You are not getting both sides of this issue. Throughout the Country, those of us who are warning of the dangers of an Article V convention are marginalized, ridiculed, smeared, shut out of meetings, and barred from speaking in public forums. THIS short essay from the Principled Policy Blog describes what we face every day.
THIS article is an account by Donny Harwood, a citizen of Tennessee, describing how he was shut out of the public meeting which the Convention of States people held on October 19, 2015 at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. According to The Leaf-Chronicle, a number of Tennessee Legislators were at the meeting. A prominent Tennessee radio talk show host was also present.
And everyone at the meeting was prevented from hearing the other side of this issue.
The Left has been pushing for a convention for 50 years—ever since the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations produced the Constitution for the Newstates of America. They need a convention to get it imposed.
Several other Constitutions are already prepared and waiting for a convention.
If there is a convention, the only issues will be (1) whoseConstitution will be imposed by the Delegates; and (2) what new mode of ratification will be set forth in the new Constitution.
FK – I’ll agree to a con con only with a militia force encamped outside the front door to arrest, try and execute any commies that show up to participate.
Supporters have largely dismissed the fears of a runaway convention, arguing that states could limit the scope of the convention and block any bad amendments that may emerge. However, there is ample evidence to suggest that it would be impossible to restrain a convention once it is called. The late U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, for example, is among the many legal experts and scholars who have warned that a Con Con cannot be limited.
“I have repeatedly given my opinion that there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention,” he said. “The Convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda. Congress might try to limit the Convention to one amendment or to one issue, but there is no way to assure that the Convention would obey. After a Convention is convened, it would be too late to stop the Convention if we don’t like its agenda…. Our 1787 Constitution was referred to by several of its authors as a ‘miracle.’ Whatever gain might be hoped for from a new Constitutional Convention could not be worth the risks involved.”
While the issue may be dead in Oklahoma for this year, the battle to stop a Con Con is far from finished. Supporters of the effort are working across America to have states apply for a convention, as opponents work to stop it. Considering the well-documented risks, the American people and their elected representatives must become educated about the potential dangers. If and when the Constitution is gone, there will be no going back.
The fact that the amerikomies and republicrats are in favor of it and would be allowed to participate is enough reason to stop it at all costs, unless there’s a militia contingent outside the front door of the facility to immediately dispense swift justice to any who threaten the Bill of Rights, the most essential part of the Constitution that the Anti-Federalists insisted upon and is what really makes this country ‘exceptional.’ If we lose that, we lose all.
Who would be sent to this Convention? Remember, if the Article V machinery is sent into motion, think about who will control it? Our current federal government? How many times have you been frustrated with the failure of congressional leadership in both houses to uphold their oaths, or to put our interests first? Guess what? They’ll be forming and planning the convention. Uh oh. There are several pieces of state legislation in the Texas Legislature right now to specify delegates, how they are selected, their qualifications, etc. That sounds great on paper, doesn’t it? Will the delegates faithfully execute the charter given them by the various state legislatures around the country? What did the delegates to the last convention do? Here is the exhausting detail in which the convention is described.
FK – We desperately need to conduct an extensive and thorough “Liberal”(commie) trash season before any such convention is held, to make sure no foxes get into the hen house. It wouldn’t hurt to eradicate a few republicrats and other assorted authoritarians along the way as well.
They lied about the ratification of the 16th Amendment. Think it can’t happen again? If they re-write the entire document, they’ll make up the rules, new rules, as they go along anyway.
The only way I’d agree to it would be with a militia contingent outside the front door to arrest, try and execute any trash that threatened the Bill of rights or the separation of powers in any way. Our domestic blood enemies would love to saddle us with a parliament or something worse.
FK – “It was not clear how a con-con aimed at balancing the federal budget would rein in the out-of-control Supreme Court.”
Because if certain elements gain control of the convention they’ll ditch the Constitution and create their own hell on Earth and try to force us at the point of a gun to exist under it.
The only way I’d agree to such a thing is with a militia contingent outside the front door to monitor the events and arrest, try for treason and execute any trash that attempts to damage the Bill of Rights or our separation of powers.
Here’s what our domestic blood enemies, that we should be hunting and eradicating, the “Liberal”(commie) trash, would like to do:
The Constitution should be clarified so that it sustains rather than throttles democracy. Do away with the Electoral College. Ban the practice of gerrymandering. Close the loophole that allows governors to appoint cronies to vacant Senate seats. And then get serious: ask, as Congressman Victor Berger did more than a century ago, why America maintains a House of Lords–like Senate where, today, the vote of a member elected by 121,000 Wyomingites can cancel out the vote of a member elected by 7.8 million Californians. Consider electing members of the House to four-year terms that parallel those of the president, so that the popular will of 131 million voters in the presidential elections can’t be stymied by 90 million midterm voters. Object to any calculus that prevents a majority-black District of Columbia and a majority-Hispanic Puerto Rico from becoming states. Re-examine every barrier to democracy, including those of poverty, ignorance and incapacity. When Franklin Roosevelt spoke of the freedoms required to shape democratic societies, he included “freedom from want” and “freedom from fear.” Let’s restart that debate about freedom and democracy. And let’s do so not in the drab language of bureaucratic reform, but in the radical language of giving power to the people. No constitution can repair every breach in society, but a renewed US Constitution can clear the way for the people—the whole people, as opposed to a handful of elites—to forge a more perfect union.
FK – “Democracy is the road to socialism” – Karl Marx
This is hilarious, where the most commies are:
FK – Yep. So why do so many ‘conservatives’ and ‘libertarian’ types still call our domestic blood enemies “Liberals” and “progressives,” when those are only cute titles they adopted to hide their real evil? We must stop apologizing to those who would totally enslave us and treat them as the dangerous enemies they are.
And our domestic blood enemies prove him right:
FK – Thanks to these goons for proving once again our dire need for an extensive and thorough “Liberal”(commie) trash season.
Here’s the explanation from the vid page on what this was about: “Washington, DC– United States Student Association (USSA) staff members interrupted several interviews and blocked students from speaking to two Campus Reform reporters at a student-led protest Friday.”
There’s a very important issue that is becoming more and more prominent in state legislatures in recent years. It goes by several names, such as an Article V convention, a constitutional convention (often abbreviated as a Con-Con), a convention of the states, or a convention for proposing amendments. All of these terms refer to a provision in Article V of the U.S. Constitution whereby if two-thirds of the states apply to Congress for a national convention for proposing amendments, then Congress shall call such a convention.
The stakes are very high with this Article V convention issue! Will we preserve and restore the Constitution that has secured our rights for over two centuries? Or, will we subject it to the Article V convention process and risk harmful changes that very well could end our heritage of freedom and prosperity?