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  • Huckabee calls for repeal of 17th Amendment after healthcare failure

    07/30/2017 1:30:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2017 | John Bowden
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Friday called for the repeal of the 17th Amendment and the return to senators selected by state legislatures after the Senate GOP's effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare died in a late-night vote. The 17th Amendment was ratified in 1913 and established the popular election of senators. Previously, senators were elected by state legislatures. @GovMikeHuckabee Time to repeal 17th Amendment. Founders had it right-Senators chosen by state legislatures. Will work for their states and respect 10th amid The Senate's "skinny repeal" of ObamaCare failed late Thursday night by a vote of 51-49. The...
  • The Nature of the Law of Nature

    07/17/2017 1:44:48 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 17th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As the Article V movement grows, we COS volunteers are asked ever-more questions about Article V. While the COS website has a fine Q&A about the amendment process and safeguards, I wish to delve a little deeper here in support of a successful COS convention and subsequent state ratification debates. To the point, we will never make our goal, the return to free government, unless we are firmly grounded in America’s first principles and can explain them to others. Our nation is searching for its soul. Few are aware of the Natural Law basis of our founding and governing system....
  • U.S. Ruled by Executive, Legislative, Judicial Branches… and Richard Cordray

    06/23/2017 10:14:57 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2017 | Jon Cassidy
    A despotism in our midst no one can do anything about, evidently. Could Congress create a fourth branch of government? Maybe break off a piece of what the executive branch handles now — commerce, say, or agriculture, or maybe even defense — and create a new office supported by its own dedicated tax stream and the authority to levy penalties? The president could still appoint this officer — I think prince-bishop has a nice ring to it — but wouldn’t be able to remove His Excellency absent extraordinary factual circumstances. Maybe we could expect the prince-bishop to decree exile for...
  • Can’t fix our nation by shaking its constitutional tree

    06/17/2017 8:27:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Often people can only take so much pressure before they seek to release it in rash and sudden ways, throwing caution and a careful consideration of consequences to the wind. There were good signs when President Trump was elected that many Americans were entering into that kind of moment. And now, with millions realizing just how widespread and deeply rooted are the problems cool-and-collected President Obama had helped us emotionally paper over, the urge to find release in rash words and deeds is kicking into overdrive. There’s talk of a “cold civil war,” a bitter longing for “national divorce,” and...
  • Jim DeMint Joins Convention of States Movement to Rein in Federal Government

    06/12/2017 2:24:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 06/12/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    The fast-growing, grassroots Convention of States movement has been joined by former senator and head of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint, a constitutional conservative who has been one of the leading champions of limited government and individual liberty in America the past two decades. “The Tea Party needs a new mission,” DeMint told USA TODAY on Monday. “They realize that all the work they did in 2010 has not resulted in all the things they hoped for. Many of them are turning to Article V.” Article V of the U.S. Constitution, often referred to as a “safety valve” provided by...
  • 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.
  • Tom Coburn's New Book Explains How an Article V Convention Can Bypass a Corrupt Congress

    05/23/2017 4:06:30 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 21st 2017 | Jeff Reynolds
    Saying that Washington, D.C., is irrevocably broken and is structurally incapable of fixing itself, former Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has long advocated for an Article V Convention of States to propose new amendments to the Constitution. Now, Senator Coburn has written a book about it. In Smashing the DC Monopoly: Using Article V to Restore Freedom and Stop Runaway Government, Coburn explains how an Amendments Convention would bypass a corrupt Congress to return the federal government to the control of We The People as it was intended. According to Coburn, there are lots of symptoms, but the disease is a...
  • 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!
  • *VANITY* ... My Take On The Convention Of States ... *VANITY*

    05/12/2017 4:39:28 PM PDT · by knarf · 30 replies
    self/various ^ | May 12, 2017 | knarf
    It's a camel's nose
  • Justice v. Social Justice Part I

    05/08/2017 1:43:04 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | May 8th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The enduring crime of scotus is the enshrinement of social justice feel-good nostrums as rights. Over the course of two posts, I will differentiate between justice and scotus-derived concoctions, social justice that assault our senses and society. To this end, my attention is drawn to the Declaration of Independence and Preamble of our Constitution. I will connect the ‘just’ of the Declaration and ‘Justice’ of the Constitution’s Preamble, and their mutual reliance on Natural Law. We will find that no court decision can legitimately harm the societal foundation of our republic. Equivalently, if a newly discovered 'right' from scotus harms...
  • Levin: Biggest News Yesterday Was Not Obamacare … and 'This Is Going to Be an Earthquake'

    05/06/2017 1:32:13 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 211 replies
    CNS News ^ | 05/04/2017 | Michael Morris
    On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Thursday, host Mark Levin suggested that the biggest news yesterday was not about Obamacare but was instead the fact that Texas joined the Convention of the States movement, and “this is going to be an earthquake.” “You wanna hear the biggest news today, the very biggest news today?” asked Levin. “The Texas House just passed Article V Convention of States resolution. The Senate already passed it. So, Texas is state number 11, state number 11 out of 34 needed. ... “I am telling you, this is going to be an earthquake as we...
  • Texas Joins Call for Convention of States to Reign In Washington (Eleven!!)

    05/04/2017 5:33:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies ^ | 5/4/17 | Lana Shadwick
    The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature passed a Convention of States Resolution, becoming the eleventh. Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows for a Convention of States to restrict the power of the federal government. Texas State Representative Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land), one of the authors of the measure, told Breitbart Texas there were 12 other states in the country waiting to see what Texas was going to do. He says North Carolina is poised to be the next state to pass a resolution. Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted after the House vote, “BOOM. Texas has now passed a Convention of States...
  • Revenge of the Bureaucrats, Part II

    05/04/2017 11:02:47 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Convention of States ^ | May 4th 2017 | Convention of States Project
    Under the Obama administration, non-elected bureaucrats worked to expand their power over the daily lives of the American people. Now they have a new target: President Trump. The Washington Free Beacon reported today that a White House security analyst had his top-secret clearance revoked as retribution for Trump’s appointees and policies. That analyst will no longer be permitted to work for the White House, and the Trump administration will have to find someone to replace him. This incident is part of a potentially larger move by D.C. bureaucrats to politicize security clearances to punish President Trump for appointing conservative aids...
  • The Washington D.C. Axis of Evil and the need for Article V Now

    05/01/2017 12:48:28 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 48 replies
    self | May 1, 2017 | Art in Idaho
    It’s blatantly obvious Trump voters have been betrayed. I’m not blaming President Trump, I’m blaming Congress who just passed a boondoggle pork budget that goes counter to everything we voted for. It has the usual programs intact, plus several funding increases, the EPA, Planned Parenthood, Sanctuary Cities and not one cent towards The Wall. President Trump must be furious, as are we. Their excuse is "It's just part of the 2017 budget process, Trump will do 'his stuff' in the 2018 budget." I don't buy it. How many times have they kicked the can down the road before? It’s blatantly...
  • Sloppy Joe Society

    05/01/2017 1:37:42 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 37 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | May 1st 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Recollections from Pre-Politically Correct America. A welcomed respite from the drudgery of learning multiplication tables in my third grade was Thursday lunch at the school cafeteria . . . sloppy joes! Forget today’s lean beef craze; this delicacy was wonderfully greasy and delicious. Notwithstanding Michelle O’s national lunch menus, I don’t recall a single fat kid in my homeroom class. The working-class neighborhood of my youth was multi-ethnic. In Leftist terms, it was diverse. My friends were mostly second and third generation Italian, Irish, and Polish. Of course, we called each other Dagos, Micks and Pollacks and somehow never...
  • The Ideal of Non-Party Government

    04/28/2017 1:40:58 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | April 28th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Among the features of the ideal republic is the absence of factions and political parties. As per James Madison, a faction is a group of citizens, either a majority or minority, united and actuated by some common passion or interest adverse to the rights of other citizens or the aggregate interests of the community. A political party is typically a collection of factions. Imagine if every representative, senator, president, and bureaucrat took the Preamble of our Constitution to heart, and selflessly dedicated themselves to secure the Blessings of Liberty to themselves and their posterity. This is the public virtue hoped...
  • 230 Reasons to Support a Convention of States

    04/25/2017 1:34:26 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 41 replies
    Convention of States ^ | April 24th 2017 | Mark Meckler
    You can tell a lot about a man by his enemies, and I’d say the same thing is true about an organization. The Convention of States Project is using Article V of the Constitution to save the Constitution, because our Founders predicted the federal government might grow so large, corrupt, and unwieldy that it would never voluntarily restrain itself. They realized the citizens would need to reel it all back, so they gave us a tool in Article V to do just that.  Though we are just a grassroots organization, we are animated by the spirit of our founders –...
  • As the Anti-Constitutionalists Mount Their Opposition . . . (to Article V COS)

    04/23/2017 1:39:36 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 25 replies
    Convention of States ^ | April 17th 2017 | Convention of States Project
    Full Title: As the anti-constitutionalists mount their opposition, be sure to stay informed with our Article V resources. The anti-constitutionalists are getting nervous. Radical activists on both the left and the right who support the status quo have realized that the Article V movement is taking off, and they're beginning to mount an opposition. Don't get caught flat-footed. Get informed. Be prepared to defend the Founder's solution to federal overreach with the resources located on the Responses to Opposition page on our website. Here you'll find clear, concise answers to all the most common objections to an Article V Convention...
  • Where Les Deplorables?

    04/14/2017 1:50:37 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | April 14th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Hillary Clinton ignited a firestorm a few months ago when she publicly called half of Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables.” Hillary’s saggy speech was on September 9th, and is worth watching again, both for her hubris, and for the reminder of what our nation and the world avoided. Recognizing a hanging curveball when they saw one, Team Trump jumped at the opportunity, and hit a grand slam, Deplorables Unite (Do you hear the people sing) one week later. ‘Welcome to all of you deplorables!’ Trump boomed as thousands screamed ‘Trump! Trump! Trump!’ and ‘We love you!’ Trumpsters embraced the...
  • My Email to Filibustering Nebraska Senators

    04/10/2017 12:31:31 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | April 10th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    A quick blurb. It is flashing red siren alert time for the Convention of States movement. Hopefully everyone who is signed up with COS received an email to contact six Nebraska senators who are filibustering LR6, the Convention of States Resolution. Should the single house legislature pass this resolution, Nebraska will be the eleventh state to apply for an Article V convention. For what it is worth, below is my email to these senators: Senator Lydia Brasch: Senator Matt Hansen: Senator Tony Vargas: Senator Bob Krist: Senator Sue Crawford: Senator Adam Morfeld: Dear Senator,...