Skip to comments.Eternal Vigilance and Article V
Posted on 09/03/2018 1:32:33 AM PDT by Jacquerie
Sovereignty: Use it or lose it. Sovereignty unattended is sovereignty lost, and We the People have precious little of it left.
I challenge anyone to argue that our sovereignty isnt slipping away. Oh, it is ultimately still ours, and we can always reclaim it through revolution, but the outcome of revolution is far dicier than the minimal risk of holding an Article V COS. What is certain is government officials and institutions are exercising sovereign powers never granted.
Through quiet acceptance of rogue federal court decisions and the regulatory and administrative states, We the People silently abandon that which is ours. An as yet unpunished Senior Executive Service/ Deep State/Obama cabal conspired to upturn Article II and all but declared civil war against the United States. Any one of over 600 lower federal judges can veto congressional immigration policy and prevent the President from keeping out or expelling dangerous people. Often, the President cannot even rescind the illegal executive orders of his predecessor.
So, what to do? Just keep voting? All despotic rulers rely on elections, and the democrat party is fast perfecting the art of stealing elections, and with it, our sovereignty. Do Article V COS opponents understand sovereignty? From their caterwaulings and dismal assumptions, they cowardly fear more of what MIGHT happen at a COS than what IS happening right now.
Readers who, like me, appreciate historical support in first principles, will enjoy Chapter III, Section XXV to Algernon Sidneys Discourses on Government (1698). Here, in a single section in an obscure 17th century book is refreshing wisdom on the nature of men, government, and the vigilance necessary to keep a people free. Article V opponents, those spectators to our national demise who immaturely stand against the measures necessary to repair our republic, would benefit from Sidney.
(Excerpt) Read more at articlevblog.com ...
Thanks for posting.
So, where are we on this? How many States have signed on?
What’s our next step?
OUTSTANDING post BUMP! This corruption has gone on far too long with nobody held accountable. Witness current event. Enemies within.
Eternal vigilance BUMP!
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Twenty-eight states have signed on to the Balanced Budget Amendment, twelve for the COS Project.
Next step, if you haven’t, is to encourage your state legislators to get on board.
The ArticleVCaucus website has info and resources. Sign up for their monthly newsletter. At my blog, I look behind the curtain at lots of history and background to Article V and especially the horrid 17th Amendment.
Great read and links, thanks for posting
At the rate this country is coming unglued, I think we'll see CWII, before we see an Article V convention.
“Article V opponents, those spectators to our national demise who immaturely stand against the measures necessary to repair our republic, would benefit from Sidney.”
It is unfortunate that proponents of an Article V Convention seem to have to resort to name calling in order to motivate folks to their position. As I recall this is not Rodney’s normal approach.
“I challenge anyone to argue that our sovereignty isnt slipping away. Oh, it is ultimately still ours, and we can always reclaim it through revolution, but the outcome of revolution is far dicier than the minimal risk of holding an Article V COS. What is certain is government officials and institutions are exercising sovereign powers never granted. We the People silently abandon that which is ours.”
You have clearly stated that the problem is “We the People” not the Constitution. Why then would you want to open the Constitution to an Article V event when you know as well as I that you will have NO control over the rules of the convention or the Delegates chosen to represent your State. You will especially have NO control over the media salivating to be a part of ripping the Constitution from it’s place as the Supreme law of the land. This is not a fear thing Rodney it is reality. The Constitution of the United States of America is NOT the problem.
Oh, and consider joining Convention of States. They are always looking for volunteers.
I fear you are correct, unless . . . President Trump supports it, which is doubtful until at least January 2021.
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