Letters to the Editor

Says Ericksen isn’t a true conservative

I, like many others, have completely given up on all branches of the federal government. It is so out of control that it is a virtual impossibility for any of those in power, wanting to do so, to fix.

Short of armed rebellion, the only remedy we have is the second part of Article V of the U.S. Constitution — convention of states.

For this to occur, it first takes two-thirds of state legislatures (34 states) to ask Congress to call “a convention for proposing amendments.” The states then send delegates to this convention wherein they can propose amendments to the Constitution. But for these amendments to form part of the U.S. Constitution, three-fourths of the states (38 states) must ratify an amendment approved by the “convention for proposing amendments,” either by their legislatures or special ratifying conventions.

Apparently, Sen. Doug Ericksen (42nd Legislative District) is not one of those who sees what is happening in Washington, D.C., the same way as I do. Either that, or he chooses to ignore the problem lest he “ruffle the feathers” of the Republicans in Name Only or vested interests of the GOP.

I am very disappointed with Ericksen because I believed he ignorred my many requests to learn his position on this issue.

So I have to conclude reluctantly that despite what he claims to believe or represent — me — he is not a constitutional conservative.

T. W. Pausche