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  • Straight Talk About An Article V Convention

    10/06/2014 12:35:51 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 77 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Publius Huldah
    This speech was presented to Campaign For Liberty – Memphis on March 24, 2014. It exposes some of the false claims made by those pushing for the so-called “convention of states”. 1 https://vimeo.com/107933176 Below are hyperlinks to the exhibits referred to in the speech. Additional resources are also included. The one page Chart which illustrates our Declaration, Constitution, and federal system is HERE. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report 2 cited in the speech was dated March 7, 2014. CRS’s revised Report, dated April 11, 2014, is HERE. The Report exposes as false the assurances that the States would be...
  • 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...
  • WHO still pushing to collect a global tobacco tax

    09/14/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The unelected and unaccountable sages at the World Health Organization (WHO) can’t seem to help themselves or resist the temptation to try to regulate the behavior of everyone on the planet. This is a shame, really, because a group like that could actually do some good if they stuck to trying to get basic supplies and medical care to people in remote, poverty stricken countries. But rather than devoting themselves to such laudable goals, they’re once again pushing to get every government on the planet to jack up sin taxes on tobacco.(This is something they’ve tried before, as I wrote...
  • Kasich, Portman to get spotlight at Cleveland GOP convention (Its RINO time!)

    07/14/2014 12:07:47 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 37 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7/14/2014 | Jack Torry & Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Regardless of whether Sen. Rob Portman or Gov. John Kasich runs for president in 2016, the Republican convention in Cleveland will give both a chance to enhance their national profile as they try to highlight what they believe is their pragmatic brand of conservatism. At a time when Republicans are hoping to temper the image of a party in the grips of social conservatives and tea party activists, analysts say Portman and Kasich can help Republicans present Americans with a more soothing alternative to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Portman can emphasize his...
  • James Won’t Screw Up Our Convention, GOP Insists

    07/14/2014 11:40:40 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    "(WASHINGTON) -- The Republican Party says they anticipated LeBron James’ move back to Cleveland and the NBA star won’t be able to block their convention plans."
  • Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention

    07/08/2014 9:07:07 AM PDT · by chrisser · 241 replies
    http://www.cleveland.com ^ | updated July 08, 2014 at 12:05 PM | Andrew J. Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Capping off a months-long lobbying effort, Cleveland will be the host of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Cleveland as the location on the Fox News Channel in a live, on-air interview. The interview was immediately preceded by a tweet, which has since been deleted, from a spokesman for the Republican Governors Association. "We're excited about bringing the convention to Cleveland in Ohio, and we're excited about the decision. We think it's a smart decision," Priebus said. Cleveland edged out Dallas, the other finalist, as the recommended location for the convention,...
  • Audiobook: Madison's Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787

    07/04/2014 7:27:56 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    Happy Independence Day everybody! I would like to introduce my largest project to date: Attempting to put together one voice per Founder in the most important debate in American History. The most important debate which nobody has ever heard. We are going to make sure people can finally hear it. You can listen to as well as download the files, here. This is still very much a work in progress. I do not believe it is enough that people can read these notes, nor think that simply making the notes easier to read is enough. Given how they are written,...
  • Ex-Grassley aide David Young is GOP's candidate in Iowa's 3rd District

    After spending much of the day at the back of the pack, David Young of Van Meter was chosen Saturday by Iowa Republicans as their candidate for Iowa’s 3rd District House seat. “I’m so humbled by your support,” said Young, a former aide to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley. “But the work has just begun.” At a special convention in Urbandale, GOP delegates from across the district selected Young from a field of six candidates. None of the six received the required 35 percent in the June 3 primary, so the convention was needed.
  • Mark Levin may get his evil wish to convene a Constitutional Convention

    05/13/2014 5:52:30 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 214 replies
    5/13/14 | johnwk
    SEE: Did Michigan just trigger 'constitutional convention'? Bid gains steam In the wake of the vote, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter pressed House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday to determine whether the states just crossed the threshold for this kind of convention. Like Michigan lawmakers, Hunter's interest in the matter stems from a desire to push a balanced-budget amendment -- something that could potentially be done at a constitutional convention. If Duncan Hunter wants to balance the annual budget, then why does he not “push” for and demand the apportioned direct tax which is in our Constitution be used to...
  • Sarah Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists’ in her administration

    04/26/2014 7:47:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 563 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    INDIANAPOLIS — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fired up a crowd of thousands inside Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night to kick off the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally,” saying Americans’ constitutional rights as envisioned by the founding fathers are under attack and policies like gun-free zones constitute “stupid on steroids.” “They knew that if the Second Amendment goes, the rest of the constitution is not far behind,” she said of the country’s founders. In her approximately 12-minute address, Mrs. Palin also derided what she argued is akin to a ‘blame the messenger’ attitude on gun violence many Americans...
  • A Brief Update on Arizona’s Effort to Pass Article V Legislation.

    04/25/2014 7:27:02 AM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 23 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04-25-2014 | Vanity
    Both Article V bills, HB2305 and SCR1016, passed through all committee hurdles, and passed floor votes in the House, the latter doing so twice. But they died an inglorious procedural death in the senate because that chamber’s president, Andy Biggs, exercised his pocket veto power and refused to allow either bill to come to the floor for a final vote, despite considerable pressure brought by sponsors and supporters. Yesterday, the legislature adjourned for the year. So, we lost. Most are quietly licking their wounds, trying to rationalize the irrational. And some are asking some pretty hard questions. Unfortunately, right now,...
  • Alaska Senate and Florida House Pass Convention of States Application

    04/21/2014 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 73 replies
    Convention of States Project ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jim Kinney
    Momentum for the Convention of States Project has spread from the peach trees of Georgia to the mountains of Alaska to the beaches of Florida. The Alaska Senate passed the Convention of States application (HJR 22) on Saturday by a vote of 12-8, and the Florida House passed the Convention of States application (SM 476) today by a voice vote. Congratulations to our teams in Alaska and Florida! They’ve done a fantastic job and deserve all the credit for this important victory. Thanks to everyone who made a call or wrote an email–your voice was heard, and we’re two steps...
  • 34 States Call for Constitutional Convention - and Possible Rewrite

    04/13/2014 5:05:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 11, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    Even with Michigan recently becoming the 34th state to call for a Constitutional Convention, it's not at all certain that a rewrite of the nation's founding document is close at hand... Unless called to deal with a specific issue, some legal experts warn a "runaway" convention could create chaos. "Let's assume that we get Congress to call for a convention, and we are deliberating about one item. Maybe that would stick. But how can you be confident that once you open the door to a constitutional convention, even if for one narrow amendment, that it won't just become a runaway...
  • Did Michigan Just Trigger 'Constitutional Convention'? Bid Gains Steam

    04/11/2014 1:32:11 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/2/14 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Momentum is building behind what would be an unprecedented effort to amend the U.S. Constitution, through a little-known provision that gives states rather than Congress the power to initiate changes. At issue is what's known as a "constitutional convention," a scenario tucked into Article V of the U.S. Constitution. At its core, Article V provides two ways for amendments to be proposed. The first – which has been used for all 27 amendment to date – requires two-thirds of both the House and Senate to approve a resolution, before sending it to the states for ratification. The Founding Fathers, though,...
  • At (snitch) Sharpton Convention, Fans Dismiss ‘Rat’ Charges

    04/10/2014 1:51:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Observer ^ | 4/09/14 | Darren Sands
    The National Action Network’s annual National Convention kicked off this morning at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel on the heels of a report by The Smoking Gun on Rev. Al Sharpton’s alleged role as an FBI informant. The New York Post and Daily News both responded with front page headlines yesterday that called Mr. Sharpton, the president and founder of the civil rights organization, a “snitch” and a “rat.” For some of the attending civil rights activists, many of whom had traveled from across the country for the week-long convention, the treatment was another reminder of the uphill...
  • Did Michigan just trigger 'constitutional convention'? Bid gains steam

    04/02/2014 12:25:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 76 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-2-2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – Momentum is building behind what would be an unprecedented effort to amend the U.S. Constitution, through a little-known provision that gives states rather than Congress the power to initiate changes. At issue is what's known as a "constitutional convention," a scenario tucked into Article V of the U.S. Constitution. At its core, Article V provides two ways for amendments to be proposed. The first – which has been used for all 27 amendment to date – requires two-thirds of both the House and Senate to approve a resolution, before sending it to the states for ratification. The Founding...
  • Hey GOP, Give Us A Simple, Readable Platform In 2016

    03/28/2014 1:51:29 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 16 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 03/28/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    It is a sad and unfortunate fact that the vast majority of Americans haven’t read our Constitution. Including the amendments, the Constitution is not a long read being only about 7,400 words long. However, the Republican Party, “the party of the Constitution”, has a 2012 platform that is over FOUR times longer than the Constitution at 30,693 words. This fact begs the question, if Americans haven’t read the Constitution, how many have actually read the GOP platform and know what Republicans believe? From the creation of the party in 1856 through 1952, the GOP platform only exceeded the Constitution’s length...
  • Rep. Rakestraw Braddock's (Article V) Balanced Budget Bill Passes Georgia General Assembly

    03/22/2014 8:25:08 PM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 20 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | March 22, 2014 | PRWEB.COM Newswire
    State Rep. Paulette Rakestraw Braddock announced that on Wednesday, March 19, the Georgia Senate passed by a vote of 30-25 the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment. "I am thrilled to see Georgia take the lead to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington," said Rep. Rakestraw Braddock, the lead sponsor of the legislation. Our Georgia lawmakers are saying, 'Enough is enough' to the burgeoning $18 trillion federal debt. We are the first in the nation to call for an Article V constitutional convention of states to rein in out-of-control Washington spending." The Amendment now awaits Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's signature. Read...
  • Call a Constitutional Convention, Already! Article V: A gift from the founders.

    03/14/2014 5:46:08 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 66 replies
    am spectator ^ | 3/14/14 | Allen Mendenhall
    e've talked endlessly about using a Constitutional convention to wrest the reins of government from entrenched interests and put them back in the hands of the people. Enough talk: It's time to put the theory into action. To recap, the Constitution may be amended in two ways: by a two-thirds vote of Congress, or by a convention called by two-thirds (34) of the (50) state legislatures. All amendments to date have arisen through the first mechanism, although conservatives and libertarians increasingly are calling for state lawmakers to pursue the second. If 34 states pass convention measures, Congress must convene a...
  • New push for limits on Washington power

    03/04/2014 7:27:45 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 3/4/2014 | Bob Unruh
    Whether in early 2017 it’s President Hillary Clinton, President Jeb Bush, President Chris Christie, President Joe Biden or someone else, the individual occupying the Oval Office would face new limits on executive orders, Commerce Clause actions, a balanced federal budget and a ban on using international treaties to govern inside the U.S. if a state-based movement is successful. ... Snip ...
  • Portland Declines Nomination to Compete to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention (Oregon)

    02/25/2014 4:56:46 PM PST · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 02/25/2014 | Aaron Mesh
    It turns out Portland could be more blue. Mayor Charlie Hales' office has declined an offer from the Democratic National Committee to compete to host the party's 2016 national convention. The DNC placed Portland among about 30 cities tapped as possible hosts for the Presidential nominating convention, according to CNN. But Hales' office turned the offer down.
  • Florida Judiciary Committee Passes COS Application

    02/12/2014 7:22:50 AM PST · by GILTN1stborn · 39 replies
    The Convention of States Project ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | COS Project Team
    Great news! Thanks to your calls and letters, the Florida Judiciary Committee passed the COS application earlier this morning. The vote was a bipartisan 7-2. You can watch the video or listen to the audio here. You can also email and call members of the committee by referencing our previous blog post. Here’s how everyone voted. In Favor: •Sen. Lee •Sen. Soto •Sen. Bradley •Sen. Gardiner •Sen. Latvala •Sen. Richter •Sen. Thrasher Opposed: •Sen. Ring •Sen. Joyner Congratulations to our team in Florida for a job well done. And thanks to our team across the country for lending their support...
  • TEA PARTY CONVENTION?

    01/24/2014 12:06:11 PM PST · by Hostage · 112 replies
    January 24, 2014 | Hostage
    The Tea Party should hold their own convention one month prior to the GOP. At first glance this seems symbolic only. But upon further reflection, some united statement coming out of a "Tea Party Convention" about who conservatives should vote for could have a chance to affect the eventual nominee. If we could at least get all conservatives voting for he same guy, it might reduce the dilution of votes that always get the establishment and media "their guy". Thanks to Tenacious 1 for the above: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3115298/posts?page=10#10 _____________________________________________________It can be done and I believe more easily than most would at...
  • BEWARE: Mt. Vernon Assembly is working 24/7 to convene a constitutional convention!

    01/23/2014 4:19:32 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 84 replies
    1/23/14 | johnwk
    SEE: Reflections on the Mt. Vernon Assembly By Michael Farris "We are beginning to reach critical mass in our efforts to use Article V of the Constitution to rein in the power of the federal government. The Mount Vernon Assembly is one of the major steps in that effort." Read Michael’s article and one immediately detects he has no intention to have a productive and respectful discussion on the issue by immediately demeaning his opponents, claiming they have” increased both the loudness and shrillness of their long-standing claims…” Michael continues: ”Here is why their arguments are doomed to fail: 1....
  • Mexico Trying to Stop Texas from Executing Illegal Alien Cop Killer — With John Kerry’s Help

    01/21/2014 12:23:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 29 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    Twisted Trio: Mexico, the U.N., and John Kerry are working to save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John Urban | Top Right NewsMexico's government is trying to block the execution of a convicted cop killer in Texas this week, arguing that it would violate international law. And our very own Secretary of State John Kerry is working with them -- and the United Nations -- trying to save the life of an illegal alien murderer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston...
  • Appeal to Heaven or Appeal to Law [contra Mark Levin]

    01/20/2014 7:16:53 AM PST · by don-o · 75 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | January 20, 2014 | Timothy Gordon
    Last week on his call-in radio program, conservative commentator Mark Levin disparaged the spreading push by states’ rights activists like The Imaginative Conservative’s friend Kevin R.C. Gutzman for “nullification” by state legislatures of overreaching federal legislation. Sadly, Levin chose to slur the notion as a fundamentally “neo-Confederate” desideratum, one he views as, among other dreadful things, “nullifying” his recent push for a convention of the states. Now, that’s not nice—or true—at all. Some sharp observers have taken notice of Levin’s unkind—and untrue—accusations, but they’ve missed some of the acute angles. Everyone seems to agree that a nullification-supporter de facto sets...
  • Mass Arrests During ’04 Convention Leave Big Bill and Lingering Mystery

    01/08/2014 11:17:48 AM PST · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Jan 2014 | JIM DWYER
    The final costs of settling civil rights lawsuits brought by hundreds of people who were swept up in mass arrests during the 2004 Republican National Convention — many of whom were breaking no laws whatsoever — are likely to be well over $35 million. That would make the convention lawsuits among the costliest ever defended by New York City. In a decade of litigation led by the city’s former chief lawyer, Michael A. Cardozo, the Bloomberg administration proved unable to justify the mass arrests made during the last days of August 2004, but was successful in shrouding much of the...
  • Modern Language Association’s fascist d**chebags outlaw The Daily Caller from convention

    01/05/2014 8:14:22 AM PST · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-5-2013 | Eric Owens
    The Daily Caller has been banned from the convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA), an annual showcase for academic d**chebags. TheDC had been looking forward to the four-day hothouse of leftism, which this year will feature a session on a controversial academic boycott of Israel. Sadly, TheDC won’t be able to cover the session because the fascist, Stalinist d**chebags at the MLA flatly denied TheDC’s routine request to cover it. “The convention office reviewed you request but will not be issuing media credentials for the Daily Caller,” wrote Mark Aurigemma, the MLA’s press liaison, in an email. The communications...
  • John Kerry Working with the U.N. to Stop Execution of Illegal Alien Cop Killer in Texas

    12/17/2013 7:26:38 PM PST · by montag813 · 77 replies
    Top Right Wordpress News ^ | 12-17-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Perennial traitor John Kerry's new mission: save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John UrbanTop Right NewsWhen John Kerry isn't busy trying to help Iran obtain nuclear weapons or stabbing Israel in the back, he is doing the bidding of the United Nations -- and Mexico -- trying to save the life of an illegal alien cop-killer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston police officer Guy Gaddis. Tamayo was arrested by Gaddis outside a nightclub in 1994 for robbery. While...
  • PA Arabs Sign anti-Peace Convention

    11/30/2013 11:34:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/13
    Hamas has already acquired some 250,000 signatures of PA Arabs who signed a convention calling for no peace compromise with Israel, insisting upon Arab sovereignty in Jerusalem and the West Bank and the return of all pre-1948 refugees with...
  • Mark Levin interviews IN Senate leader [RE:}Article V convention process to restore America

    11/13/2013 9:14:02 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    This is great news. We may be witnessing the beginning stages of the Article V convention process that will hopefully, someday be used successfully to restore America back to its founding principles. And it’s being led by Indiana State Senator David Long who is holding a gathering at Mt. Vernon with many other state senators to begin the process of figuring out how this will work. Long explains below: Listen:
  • Convention of States Handbook (Handbook Version 2.0 is Here!)

    11/13/2013 2:16:09 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 39 replies
    Convention of States ^ | November 13th, 2013 | COS Project Team
    This is not a partisan issue. Washington, D.C., will never voluntarily relinquish meaningful power—no matter who is elected. The only rational conclusion is this: unless some political force outside of Washington, D.C., intervenes, the federal government will continue to bankrupt this nation, embezzle the legitimate authority of the states, and destroy the liberty of the people. Rather than securing the blessings of liberty for future generations, Washington, D.C., is on a path that will enslave our children and grandchildren to the debts of the past. We believe our strategy gives us an almost-certain chance of success. Two goals separate our...
  • Mark Levin still promoting an Article V convention. Why?

    09/25/2013 9:05:21 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 114 replies
    9/25/2013 | johnwk
    I heard Mark Levin this evening once again encouraging the call for an Article V convention purportedly to restore our constitutionally limited system of government. What Mark Levin does not caution his listening audience about is, that “we the people”, ordinary productive American Citizens, would not be in charge of that convention. In fact, Mark Levin’s Article V Convention if called would be controlled by the very people who now cause our miseries which are the various state Legislatures and Governors who work in concert with our federal government to enslave and plunder the wealth which Americas businesses, industries and...
  • Why does Mark Levin perpetuate FDR’s slavish Victory Tax with a Liberty Amendment?

    09/14/2013 3:33:06 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 65 replies
    9-14-2013 | johnwk
    In one of Mark Levin's Liberty Amendments he promotes keeping alive taxes calculated from profits, gains and other incomes. If one wants to judge the motives and character of those who advocate changes to our Constitution, there are two specific issues which give us a clue: (a) the manner in which Congress fills our national treasury; and (b), what our nation uses for “legal tender”. In other words, “its all about the Benjamins”. So, let us take a look at issue (a) and ask ourselves why does Mark Levin offer to perpetuate taxes calculated from profits, gains and incomes which...
  • A response to Rob Natelson’s Article V Constitutional Convention speculations

    09/03/2013 3:31:15 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 10 replies
    9-1-2013 | johnwk
    The following is in response to Rob Natelson’s article “The Myth of a Runaway Amendments Convention which appeared in American Thinker on August 29th, 2013. The truth is, Mr. Natelson does a whole lot of speculation himself, ignores historical facts which exhibit there is real cause to be concerned about calling a constitutional convention to re-write our Constitution, and purposely paints a misleading picture regarding Mark Levin’s call for an Article V convention. Mr. Natelson wrote:“The Founders bequeathed Americans a method to bypass the federal government and amend the Constitution … “ This is factually incorrect. After the required number...
  • A continuing series of discussions of Mark Levin’s new book (debunking the straw men)

    09/02/2013 11:02:07 AM PDT · by Kolath · 5 replies
    RightScoop ^ | 09/02/2013 | K-Bob
    I took the above time and provided several links to articles that I hope you at least scan, because the above is necessary to understand my answer to the first two important questions that have arisen since the publication of Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments. Our questions this week are: What happens if we try an Article Five convention of the states, and we fail to accomplish our objective? Why should we expect the federal government to honor these new amendments, should they pass, when they ignore so much of the Constitution now? An Article Five convention for proposing amendments sounds...
  • The Myth of a Runaway Amendments Convention

    08/29/2013 8:04:53 AM PDT · by mahatmakanejeeves2
    American Thinker ^ | 8/29/13 | Rob Latelson
    America is in a constitutional crisis as well as an economic crisis. The problem is not just Barack Obama. It is the entire Democrat party, which has been taken over by Marxists (that is a literal truth and not just hyperbole), and which caused and continues to perpetuate both crises.
  • Convention of States - A Handbook for Legislators and Citizens

    08/26/2013 1:36:59 AM PDT · by John Valentine · 33 replies
    conventionofstates.com ^ | Michael Farris et. al.
    There are two methods to propose amendments to the Constitution. Congress is in a perpetual “convention” with the power to propose amendments to the Constitution. The reality, however, is that Congress will never propose an amendment that reduces the power of Washington. That is why the Founders developed a second method to propose amendments. The Founders knew the federal government might one day become drunk with the abuses of power. The most important check to this power is the Article V provision that gives the states the ability to call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the...
  • Tom Coburn calls for a national Constitutional Convention

    08/22/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 247 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | AUGUST 22, 2013 AT 1:20 PM | By CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., explained to a town hall of his constituents that he wanted to call a national Constitutional Convention after reading Mark Levin’s new book, The Liberty Amendments. “I used to have a great fear of constitutional conventions,” Coburn said according to the Tulsa World. “I have a great fear now of not having one.” As the Tulsa World notes, a national convention is called by two-thirds of the state legislatures and is one of two ways the U.S. Constitution can be amended. Coburn made his remarks in Muskogee, Okla.
  • Hannity`s interview with Mark Levin: calling an Article V convention

    08/17/2013 9:25:57 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 49 replies
    8-17-13 | johnwk
    . I was somewhat disappointed after listening to Hannity`s Friday night special dealing with calling an Article V convention as proposed by Mark Levin. There was no informative discussion concerning the vagueness of what the rules are after two thirds of the State legislatures apply for an Article V convention, and Congress calls for it to convene. Should these rules not be fully understood before a discussion occurs on what particular amendments ought to be proposed which are believed will restore our constitutionally limited system of government? For example, how many delegates does each state get to send to the...
  • 'Liberty Amendments': "Levin’s Strategy is the Only Way for the American People to Have a Say..."

    08/16/2013 6:29:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    "We are spectators to a game show in Washington.   We might be able to vote a few of the contestants off the show,  but we have NO control over the rules of the game..." "Levin aims to change the rules of the game…  or, more properly, reset them, to restore the brilliant system  put in place by America’s Founders" Some highlights from Mr Hayward's glowing endorsement of the Levin plan for conquering the leviathan establishment state, as spelled out in his new book 'The Liberty Amendments'... The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic is one of the most focused,...
  • Mark Levin urges his 8.5 million listeners to call a 'We the People' convention to stop Obama

    07/31/2013 6:56:57 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JULY 31, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    Mark Levin, who hosts one of America's top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people's pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, "The Liberty Amendments," out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama's use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and collar inventive...
  • Fear Not An Article V Convention

    07/24/2013 1:36:41 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 51 replies
    A government designed to secure our unalienable rights has become something of a black-hole that devours our liberties. In the sum total of our three national branches, fewer than 1,500* men and women push around over 300 million citizens without restraint or fear for their personal safety. What is to be done? If we weigh the potential benefit, meaning the restoration of our republic, against the remote disadvantages of an amendment convention, there is little reason to avoid one. There’s been some hubbub at FR recently over both the necessity and danger of the states calling an Article V Convention....
  • Mark Levin calls for second constitutional convention ?!

    07/11/2013 6:10:36 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 63 replies
    7-11-13 | johnwk
    On last evening`s show [7-10-2013], Mark Levin has called for a second constitutional convention. But it is baffling why Mark Levin, who I have grown to admire as a constitutionalist would call for a second constitutional convention for proposing amendments to our Constitution, when, just like the call for immigration reform, the fault is not a defect in our law, but a failure to enforce existing law. Indeed, the fault is not in our existing Constitution, Mr. Levin, but an unwillingness and failure of the States and people therein to enforce the existing Constitution and its defined and limited powers....
  • Santorum: It was dumb to make Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment the theme for GOP convention

    06/14/2013 7:04:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/14/2013 | AllahPundit
    This deserves wider attention, especially at a moment when the stupid, stupid Republican leadership has convinced itself that its real problem with the electorate is being insufficiently pro-amnesty. “One after another, [business owners who were invited to speak] talked about the business they had built. But not a single—not a single —factory worker went out there,” Santorum told a few hundred conservative activists at an “after-hours session” of the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington. “Not a single janitor, waitress or person who worked in that company! We didn’t care about them. You know what? They built that company...
  • Southern Baptists condemn Boy Scouts over admission of gays

    06/12/2013 12:02:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-12-2013 | FoxNews.com
    HOUSTON – The Southern Baptist Convention, which represents thousands of churches that sponsor Boy Scout troops, approved a resolution opposing accepting gay scouts - with a top church leader predicting a "mass exodus" of youths from the program that has been a rite of passage for more than a century. The move came as the convention held its annual, four-day meeting in Houston, and three weeks after the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay youth to join. With more than two-thirds of Boy Scout troops sponsored by religious organizations, and Baptists being the nation's largest protestant denomination, the...
  • Rick Perry Flattens Targets w/ AR-15 LIKE A BOSS in NRA Intro Video

    05/04/2013 1:02:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    This video was played prior to Governor Rick Perry's walking on-stage -to great applause- at the IRL-NRA Leadership Forum in Houston yesterday, part of the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings: 'Welcome to Texas, ladies and gentlemen!'  YouTube -here-
  • U.S. Army labels Southern Baptist Convention 'hostile'

    04/24/2013 6:16:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    AFA ^ | 4/25/13 | staff
    The United States Army has blocked the website of the Southern Baptist Convention from government computers, saying the Christian site contains "hostile content." An Army officer assigned to a U.S. base said he tried to access SBC.net from his government computer, but instead, he got a message that said the site was being blocked by "Team CONUS": Team CONUS protects the computer network of the Department of Defense. "So the Southern Baptist Convention is now considered hostile to the U.S. Army...it just corroborates the recent string of events highlighted by AFA," the officer wrote in an email to American Family...
  • REPORT OF THE ABA SPECIAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION STUDY COMMITTEE

    04/02/2013 3:09:27 PM PDT · by Publius · 45 replies
    American Bar Association | July 1973 | ABA Con-Con Study Committee
    1973 REPORT OF THE ABA SPECIAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION STUDY COMMITTEERECOMMENDATIONWHEREAS, the House of Delegates, at its July 1971 meeting, created the Constitutional Convention Study Committee “to analyze and study all questions of law concerned with the calling of a national Constitutional Convention, including, but not limited to, the question of whether such a Convention’s jurisdiction can be limited to the subject matter given rise to its call, or whether the convening of such a Convention, as a matter of constitutional law, opens such a Convention to multiple amendments and the consideration of a new Constitution”; and WHEREAS, the Constitutional Convention...
  • Republican Party of Virginia 2013 State Convention

    03/01/2013 12:26:31 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 6 replies
    http://www.rpv.org ^ | 3/1/2013 | RPV
    Republican Party Of Virginia via kwout