Former half term Alaska governor and current Fox News commentator Sarah Palin is calling on her followers to push for a change in the U.S. Constitution.
In a Jan. 31 Facebook posting, Palin called for states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution to "rein in our wayward federal government drunk on its own power."
Palin also wrote:
"By calling a Convention of the States, average citizens can stop the federal spending spree, power grabs, and other abuses by proposing amendments to rein in the federal government. After the states draft, debate, and vote upon these proposed amendments, they will then be sent to all 50 states for ratification, and three-quarters of the states must agree for any of the proposed amendments to be ratified.
"The beauty of this process is that neither the President nor Congress has the authority to stop it. It is truly in the hands of We the People. This idea is really the last recourse of the citizens to rein in DC and restore our country to a Constitutionally limited federal government."
Palin then referred her followers to Convention of States website where people can petition their state lawmakers and to her daughter Bristol's blog to contact Virginia lawmakers who are going to vote on this issue soon.
RawStory notes, "The tactic is promoted by religious conservatives who want the Constitution to better reflect their belief that the U.S. is a Christian nation, as well as some progressives also seek a convention of the states to help limit corporate influence on politics."