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