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Some News From the Mount Vernon Assembly

Posted on 12/09/2013 2:52:26 AM PST by Jacquerie

Here is a response from Florida State Senator Alan Hays regarding last Saturday's Mount Vernon Assembly.

"We discussed the process of bringing the Article V convention into reality and agreed to meet next year at a time yet to be determined due to the need to meet when state legislatures are adjourned or in recess. That will assure more participation. We also discussed a possible resolution to go to each state requesting their legislatures establish a selection process for delegates to be attending an Article V. Convention."

"We recognized the need for wide communication to the public of our work. I feel it was a very good first step toward success."

Alan Hays

Folks, this Article V movement is off the ground!

From ConventionofStates.com:

Are you nervous about calling your state legislators? Here’s what you do:

1. Find their contact number. Most state legislatures have a website where you’ll find all the contact information you need. Just do an internet search: “[My State] State Legislature.”

2. Call them. Try to use a landline, as this will give you the clearest signal. You don’t want to drop this call!

3. Introduce yourself and thank them for their service: “Hi, my name is [Your Name]. I live in your district, and I appreciate your service in our state legislature.”

4. Explain why you’ve called: “I’m calling because I’d like to talk to you about an opportunity the states have to take back power from the federal government.”

5. Explain the problem: “Almost everyone knows our federal government is on a dangerous course. The unsustainable debt combined with crushing regulations on states and businesses is a recipe for disaster.”

6. Explain the solution: “Fortunately, the Founders gave state legislatures the power to make changes to the federal structure when Washington, D.C., starts to abuse its authority. Article V of the Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention for the limited purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution.”

7. Explain the COS Project: “The Convention of States Project was launched to call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints and limit the power of the federal government.”

8. Voice your support: “I support this approach. I want [name of your State] to be one of the necessary 34 states that passes a resolution calling for a Convention of the States. You can find a copy of the draft resolution and a legislator’s handbook (which briefly explains the process and answers many questions) at www.conventionofstates.com.”

9. Give them an action step: “I ask you to support the Convention of States Project and become either the lead sponsor or co-sponsor of a resolution in the next legislative session.”

10. Thank them again and give them some contact info: "Thanks so much for your service to the people of our district. You can reach the COS Project at info@conventionofstates.com or call them at 540-441-7227.”

When you finish your conversation, let us know what your state representative thinks! We need a legislator to sponsor our application in every state, and we’d love to talk to a state congressman from your area. That’s it! Of course, it’s always best to use your own words and explain it however you feel most comfortable. We’ve provided this outline as a guide. Good luck! -The COS Project Team


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; FReeper Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 17th; constitution; cos; statesrights
Obama is consolidating all power into the executive branch.

We the people and states can stand athwart the sad history of republics, which heretofore have collapsed into despotism.

Return to federalism and our God given freedoms!

1 posted on 12/09/2013 2:52:27 AM PST by Jacquerie
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To: Resolute Conservative; VerySadAmerican; Nuc 1.1; MamaTexan; Political Junkie Too; jeffc; 1010RD; ...

Article V ping!


2 posted on 12/09/2013 2:53:31 AM PST by Jacquerie (Now launch the Constitutional Spring! Support an Article V Amendment Convention.)
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To: Jacquerie

BUMP


3 posted on 12/09/2013 3:02:52 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Jacquerie

Most excellent, thanks!


4 posted on 12/09/2013 3:06:34 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Jacquerie
Apparently, you have a ping list for Article V information. Please add me to the list. Thanks.

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

Islam Delenda Est!

REFUSE. RESIST. Do NOT Submit! ★ FREEDOM! ★


5 posted on 12/09/2013 3:23:36 AM PST by Neil E. Wright (An OATH is FOREVER OathKeeper III We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: Repeal The 17th; All
The Left recognizes the threat we pose.

From Daily KOS:

"We need to make people aware of this threat to democracy and preemptively discredit those pushing it, before it picks up more steam. In particular, we should contact our State legislative representatives and make very clear our opposition to any such constitutional convention."

The jerk is correct in that our once federal republic has the structural characteristics of a democratic republic, which is precisely why we are in trouble. Notice the encouragement to do what the Libs do best, destroy the reputations of those they oppose without regard to the substance of coherent arguments.

Scroll to the bottom of the link for comments. They get it.

6 posted on 12/09/2013 3:26:34 AM PST by Jacquerie (Now launch the Constitutional Spring! Support an Article V Amendment Convention.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Done!


7 posted on 12/09/2013 3:27:05 AM PST by Jacquerie (Now launch the Constitutional Spring! Support an Article V Amendment Convention.)
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To: Jacquerie

I don’t know if they do quite get it. I don’t know if they realize how important liberty is to us. States actively protecting our liberty is the last peaceful solution. I don’t think they’ll like it if that fails.


8 posted on 12/09/2013 3:48:57 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Jacquerie

Me too? Thanks.


9 posted on 12/09/2013 3:49:40 AM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Why wait for another year to reconvene? If this nation is going to be saved, get at it.


10 posted on 12/09/2013 4:16:52 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: onedoug

Certainly.


11 posted on 12/09/2013 4:19:45 AM PST by Jacquerie (Now launch the Constitutional Spring! Support an Article V Amendment Convention.)
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To: Progov

Perhaps I am reading too much into it, but if the goal is to find a period in which most state legislatures are not in session, it means a predilection toward sending state legislators as delegates to the amendment convention.

IMO that would be a good thing.


12 posted on 12/09/2013 4:23:31 AM PST by Jacquerie (Now launch the Constitutional Spring! Support an Article V Amendment Convention.)
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To: Jacquerie

Good luck. Most of the craven dogs in Congress are as much of the problem as Obama and also need to be kicked out of office.

They serve the Council on Foreign Relations and other anti-American groups rather than their constituents.


13 posted on 12/09/2013 4:56:17 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: demshateGod

Hear! Hear!


14 posted on 12/09/2013 5:27:19 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Progov
meet next year at a time yet to be determined due to the need to meet when state legislatures are adjourned or in recess.

We need a legislator to sponsor our application in every state,

I think part of the reason is stated. Next year is only a few weeks away, too. Let's try and let them go about this thoughtfully and methodically, it's hard because we're having to sit by and watch as our Constitution burns. I am so grateful that many of our states look to be getting off their tokus and doing their job--finally. I think the states are our last great hope to save our Constitutional Republic, otherwise who knows how it ends-- it would be ugly.

15 posted on 12/09/2013 5:37:40 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Jacquerie

Our state legislatures will have to have the courage of the Founders. I do not exaggerate. The LEFT has killed tens of millions for their ideology. They will stop at nothing in trying to save the last 100 years of “progressivism”, i.e., COMMUNISM. Our enemies, both foreign and domestic, are inside the gates.


16 posted on 12/09/2013 7:31:32 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Jacquerie

VERY WELL done!


17 posted on 12/09/2013 9:12:59 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: SC_Pete
I entirely agree. The murderous Left will stop at nothing.

EVERY executive agency is an arm of the nonstop democrat campaign to eliminate opposition.

I expect behind the scene regime efforts to upset every step of the Article V process.

18 posted on 12/09/2013 9:33:56 AM PST by Jacquerie (Now launch the Constitutional Spring! Support an Article V Amendment Convention.)
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To: randita; RKBA Democrat; justiceseeker93; castlebrew; JDoutrider; goodnesswins

Article V ping!

If I double pinged you today I apologize. BayNative passed your screen-names for the list, and I may have double posted to ya’ll.


19 posted on 12/09/2013 9:38:55 AM PST by Jacquerie (Now launch the Constitutional Spring! Support an Article V Amendment Convention.)
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To: Jacquerie; Baynative

Thank you both. We’re all on the same page.


20 posted on 12/09/2013 10:07:57 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Jacquerie; Baynative
I know this is old hat for you two veterans of this struggle, but I find it useful to post this info for those who come to these threads uninitiated.

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I have two reference works.

The first is from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative pro-business group. This document has been sent to every state legislator in the country.

Proposing Constitutional Amendments by a Convention of the States: A Handbook for State Lawmakers

The second is a 1973 report from the American Bar Association attempting to identify gray areas in the amendatory process to include an Amendments Convention. It represents the view of the ruling class of 40 years ago. While I don't like some of their conclusions, they have laid out the precedents that may justify those conclusions. What I respect is the comprehensive job they did in locating all the gray areas. They went so far as to identify a gray area that didn't pop up until the Equal Rights Amendment crashed and burned a decade later. Even if you find yourself in disagreement with their vision, it's worth reading to see how the ruling class will try to dominate an Amendments Convention.

Report of the ABA Special Constitutional Convention Study Committee

21 posted on 12/09/2013 10:12:46 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Jacquerie

Two-thirds of the state legislatures, or 34, must approve an application for a convention to occur, according to the Constitution’s article five. State legislatures would then send delegates to the convention, each state getting one vote on proposed amendments. For an amendment to pass and become a part of the Constitution, it would have to be approved by three-fourths, or 38, of the state legislatures.


22 posted on 12/09/2013 10:55:38 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Baynative; Publius
Good on ya’ BayNative.

Of course, two questions arise. How did you come across this document and where is the rest of it?

If the process seems drawn out, which it is, perhaps it is worthwhile to recall the two plus years between the Mount Vernon conference of 1785 and the Philly convention of 1787.

I suspect the time is necessary to see and feel how strong the grassroots support for an Article V amendment convention actually is. Pols don't like to get very far at all ahead of their constituents.

Turn up the heat!

23 posted on 12/09/2013 11:09:37 AM PST by Jacquerie (Now launch the Constitutional Spring! Support an Article V Amendment Convention.)
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To: Publius

Publius, you post the same two links to every Article V thread.

IMO, that is a good thing.

I say that because I suspect they prompt freepers to dig deeper into Article V and our history.


24 posted on 12/09/2013 11:15:37 AM PST by Jacquerie (Now launch the Constitutional Spring! Support an Article V Amendment Convention.)
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To: Jacquerie
COS Update - twitter feeds
25 posted on 12/09/2013 11:28:03 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Jacquerie

Being covered on The Blaze....

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/09/gaining-steam-nearly-100-lawmakers-descend-on-mount-vernon-to-talk-convention-of-states/


26 posted on 12/09/2013 12:09:41 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jacquerie
This (MVA) was mentioned on our local newsbreak. They skimmed over the meaning and goals of the MVA and then had a leftist *professor* remark to say why this will never happen and how it undermines our democracy.

These leftists WILL do everything in their power to stop the MVA momentum...they (leftists) ALWAYS tell us who they fear.

27 posted on 12/09/2013 12:13:12 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Progov
Originally I was looking at this as a 10-year project. From that point of view, things are already moving at lightning speed!
28 posted on 12/09/2013 12:34:27 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Jane Long

Yep, as if “democracy” is the goal, the end purpose of government. That is what they will keep hitting. I hope the good guys are prepared for this.

Is there provision at your local station for listener feedback?


29 posted on 12/09/2013 12:39:41 PM PST by Jacquerie (Now launch the Constitutional Spring! Support an Article V Amendment Convention.)
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To: Jacquerie

bkmk


30 posted on 12/09/2013 9:02:19 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Progov
"Why wait for another year to reconvene? If this nation is going to be saved, get at it."

I agree fully! We can't afford to be patient. We don't have the next decade to get this job done.

31 posted on 12/10/2013 2:43:02 AM PST by precisionshootist
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To: precisionshootist

bttt!


32 posted on 12/10/2013 2:43:43 PM PST by txhurl
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