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The Big Political Story Of 2016 Will Not Be About Who Replaces Obama
Forbes ^ | 12/9/13 | Ralph Benko

Posted on 12/11/2013 8:38:20 AM PST by Baynative

They gathered at the homestead of George Washington, 15 miles from the capital city named for him. The purpose? To discuss how, safely, to revive an overlooked, but invaluable, provision in the United States Constitution to allow a supermajority of states to rein in a power-drunk federal government.

According to a press release issued after the Assembly’s adjournment, “They emphasized the importance of any convention being done in a way that accomplishes the will of the people while protecting the sanctity of the Constitution, as this action could ultimately lead to proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized under Article V. The subject matter of what those amendments would be was not discussed.”

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Some, especially on the left, are attempting to blame federal government dysfunction on the Constitution. An Annals of Law feature in the current New Yorker, by Jeffrey Toobin, is entitled Our Broken Constitution. Wrong. It is the federal government, not the Constitution, that is broken. The federal government has gone out of alignment with its nature as envisioned in the Constitution.

And in the Constitution itself resides the solution.

Let's get together and inform everyone we know about this bold move to save our republic. If you care, BE ACTIVE!

For those who want more this website offers numerous updates.

1 posted on 12/11/2013 8:38:20 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Jacquerie

Spreading the word...


2 posted on 12/11/2013 8:39:04 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

The Constitution gets “broken” when it is intentionally severed from its essential relationship with the principles laid down in the Declaration. This is what the Progressives always do. They want a dialogue on “the meaning of the Constituion” but they do not want to include the essential relationship of the two documents. . .any “dialogue” about the Constitution under those circumstances is seriously flawed.


3 posted on 12/11/2013 8:43:32 AM PST by McBuff
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To: McBuff

This is our time ...if we take it!


4 posted on 12/11/2013 8:47:03 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Baynative

At the rate Fedzilla is getting out of control, the reset button is gonna get pushed, either politically, violently, or both.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 8:47:28 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Baynative

When the Amendment capping Federal Spending at 17% of GDP gets up to 25 votes, Martial Law will be declared.


6 posted on 12/11/2013 8:49:19 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TADSLOS

Please look through the entries at the website link and realize that our time is here if we will support these courageous representatives and do more than send email Obama jokes to facebook friends.


7 posted on 12/11/2013 8:50:59 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
I already did go to the link and I don't use Facebook to tell Obama jokes .

Your welcome.

8 posted on 12/11/2013 8:55:51 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Baynative
Great article...thanks for posting! Many excellent references.

If so the big political news of 2016 will not be about the presidential race. It will be about how nearly 100 citizen-legislators began a process that restored liberty to America. The big story is bigger than presidential politics.

The big story is Constitutional. It is a story about how liberty-minded Americans such as Sen. David Long, of Indiana, Rep. Chris Kopenga, of Wisconsin, Rep. Matt Huffman, of Ohio, Rep. Gary Banz, of Oklahoma, Sen. Caryn Tyson, of Kansas, Rep. Yvette Herrell, of New Mexico, and Sen. Kevin Lundberg, of Colorado (co-chairs of a coordinate Article V Caucus), and other state legislators such as Del. Jim LeMunyon, of Virginia, began the process of restoring liberty to our sweet land.

God bless these patriots. Also liked the mention of this...

"Two months ago, Marc Levin published a best-selling book, The Liberty Amendments, further validating the Article V process and drawing the important support of influential figures such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and, most recently, Glenn Beck."

9 posted on 12/11/2013 8:58:06 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Baynative

One amendment we should have is that any rules proposed by federal agencies should be voted on by individual states, by legislatures or special votes of the people once a year.

We should have a say whether we want the sh*t sandwiches these agencies have been feeding us for decades.

How many of our freedoms have died by the death of a thousand cuts because of these special-interest controlled agencies?


10 posted on 12/11/2013 8:59:56 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: TADSLOS

You use facebook? LOL!


11 posted on 12/11/2013 9:03:42 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman
You use facebook? LOL!

Sure. Someone has to keep tabs on the NSA.

12 posted on 12/11/2013 9:05:47 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Baynative

One of the better and more reasoned articles on this effort. Thanks for posting it.


13 posted on 12/11/2013 9:11:51 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: TADSLOS

LOL! I thought they were keeping tabs on us.


14 posted on 12/11/2013 9:26:26 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Baynative
ANY future Democrat (Marxist) president would ignore any order imposing limits on spending, just as Barry has ignored and/or bypassed Congress on multiple occasions.

The current administration has desensitized America to the authority of Congress or the Legislative Branch.

15 posted on 12/11/2013 9:32:52 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Baynative
This is our time ...if we take it!

Truly, truly. ..The big "if". . .but we have no other choice. Yes, it could blow-up in our face, but if we just sit on the sidelines wringing our hands over fears of what could go wrong. . .we can be sure we will see the end of our Republic.

16 posted on 12/11/2013 9:37:10 AM PST by McBuff
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To: Baynative
United States Constitution to allow a super majority of states to rein in a power-drunk federal government.

Who wrote this wholly understated, egregiously inadequate description of the wanton, deliberate destruction of the United States of America? This sounds like any, every administration since the beginning of the Republic. Why is this illegal, bastard regime being spoken of with kid gloves?

17 posted on 12/11/2013 10:24:53 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Baynative

Good bye gun rights.


18 posted on 12/11/2013 11:06:06 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: TADSLOS

Thank you for supporting the republic.


19 posted on 12/11/2013 11:23:13 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
Are you saying that it's better to kneel in submission rather than rise up and unify?
20 posted on 12/11/2013 11:25:35 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: McBuff
Thank you. So much of the controlling body in the republican party is against our efforts and we have to take a stand. Using a populist approach in a state by state effort makes good sense, in my opinion.

The detractors of this effort, the John Boehners, Karl Roves and Michael Medveds in our country would have been begging George Washington to forget the fool hearty plan of crossing the freezing Delaware River in the dark of night because something could go wrong.

21 posted on 12/11/2013 11:31:30 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

Thanks


22 posted on 12/11/2013 11:33:54 AM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: redgolum
"Good bye gun rights."

Not even a remote possibility. That's the beauty of the amendment ratification process. This movement would bring a voice back to "fly over country".

23 posted on 12/11/2013 11:37:24 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Resolute Conservative; VerySadAmerican; Nuc 1.1; MamaTexan; Political Junkie Too; jeffc; 1010RD; ...
Article V ping!
24 posted on 12/11/2013 12:21:23 PM PST by Jacquerie (History is dialogue in the present with the past about the future.)
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To: Jacquerie

Thanks.

Every article gives me hope!


25 posted on 12/11/2013 1:29:29 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Baynative

Washington is run by lobbyist$ not legislators. The biggest overreach was the War on Terrorism which used workarounds to avoid a Congressional formal declaration of war. Used by Bush and Obama.

I hope the big news for 2016 is a third party to restore MADE IN AMERICA and exit world policeman


26 posted on 12/11/2013 1:47:39 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: ex-snook
Washington is run by lobbyist$ not legislators.

No, it's run by the unions. Unless you're talking about lobbyists representing the unions, or the unionized departments of the executive branch.

I have no problem with special interest groups unless, of course, they're government special interest groups.

27 posted on 12/11/2013 1:54:09 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Baynative
>>..provision in the United States Constitution to allow a supermajority of states to rein in a power-drunk federal government..<<

Super majority? What does this mean? 2/3 of the states?

I'm not thinking two thirds of the states can be mustered up at this point. I like the idea and I will go research it, but just on face value....not sure how this would even take off.

28 posted on 12/11/2013 2:03:34 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: ex-snook

A third party will give us Hillary. A constitutional convention and revived states’ rights can give us freedom.


29 posted on 12/11/2013 2:28:58 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: servantboy777

3/4 of the States. Currently, 38 would be required.


30 posted on 12/11/2013 2:32:09 PM PST by rfp1234 (Impeach We Much!)
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To: Jacquerie; Publius; bigfootbob
I spoke with Washington 35th District Rep Drew MacEwen's office. They will put some assembly follow up information on the website soon. Staff said there is already another assembly being planned for May that will likely be held in Indiana.

( They also said give a big "Hello" to aka bigfootbob)

31 posted on 12/11/2013 2:37:47 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: servantboy777

All you need is here:

http://www.conventionofstates.com/

Click on “Learn”. :)


32 posted on 12/11/2013 2:42:23 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Baynative
Bookmark

Thanks for the link...

33 posted on 12/11/2013 3:43:24 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: SC_Pete

bttt


34 posted on 12/11/2013 3:43:24 PM PST by txhurl
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To: rfp1234

Can you name 38 “red” states?

I can’t.


35 posted on 12/11/2013 3:44:20 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Baynative
It appears the states are proceeding according to a well thought plan. Indiana Senator David Long is shaping up to be our 21st century Patrick Henry.

The Long Knives will be out very soon.

36 posted on 12/11/2013 3:54:38 PM PST by Jacquerie (History is dialogue in the present with the past about the future.)
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To: servantboy777; rfp1234
I can name 50 states that chafe under an oppressive government.
37 posted on 12/11/2013 3:58:27 PM PST by Jacquerie (History is dialogue in the present with the past about the future.)
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To: Baynative

bfl


38 posted on 12/11/2013 4:06:46 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Baynative
Somebody is already working hard on this...

Replace Obama with Karl Marx!

39 posted on 12/11/2013 4:20:44 PM PST by Gritty (The emperor has hipster garb, but underneath he’s just another Commissar Squaresville - Mark Steyn)
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To: rfp1234
"3/4 of the States. Currently, 38 would be required."

Sounds pretty steep until you start to add up the states: Dems would need to quash amendments in 13 states in order to kill them The hardest (most liberal) states would be Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, California, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii. Write those off and it could still pass. It would come down to states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Minnesota, which would all be somewhat diffcult "must-pass" states, ---but certainly not impossible.

40 posted on 12/11/2013 4:56:29 PM PST by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: JDoutrider

I have a feeling this thing is really starting to boil —


41 posted on 12/11/2013 6:20:07 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Baynative

I hope you are right....just posted article t omy FB...thanks


42 posted on 12/11/2013 8:43:06 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: goodnesswins
Add this video , too.
43 posted on 12/11/2013 8:45:22 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Jacquerie
Ping list video makes it simple to understand.
44 posted on 12/11/2013 8:46:58 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Baynative

That’s a fine video.


45 posted on 12/12/2013 1:22:32 AM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V Amendment Convention is our only hope.)
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To: Baynative
For anything to be ratified, there will be a lot of give and take. The coastal states will demand more gun restrictions, because they are afraid of the lessers getting guns.

This is not a good idea. We don't have the numbers to win in a Constitutional Convention.

46 posted on 12/12/2013 5:49:40 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Baynative

I continue to expect Comrade Obamatollah to be El Presidente/Mullah in 2017...and beyond.


47 posted on 12/12/2013 5:52:54 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Baynative

If the choice is Hillary, or a blue RINO, is that much of a choice?

Remember this is a product. Saying you MUST buy a Ford or you HAVE to buy a Chevy is a bit misleading. Vote for who represents you the best, not for who you think is the least bad. Otherwise we conservatives might as well stop voting, because the GOP is going hard left.


48 posted on 12/12/2013 6:08:40 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Baynative

I saw Kevin last night. He asked me about you. He told me you called an he told me about the next meeting in Indianapolis. I’m considering going since I was born in Indiana and the wife would like to go there to see where I grew up.

Rep. MacEwen has a great staffer with Kevin. I’m proud to have that team as my legislative leaders.


49 posted on 12/12/2013 9:44:06 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Jacquerie; Publius; bigfootbob
I just spoke with Washington Rep Cary Condratta. The next COS meeting is scheduled for May and will be held in the house Chambers of the State of Indiana where the capacity is close to 300.

There will be some statements coming out about the process that went on at Mt. Vernon, soon.

He said that one of the leaders, [Tea Party candidate] Wisconsin Rep. Chris Kapenga is a man to watch in the future. According to Condratta this young man is smart, articulate, well educated on the constitution.

The next two meetings of the COS will be to determine how state representation will be handled within the states and to create an open chronicle of what is going on at the convention meetings to keep the media propaganda in check wherever possible.

My concern is that like the Tea PArty, the media will get very busy painting the Article V as a dark process to take over America for wealthy racists.

50 posted on 12/16/2013 12:53:03 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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