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Bad Bill Bob's Commentary on LC2460

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
A similar bill was introduced in 1991 and failed after packed hearings. This was also                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
debated in the 2013 session. It is a no-brainer that Congress should operate under                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
a balanced budget, but to add language to the US Constitution would probably not                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
be followed anyway. But, the greatest danger that this bill poses is that the convention                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
would be a run-away and end up turning this document upside down in ways that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
supporters of this bill would never expect. The convention is done in secret and those                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
serving on committee would likely head in a direction that the founders of our                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
great country would be shocked at.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The bottomline is that there is way to much risk attached to a convention and there                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
is ZERO way that it could be restricted to a single issue. The intent has merit, but                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
the risk of loosing our freedoms is too great.