[SUNDAY FEATURE] Phoenix constitutional convention gives ‘rebirth to a new nation,’ planners say

By Alia Beard Rau | The Republic

The gathering of leaders from 22 states to recommend rules for what would be the first Article V convention in American history has concluded in Arizona, on what was the 230th anniversary of the states’ final approvalof the U.S. Constitution.

“It is fitting that we have met here in the great city of Phoenix,” said Georgia delegate David Guldenschuh, a constitutional law attorney. “The history books will write of this convention that on this historic date we gave rebirth to a new nation.”

Now, the group must wait for at least seven more state legislatures to pass resolutions calling for a convention where they hope to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to restrict congressional spending.

The national debt hit $20 trillion Sept. 8.

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