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10 states line up to limit federal power
WND ^ | 20 January 2015 | Paul Bremmer

Posted on 01/20/2015 8:40:59 PM PST by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Ten states now have taken the first step toward limiting the power of the federal government. Officials from Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia and Wyoming have filed resolutions calling for a convention of states that would propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution with the express purpose of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. Article V of the Constitution gives the states the power to call such a convention. The article reads, in part: “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, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress.”

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1 posted on 01/20/2015 8:40:59 PM PST by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
10 / 34 ≈ 29.4%
2 posted on 01/20/2015 8:45:48 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

We already have all the requisite language to limit the power of the federal government in the current Constitution.
What we do not have is Courts or a President willing to do it.


3 posted on 01/20/2015 8:46:31 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

An executive order will take care of all that. ;-)


4 posted on 01/20/2015 8:47:22 PM PST by doc1019 (Blue lives matter)
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To: Jacquerie; Repeal The 17th

Thought you might find this of interest.


5 posted on 01/20/2015 8:47:44 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Redbob

“What we do not have is Courts or a President willing to do it.”

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Or a Congress willing to do its job and protect the Constitution from tyranny.


6 posted on 01/20/2015 8:48:24 PM PST by EagleUSA (Liberalism removes the significance of everything.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Their goals should be 3 items:

1) Repeal the 17th Amendment,

2) Propose an Amendment that specifically allows the states to Nullify Federal Law.

3) Propose a Constitutional Amendment that allows for the ignoring of Federal Judicial Rulings which overstep Federal Authority under the Federal and State Constitutions.


7 posted on 01/20/2015 8:54:27 PM PST by JSDude1 ( .)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Massachusetts? New Jersey?


8 posted on 01/20/2015 8:56:19 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Everytime the cash register rings in a gun store, a Founding Father gets his wings.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
There are a bunch of states that passed such resolutions, going back about a century. Including many now liberal ones. A few have rescinded their resolutions. Last I saw it was unclear how many of them would still count towards the current total. My understanding is that most older resolutions weren't time limited. And we do have the precedent of last adopted constitutional amendment taking 200 years to ratify, with old votes counting. So we may not need to get all 34 states to act now; although we may need the courts to force Congress to do its mandatory duty when a plausible 34 count exists. We may be able to slip through with some unsuspecting liberal state votes, which they may not be able to rescind in time.
9 posted on 01/20/2015 9:02:23 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change)
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To: JSDude1
Their goals should be 3 items:
1) Repeal the 17th Amendment,
2) Propose an Amendment that specifically allows the states to Nullify Federal Law.
3) Propose a Constitutional Amendment that allows for the ignoring of Federal Judicial Rulings which overstep Federal Authority under the Federal and State Constitutions.

I think I have several amendments that touch all these points:
Amendment Booklet
[FR Comment Thread]

10 posted on 01/20/2015 9:05:22 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: EagleUSA; All
"Or a Congress willing to do its job and protect the Constitution from tyranny."

A part of the problem concerning Congress is the 17th Amendment imo. Control of the Senate needs to be returned uniquely to state lawmakers as the Founding States had originally intended.

11 posted on 01/20/2015 9:07:13 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: 5thGenTexan; AllAmericanGirl44; Amagi; Art in Idaho; Arthur Wildfire! March; Arthur McGowan; ...

12 posted on 01/20/2015 9:15:34 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Ohio?


13 posted on 01/20/2015 9:39:49 PM PST by bufferina
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
Most FReepers are aware of these links, but I post anyway for review and for people new to Article V. It is our responsibility to make Article V the most understood aspect of the US Constitution.

Most state legislatures are in session now. Please call or write your state representative and senator!

Convention of States - Alabama Way to go Alabama! A good introduction.

The Case for an Article V Convention. Fantastic explanation of Article V convention to the Mass State Legislature.

I would recommend watching the above videos first and then:

Convention of States Lots of information here.

Call a Convention A call for a Convention of States

Article V Project to Restore Liberty Another good source.

Convention of States model Resolution

A Summary of Mark Levin’s Proposed Amendments by Jacquerie

Chapter 1 of Mark Levin’s Book, The Liberty Amendments

Mark Levin, Constitution Article V, and the Liberty Amendments

Rep. Bill Taylor introduces a Convention of States

List of Mark Levin You Tube Videos

Mark Levin Article V, Liberty Amendments youtube video hub

Three hour video of C-Span interview with Mark Levin

Mark Levin’s ALEC Speech, Dec 4, 2014

Gaining Steam? Nearly 100 Lawmakers Descend on Mount Vernon to Talk Convention of States The beginning.

Mark Levin’s “Liberty Amendments” Sean Hannity Special

Convention to Propose Amendments to the United States Constitution

The Other Way to Amend the Constitution: The Article V Constitutional Convention Amendment Process

Amendment Booklet.pdf

Friends of Article V Convention Links

Ulysses at the Mast: Democracy, Federalism, and the Sirens' Song of the Seventeenth Amendment by Jay Bybee. Repeal the 17th

Article V Handbook - for State Legislators An important resource.

State Legislators Article V Caucus State Legislators, Join up at this site!

Send this list of links to your State Representatives and Senators here: Contact your State Legislators.

Sample Letter to state Representatives regarding the Convention of States Project and also, Talking Points.

Excellent Article V Letter to a State Assemblyman by Jacquerie

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke.

Let’s all work together to get this going.

14 posted on 01/20/2015 10:19:03 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I’m shocked, and I’m from Massachusetts!!!


15 posted on 01/20/2015 10:19:59 PM PST by Howindependent (A Liberal has no concept of reality.)
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To: Art in Idaho; FReepers; Patriots; FRiends
B T T T ! ! ! ©

PREFECT ©

16 posted on 01/20/2015 10:26:43 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain; All
If 17A is repealed then there should be a provision in the repeal amendment that allows state lawmakers to recall bad-apple federal Senators.

Also, state lawmakers should likewise have power to remove bad-apple justices from the bench on 3/4 state majority vote.

Also, the language from Justice John Marshall’s clarification of Congress’s limited power to lay taxes needs to be amended to the Constitution.

“Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

State lawmakers also need to wake up and consider the following for intrastate schools.

Also, the states have never amended the Constitution to prohibit themselves from requiring candidate voters to pass a simple constitutional law test before being allowed to vote. Such a test would emphasize the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers and would hopefully make low-information voters more aware when corrupt federal politicians make constitutionally indefensible promises for federal spending programs and civil rights.

A constitutional proficiency test could be given as part of a written driver’s license test.

17 posted on 01/20/2015 10:35:40 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain; All

As a side note to this thread, please consider the following. Since neither the legislative or executive branches are doing their jobs to protect and defend the Constitution, the Congressional Budget Office needs to publicly report when a bill does not comply with Congress’s constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers.


18 posted on 01/20/2015 10:58:09 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Alaska? Please!


19 posted on 01/20/2015 11:13:01 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: OneWingedShark

Thank you!


20 posted on 01/21/2015 1:14:15 AM PST by Jacquerie (Article V. If not now, when?)
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