The NC General Assembly has deteriorated into a streetcorner doomsayer society:
The other proposal, House Bill 321, would explicitly put the state on the list of those calling for a constitutional convention. That measure is sponsored by Rep. Bert Jones, R-Rockingham. Rep. Dennis Riddell, R-Alamance, said a convention is needed "to curb the excesses of Washington, D.C."
Gary Kennedy from Youngsville also spoke in support of the convention call, telling the committee that the country's "enemy is within."..."I can see no other peaceful solution to the problems we face. I don’t want to see armed rebellion," he said.
Yeah, and I don't want to see my state government entertaining advice from some nut-job who is delusional enough to actually say the words "armed rebellion" in a House panel hearing. The "enemy is within" alright, and that enemy is ignorance and fear. And money, great scads of money, which is used to place people who can't think for themselves into positions of power and influence. Call a convention about that and I will be glad to attend.