A group in, of course, California are launching an initiative position to stake out an ultra-Left wing set of demands to be put forth if an Article V convention were ever called. While it is unlikely that 2/3 of states would call for a convention to push all of these insane proposals, this Constitutional Convention (not a mis-named “convention of the states”, since the Convention is a creature of the Federal Constitution and not the states) might, if triggered during even a brief resurgence of the Left’s control of sufficient states, allow a “run-away convention” to formally propose them since it is the Convention (and not the states) that is explicitly given the same power to propose Amendments that Congress has utilized.
Amongst some of the more crazed elements of moonbattery include, in addition to the usual calls for free healthcare, free college, free housing, free money, &c.:
- Abolish the Electoral College while lowing the voting age to 16.
- “Community governance” (i.e. rule by Communes)
- Require all public events provide time for Indian tribes to speak
- Require all land development to invite Indian tribes to give their blessing
- Abolish corporate personhood and eliminate limited liability
- Eliminate the profit motive from business
- Establish “Nature” as having inalienable human rights
- Allow the “community” to veto all economic, business, or individual activty
- Allow the “community” to ban non-organic food
- Regulate how businesses act in other countries
- Creating of a global Eco-police
- Rapid elimination of “non-renewable” energy sources
- Allow people who don’t reside in any of the fifty states to vote for Congress
- Ban political free speech
This is less a formal proposal than a wish list to immanatize the eschaton of the Progressive utopia.
Interestingly enough, the call to “[r]ender it illegal to terminate naturally occurring ecological life’s ability to renew itself, inperpetuity” could be interpreted as a ban on abortion, claims to “reproductive rights” elsewhere in the proposal notwithstanding. This little oversight of theirs will likely have it’s language changed so that fungus and weeds will have a greater right to be born than a child in utero.
Remember, just because this is coming from California does not mean that the Progressive Left elsewhere are not pushing for the same thing, only that they are doing so less openly.
Hat Tip: Wesley J. Smith.