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Conference on the Constitutional Convention (Sept 24/25)
Con Con Con ^ | 8/11/2011 | Self

Posted on 08/08/2011 12:46:09 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight

On September 24th, people from across America and across the political spectrum will convene at Harvard University to discuss the advisability and feasibility of organizing towards a Constitutional Convention. The conference's lead organizers are both proponents and opponents of an Article V convention and we actively encourage the participation of those who support a convention and those who oppose holding a convention at all.

(Excerpt) Read more at conconcon.org ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: constitution; convention; revolution; socialist; takeover; tyrants

1 posted on 08/08/2011 12:46:11 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Socialists will love a new constitutional convention. Entitlements for all! I’m sure they’re already channeling FDR and perusing his second bill of rights.


2 posted on 08/08/2011 12:48:52 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

What a nightmare a COn Con would be! The majority of voters in this country are damned fools as witnessed by the election of the downgraded president. Of course, if you’re hell bent on destroying the country there’s no better way to do it.


3 posted on 08/08/2011 12:50:07 PM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!

Don’t forget that the purpose of the last Constitutional Convention was to “modify” the Articles of Confederation. The last thing we need is to turn loose a bunch of pseudo-intellectuals who were educated in today’s university system.


4 posted on 08/08/2011 12:54:27 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I was wondering how long it would be before the idea of a constitutional convention would be floated.

If they get a shot at the Constitution this nation will truly become a slave state.

Resist!


5 posted on 08/08/2011 12:56:39 PM PDT by Wordkraft
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To: wolfpat

This event would be open warfare. After decades of whipping up hate the media-driven mobs of the “entitled” and moochers would be out of control. And there are no more Washingtons, Hamiltons, or Madisons available.


6 posted on 08/08/2011 1:01:50 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
A concon should be threatened.

We are increasingly ruled by ever smaller groups such as the twelve Superdudes and Hussein, and regulatory agencies.

There's a Balanced Budget Amendment which passed the House, sitting on Dingy Harry's desk. It is an outrage this despot will not present that which passed the People's House to the floor of the Senate for a vote.

7 posted on 08/08/2011 1:10:30 PM PDT by Jacquerie (We are no longer governed, we are ruled.)
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To: arrogantsob
And there are no more Washingtons, Hamiltons, or Madisons available.

But there are plenty of Brownings and Smiths and Wessons.

8 posted on 08/08/2011 1:15:57 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

That is what it will come down to which is completely different than what we need. There was no question of the original convention being in danger from the mob.


9 posted on 08/08/2011 1:20:01 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: arrogantsob

Exactly!


10 posted on 08/08/2011 1:28:55 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Jacquerie
When did this happen? Did it pass the House by a 2/3 majority? Because that's what's required - as well as being passed by 2/3 of the Senate - to forward it to the States.

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, ....

My emphasis.

11 posted on 08/08/2011 1:51:42 PM PDT by RonF
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To: Jacquerie

“A concon should be threatened.”

The Roosevelt generation and their kids, the baby-boomers have been threatening and abusing the generations that will succeed them ever since they inherited power.

They shall not complete their mission, which is the destruction of post-reformation Western Civilization.


12 posted on 08/08/2011 1:54:01 PM PDT by ngat
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To: RonF

Cut Cap & Balance a couple weeks ago.


13 posted on 08/08/2011 2:02:57 PM PDT by Jacquerie (We are no longer governed, we are ruled.)
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To: ngat

“baby-boomers have been threatening and abusing the generations that will succeed them ever since they inherited power.

They shall not complete their mission, which is the destruction of post-reformation Western Civilization.”

Tell that to my brother baby boomers whose names are on the Wall.


14 posted on 08/08/2011 2:11:29 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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Mash His Cute Little Nose

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15 posted on 08/08/2011 2:13:35 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: goodwithagun

Yes a ConCon is a poor idea right now. We might end up with a brand new Constitution minus the 1st, 2nd and 10th ammendments.


16 posted on 08/08/2011 2:15:30 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SVTCobra03

Your brother baby-boomers whose names are on the wall never got a chance to inherit political power - they gave their lives doing their duty. The Rooseveltian generation that sent them to their destruction in an ill-fated war and the baby-boomers that assumed power in ‘92, have stated their aim to demolish the civil society and replace it with a system of their own making, therefore; I do not trust either of those generations to participate in a Constitutional Convention.

If you look to take offense with that, you are just looking to take offense.


17 posted on 08/08/2011 2:31:43 PM PDT by ngat
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Nope—no constitutional convention. That will not be allowed.


18 posted on 08/08/2011 2:36:05 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in a noisy avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: ngat

You paint with too broad a brush. There is no monolithic boomer generation walking lock-step toward a communist dictatorship.


19 posted on 08/08/2011 3:14:20 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03

“You paint with too broad a brush. There is no monolithic boomer generation walking lock-step toward a communist dictatorship.”

Never said the boomer, and preceeding Roosevelt, and World War I, generations were “monolithic ... generations walking lock-step toward a communist dictatorship.”- but that the progressive elements of these three generations have prevailed electorally for 80 -100 years cannot be denied. And because of this, these MAJORITY liberal, progressive generations cannot be allowed to have a crack at re-writing our Constitution, and saddling our posterity with whatever progressive remake of the United States of America they plan.

In time, these generations will pass, and our defending of the Constitution, and Declaration, and the rights of the individual declared and defended therein; will be honored by the succeeding generations whose rights and property are now at risk.


20 posted on 08/08/2011 5:09:40 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Jacquerie

Cut, Cap and Balance didn’t contain the amendment itself - it contained a provision that required passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment in order for it to take effect. The actual amendment must be in a bill that passes by a 2/3 majority. In the House that would mean 282 - 143.


21 posted on 08/08/2011 10:34:29 PM PDT by RonF
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