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  • Quotes of the day

    11/27/2015 6:30:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump… "He has a real shot at this. He is the clear front-runner," said Ron Bonjean, a consultant and former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill…Robinson, who is not affiliated with any candidate, was scathing toward those GOP centrists who assert that Trump will be unable to translate his polling support into votes because of a weak ground game. "That is the wishful thinking of the establishment," he said. "That is what they tell themselves so they can sleep at night. The truth is, Trump has one of the better...
  • At GOP Confab, the Focus is Squarely on 2016 (Cruz wins TFRW Straw Poll by wide margin)

    11/08/2015 6:47:32 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 7, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, meets with members of the Texas Federation of Republican Women after addressing the group Saturday in Lubbock. Cruz was the only presidential candidate to speak at the biennial convention of the organization. LUBBOCK — Ted Cruz could barely get the words out before the audience sprang to its feet and drowned him out with applause."For the first time in a long, long time, Texas is going to play a central role," the U.S. senator from Texas started to say Saturday, drawing perhaps the strongest reaction to anything else he uttered before this friendly audience. Coming at the end...
  • Donald Trump No Labels Problem Solver Convention Full Speech

    10/12/2015 12:17:12 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    You tube ^ | 10-12-2015 | Les Grossman NEW OFFICIAL CHANNEL
    donald trump spoke at the no labels problem solver convention where trump gave a short speech then did a question and answer with the attendees. trump answered questions from the economy to student debt to womens pay. trump got some loud cheers but also some boos when donald trump went to the no labels problem solver convention in manchester new hampshire. In an appearance at the No Labels Problem
  • Anthony Weiner out of his job at powerhouse p.r. firm

    09/16/2015 4:47:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sept. 16, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner is out of work again after just two months on the job at the powerhouse public relations firm MWW, The Post has learned. According to an internal memo from MWW chief Michael Kempner, Weiner was a victim of the media who left on his own accord to start up his own company.
  • Black Lives Matter co-founder threatens to shut down GOP convention

    07/27/2015 9:08:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    div class="clear"> Who exactly is running things over at the top secret headquarters of the Black Lives Matter movement, assuming that such even exists? There seems to be some confusion on the messaging. You may recall that when Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors seized the stage from Martin O’Malley at Netroots Nation after the candidate was foolish enough to say that all human lives matter, she prefaced her comments as follows: “It’s not like we like shutting (expletive deleted) down, but we have to,” So they don’t like shutting **** down unless there’s no other choice. Fair enough, I...
  • The Supreme Court Goes Gay, Episcopalians Rejoice

    06/26/2015 6:38:58 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 17 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | June 26, 2015 | Michael Heidt
    "This is just the beginning. This is a declaration of war by five judges who have spat in the face of their Creator, of marriage, of biology, and freedom. Now a major proper response for Christians and others is massive civil disobedience and defiance of this homo-fascist decision."
  • Britain has no written Constitution. Meet the man who drafted one.

    06/09/2015 8:03:43 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Griff Witted
    Britain is one of only three major democracies in the world that lacks a written, codifed constitution. With the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta approaching June 15, 2015 and with the country facing profound existential questions, some in Britain wonder whether it's time to change that. At the request of Parliament's Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, King's College London scholar Robert Blackburn spent four years drafting blueprints for a full-fledged constitution. The results were published last year in a parliamentary report titled "A New Magna Carta?"
  • Conservative lawmakers weigh bid to call for constitutional convention

    05/01/2015 10:57:29 PM PDT · by RC one · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2015 | Reid Wilson
    Conservative state legislators frustrated with the gridlock in Washington are increasingly turning to a plan to call a convention to consider a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution an event that would be unprecedented in American history and one that could, some opponents predict, lead to complete political chaos.Legislators in 27 states have passed applications for a convention to pass a balanced budget amendment. Proponents of a balanced budget requirement are planning to push for new applications in nine other states where Republicans control both chambers of the legislature.If those applications pass in seven of the nine targeted states,...
  • Local officials say NRA meeting puts city on new level for big events (Sarah Palin to speak)

    03/21/2015 2:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WSMV-TV ^ | March 20, 2015 | Forrest Sanders
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - It's just a few short weeks until an expected 70,000 visitors hit the streets of Nashville. Local officials say the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting is putting Nashville on a whole new level, and it could mean big things for future big events. "This one brings a lot of cachet on a national level," said Charles Starks, president and CEO of the Music City Center. "It puts our name out there and perhaps has groups think about Nashville that may not have thought about us in the past." The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation is calling...
  • Article V and the John Birch Society: Allies Separated By A Common Goal (Vanity)

    03/14/2015 8:43:48 AM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 85 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04-14-2015 | Michael Alexander (Vanity)
    Of the many people I've met over the last two years who are opponents of an Article V Convention of States to Propose Amendments to the Constitution, one of my greatest regrets is that there are many with whom I would most likely agree on virtually every other issue in modern-day political discourse. Many of them, however, almost proudly admit that their positions on a COS are rooted in a decades-old fear of the unknown and an inability to trust their fellow citizens, while most COS proponents put their faith in stringent, new safeguards and an optimistic view of the...
  • On the question of recusal... (Vanity)

    02/16/2015 3:37:31 PM PST · by Strawberry AZ · 1 replies
    Vanity | 02-16-2015 | MJ Alexander (Vanity)
    After two years of watching how‭ ‬one man‭ ‬presides over the‭ ‬Arizona State Senate,‭ ‬I can no longer withhold my opinion:‭ ‬Andy Biggs lacks the courage of his convictions.‭ ‬I refer specifically to his obstruction of Article V legislation that would add Arizona to the growing list of states applying to Congress for a‭ ‬convention to propose amendments to the Constitution.‭ ‬He‭ ‬claims to‭ ‬fear that state legislators‭ ‬– such as himself and‭ ‬89‭ ‬of his closest colleagues‭ ‬-‭ ‬would lose control of the agenda,‭ ‬risking a re-write of‭ ‬the‭ ‬entire Constitution,‭ ‬despite copious‭ ‬and credible‭ ‬evidence‭ ‬dispelling‭ ‬such concerns...
  • Dems pick Philly for '16 convention

    02/12/2015 7:06:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | February 12, 2015 | Mike Allen and James Hohmann
    Philadelphia has been chosen as the host of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, party officials announced Thursday. The decision is a huge disappointment for New York City, where Mayor Bill de Blasio had made a major effort to land the convention for Brooklyn. The city had put together a rich financial package to lure the Democratic National Committee.
  • Bill would set up run-off elections after inconclusive party primary result

    02/05/2015 3:06:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | O. Kay Henderson
    A bill that would set up run-off elections in Iowa when none of the candidates in a partys primary election get 35 percent of the vote has cleared its first hurdle at the statehouse. Under current Iowa law, a political party holds a special nominating convention if none of its candidates reaches that 35 percent threashold in a primary election. Senator Jeff Danielson, a Democrat from Cedar Falls, says letting party insiders make the pick leads to questions about the legitimacy of the chosen candidate. I believe this bill is necessary because I would like Iowas election processes from beginning...
  • More states signing onto an Article V convention, and thats a good thing

    02/04/2015 6:49:07 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 102 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 02/04/2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    What should American conservatives to do when the leaders of their chosen party have become nearly indistinguishable from liberal Democrats? Vote? Write letters and emails? Make phone calls? Stay at home and refuse to participate? Withhold our financial support? We have tried all of those things repeatedly, over the course of the past 100 years but nothing seems to have worked. If anything, todays GOP establishment leaders are more distant from, and more hostile to, conservatives than at any time since the Republican Party was founded.
  • South Carolina Tea Party Convention Shows Growing Power Of Movement

    01/22/2015 3:51:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Joe Dugan
    The 2015 South Carolina Tea Party Convention was a phenomenal success on many fronts and caught the mainstream media totally off balance. It was too big to ignore, too American to trash, too positive to criticize, and too candid to berate.
  • 10 states line up to limit federal power

    01/20/2015 8:40:59 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 20 January 2015 | Paul Bremmer
    Ten states now have taken the first step toward limiting the power of the federal government. Officials from Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia and Wyoming have filed resolutions calling for a convention of states that would propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution with the express purpose of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. Article V of the Constitution gives the states the power to call such a convention. The article reads, in part: The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to...
  • Do Democrats hate the U.S. Navy?

    10/16/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/16/12 | Starr
    A second Democratic campaign has been caught mistaking a foreign ship for a U.S. Navy vessel in images meant to brag on the candidate's devotion to the military. A month after the Democratic National Convention featured Cold War-era Soviet ships on a giant screen as a former Navy admiral representing the Obama campaign praised American veterans, the Democrat running for Senate in Connecticut featured a foreign sub in a television ad promoting his efforts to create jobs at the state's sub-maker, General Dynamics' Electric Boat of Groton. Instead of Groton-made subs, the ad for Rep. Chris Murphy featured a Norwegian...
  • Mark Levins Liberty Amendments: Legalizing Tyranny

    12/29/2014 10:00:53 AM PST · by Ray76 · 119 replies
    Publius Huldah ^ | Apr 25, 2014 | Publius Huldah
    For 100 years, the federal government has usurped powers not delegated to it in our Constitution. What should we do about it? Should we reclaim our existing Constitution and put an end to the usurpations? Or should we modernize the Constitution by changing it so as to delegate to the federal government the powers it has usurped so as to legalize what is now unconstitutional? Mark Levin begins The Liberty Amendments by saying he doesnt believe the Constitution requires modernization through amendments. But he then proposes a series of amendments, six of which modernize our Constitution to delegate to...
  • It is time for a Convention of the States

    12/17/2014 8:35:06 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 99 replies
    Absolute Rights Blog ^ | 12/17/2014 | Posted by: Jon Dougherty
    We have some bad news for American conservatives: The leaders of our party, the once Grand Old Party, are trying to figure out a way to win elections without us, and if or when they do, they will abandon us like yesterdays trash. If you have any question about this, you need not look any further than this National Journal story from yesterday, reporting that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has announced on his Facebook page that he is actively exploring a presidential bid in 2016. Spoiler alert: Jeb Bush is not your dads conservative. Were not sure if actively...
  • Article V The Solution to Domination Without Fear

    12/15/2014 2:53:12 PM PST · by Strawberry AZ · 18 replies
    Vanity | 12/15/2014 | MJ Alexander (Vanity)
    Irrespective of our political philosophy, few among us are not concerned with the conflict between the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Grandstanding has become the norm in an increasingly polarized environment, but events of late specifically, the unilateral de-criminalization of millions of illegal aliens under the guise of prosecutorial discretion - far exceeds the usual. Atop the list of attributes that make the structure of our republican federalism the worlds benchmark for self-governance is our constitutional system of checks and balances. For almost 2 centuries it has ensured against the disproportionate amassing of power by any...
  • G.O.P. Angst Over 2016 Led to Provision on Funding

    12/13/2014 10:55:37 AM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Dec 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    The secret negotiations that led to one of the most significant expansions of campaign contributions in recent years began with what Republican leaders regarded as an urgent problem: How would they pay for their presidential nominating convention in Cleveland in two years? The talks ended with a bipartisan agreement between Senate Democrats, led by the majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, and House Republicans, led by Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, that would allow wealthy donors to begin giving more than $1 million every election cycle to each partys national committees. The agreement drew intense criticism from both liberal...
  • Push for Constitutional Convention Gathers Steam

    11/30/2014 3:28:43 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 179 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 30, 2014 23:20 GMT | Albert R Hunt (Bloomberg)
    Rising frustration with Washington and conservative electoral victories across much of the U.S. are feeding a movement in favor of something America hasn't done in 227 years: Hold a convention to rewrite the Constitution. Although it's still not likely to be successful, the effort is more serious than before: Already, more than two dozen states have called for a convention. There are two ways to change or amend the founding document. The usual method is for an adjustment to win approval from two-thirds of the Congress and then be ratified by three-quarters of the states. There have been 27 amendments...
  • 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. CRSs 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) cant 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, theyre once again pushing to get every government on the planet to jack up sin taxes on tobacco.(This is something theyve 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 Wont 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 wont 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 · 33 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 Iowas 3rd District House seat. Im 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 wed 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 Associations 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 countrys 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 Arizonas 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 chambers 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! Theyve done a fantastic job and deserve all the credit for this important victory. Thanks to everyone who made a call or wrote an emailyour voice was heard, and were 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 Networks 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 Sharptons 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 havent 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 havent 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 Constitutions 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 its 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. Heres 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...

    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 Michaels 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 Kerrys 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 Conservatives 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, thats not niceor trueat all. Some sharp observers have taken notice of Levins unkindand untrueaccusations, but theyve 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 citys 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 Associations 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 wont be able to cover the session because the fascist, Stalinist d**chebags at the MLA flatly denied TheDCs 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 MLAs press liaison, in an email. The communications...