Repeal The 17th
Since Sep 13, 2006

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William Wallace:
I give homage to Scotland; and if this is your army, then why does it go?

We didn’t come here to fight for them.

Young Soldier:
To home! The English are too many!

William Wallace:
Sons of Scotland; I am William Wallace.

Young Soldier:
William Wallace is seven feet tall!

William Wallace:
Yes, I’ve heard; he kills men by the hundreds.
And if he were here, he’d consume the English with fireballs from his eyes,
and bolts of lightning from his arse.
[the Scots laugh]
I am William Wallace!
And I see a whole army of my country men here in defiance of tyranny.
You’ve come to fight as free men, and free men you are.
But what will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?

Fight? Against that? No, we will run. And we will live.

William Wallace:
Aye. Fight and you may die.
Run, and you’ll least a while.
And dying in your beds, many years from now,
would you be willing to trade all the days, from this day to that,
for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies
that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take...OUR FREEDOM!
Alba gu bràth! ("Scotland until judgment" or "Scotland forever")

Mornay, Lochlan, Craig, here are the king’s terms...
Lead this army off field and he will give you each estates in Yorkshire,
including hereditary title, from which you will pay him an annual duty.

William Wallace:
I have an offer for you.

Cheltham, this is William Wallace.

...from which you will pay the king an annual duty...

William Wallace:
I said I have an offer for you.

You disrespect a banner of truce?

William Wallace:
From his king? Absolutely. Here are Scotland’s terms.
Lower your flags, and march straight back to England,
stopping at every home you pass by to beg forgiveness
for a hundred years of theft, rape, and murder.
Do that and your men shall live.
Do it not, and every one of you will die today.

Cheltham: [laughs]
You are outmatched. You have no heavy cavalry.
In two centuries no army has won without...

William Wallace:
I’m not finished!
Before we let you leave, your commander must cross that field,
present himself before this army, put his head between his legs,
and kiss his own arse.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We don't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children
what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

For those who say an Article V convention:
"... is dangerous ..."
"... is a terrible idea ..."
"... liberal States might send extremists as delegates ..."
"... other important things might be changed ..."
"... they will attack the Bill of Rights ..."
"... the right to free speech or right to bear arms could be taken away ..."
"... they might try to re-write the entire Constitution ..."
An Article V Convention of States has no authority to re-write or even to amend the Constitution.
An Article V Convention of States is simply a formal gathering of delegates from
at least 34 states (two-thirds), to discuss, debate, and "propose amendments" to the Constitution.
The State resolutions currently circulating call for an Article V Convention of States using the same language.
"...for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution which:
- Impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government;
- Limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government; and
- Limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress."
When/if the two-thirds threshold is met, each State would send delegates to gather in the convention.
The delegates would be selected by the various State legislatures.
The delegates would discuss, debate, and "propose amendments" to the Constitution.
The convention would operate on a one State = one vote system; with each State carrying the same weight.
Any proposal not within the stated purpose of the Convention of States
(fiscal restraints; limits on power and jurisdiction; limits on terms of office)
would be unauthorized, rejected, and not approved by the Convention of States.
Any proposal that emerged as a "proposed amendment" by the Convention of States
would require ratification by 38 states (three-fourths), the same as with any other proposed amendment.
An Article V Convention of States has no authority to re-write or even to amend the Constitution.
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"But what do we mean by the American Revolution?
Do we mean the American war?
The Revolution was effected before the war commenced.
The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people;
a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations.
That was the real American Revolution."
~John Adams 1818
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women.
When it dies there, no constitution, no law, and no court can save it.
~Judge Learned Hand
"If you do not know who I am, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly."
~Walter Hartwell White (AKA Heisenberg)