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  • IT IS TIME TO STAND UP AMERICA

    10/16/2015 9:42:55 AM PDT · by paratrooper82 · 35 replies
    Self | 10-16-2015 | Paratrooper82
    For years Americans have warned other Americans about the government confiscating their firearms, taking their property rights away under the guise of climate change (agenda 21) and have built secret reeducation prisons around the United States to imprison Americans who do not support this out of control government. Of course these Americans were called “black helicopter conspiracy nuts” and the “tinfoil” crowd just to name a few of the disparaging name calling.
  • On Point With Sarah Palin • Convention of States • Final Thoughts

    08/28/2015 2:30:58 AM PDT · by Bratch · 8 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 27, 2015 | iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin discusses calling for a ‘Convention of States’ as afforded by Article V of the U.S. Constitution. A solution for citizens to deal with an unresponsive government. • On Point With Sarah Palin • Convention of States • Final Thoughts • 8/26/15 •
  • Phony Constitutional Amendments

    08/02/2015 6:31:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    How do you know when a presidential candidate is being deceptive? No, silly, not when his or her lips are moving. Candidates often tell the truth -- like when they say they want your vote or your money. Moving lips are not a reliable clue. So what is? Any statement that envisions an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. _Politicians often act as though the Constitution is a sacred text handed down from heaven, like the Bible. Unlike the Bible, though, they have all sorts of recommendations for improving it. These proposals fall into two general categories: hopeless fantasies and pathetic...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin • Debunking the Myths of a ‘Convention Of States’

    04/16/2015 8:19:26 PM PDT · by Bratch · 65 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | April 16 2015 | iizthatiiz
    Why A Convention Of States Is Safe: Debunking The Myth Of A Runaway Convention Our Founders wisely created the option of the Convention of States in the Constitution as a tool in case the federal government came to disregard the will of the people. Now some pundits are using scare tactics to misrepresent the Convention and what it could do to the U.S. Constitution.(Sarah Palin Channel) "I’ve happily been advocating that America call a Convention Of States to propose amendments to rein in the Federal government.""This is an option that our founders gave us in Article V of our constitution.""They...
  • Enough Is Enough: The Case for a Convention of States

    04/16/2015 3:21:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    cbn.com ^ | 4/16/15 | David Brody
    WASHINGTON -- You won't hear it too much from official Washington, but America's finances are in big trouble. When you add up $18 trillion of debt, a dysfunctional Congress and activist judges taking power from the people, you get frustration and an attitude of enough is enough. Now one group is taking action in the form of a project called Convention of States. Conservative legal scholar Michael Farris heads it up. "Washington, D.C. will never fix itself and we have to have a solution from a different direction," Farris told CBN News. That direction is to amend the Constitution by...
  • Convention of States Gaining Momentum

    04/10/2015 7:43:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    constitutionchronicles.us ^ | 4/8/15 | Patrick
    The National Constitution Center has come out April 6, 2015 with an article about a Convention of States project underway. We refer you to the Center’s website–the article is filed under Article 5. It is titled “Doing the Math for a New Constitutional Convention.” We here at Constitution Chronicles have discussed the process in previous documents and articles. Certainly, we can make reference to Mark Levin’s stunning and straightforward book, The Liberty Amendments, and if you have not read the book we highly recommend that you do so. The beauty and essence of all the commotion of amending the U.S.Constitution...
  • Nevada Assemblyman Lynn Stewart holds Convention of States resolution hostage

    04/08/2015 11:13:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    conventionofstates.com ^ | 4/8/15 | Mark Meckler
    As patriots on the front line for liberty, we need you to call out bad legislative behavior and poor leadership. A single Assemblyman in Nevada is holding the Convention of States resolution hostage. Believe it or not, the Constitution of Nevada actually requires Article V legislation like ours to be proposed and approved, yet because of his fear, Assemblyman Lynn Stewart is single-handedly stopping COS. The public support for Convention of States in Nevada is overwhelming. Support is running three to one on the Nevada Legislature’s website. Yet today, one Assemblyman stands in the way; Assemblyman Lynn Stewart. Here’s how...
  • The Article V Initiative: The way for the states to end Washington’s spending

    03/30/2015 10:40:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/15 | Herman Cain
    Checks and balances. If you’re frustrated by the refusal of Congress to stop its fiscal insanity – and how could you not be? – it’s time to start realizing that the Constitution gives states and the people more power over Congress than most realize. And right now there is an effort called the Article V Initiative that would wield and deploy that power. Most people don’t know, because they have never been taught, that Article V of the Constitution empowers the people through their state legislatures to propose amendments. Specifically, Article V proscribes a process in which two-thirds of state...
  • Coburn: Convention of States Needed Because Washington Will Never Fix Itself

    03/05/2015 10:54:59 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 55 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    “Washington is never going to fix itself,” said former Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), explaining why he intends to spend the next few years trying to “cheat history” by helping to organize the nation’s first-ever Convention of the States. The purpose of the convention will be to rein-in a federal “leviathan” that he says has overstepped its constitutional bounds. Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, two-thirds of the state legislatures can call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution that limit the scope and jurisdiction of the federal government. Alaska, Florida and Georgia passed Article V resolutions last year....
  • A Rebirth of Democracy in Virginia

    02/05/2015 10:52:58 AM PST · by Publius · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5 February 2015 | Ken Cuccinelli & Michael Farris
    It takes a fair amount of audacity for a pair of political bloggers to call a group of lawyers that includes professors from Princeton and Georgetown Law School, two former Supreme Court law clerks, a White House Counsel, a law school dean, an attorney with actual Article V litigation experience and a former attorney general of Virginia “a posse of supposed conservative constitutional scholars.” What could merit this kind of sneering vilification from the local political bloggers? We merely contend that the states should use the explicit text of Article V of the Constitution to stop the abuse of power...
  • U.S. House finally adopts rule to count Article V Convention applications

    02/04/2015 7:05:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 2/3/15 | Byron DeLear
    It only took 226 years for Congress to begin to take seriously its duty under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. Two weeks ago a new rule for the U.S. House was put into effect providing for a means to count incoming state applications for an Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments. An astounding fact being that Congress has never officially tallied these applications before. So, the inquisitive might wonder, why now? More than a tweet is needed to answer this question as the Article V Convention topic can be difficult to comprehend and sometimes inscrutable when compared with...
  • Twenty States have filed a Convention of States application in their legislatures!

    02/03/2015 3:35:05 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 88 replies
    And it's only February 3rd! AZ, KS, MA, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NJ, NH, NM, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WY. In addition, three states actually passed applications last year, FL, AK and GA. That's 23 out of 34 states well on their way!
  • Cuccinelli Endorses Convention Of The States

    02/02/2015 7:19:05 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    One of the most unique and important discussions among constitutional conservatives is taking place right now in Virginia’s General Assembly. It is the debate about whether the states (including Virginia) should exercise their rights to call an Article V Convention of States. Principled limited government constitutional conservative former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has come out in favor of two bills currently before the Virginia legislature calling for a constitutional convention of the states. Speaking through his e-newsletter “The Cuccinelli Compass” Cuccinelli argued in favor of a position shared – and opposed – by many principled limited government constitutional conservatives....
  • (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 Howell’s 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. delwhowell@house.virginia.gov, delslandes@house.virginia.gov, delslandes@house.virginia.gov, delkcox@house.virginia.gov, deltkilgore@house.virginia.gov, dellware@house.virginia.gov, delcjones@house.virginia.gov, delborrock@house.virginia.gov, delbknight@house.virginia.gov, delringram@house.virginia.gov, deljmassie@house.virginia.gov, delghabeeb@house.virginia.gov, deljjoannou@house.virginia.gov, delkplum@house.virginia.gov, deldtoscano@house.virginia.gov, 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...
  • 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...
  • Mark Levin’s 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
    Isn’t 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 Mark’s 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...
  • Comparing Andy Biggs to Harry Reid: Palin blasts AZ Senate president on constitutional convention

    04/23/2014 4:10:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Arizona Capitol Times ^ | April 22, 2013 | Ben Giles
    Arizona’s Senate president is under fire from an unlikely source within his own political party: Sarah Palin. The former vice presidential candidate took to Facebook on Tuesday to chastise Senate President Andy Biggs as the “only man standing in the way” of a vote on a measure to call an Article V Convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Palin notes that similar measures have already been approved in several states. But she said thanks to Biggs, a Gilbert Republican and leader of the GOP in the Senate, Arizona’s opportunities to approve SCR 1016 are rapidly dwindling. Legislatures in...
  • Article V...Constiutional Convention

    04/15/2014 4:35:55 PM PDT · by SgtBob · 57 replies
    April 15th, 2014 | SgtBob
    U. S. Constitution
  • Georgia, Tom Coburn Call for Constitutional Convention

    02/07/2014 9:04:18 AM PST · by taildragger · 134 replies
    Slate ^ | 2/6/14 | Dave Weigel
    Two months ago, Emma Roller and I wrote about the possibly historic Assembly of the States in Mount Vernon. Momentum had been building oh-so-slowly on the right for a new, state-led constitutional convention, which could pass amendments far quicker than the Congress could. (And no one sees a scenario, any time soon, where there'll be 67 conservative votes in the Senate to pass amendments.) The reaction: Largely just a lot of doubt that this would come to anything.
  • Tom Coburn Announces 2014 Retirement (Senate Conservatives Fund email)

    01/18/2014 7:18:47 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    senateconsevatives.com ^ | 1/18/14 | Matt Hoskins
    Fellow Conservatives: We have some very sad news to report. Dr. Tom Coburn (R-OK)U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has announced that he will resign from the Senate this year. Dr. Coburn is battling a serious recurrence of cancer. This is a big loss for Oklahoma and the country. Dr. Coburn has been a tireless fighter against wasteful Washington spending. No senator has done more to research and expose our government's gross abuse of American taxpayers. He is a true citizen legislator and we need more like him in Washington. Please take a moment to read Jim DeMint's statement about the...