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  • Indiana Conservatives Call for Convention of States

    01/29/2015 3:08:19 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Indiana Daily Student ^ | January 27, 2015
    Six months ago, Marty Wood had no interest in politics. His said his 
priorities were elsewhere. But Tuesday night, Wood stood in front of a crowd of his fellow conservatives at the Monroe County Public Library to convince them why the U.S. Constitution needs to be amended. Wood, a graduate of Purdue University, is the director of the Indiana Coalition for the Convention of States Project, a group that is looking to amend the U.S. Constitution. But Wood said he is not proposing any specific amendments, just a 
convention of the states. “This project is not proposing anything,” Wood said....
  • (Virginia General Assembly) Article V Con Con Legislation Up TOMORROW! (Today, January 27th)

    01/27/2015 8:27:31 AM PST · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    The Marshall Message | January 26, 2015 | Delegate Bob Marshall
    Dear Friends: On Tuesday Jan. 27thSpeaker Howells Rules Committee will hear HJ 497 and HJ 499, applications asking Congress to call a Convention to amend (change) our U.S. Constitution. Please contact the following delegates to OPPOSE these measures. The Hearing will be in House Room 1, around 1:00 pm if you can attend.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, After all of the sacrifices made by our Founders to birth our nation and form our government, I am troubled that the Constitution is blamed for the ills facing America, when really...
  • States Recently filing Article V convention applications in their legislatures

    01/20/2015 8:35:57 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    Upon opening their legislative sessions in 2015, these states have Article V applications in one or both houses: AZ MA MO MT NH NJ ND SC VA WY
  • 10 states line up to limit federal power

    01/20/2015 8:40:59 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 20 January 2015 | Paul Bremmer
    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...
  • Remembering Patrick Henry... (Vanity)

    01/11/2015 5:47:36 PM PST · by Strawberry AZ · 41 replies
    Vanity | 01-11-2015 | Michael Alexander
    In case you couldnt tell by their actions, the GOP currently holds more seats in Congress than they have since 1929, a direct result of mid-term voters demanding change writ large. Their first action was to elect leadership, and incredibly, they chose the same floundering crew who, hand-in-hand with equally inept Democrats in Congress and the White House, have nearly scuttled the Ship of State. We all know that the definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Let me add one to the mix: Treason which one source defines as the betrayal of...
  • House passes Article V rule change

    01/09/2015 1:14:34 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 173 replies copied onto ^ | January 9, 2015 | Posted by Anne Reiner
    <p>Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) amendment to the House Rules passed by a vote on the House Floor this week, according to a press release published by Rep. Stivers office. The rule will provide a system with which to track, count, and organize Article V applications to Congress.</p>
  • States, The Natural Second Party.

    01/06/2015 11:16:23 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 85 replies
    Todays reelection of John Boehner proves there is but one party, the Uniparty. Political parties represent the common interests of their members, and to this end the two wings of the Uniparty have far more in common than differences. Their rhetoric often contrasts, but their mutual interests are on display. Witness the fifth year of Obamacare, out of control spending, executive and judicial tyranny. Both wings despise the Tea Party more than each other. The framers constitution wisely divided power and provided checks that reached across the branches. Congress can deny appropriations, congress can override presidential vetoes, the senate can...
  • Bold Agenda: GOPs Dominance in States Could Yield Crucial Constitutional Amendments

    01/04/2015 5:31:40 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 4, 2015 | by Mike Flynn
    The 2014 midterm elections gave state Republicans their largest political majorities of the modern political era. In Governor races, the GOP picked up a net 2 states, against expectations of a 2-seat loss. The party also holds 68 of the nations 98 partisan legislative chambers, a grip on state government not seen since the 1920s. In only seven deeply blue states do Democrats control both the legislature and the Governors mansion. Republicans hold or share control in every other state. Conservatives rightfully worry that Republicans in Washington will pursue a modest agenda with their Congressional majorities, but the states provide...
  • South Carolina Representative Bill Taylor pre-files Convention of States application

    12/30/2014 7:14:32 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 12/29/14 | Ann Reiner
    Representatives in the Aiken County legislative delegation have hit the ground running by pre-filing bills to gain position at the top of the agenda when legislators get back to Columbia in January. S.C. Rep. Bill Taylor, R-Aiken, is continuing his push for an Article V Convention of States and pre-filed for the bill about three weeks ago. Taylor began his pursuit of a states convention a year ago when he represented South Carolina in the Palmetto States call for a convention along with Virginia. Whereas, it is the solemn duty of the States to protect the liberty of our people,...
  • Mark Levins Liberty Amendments: Legalizing Tyranny

    12/29/2014 10:00:53 AM PST · by Ray76 · 119 replies
    Publius Huldah ^ | Apr 25, 2014 | Publius Huldah
    For 100 years, the federal government has usurped powers not delegated to it in our Constitution. What should we do about it? Should we reclaim our existing Constitution and put an end to the usurpations? Or should we modernize the Constitution by changing it so as to delegate to the federal government the powers it has usurped so as to legalize what is now unconstitutional? Mark Levin begins The Liberty Amendments by saying he doesnt believe the Constitution requires modernization through amendments. But he then proposes a series of amendments, six of which modernize our Constitution to delegate to...
  • Article V The Solution to Domination Without Fear

    12/15/2014 2:53:12 PM PST · by Strawberry AZ · 18 replies
    Vanity | 12/15/2014 | MJ Alexander (Vanity)
    Irrespective of our political philosophy, few among us are not concerned with the conflict between the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Grandstanding has become the norm in an increasingly polarized environment, but events of late specifically, the unilateral de-criminalization of millions of illegal aliens under the guise of prosecutorial discretion - far exceeds the usual. Atop the list of attributes that make the structure of our republican federalism the worlds benchmark for self-governance is our constitutional system of checks and balances. For almost 2 centuries it has ensured against the disproportionate amassing of power by any...
  • An End to Career Politicians... (Vanity)

    12/15/2014 1:42:13 PM PST · by Strawberry AZ · 21 replies
    Vanity | 12/15/2014 | MJ Alexander (Vanity)
    Anyone looking for a good reason to support Mandatory Term Limits for all federal officials need look no further than the headlines. After the most resounding electoral triumph since 1947, Republican Congressional leaders were too afraid to do what they were elected to do check the president's unilateral amnesty grant. They were too afraid to do whats right for the country, too afraid that they wont be re-elected. Job One for the Party Elite has become protecting their private power structure, not the Constitution. During the last legislative session here in Arizona, a majority of constitutional conservatives supported legislation...
  • State Lawmakers Nationwide Look to Shift Power Away from D.C.

    12/11/2014 6:14:51 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 38 replies
    sunshine state news ^ | December 11, 2014 | KATHRYN WATSON WATCHDOG.ORG
    A movement is afoot from state lawmakers who believe the federal government has amassed far too much power, to the detriment of state authority and autonomy. Theyre embarking on a massive undertaking -- crafting a set of guidelines for considering amendments to the U.S. Constitution in order to shift more power back to the states. Just blocks from the White House, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., state lawmakers representing different political stripes and 28 states from Alaska to Florida this week brainstormed suggestions for going about an Article V convention to propose amendments to the U.S....
  • How the 17th Amendment is destroying America

    12/04/2014 6:37:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | December 4, 2014 | Justin Haskins
    Few Americans who entered polling booths for the Nov. 4 election and pulled the lever for their favorite candidate for Senate realize that for most of American history, senators were chosen by the state legislatures. It wasnt until 1913 that the 17thAmendment was passed, granting American voters the constitutional right of directly electing their senators.While this important amendment may seem innocuous, the reality is that few other changes to our Constitution have had the same detrimental effect on our nation than this single, nearly forgotten alteration.The passage of the 17th Amendment was driven largely by the populist movement of the...
  • Mark Levin: State Legislatures Have Duty to Restore Our Republic

    12/04/2014 12:58:01 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | Dec 4, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    Constitutional expert and nationally syndicated talk show host Mark Levin said that state legislatures have a duty to restore our republic and give us our Constitution back, at the American Legislative Exchange Councils (ALEC) National Policy Summit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Levins remarks focused on how Article V of the Constitution, which gives state legislatures the power to act as a final check on the abuse of power in Washington, is the way to reclaim self-governance. Wide-ranging decisions affecting virtually every aspect of life are being made by fewer and fewer masterminds in Washington,...
  • Mark Levin Urges States to 'Take Back Your Power' From 'runaway' Obama

    12/04/2014 11:43:32 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 5th 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The building national movement for a constitutional convention to block President Obamas executive orders got a huge boost Thursday when leading advocate Mark Levin urged state lawmakers to throttle all of Washington, including Republicans. He described a nation that is morphing into a post-constitutional crisis where state legislatures are irrelevant, and the president and Congress do whatever they want, and nobody in Washington provides checks and balances. We have a president of the United States who says, Hey, Congress wont act. I will. Excuse me? Well whats that? Sounds like a runaway convention to me, he said. Ditto for Republicans....
  • Congress Failure to Call an Amendments Convention. (Part VI)

    12/04/2014 5:28:38 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 46 replies
    At this moment, Mark Levin is speaking to a breakfast gathering of the American Legislative Exchange Council. Afterward, at 9:30 AM, he will join a Convention of the States Policy Workshop. On his radio show, he has been openly critical of state legislators for not doing their duty, to demand an amendments convention. I can only assume that videos will be available in the near future. The question of the desirability of a convention, so often expressed at FreeRepublic, is entirely separate from the legal issue of congress obligations under Article V*. More than two-thirds of the states have made...
  • State joins call for Convention to amend US Constitution

    12/03/2014 7:36:21 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 65 replies
    Illinois News Network ^ | 12-3-2014 | GREG BISHOP
    Illinois State lawmakers have joined several other states to call for a Constitutional Convention to amend the U.S. Constitution when it comes to campaign finance reform. During debate on the House floor Wednesday, State Rep. Chapa LaVia said calls for the convention are to address campaign finance and the scope cannot go farther than that. But outgoing State Rep. Mike Bost, who recently won an election to the U.S. House, says once the door is opened, anything is possible. Once you open and you do a Constitutional convention, it is not going to be and cannot be focused just on...
  • Feel the Fetters.

    12/01/2014 2:12:04 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    No topic beats the frequency of politics at Free Republic. Since the national government has become ubiquitous in our lives from beginning to end, it follows we should pay attention to what our masters are doing. Yes, masters. On November 20th, 2014, Obama made clear the midterm trouncing of Hisself and his party would have no effect on his approach to governing. Nearly as disappointing, but not shocking was the limp GOPE response to Obamas declaration. In a speech designed for all North America, (minus Canadians and Americans) Barack Hussein Obama crossed Americas Rubicon and decreed his lawmaking powers. Dressed...
  • Congress Present Duty to Call a Convention. (Part V)

    11/29/2014 1:54:39 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 26 replies
    Hamline Law Review ^ | Fall 1990 | Bruce M. Van Sickle & Lynn M. Boughey
    Under pressure from the base, republicans in congress are scrambling to deal with Obamas latest high crime. Rest assured whatever the GOP does will be designed to minimize electoral threats to their reelection in 2016, and ignore the well-being of our republic. Perhaps they will cut funding to that which they never appropriated funds in the first place. How about a lawsuit? Impeach? Forget it. Whatever they do will not deal with the tyranny, the precedent of executive law making that will endure after 2016 for the next president to exploit. The framers gave us legal, constitutional means to deal...
  • If Not Now, When?

    11/28/2014 3:03:54 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 26 replies
    Conservatives are not split as to whether or not Obama and his ministers have committed high crimes. We are split over what to do about it. There is no question Obama has gathered arbitrary powers within the executive branch to make, ignore, modify congressional statutes at his whim. His administrative agencies, a shadow army of lawgivers whose identities (sans Gruber) are kept quiet and out of public view, issue dozens of unconstitutional and imperial diktats every year. OTOH, what is certain is that impeachment of American presidents is unfortunately an historic rarity. Taken all together, impeachment is largely viewed as...
  • Remove the Tyrant. Reverse the Tyranny.

    11/24/2014 11:20:37 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    Elections no longer serve their intended purpose, to temporarily empower others to make law on our behalf, subject to constitutional limitations. Obama plainly said last week that the outcome of the midterms meant the exact opposite of its results. He will issue diktats on behalf of those who didnt vote! His first act was to lead a barbarian invasion across our southern border. A last ditch defense of our republic demands two actions. First, the virus that afflicts our governing body, Barack Obama, must be excised. If not, he will continue his scorched earth demonic march through our God given...
  • Just Enforce the Constitution We Have

    11/22/2014 4:56:00 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 29 replies
    As our once republic swirls down the drain of despotism, a common call at FR to restore freedom is to just enforce the constitution we have. In a perfect world of cuddly puppies and chocolate rivers, we could live in unspoiled freedom and happiness if we only enforced the written constitution. The problem is that no nation ever was, nor will ever be, composed of saints. If men were saints, government wouldnt be necessary. If that sounds familiar, it should. After years of study on the nature of government in general, and republics in particular, James Madison and other framers...
  • Obama Puts The Republic Out Of Its Misery

    11/21/2014 4:03:18 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 21 2014 | David Harsanyi
    All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress unless the President says otherwise. This is how democracy works, Barack Obama lectured the country before giving everyone the specifics of his expansive one-man executive overreach on immigration. If you enjoy straw men but are turned off by open debate and constitutional order, this speech was for you. Obama acknowledges his overreach openly every time he argues that he intends to do the job of an obstinate Republican congress. In his speech, Obama scolded those who question whether he has the authority to change the legal status of...
  • Help! Can voter initiatives be used to call a Convention of the States for proposing amendments?

    11/20/2014 1:07:04 PM PST · by Nateman · 26 replies
    Self | Nov 20, 2014 | Nateman
    Andrew Biggs. He is the Senate Majority leader here in Arizona. He was just unanimously voted back into his seat. He is also the fellow who REFUSES to let Article V go up for debate. I've written to him. His secretary gave me this link to a panel discussion on Article V. In this video, near the end , a Pro Article V advocate asks all those assembled: How many here support Andrew Biggs refusing to bring Article V debate to the floor? Nobody raised their hands. I mentioned that in a follow up letter comparing MR BIG to...
  • Congress Present Duty to Call a Convention. (Part IV)

    11/19/2014 3:47:33 AM PST · by Jacquerie
    Hamline Law Review ^ | Fall 1990 | Bruce M. Van Sickle & Lynn M. Boughey
    Full title: Lawful and Peaceful Revolution: Congress Present Duty to Call a Convention for Proposing Amendments. Now more than ever, it is time for the people via their states to stop the runaway train of tyranny. Despite a landslide midterm win, the GOP is emotionally and institutionally incapable of defending congressional prerogatives against a lawless president. It is past time to reassert our right, both constitutionally and God given, to free government. This fourth in a series of excerpts from the Hamline Law review is designed to arm freepers with the intellectual ammo to convince their state reps and senators...
  • Congress Present Duty to Call a Convention. (Part III)

    11/16/2014 9:44:12 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    Hamline Law Review ^ | Fall 1990 | Bruce M. Van Sickle & Lynn M. Boughey
    Full title: Lawful and Peaceful Revolution: Congress Present Duty to Call a Convention for Proposing Amendments. Article V figured prominently in the public debate on the constitution, which began immediately after adjournment of the federal convention on September 17th 1787. 30. James Madison praised the proper balance between ease and difficulty in amending the constitution. From Federalist 43 of January 23rd 1788, (Article V) guards equally against that extreme facility, which would render the constitution too mutable, and that extreme difficulty, which might perpetuate its discovered faults. IOW, setting the bar at two thirds to call amendment conventions was not...
  • Congress Present Duty to Call a Convention. (Part II)

    11/14/2014 1:13:13 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 20 replies
    Hamline Law Review ^ | Fall 1990 | Bruce M. Van Sickle & Lynn M. Boughey
    Full title: Lawful and Peaceful Revolution: Congress Present Duty to Call a Convention for Proposing Amendments. The means to peacefully amend our form of government is unique to American constitutions, as evidenced in the early state constitutions immediately after independence and the 1777 Articles of Confederation. In an odd twist, it was the amending Article, number XIII of the confederation that sowed the seed of its own destruction. While acknowledging that government must be amenable to change determined by its member states, it required unanimous consent of all states. In theory the Articles of Union were amendable, in practice they...
  • Congress Present Duty to Call a Convention. (Part I)

    11/12/2014 10:42:50 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    Hamline Law Review ^ | Fall 1990 | Bruce M. Van Sickle & Lynn M Boughey
    Full title: Lawful and Peaceful Revolution: Congress Present Duty to Call a Convention for Proposing Amendments. The solution to Americas problems is to be found within the American tradition. Fabian socialism, fascism, islam are foreign imports. As varieties of Utopian statism, they not only offer no reasonable solutions, they are hostile to our cultural DNA. They ignore four hundred years of customs, beliefs, and replace them with oppressive forms unfit for free society and contradictory to free government. This 1990 treatise examines the history of Article V from its conceptual beginning in the Articles of Confederation through the 1787 Federal...
  • Article V Now

    11/06/2014 10:22:11 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 60 replies
    With sixty-six of ninety-nine state houses in GOP hands, the prospect for a successful state convention to propose amendments has never been, and likely never will be, better. After all the back and forth at FR, one aspect of Article V hasn't been discussed very much. Although major elements of the national, central government predictably thinks otherwise, the language of Article V doesn't require the states to make identical applications to Congress. There is nothing to remotely infer the states must make identical applications. From Federalist 85, just two thirds of them need to apply and Congress must call a...
  • Vanity: Constitutional Amendment Booklet

    11/01/2014 6:20:33 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 68 replies
    01 Nov 14 | OneWingedShark
    So, I've been working on a little booklet to present/illustrate the reasons why the amendments are needed in addition to the amendment-text itself — I'm not entirely pleased with the justifications I've written up, and I'm not sure that these are enough for presenting to an Article V Amendment-convention, but nonetheless here they are. [Link to Booklet]
  • Straight Talk About An Article V Convention

    10/06/2014 12:35:51 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 77 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Publius Huldah
    This speech was presented to Campaign For Liberty Memphis on March 24, 2014. It exposes some of the false claims made by those pushing for the so-called convention of states. 1 Below are hyperlinks to the exhibits referred to in the speech. Additional resources are also included. The one page Chart which illustrates our Declaration, Constitution, and federal system is HERE. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report 2 cited in the speech was dated March 7, 2014. CRSs revised Report, dated April 11, 2014, is HERE. The Report exposes as false the assurances that the States would be...
  • The Craziness of a ConCon [Constitutional Convention]

    09/21/2014 4:06:15 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 134 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    I keep getting asked about this and people keep advocating it, so let's talk about it. The issue is a Constitutional Convention, with the expressed intent being to return the United States to its Constitutional Roots. Sounds like a good idea, yes? Well, it quite arguably is, if you'd like to see the government return to its Constitutional boundaries. The problem is that this "remedy" isn't a remedy and if it comes to pass what you want won't happen. I know this for a fact and, if you think about it, so do you. I know what you're going to...
  • Why the Framers Relied on Constitutional Structure

    09/24/2014 6:14:48 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    A common refrain from Article V state amendment convention opponents is that all we need to do is follow the constitution we have. For the constitution to be implemented as it should ideally be, i.e. as our supreme law, we must send honorable, virtuous men and women to Washington DC to fulfill its purpose and tenets. Unfortunately, this belief falls into the same dangerous solution as offered by Socialists, who tell us socialism will finally work once the right men and women assume the reins of power. The reality is that the people we send to DC are like the...
  • Washington is divided Because it has Abandoned Federalism

    08/18/2014 1:40:25 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 14, 2014 | Philip Klein
    It may sound pedestrian to point out, but its critical to restate why its so important that our nation is called the United States of America, and not simply America. The full name emphasizes that the Founders viewed the nation not as one monolithic entity but as a union of sovereign entities delegating limited powers to a central government. To preserve this balance, the Founders put a number of checks in the U.S. Constitution, most notably creating the Senate, which allows for equal membership from every state, thus preventing states with larger populations from running roughshod over the interests of...
  • A Question for Article V State Amendment Convention Opponents

    07/18/2014 12:50:57 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 100 replies
    To Free Republic opponents of Article V, I put this question, what infringement of our natural and constitutional rights, or other high crime against our republic, could compel you to support an Article V state amendment convention to propose amendments to our constitution?
  • Constitutional Convention is Within Reach For Conservatives

    07/17/2014 11:53:03 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 69 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 17, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    As the November 2014 elections draw closer, Republicans are fixated on taking control of the Senate and Democrats find themselves focused on picking out china patterns for a presumptive Hillary Clinton inaugural ball in 2017, conservatives should consider the fact that a Constitutional Convention is very much within reach in 2015. Once the votes are counted, the Republican Party may just control the needed number of statehouses across the country to invoke the rarely discussed provision set in Article V the US Constitution which requires Congress to call a convention of states to propose amendments. Better still for conservatives, the...
  • Constitutional Amendment to Curb Speech Pushed by Democrats

    07/02/2014 8:22:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 June 2014 | John Semmens
    Sparked by fears that many dedicated incumbents could be run out of office by well-financed campaigns by dangerously anti-government factions, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and 42 Democratic co-sponsors have drafted a Constitutional Amendment that aims to curb free speech. Right now as long as a person has enough money to afford it he can take out an ad, publish a broadside, or fund a TV spot against a sitting member of the Government, Udall pointed out. The men and women who have devoted their lives to serving the citizens of this great republic dont deserve this kind of treatment. Under...
  • Article V Promoter Praises Democratic Leadership in Movement

    06/28/2014 12:17:12 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 64 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 June 2014 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Constitutional convention advocate Mark Meckler praised the participation of Democrats and others in the movement. The New American 28 June 2014 How would conservatives good-hearted, well-meaning, Constitution-loving conservatives who have been persuaded to join the Article V Constitutional Convention camp react if they knew that some of the leaders of that very movement were not only accepting the participation of liberals in the planning, but praising their contribution? I suppose well find out soon enough, as soon as Mark Mecklers latest article begins being bounced around the Twittersphere and Facebook. ... Full Story:
  • Bi-Partisan Committees Discuss Protocols for Inevitable Article V Convention

    06/18/2014 8:25:27 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/18/2014 | Mark Meckler
    An Article V convention, also known as the Convention of States, has quietly become a political inevitability, as state legislators all over the nation consider how to rein in the federal governments unprecedented overreach and abuse. Last week, a group of over a hundred state legislators most appointed as delegates from their states came from all over the nation to Indiana to prepare for the Convention of States. The legislators, who hailed from thirty-three states, attempted to establish the structure and rules of a convention. Though Article V is clear about Congresss duty to call a convention upon...
  • Delegates Aiming at December Finish for Rules (COS)

    06/15/2014 2:00:25 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | June 13th, 2014 | Dan Carden
    INDIANAPOLIS | The Assembly of State Legislatures concluded its work at the Indiana Statehouse on Friday, having tasted the difficulty of getting different states to agree on even minor matters, but still optimistic about the prospects for a future Convention of the States. The 94 delegates from 29 states spent the morning polishing a resolution officially changing the group's name from the Mount Vernon Assembly and urging other states, especially states with Democratic legislatures, to join the mostly Republican members of The Assembly of State Legislatures at its planned December session. Questions over whether delegates to the December meeting should...
  • The 17th Amendment and Consent of the Governed

    06/14/2014 2:02:26 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 64 replies
    From Charles de Montesquieu Spirit of the Laws, When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils, but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles. There is a fundamental contradiction in the structure of our government that is responsible for the increasing turmoil weve witnessed these past few years. Media pleas to get along and compromise reflect snowballing social and political tensions. Unimaginable only a decade ago, our rulers in Washington, DC prepare for societal collapse. Rather than deal with the sickness that afflicts our republic, they respond to the...
  • Delegates Begin Planning for Changes to U.S. Constitution [Mt. Vernon Assembly : See Article V]

    06/12/2014 5:08:42 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 92 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | June 12th, 2014 | Dan Carden
    INDIANAPOLIS | Representatives and senators from 29 states met Thursday in the Indiana Statehouse to begin planning for the first state-led revisions to the U.S. Constitution since the nation's fundamental governing document was enacted in 1789. The significance of the work undertaken by The Mount Vernon Assembly to prepare for a future Convention of the States was not lost on the 94 official and participating delegates, mostly Republicans, who filled the House chamber. "Nothing like this has occurred in over two centuries, though certainly the founders of this nation assumed it would have happened long ago," said Indiana Senate President...
  • Dem to Help Plan State-Led Revisions to U.S. Constitution

    06/12/2014 5:10:40 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 118 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | June 8th, 2014 | Dan Carden
    State Sen. Jim Arnold, D-LaPorte, will join some 105 delegates from 33 states at the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday and Friday for the second meeting of the Convention of the States planning group dubbed The Mount Vernon Assembly. Arnold did not attend the group's first session in December at George Washington's Virginia estate, but said he jumped at the chance to participate this time when Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, an organizer of the planning group, asked Arnold to join him and state Rep. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn, as Indiana's delegation. However, because an Article V convention never has been...
  • Mark Levins liberty amendment flip-flop on balancing the annual budget

    05/23/2014 6:44:45 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 41 replies
    5-23-14 | johnwk
    Isnt it interesting to recall that on November 18, 2011 Mark Levin said he was happy the balanced budget amendment didn't pass the House because it was a fraud, and now Mark Levin promotes a fraudulent balanced budget amendment with one of his liberty amendments which would make it constitutional for Congress to not balance the annual budget? The two of sections of Marks fraudulent balanced budget amendment making it constitutional for Congress to not balance the annual budget are: SECTION 6: Congress may provide for a one-year suspension of one or more of the preceding sections in this Article...
  • Linda Brickman and the Battle for Arizona (Convention of States)

    05/14/2014 1:41:58 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Convention of States ^ | May 12th, 2014 | Liberty Davidson
    Its five o clock on a weekday morning, and Linda Brickman is up before the Arizona sun. Not one to waste time, she gets to work answering phone calls and emails from the East Coast. Soon the sun is up, reminding her today is another day to work for what she believes in. She leaves to spend the day at the Arizona Legislature, where she spent yesterday, and where shell spend tomorrow. Im being told on a regular basis that Im too passionate for what I do, she said. But I wont do something I dont believe in. Brickman became...
  • Constitutional Amendment Group to Meet in Indiana

    05/11/2014 8:25:04 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    AP link only. Group eying Convention of the States, constitutional amendments to meet in Indiana in June.
  • Why Is Mark Levin Keeping Quiet About Vermont's Article V Resolution?

    05/10/2014 10:27:02 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 41 replies
    The New American ^ | 10 May 2014 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    The state legislature of Vermont has approved a call for a constitutional convention. Mark Levin has been noticeably silent on this "success."Why Is Mark Levin Keeping Quiet About Vermonts Article V Resolution? The New American 10 May 2014 Advocates of an Article V constitutional convention crow about every state legislative body that passes a resolution calling for such a convention. Chief among these cheerleaders is conservative talk-show host/entertainer Mark Levin. During his daily radio show, Levin regularly reports on the success of states in signing on to the Article V roster. Curiously, however, there is one recent resolution that...
  • The Real Origin of the Tea Party Movement

    08/08/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 7 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | August 6th, 2012 | KrisAnne Hall
    I recently read with joy a conservative bloggers attempt to connect the TEA party movement to its historic roots; a topic I have been meaning to write about for months now. The blogger rightly said that the the historical precedent for the TPM wasnt the Tea Party event in Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773. I actually uttered an Amen, brother! He went on to describe the Continental Association established on October 20, 1774 by the First Continental Congress in response to the Intolerable Acts. Thats when I realized that I have waited long enough to write this article. The...
  • Former Supreme Court Justice: Amend 2nd Amendment

    04/21/2014 4:09:49 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 45 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 21, 2014 | Susan Jones
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in his new book, recommends six rewrites to the U.S. Constitution. He would restrict gun ownership to militia members; ban the death penalty; and allow government to set "reasonable limits" on campaign financing, among other things. But Stevens says he's no radical: "I think every one of my proposals is a moderate proposal," Stevens told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week." One of Steven's proposals would add five words to the Second Amendment, which would then read: "...the right of the people to keep and bear...