Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called for a convention of states to pass nine new amendments to the U.S. Constitution, in what he is calling "The Texas Plan."
Citing what he characterized as constitutional overreach by President Barack Obama's executive branch, Congress and the Supreme Court, Abbott said the crux of his plan will be to strengthen the Tenth Amendment. That amendment says that "the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Throughout his Friday address, Abbott repeatedly accused the federal government of moving away from the original intent of the country's founders.
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