In an op-ed in USA Today, Sen. Marco Rubio expands on earlier comments, and advocates a constitutional convention to amend the Constitution to “restore limited government.”
This method of amending our Constitution has become necessary today because of Washington’s refusal to place restrictions on itself. The amendment process must be approached with caution, which is why I believe the agenda should be limited to ideas that reduce the size and scope of the federal government, such as imposing term limits on Congress and the Supreme Court and forcing fiscal responsibility through a balanced budget requirement. Limiting the agenda will prevent the convention from being overtaken by special interests.
Interesting that he addressed the “runaway” convention theory. I’ve never been much bothered by the runaway theory, because you still need 3/4 of the states to ratify. If 3/4 of the states agree to the “runaway” amendments, then they must be good ideas!
I have previously blogged about how the candidates discuss the Supreme Court, including Marco Rubio (here, here, here, here, and here), Jeb Bush (here and here), Rand Paul (here and here), Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders.
Disclosure: I advise the Rand Paul campaign.