South Carolina Applies for Risky Article V Convention – The New American

South Carolina has become the latest state to lend its support for opening the U.S. Constitution to radical revisions that could obliterate the God-given freedoms that it guarantees.

On Wednesday, Governor Henry McMaster signed into law H.3205. This joint resolution follows the wording of Mark Meckler’s vaguely worded Convention of States Project, or COS Project, application urging Congress to call a convention to propose amendments “that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.”

Prior to its signing, H.3205 had been passed 66-42 by the state House and 27-13 by the state Senate. It received a final House vote before being sent to McMaster.

In his signing statement, McMaster lamented the “unprecedented expansion in the size and scope of this federal government” and claimed that “the time has come to utilize the mechanism expressly available to the States in Article V, often called a ‘Convention of States.’” He also noted, and dismissed, “Serious concerns … about the potential consequences of convening an Article V Convention.”