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North Dakota Becomes 10th State To Pass Convention of States!
https://www.facebook.com/conventionofstates/ ^

Posted on 03/26/2017 3:45:14 AM PDT by cotton1706

BREAKING NEWS!

Today North Dakota became the tenth state to successfully adopt our Article V legislation! This is a historic victory for the grassroots warriors of COS North Dakota, our legislative champions, and the American people.

North Dakota joins nine other states calling for an Article V Convention of States for the purpose of proposing constitutional reforms that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and set term limits for federal officials, including Congress and the judiciary!

Americans see a flailing federal government that is out of ideas. We are ready to break the shackles of big government and return decision-making where it was belongs.

(Excerpt) Read more at facebook.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: conventionofstates
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1 posted on 03/26/2017 3:45:14 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Jacquerie; Publius

Ping!


2 posted on 03/26/2017 3:45:45 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Be careful what you wish for. The left wants it more.


3 posted on 03/26/2017 3:50:11 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: cotton1706

Hooray!


4 posted on 03/26/2017 4:08:10 AM PDT by entropy12 (Enough winning Mr President already!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

So then tell us why the map looks like this
https://www.conventionofstates.com/nu
and not just the opposite?

Seems so many get the concept of a Constitutional Convention and an Article V Convention of the States mixed up, and thus to what end?


5 posted on 03/26/2017 4:13:31 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Yes, indeed. I can’t imagine why this appeals to people as a strategy.


6 posted on 03/26/2017 4:24:41 AM PDT by Mason
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To: DIRTYSECRET

With all the political NSA apparatus, there may be few that are immune to dem blackmail and extortion.


7 posted on 03/26/2017 4:24:59 AM PDT by momincombatboots (pathway to citizenship... Amnesty history repeats. Walling Illegals In wasn't the idea moron!)
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To: cotton1706

Just propose constitutional amendments. You are stepping right into a trap the left will cheat at and will win.


8 posted on 03/26/2017 4:26:26 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: cotton1706

Repeal the 17th amendment and balance will be restored to government.


9 posted on 03/26/2017 4:29:36 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: rigelkentaurus

And the 19th


11 posted on 03/26/2017 4:37:56 AM PDT by bankwalker (groupthink is dangerous ...)
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To: cotton1706

States right! Winning!


12 posted on 03/26/2017 4:41:26 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Mason

The US Constitution has failed. the 16th and 17th amendments need to be repealed. Art V is the way to do it. I love it.


13 posted on 03/26/2017 4:42:36 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: cotton1706

All you “sit to pee” nay sayers can < expletive deleted >.


14 posted on 03/26/2017 4:43:51 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: cotton1706

And when the Feds ignore THAT Amendment? We don’t do anything about the ones they ignore now.


15 posted on 03/26/2017 4:59:51 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: DIRTYSECRET
The left wants it more.
The left wants SCOTUS, and with it the whole Constitution. The left would love to control a convention and a ratification - which would accomplish the same thing as controlling SCOTUS, and possibly even more. But, IMHO, the left stands a much better chance of controlling SCOTUS than it does of ratifying a bad amendment, even assuming they could get such out of convention.

Robert Michels' Iron Law of Oligarchy states that in any organization the permanent officials will gradually obtain such influence that its day-to-day program will increasingly reflect their interests rather than its own stated philosophy. That is simply another way of saying that there are amendments which should be proposed, but which Congress itself would never propose - by even so much as a majority, never mind by 2/3 in both houses.

The salient example of which is Term Limits on Congress. You notice that there is a term limit on the president, passed by the first Republican Congress after the Roosevelt Administration and ratified in 1951. No doubt there have since been presidents who would have proposed to the states that term limits be imposed on Congress - but, obviously, there has never been a Congress which proposed any such thing.

Speaking of SCOTUS, the life tenure thing is not entirely satisfactory. I would propose, were I in charge, that a new justice be named every two years, and that the size of the bench be set at eleven justices (rather than, as at present, at the whim of Congress). I would eliminate the filibuster for SCOTUS justices who had been named as candidates prior to the election of the president nominating them. Each two-term POTUS would then leave a legacy of no less than four elevenths of the justices on SCOTUS, and only rarely more. Justices would retire after 22 years on the bench.

Ratification of nominees to SCOTUS would still be a problem if the Senate were not controlled by the party of the president; the Seventeenth Amendment eviscerates the rationale for the Senate as representing the states (instead they represent the people of the states), so I would propose that confirmation of justices either be dispensed with (in effect being done by the Electoral College) or be ratified by the state legislatures instead of the Senate. If the latter, it should be the default that the nominee be confirmed, and action by a majority of the state legislatures be required to veto a nominee. If SCOTUS is going to be reinventing the Constitution with things like Roe v. Wade, the state governments should insist on having a say-so as to who gets on SCOTUS.

A majority of state legislatures should be able to nullify the precedent value of any SCOTUS decision (or non-decision, in case of a tie). And the states should be able to Recall a SCOTUS justice after nullifying three (say) SCOTUS precedents set by such justice.   


16 posted on 03/26/2017 5:06:07 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which ‘liberalism’ coheres is that NOTHING ACTUALLY MATTERS except PR.)
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To: cotton1706

Ignore the naysayers.

Do your homework & research.

COS is a legitimate pathway and abuses can be prevented.


17 posted on 03/26/2017 5:07:03 AM PDT by ForMyChildren
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To: cotton1706

The minute you crack open the Constitution all sorts of things will want to be added into it.


18 posted on 03/26/2017 5:16:45 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Ambition Without Talent Is Sad, Talent Without Ambition Is Worse)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

If it is limited “for the purpose of proposing constitutional reforms that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and set term limits for federal officials, including Congress and the judiciary . . .”, then I see no downside. I am just not sure how said limit can be enforced.


19 posted on 03/26/2017 5:17:34 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: Wolfie
If Constitution breakers were prosecuted and adjudicated, we'd be back on a Constitutional only track in a heartbeat.

Someone should start in on the law books and throwing out all the criss crossing gobbledegook that has tied our Constitutional hands.

20 posted on 03/26/2017 5:35:06 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true)
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