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  • Is changing the Constitution the only way to fix Washington?

    08/12/2017 8:52:52 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 85 replies
    PEW Charitable Trusts - research and analysis ^ | August 7, 2017 | Sophie Quinton
    Next month delegations of state lawmakers will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, to attend what organizers say will be the first formal convention of states since the Civil War. They’ll gather at the capitol, inside the turquoise-carpeted House chamber, and draw up rules for a hoped-for future meeting: a convention to draft an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.No “amendment convention” has taken place since the Constitution was written over 200 years ago. But the idea is gaining steam now, stoked by groups on the left and right that say amendments drafted and ratified by states are the last, best hope for...
  • After sowing doubts, Trump backs NATO mutual defense under charter

    06/09/2017 9:30:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 9, 2017 | 9:16pm EDT | Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he backs the NATO charter’s demand that all members be prepared to defend each other, weeks after jarring allies by not restating U.S. support for the agreement. At a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump said he supports the NATO charter’s Article 5, the requirement that each member of the alliance defend each other if they come under attack. During a visit to NATO headquarters last month in Brussels, Trump had pointedly not mentioned U.S. support for the critical portion of the NATO charter. He used his speech there...
  • Former Sen. Coburn pushes for Article V Convention to limit federal power

    05/23/2017 8:11:24 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 23, 2017 | Sally Persons
    Former Sen. Tom Coburn reiterated his calls for an Article V Convention to rein in the federal government. Mr. Coburn first proposed the Article V convention idea when he was still in the Senate, but the idea has started to get traction with 12 states signing on to be part of it. The proposal aims to re-balance the branches of government and the federal and state governments as well. An Article V Convention can be invoked when two-thirds of state legislatures call to change the Constitution.
  • Missouri is state #12 to adopt Convention of States!

    05/12/2017 4:00:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Published on May 12, 2017 On May 12, 2017, the Show Me State became the 12th to successfully adopt the Convention of States Article V application to impose fiscal restraints, term limits, and other limits on federal overreach. Thank you to the thousands of COS Missouri warriors!
  • Lawmakers strike budget deal to fund government through Sept. 30 (We are being screwed over again)

    05/01/2017 10:57:29 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 73 replies
    Congressional leaders have reached a deal to fund the government through the rest of the government's fiscal year, a congressional aide has confirmed to the Washington Examiner. Republican and Democratic lawmakers agreed to a $1.070 trillion package to fund the government through September 30. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praised the budget deal as a "good agreement for the American people" that "takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table." "The bill ensures taxpayer dollars aren't used to fund an ineffective border wall, excludes poison pill riders, and increases investments in programs that the middle-class relies on,...
  • Refugee Resettlement To Continue Being Funded Under Proposed Budget

    05/02/2017 4:03:47 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 1 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The budget deal to keep the government funded through September agreed upon by congressional leaders would continue funding the refugee resettlement program. An agreement on the omnibus budget was reached by leaders from both parties Sunday, as a government shutdown looms on Friday. The proposed spending agreement includes no money to construct the president’s border wall, and continues funding Planned Parenthood. [….] The bill would include a total of $3 billion towards migration and refugee assistance, which is roughly the same that was spent in Fiscal Year 2016. It would also include $50 million towards the emergency refugee and migration...
  • Republican Cheap Labor Open Borders oligarchy BACKSTABBING Trump with 1.1 Trillion to Dem Agenda

    05/01/2017 6:31:53 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 105 replies
    05-01-2017 | opinion ShivaFan
    The Republican base that supported Trump are being betrayed on a scale unimaginable but so very predictable. It is perfectly clear now, the cheap labor, open borders oligarchy in the Republican Party are backstabbing President Trump and never intended to allow any of his agenda supported by the Republican Base and his voters to go forward. They want to give the majority back to the Democratic Party and all in the name of their cheap labor, open borders benefactors, the oligarchy and K-Street. Now the same Republicans have given 1.1 TRILLION dollars to the Democratic agenda, but NOTHING for us,...
  • Screwed again

    05/02/2017 7:09:52 AM PDT · by JayAr36 · 42 replies
    05/02/20017 | jayar36
    We have been had again. We are told when we get the House, the Senate and the Presidency we can get this country straightened out. Well we see what is happening, NOTHING, just the same old thing. As the Democrat party swings hard left the Republicans are whining, " We just can't do anything because of the Democrats." That is just BS of the highest order. What we have in the Republican party is a harem for the K Street crowd. Bought and paid for by the money they thirst for daily. Political whores doing exactly what the K Street...
  • How Tennessee Could Be About To Start A Constitutional Crisis (Article V)

    02/22/2017 10:54:09 PM PST · by Perseverando · 86 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | February 22, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    The State Senate of Tennessee has laid the legislative groundwork for something that hasn't been done in the United States of America since the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia. With a vote of 27-3, the Tennessee Senate has voted to call a "convention of the states" in order to draft and pass an amendment to the Constitution that would require balanced budgets to be passed every year. For those who are little fuzzy on their high school U.S. history knowledge, the Tennessean explains that the U.S. Constitution can be amended in two ways. The first would require a two-thirds...

    10/13/2016 12:21:53 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 148 replies
    VANITY | 10/13/2016 | Dick Bachert
    As I write this on October 13th, the long suspected “rigged” polls have Clinton winning. And the new, unverified Clinton launched allegations that Trump – unlike the serial SEXUAL ATTACKER Bill Clinton – was a serial “sexual advancer” may drive his numbers still lower. At this point in the dirtiest campaign in my lifetime, I have a few questions each of us should answer. To keep this short, I'll not detail the long, long list of what, to decent people, SHOULD BE morally reprehensible and criminal acts committed by this deceitful, duplicitous and dissembling duo about which – no thanks...
  • The Article V Convention: What are they not telling you?

    10/06/2016 8:43:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 20 replies
    John Birch Society ^ | December 22, 2015 | JBS
    Check the date, December 2015.I've never heard THIS angle before
  • [Vanity] Do You Know What Today Is?

    09/14/2016 7:59:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 49 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    Do you know what today is? Saturday, September 17, is of course a very important and underappreciated occasion which I believe should be a national holiday -- Constitution Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. But it was on this date, September 14, that one of the most important provisions came into being, thanks to George Mason. It was Article V. "The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call...
  • Senate supports Convention of States (West Virginia)

    02/23/2016 4:50:31 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The state Senate has passed and sent to the House of Delegates a resolution supporting a Convention of States to rein in the federal government. The Senate approved SCR 10 18-14 following a lengthy debate Tuesday. The resolution supports a national movement to exercise Article V of the U.S. Constitution to call a convention of states to restrict the power and jurisdiction of Washington. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charlie Trump (R-Morgan) said a constitutional convention is a legitimate exercise established by the Founders "as the final recourse when Congress will not act." Backers of the Convention of...
  • Jacki Daily Show Podcast: Peter Pry; and Article 5 convention in Texas!

    01/25/2016 2:27:25 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 2 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 1/24/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Jacki Daily speaks with author Dr, Peter Pry to discuss the importance of protecting the electric grid from a terrorist attack. Jacki also speaks with Rob Henneke of the Texas Public Policy Foundation about Texas Governor Abbott's announcement that he will lead the states in a Convention to amend the Constitution to take back power from DC. Click here to listen to the podcast!
  • The Jacki Daily Show LIVe at 2PM Pete Sessions, Article 5 discussion, and All things energy!

    01/17/2016 10:20:49 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 3 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 1/17/2016 | The Jacki Daily Show
    The Jacki Daily Show starts at 2pm ET / 1CT on Glenn Beck's TheBlazeRadioNetwork Today! Congressman Pete Sessions, member of House GOP Leadership, gives us our energy update from Washington DC, including the outlook on natural gas exports. Then, Rob Henneke of TPPF talks about Texas Governor Abbott's new effort to unite the states to hold a Constitutional Convention, with nine proposed Constitutional amendments to return power back to the states. Then, energy economist Bud Weinstein of the Maguire Energy Institute talks about the geopolitics of oil exports. Listen at or on demand on iTunes, SoundCloud, or where...
  • An Open Letter to the Anti-Convention of States Group

    01/16/2016 7:00:40 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 1/16/16 | Rita Dunaway
    Dear Mrs. Schlafly, I grew up hearing about your amazing work on behalf of conservatism. As a woman, a conservative activist, and a constitutional attorney, I have always admired you as a model of each. So I am disturbed to find myself on the opposite side of you on the issue of the Convention of States Project-the effort to trigger a state-led, Article Five convention to propose constitutional amendments to restrict and reduce federal power. At the risk of seeming impertinent, I am compelled to address some of the points you raised in your recent letter urging state legislators to...
  • Texas governor calls for constitutional convention

    01/08/2016 8:59:26 PM PST · by make no mistake · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday called for a constitutional convention of states to offer nine amendments in order to “restore the Rule of Law and return the Constitution to its intended purpose.” “The increasingly frequent departures from Constitutional principles are destroying the Rule of Law foundation on which this country was built,” said Abbott in a statement. “We are succumbing to the caprice of man that our Founders fought to escape. The cure to these problems will not come from Washington D.C. Instead, the states must lead the way.”
  • Texas Governor Calls for Article V Constitutional Convention

    01/08/2016 1:17:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-8-2016 | LANA SHADWICK
    Abbott explained, "We combed through the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers, through court decisions from Chief Justice John Jay through Chief Justice John Roberts. Through every scrap of relevant materials all the way up to the executive office. We distilled the information into nine amendments to the Constitution that will restore the Rule of Law in America. We call it: The Texas Plan." Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently said he would support a constitutional convention to get term limits for members of Congress and federal judges and a balanced budget amendment, but the 100 page plan...
  • Governor Abbott Unveils Texas Plan, Offers Constitutional AmendmentsTo Restore The Rule Of Law

    01/08/2016 1:10:17 PM PST · by yoe · 21 replies ^ | January 8, 2016 | News Release
    AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today delivered the keynote address at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Annual Policy Orientation where he unveiled his Texas Plan to restore the Rule of Law and return the Constitution to its intended purpose. In his plan, Governor Abbott offers nine constitutional amendments to rein in the federal government and restore the balance of power between the States and the United States. The Governor proposes achieving the constitutional amendments through a Convention Of States.[snip] Governor Abbott offered the following constitutional amendments: 1. Prohibit Congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one State. 2. Require...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls for Constitutional Convention to take back states’ rights

    01/08/2016 12:28:09 PM PST · by plewis1250 · 84 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/8/2016 | Brandi Grissom
    The plan lays out nine specific proposed amendments that would: Prohibit congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one state. Require Congress to balance its budget. Prohibit administrative agencies from creating federal law. Prohibit administrative agencies from pre-empting state law. Allow a two-thirds majority of the states to override a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Require a seven-justice super-majority vote for U.S. Supreme Court decisions that invalidate a democratically enacted law Restore the balance of power between the federal and state governments by limiting the former to the powers expressly delegated to it in the Constitution. Give state officials the...