Skip to comments.Right on Track (Convention of States)
Posted on 12/19/2013 9:16:47 AM PST by Baynative
Earlier this month, Virginia and South Carolina became the first states to pre-file our application, and Florida followed soon after. We hope to put more states on the list soon!
So far, we have legislative sponsors in ten states:
Arkansas Colorado Florida Iowa Montana New Mexico South Carolina Virginia West Virginia Wyoming
(Excerpt) Read more at conventionofstates.com ...
But it doesnt end with legislative sponsors. The COS Project has the honor of working with 63 state leaders in 37 states, and over 3,000 volunteers across the nation.
State Directors: 28 Legislative Liaisons: 19 Coalitions Directors: 22 District Captains: 250
States with volunteer leaders include: Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin
Its a big list, but we only want it to get bigger. Join your fellow Americans in supporting the COS Project, and lets make history!
YES- even Washington State is in the mix!
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Keeping the ‘mo’.
Where in the heck is the Magnolia State?
Everybody’s all excited about this, but we have know way of knowing what would come out of this convention. It could be literally anything. Be careful what you wish for.
Listen to Mark Levin....he’ll explain it to you
It’s too bad we need 3/4 of states rather than 2/3.
At 34, you can get there with a coalition of red and purple states. At 38, you’ve got to steal a few blue states. That may be a monumental challenge.
Mark Meckler was on The Glenn Beck Show last night.
Under Article V, the states, via the state legislatures, have the right to call for an Amending Convention, Meckler explained. And its important that we get our language right. Its not a Constitutional Convention. It does not open the whole Constitution up. This is an untruth that is stated by those people that are against it It is an Amending Convention which must take place under the rubric of the Constitution itself. And the way it happens is, 34 states issue a call for a convention.
What we expect is, somewhere between 15 and 20 states will pass this in 2014, Meckler said. We expect to finish off to 34 in 2015. And the goal is to hold the convention in 2016 great year, presidential year.
THE ONLY WAY TO STOP WASHINGTON IS THROUGH AN ARTICLE V. MOVEMENT.
It's a gamble - but may be the only way to prevent the awful "Plan B" - our VERY last resort.
Yes it is! Thanks for posting this link.
Article V ping!
WA State has been one of the states calling for a constitutional convention to do away with the electoral college. As I understood that issue, they only needed one more state to sign on.
You understand incorrectly. There is little movement among the states to get rid of the Electoral College.
however, there is a movement to have states place all of their electoral votes in the column of the winner of the national popular vote. From my recollection, several states have already adopted this, which is de facto negation of the electoral college.
IT’S NOT A GAMBLE. If we don’t have 13 states that would oppose tyrannical amendments, we are through as a nation anyway. The real risk is doing nothing.
I spoke several days ago with the secretary in the office of Representative from Oklahoma, Gary Banz, (R), who attended the conference at Mt. Vernon.
The meeting was devoted to process, not substance. That means that they were discussing means to make sure that at future meetings, the procedures and rules would be fair and allow everyone in attendance a voice, but would keep the outcome on our Constitutional rails.
The Article V amendment process IS CONSTITUTIONAL, and is NOT an open Let’s-Throw-Out-the-Present-Constitution “Constitutional Convention” that many fear, including Phyllis Schlafly - and rightfully so! Indeed, THAT could be a disaster.
The Article V effort is a Constitutional means for the state governments themselves to PROPOSE amendments to the Constitution, as a means to side-step an out-of-control Congress. They would NOT have the authority to simply vote out the present Constitution. They can ONLY PROPOSE AMENDMENTS.
According to Banz’s secretary, while it was not focused on at the recent Mt. Vernon meeting, apparently Banz left with the understanding that while there are a lot of amendments we would like to see passed, the consensus is to focus at future meetings on presenting a Balance The Budget amendment, something that has a LARGE prayer of being supported in large numbers by both Republican and Democrat grass roots people and their state legislators.
I believe the thinking is that if we can once get a single amendment passed using this method, then in the future, using that as a template, other amendment proposals could be considered. Nothing is decided; that just seems to be present thinking by many of the participants.
Indiana has passed some legislation (which I have not looked at) which reportedly could serve as prototype legislation enabling a state to participate and outlining the authority under which a delegate would be commissioned.
I was replying to someone with the jitters - it is a gamble, but less so than doing nothing.
And better still than the awful "Plan B" - which is what we're left with IF we do nothing.
The demographic tsunami being planned for us makes the window of opportunity very narrow. More and more red states will turn blue. You can see it happening already in Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Arizona, and New Mexico. It will only get worse. West Virginia may turn red though, given that RATS are destroying the coal industry. The urban areas like Denver are being overrun by RATS. We have to act now.
Thank you for these important updates and have a Merry Christmas!
The original constitution was the result of a "runaway convention" intended to amend the Articles of Confederation. The pols today are much worse as at least the founders fought tyranny.
The actual way to avoid Plan B is to solve the actual problem. Bad people in office.
You need to follow the conversation and listen to what the representatives are saying. There is a lot of effort going into protecting against a runaway mob rule .The next meeting in Indiana will be very definitive.
There is a lot of effort going into protecting against a runaway mob rule
The only way that happens is through one amendment at a time. Limiting to a "subject" or a "purpose" doesn't limit it at all. We're dealing with politicians here.
How are the delegates picked? That's the big problem.