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Full Text of HJR0074  102nd General Assembly

HJ0074 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, Executive Orders by the President of the United
3States have become a vehicle through which the President may
4overstep the limits of his constitutional authority; and
 
5    WHEREAS, The concentration of power at the federal level
6has had the effect of making federal officials less responsive
7to the will of the people and more readily influenced by
8lobbyists, wealthy corporations, and special interests in
9Washington, D.C.; and
 
10    WHEREAS, Much of federal law is now enacted by federal
11bureaucrats who were never chosen by the people and have no
12accountability to the people whatsoever; and
 
13    WHEREAS, Policy decisions made at the state level tend to
14be more responsive to the needs and desires of the people; and
 
15    WHEREAS, The federal government has created a crushing
16national debt through improper and imprudent spending; and
 
17    WHEREAS, The federal government has invaded the legitimate
18roles of the states through the manipulative process of
19federal mandates, most of which are unfunded to a great
20extent; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, The states have the ability to restore the
2responsiveness of government to the people and to restrain
3abuses of federal power by proposing amendments to the
4Constitution of the United States through a limited Convention
5of the States under Article V; therefore, be it
 
6    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
7HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
8SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that the legislature of the State of
9Illinois hereby applies to Congress, under the provisions of
10Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the
11calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing
12amendments to the Constitution of the United States that
13impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the
14power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit
15the terms of office for its officials and for members of
16Congress; and be it further
 
17    RESOLVED, That the Illinois Secretary of State is hereby
18directed to transmit copies of this application to the
19President and Secretary of the United States Senate, to the
20Speaker and Clerk of the United States House of
21Representatives, to the Illinois Congressional Delegation, and
22to the presiding officers of each of the legislative houses in
23the United States, requesting their cooperation; and be it

 

 

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2    RESOLVED, That this application constitutes a continuing
3application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution
4of the United States until the legislatures of at least
5two-thirds of the states have made applications on the same
6subject.