Nation: Shades of the Founding Fathers

The drive for a new Constitutional Convention

Wanted: statesmanlike figure bearing close resemblance to James Madison (or someone who at least has read him) to direct possible second Constitutional Convention devoted to balancing budget and perhaps other matters. No Keynesians need apply. Address: Box 1787, c/o U.S. Congress.

The ad has not yet been placed, and the convention has not yet been called, but much of official Washington is beginning to be afraid that it might be. Since the one and only Constitutional Convention of 1787, there has rarely been such a determined effort to...

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