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  • Nebraska lawmakers advance convention of states proposal

    01/20/2022 1:45:22 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 1/20/22
    Nebraska inched closer Thursday to joining other states in a call for a special convention to make changes to the U.S. Constitution. The measure won second-round approval in the Legislature despite objections from some lawmakers that it could lead to unintended consequences. One final vote is required.
  • 2018: David Horowitz: Conservatives Need to Amend the Constitution Now

    01/08/2022 2:31:44 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 56 replies
    Patheos ^ | February 1st 2018 | David Horowitz
    For the past several years, the Convention of States Project has been gathering concerned citizens from every pocket of the country to urge state legislators to use this long-neglected constitutional “check” on the power of Washington. With Republicans in control of 33 state legislatures and Trump in the White House, now is the time to make this happen. The Project’s model resolution, which has been introduced in 48 states, to date, calls for a meeting of the states to consider, and potentially propose, amendments that would achieve one or more of three objectives Impose fiscal restraints on the federal government,...
  • How America can be saved

    09/23/2021 5:43:26 AM PDT · by Nateman · 64 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Sept 23, 2021 | Nateman
    It should be obvious by now to any thinking American that our country is in the middle of a Communist Revolution. The Chinese Communist Party , our own homegrown Leftists and their Willing Idiots have clearly decided the time was ripe to usher in their Revolution. Donald Trump was the trigger. He had to go so the enemy burned and looted our cities and infected the World with a virus that provided the excuse for mail in voting with its rich opportunities for Voter Fraud. If we can’t vote them out how do we win? The answer is already...
  • Dozens of Florida students signed petition to abolish Constitution

    09/17/2021 6:52:22 AM PDT · by al_c · 82 replies
    Fox News/Yahoo ^ | Thu, September 16, 2021, 1:05 PM | Emma Colton
    Dozens of students at the University of Florida said the U.S. Constitution should be abolished and even signed a petition to do away with it. "It should be abolished," one student told Campus Reform in a man on the street-style interview published Thursday. "It’s time for a new Constitution." "The time period was rich old white men and that's exactly what that document says, and stands for and vouches for," another student added when asked if the Constitution is a symbol of the patriarchy.
  • Fear Not A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention (2016)

    09/04/2021 2:19:00 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 34 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | May 8th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    A government designed to secure our unalienable rights has become something of a black-hole that devours liberty. In the sum total of our three national branches, fewer than 1,500 (One president, 100 senators, 435 congressmen, and about 875 Article III judges) men and women push around over 320 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 amendments convention, there is little reason to avoid one. Some prominent conservatives have expressed concern over the possibility of...
  • Pelosi sneaks through bill that would give feds "oversight" of state elections

    09/04/2021 2:10:36 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 50 replies
    Convention of States Action ^ | September 3rd 2021 | Jordan Sillars
    The tragic mishandling of the situation in Afghanistan has, ironically enough, given D.C. politicians plenty of cover to sneak through other measures that would be opposed by a majority of Americans. One of those was passed by the Democrat-controlled House last week. The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would give Joe Biden's Justice Department the ability to police new changes to voting laws in states that have racked up a series of “violations,” drawing them into a mandatory review process known as “preclearance.” In other words, states would be unable to pass election integrity laws without getting the say-so...
  • The Spirit of Governments (2016)

    07/31/2021 1:51:22 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | April 28th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In a 1792 column in the National Gazette, James Madison* briefly touched on Charles de Montesquieu’s three operative principles of government: fear in despotisms, honor in monarchies, and virtue in republics. From this starting point, the genius Madison divided governing principles into three species which reflect their predominant spirit. Madison:May not governments be properly divided, according to their predominant spirit and principles, into three species of which the following are examples?First. A government operating by a permanent military force, which at once maintains the government and is maintained by it; which is at once the cause of burdens on the...
  • What Difference Does Proving a Stolen Election Make? All the Difference in the World

    06/20/2021 3:59:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 114 replies ^ | June 20, 2021 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Remember that famous Hillary Clinton line about Benghazi? She asked, "What difference does it make?" She meant it's over; it's old news; why rehash it now? Nothing will change. Of course, that was convenient for Clinton and former President Barack Obama. They lied, and heroes died at Benghazi. The last thing Clinton or Obama wanted was an investigation. Democrats are saying the same thing now about the 2020 election. They say: "What difference does it make? Donald Trump lost. It's over. The election is certified. Joe Biden is the president. Nothing will change. You're all wasting your time." Again, that's...
  • Media Bust: New Poll Shows More Americans Blame Biden for Inflation

    06/15/2021 10:12:30 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/15/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    The liberal media have tried to divert blame away from President Joe Biden for the skyrocketing inflation occurring under his leftist agenda. But Americans aren’t buying it. A newly released poll by the Trafalgar Group — in partnership with Convention of States Action — revealed that a bipartisan 39 percent plurality of Americans held Biden as “most responsible for rising inflation.” The demographics within the poll of 1,073 likely voters were very telling: 39.3 percent of respondents were Democrat, while only 35.6 percent were Republican, and 25.1 percent were “Non-Partisan/Other.” So much for The Hill’s recent attempt to spin concerns...
  • Convention of States: Ohio lawmakers calling for state to join movement for constitutional assembly

    05/31/2021 5:08:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 72 replies ^ | 5/30/21 | John Styf
    Two Ohio lawmakers plan to introduce a resolution this week calling for a convention of states to address the size of the federal government. State Reps. Riordan McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) and Craig Riedel (R-Defiance) said they plan to introduce the resolution, which would create a convention that could discuss the topics of "limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, term limits for Congress and other government officials, and fiscal restraints for the federal government." "The size and scope of the federal government have long been unsustainable, and we have waited long enough for Congress to fix itself," McClain...
  • Convention of States Nebraska Pulls Off the Impossible

    05/29/2021 4:56:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    Just a few weeks ago, the Convention of States Resolution in Nebraska was all but finished. After being stuck in committee for several years, one of our legislative sponsors, Senator Steve Halloran, made a daring attempt to pull the Resolution onto the floor. The procedural vote narrowly failed, and the rules stated that the Resolution was totally dead with no possibility of moving forward. But our team in Nebraska--both volunteers and legislators--didn't give up. In the final days of this year's legislative session, Senator Mike Flood proposed a motion to "suspend the rules" and place the Convention of States Resolution...
  • South Carolina House OKs constitutional convention call

    05/13/2021 3:20:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 5/12/21 | Jeffrey Collins
    The state House approved Tuesday a proposal that would add South Carolina to a list of states calling for a convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The proposal passed 66-42. It would have South Carolina limit its call for the convention to a few items — spending checks on the federal government, limiting the federal government’s jurisdiction and power, and setting term limits for Congress. A group of a few dozen enthusiastic supporters waved signs at cars as they entered the Statehouse garage and then settled into the second floor lobby for several hours of debate Tuesday. Rep....
  • Wisconsin Assembly calls for a Constitutional convention

    05/12/2021 3:50:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies ^ | 5/12/21
    MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Assembly passed a resolution Tuesday calling for a convention of the states to consider making changes to the U.S. Constitution, an effort backed by Republicans and opposed by Democrats. The full Legislature in 2017 passed a resolution that allowed for calling a convention to consider a balanced budget amendment. The latest proposal, which passed 58-36 and now goes to the Senate, is more expansive. It allows for the convention to consider three things: imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government; limiting the federal government’s powers and jurisdiction; and imposing term limits for members of Congress...
  • North Carolina House passes Convention of States Resolution!

    05/08/2021 4:49:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    If you haven't already heard, the North Carolina House voted this week to pass the Convention of States Resolution! The team in the Tar Heel State has been working tirelessly towards this victory, and we wanted to give you an on-the-ground report. The days leading up to vote on the House floor were chaotic (to say the least). The North Carolina team endured a series of events that would send them on an emotional roller coaster. The vote was scheduled and called off several times, but the volunteers met each obstacle with courage and conviction. They had invested so much...
  • Article V Caucus Special Bulletin

    04/26/2021 2:42:48 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    State Legislators Article V Caucus ^ | April 26th 2021 | Stuart MacPhail
    Attention state legislators: The South Carolina legislature is considering SCR141, a resolution calling for a convention of states to discuss, debate, and decide on proposing a constitutional amendment to require the federal government to adhere to defined fiscal responsibilities.A number of respected Article V scholars believe that if this resolution is adopted, it will constitute the 34th such application and the U.S. Congress shall be obligated to call for a convention of states where the merits of such a proposed amendment can be determined.Senator Rex Rice is proposing an amendment to SCR141 that would name the other 33 specific states...
  • SC House Panel Calls for US Constitutional Convention

    04/20/2021 5:16:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 63 replies ^ | 4/20/21 | Jeffrey Collins
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A House committee approved a bill Tuesday that would add South Carolina to a list of states calling for a convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The 14-8 vote in the House Judiciary Committee came after arguments from Black lawmakers who fear the open-ended process never used since the Constitution's ratification in 1788 could remove amendments that ended slavery and secured African American voting rights and citizenship. A conservative lawmaker suggested religious protections and gun rights could be at stake. The bill would allow South Carolina to join calls for a constitutional convention, limiting...
  • Convention Of States Bill Clears South Carolina Subcommittee

    03/19/2021 12:19:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies ^ | 3/19/21
    For the second year in a row, a bill that would call for an Article V convention – or “convention of states” – is making its way through the South Carolina House of Representatives. This year’s legislation – H. 3205 – cleared a House judiciary subcommittee on Thursday and is now headed to the full judiciary committee for approval. Last year’s convention of states bill was approved by the full judiciary committee and advanced to the floor of the S.C. House. It failed to receive a vote, though, as the legislature effectively shut down during the coronavirus pandemic. Most observers...
  • Time To Impeach Our Government

    02/28/2021 6:04:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    American ^ | February 28, 2021 | Brett Stevens
    Our government has appointed itself as judge, jury, and executioner of its own alleged misconduct. Unsurprisingly, it has found itself innocent. This is an inherently corrupt system and the way to change it is to “impeach” our government using a constitutional convention. The Supreme Court’s decision denying the most recent Trump election lawsuit, recalls the case of Corinna Mullen. Her brutal murder went unsolved for years until an investigator found one slip of paper. That document revealed that his predecessor had requested that the state crime lab return evidence without testing it. The evidence was later lost or “disappeared.” It...
  • REVEALED: Parler’s New CEO Wants Convention That Would Let George Soros Rewrite The Constitution

    02/21/2021 1:09:03 PM PST · by RandFan · 255 replies
    National File ^ | Feb 21 | JACK HADFIELD
    Mark Meckler, the new interim CEO of Parler, currently supports a Convention of States that could give George Soros and other interests the power to rewrite the Constitution. Meckler, who was appointed as interim CEO of Parler following the removal of founder John Matze, currently runs the Convention of States Project, a supposed “grassroots” organization pushing for a convention under Article V of the Constitution. The project describes itself as a “national effort to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its...
  • Iowa House Panels Advance Resolutions Calling for Constitutional Convention

    02/18/2021 9:57:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 65 replies ^ | 2/17/21 | Shane Vander Hart
    DES MOINES, Iowa – Two Iowa House subcommittees on Wednesday advanced resolutions calling for an Article V Convention of the States to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Article V of the U.S. Constitution provides two ways to amend the Constitution; the first is for Congress to pass a constitutional amendment that would, the second is through two-thirds of state legislatures (34 states) petitioning for a convention to propose amendments. Whether by Congress or through a convention process, any amendments passed would require three-fourths of the states to ratify. So far, 15 states – Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia,...