The Constitution provides us several avenues to amend, or change it. The avenue most Americans are familiar with is the amendment. The least known, until now, is the convention, also identified in Article V. The convention, known in this day as the Convention of the States (CoS), would be convened for the purpose of proposing amendments. Is there anything else that could happen? I can’t say for sure, but consider this: if the US Government had any chance of ridding itself of the chains that Jefferson prescribed, do you think it would take the chance? Any way to rid itself formally of the Bill of Rights?
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.”