The West Virginia Senate today called for a constitutional convention. According to the Gazette-Mail:
The resolution passed by the Senate (SCR 10) calls for a constitutional convention to limit the power of the federal government, to limit federal spending and for term limits on members of Congress.
The vote was strictly along party lines. Among the senators quoted by the newspaper:
“The founding fathers in their wisdom and brilliance inserted this language so that the states would have an alternative,” said Sen. Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio. “They knew Congress would be unwilling or unable to limit their own power.”
“This method has never been tried and for good reason,” said Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall. “We don’t know where it will go because it has no constraints.”
Just a thought for Republican senators -- you are aware that you don't need a convention to pass them for WV state legislators.