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Mark Levin may get his evil wish to convene a Constitutional Convention
5/13/14 | johnwk

Posted on 05/13/2014 5:52:30 AM PDT by JOHN W K

SEE: Did Michigan just trigger 'constitutional convention'? Bid gains steam

In the wake of the vote, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter pressed House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday to determine whether the states just crossed the threshold for this kind of convention. Like Michigan lawmakers, Hunter's interest in the matter stems from a desire to push a balanced-budget amendment -- something that could potentially be done at a constitutional convention.

If Duncan Hunter wants to balance the annual budget, then why does he not “push” for and demand the apportioned direct tax which is in our Constitution be used to extinguish annual deficits as our Founding Fathers intended?

The liars are at it again, pretending their objectives are noble, but their ultimate aim is to convene a convention so those who now hold power at the federal and state level may rewrite our Constitution and make constitutional that which is now unconstitutional.

How is the budget to be balanced? The answer is found in a number of our State Ratification documents which gave birth to our Constitution, for example see: Ratification of the Constitution by the State of New Hampshire

Fourthly That Congress do not lay direct Taxes but when the money arising from Impost, Excise and their other resources are insufficient for the Publick Exigencies; nor then, untill Congress shall have first made a Requisition upon the States, to Assess, Levy, & pay their respective proportions, of such requisitions agreeably to the Census fixed in the said Constitution in such way & manner as the Legislature of the State shall think best and in such Case if any State shall neglect, then Congress may Assess & Levy such States proportion together with the Interest thereon at the rate of six per Cent per Annum from the Time of payment prescribed in such requisition-

For an example of a direct tax being laid by Congress see an Act laying a direct tax for $3 million in which the rule of apportionment is applied and each State’s share is determined.

Did you ever hear Mark Levin inform his listening audience that our founders put the emergency apportioned direct taxing power in the Constitution to be used when imposts, duties, and excise taxes were found insufficient to meet Congress expenditures ? I haven’t. But Mark Levin wants a convention so he can promote his socialist flat tax which he now does with one of his “liberty amendments”.

A flat tax calculated from incomes, even if “flat”, does absolutely nothing to remove the iron fist of our federal government from the necks of America’s hard working productive citizens and business owners.


Hey Mark, does your flat tax end our despotic federal government from arbitrarily deciding what is and what is not taxable income? No! Does your socialist tax on profits gains and other “incomes” end our Washington Establishment’s use of taxation to intentionally seek out America’s productive hard working citizens and transfer the bread they have earned to a dependent voting block who prostitutes their vote for free government cheese? No! Tell us Mark Levin, how about the devastating and slavish manipulations carried out under this socialist tax calculated from incomes? Does your flat tax end that and class warfare? No! Or, would your flat tax end taxation being used as a political weapon to silence, threaten and punish political foes while rewarding the friends of a tyrannical bloated federal government? Heck No! So why are you comfortable with a flat tax which in turn is a component part of a despotic federal government? I know why….you are part of the Washington Establishment which works to defeat the miracle our founding fathers created.

If you were really sincere about supporting our founding fathers Mark, you would be promoting a return to our Constitutions ORIGINAL TAX PLAN as our founders intended it to operate with the following H.J.RESOLUTION:


House/Senate Joint Resolution


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the sixteenth article of amendment and end taxes calculated from profits, gains, salaries and other “incomes”.


Section 1: The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.


Section 2: Congress is henceforth forbidden to lay ``any`` tax or burden calculated from profits, gains, interest, salaries, wages, tips, inheritances or any other lawfully realized money.


Section 3: This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by three fourths of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission thereof to the States by the Congress.




JWK


" I believe that there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." ___ Madison Elliot`s Debates, vol. III, page 87

 



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: amendments; convention; levin; liberty
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1 posted on 05/13/2014 5:52:30 AM PDT by JOHN W K
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To: JOHN W K

Why is this wrong?


2 posted on 05/13/2014 5:54:09 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: JOHN W K

If liberals hate it, it must be good.

The libtards have been warnign us about a ‘runaway convention’ that would give liberals everything they wanted- but they would be the first ones SCREAMING FOR a convention if that were true.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 5:54:26 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: JOHN W K

No good could possibly come out of this.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 5:54:59 AM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: JOHN W K

And when the CON CON doesn’t work it will be time to convene another Civil War.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 5:55:19 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Biggirl

Because it opens up the bill of rights to be re-written by the left’s own fair hand.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 5:56:46 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: JOHN W K

They don’t like constitutional, republican government, i.e. they don’t like the people being involved in their own governance. They like the aristocrats deciding everything.

See my book at the website in my tagline.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 5:57:33 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Not really.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 5:58:00 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: JOHN W K

Did not Mark Levin write a book not long ago about Constitutional articles?


9 posted on 05/13/2014 5:59:05 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: JOHN W K

Maybe it’s risky, maybe not, but doing nothing will change nothing.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 6:00:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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I don’t think what Mr Levin wants is called a constitutional convention. I think it’s called a convention of states. I understand there is a difference.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 6:00:55 AM PDT by woofer2425 (Obama inhales immensely!)
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Its a Convention of the States. From article 5 of the US Constitution. Not “evil”.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 6:01:46 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: unixfox
Article 5 is not a constitutional convention. You can't rewrite the constitution. You can only add amendments. A balanced-budget amendment, for instance. Or an amendment that says that members of Congress cannot exempt themselves from laws they impose upon the peasants.
13 posted on 05/13/2014 6:02:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: JOHN W K
Once again you lie about what is being called for. A Convention of States is not a Constitutional Convention.

/johnny

14 posted on 05/13/2014 6:04:12 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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I honestly do not believe GOP leadership/establishment really want a balance budget amendment. They could simply refuse to vote for increasing the debt ceiling and the balance budget amendment would be enforced right there.

They’re only pretending to support balance budget when its a distant impossibility, but when it might actually happen, they will oppose it


15 posted on 05/13/2014 6:04:43 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: JRandomFreeper; dcwusmc; Jed Eckert; Recovering Ex-hippie; KingOfVagabonds; Berlin_Freeper; ...

A Convention of States is not a Constitutional Convention.

Article 5 is not a constitutional convention. You can’t rewrite the constitution. You can only add amendments. A balanced-budget amendment, for instance. Or an amendment that says that members of Congress cannot exempt themselves from laws they impose upon the peasants.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 6:05:50 AM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Correct, Pope Calvin. Does anyone think that any such conventions would be conducted according to rules? The left would show up and psychologically push the Rs into “compromises”. And there would be violence to make sure that the left gets at least part of its way and that everything looks chaotic. If the left loses on anything, they would claim that the Rs “suppressed” votes or somehow “cheated when, in fact, it is always the left that lies, cheats, steals, and assaults. The whole scene would look like a football game in which the Seahawks are playing some girls field hockey team. Apart from that, Levin’s proposals ratify the administrative state, thereby making something evil and unconstitutional constitutional. And who would the R or conservative delegates be? The kind of semi-socialists you find in the RINO party and here?


17 posted on 05/13/2014 6:08:11 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: JOHN W K
If you want a Constitutional Republic back you better repeal the 17th as well.
18 posted on 05/13/2014 6:08:27 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Because it opens up the bill of rights to be re-written by the left’s own fair hand.

Total BS. You are either ignorant of the truth or a bald-faced liar.

19 posted on 05/13/2014 6:10:30 AM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: achilles2000
What part of 3/4s of all states must still ratify any amendments do you not understand? The left can't just re-write the bill of rights.

/johnny

20 posted on 05/13/2014 6:11:37 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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