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Part 4: How Can Article V be a Con Con?


Where’s the evidence that an Article V is a con con or constitutional convention? by Mike Kapic March 25, 2019 Evidence Abstract: The Constitution contains no provision for calling a convention to rewrite itself. The Constitution does authorize two ways to amend the government and document. The first way: Constitution authorizes Congress to propose amendments.…


Scott Walker Leading Article V Effort


Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Selected as National Honorary Chair of the Campaign for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment By Tom Evenson March 18, 2019 Madison, WI – The Center for State-led National Debt Solutions1 (CSDNS) today announced its selection of former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to serve as National Honorary Chair. This summer, CSNDS will…


Creating Article V


By Tara Ross, May 26, 2015 The Constitutional Convention of 1787 met and wrote the language of Article V against this historical backdrop.  Any provisions in the document that they wrote should be taken in this context. The first proposal for a method of constitutional amendments came on May 29, when the so-called Virginia Plan…


Two Sides: Fear vs. Courage


Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn challenges Kansas to support constitutional convention  By Tim Carpenter March 12, 2019 Kansas Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn highlighted a renewed effort Wednesday to convince members of the Kansas Legislature to approve a resolution calling for a convention of states to consider amending the U.S. Constitution. Coburn, adored by Republicans as a…


Part 3: Why Do We Have Two Constitutions?


Where’s the evidence to the claim that the Constitution is not the problem? Just follow it! Just enforce it?  There is a false authority claim, if we just followed and enforced it, America would be all right. Therefore, there would be no need for an amending convention. But we’re following the wrong one! Evidence Abstract:…


A Cure for Socialism


NATELSON: A FINAL CURE FOR SOCIALISM? UTAH ENDORSES CONVENTION OF STATES Robert Natelson | Senior Fellow, Independence Institute 03/11/2019 While the media fixate on the socialist impulses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her allies, a quiet grass-roots revolution is spreading through the country. If successful, it will ensure that demagogues can never impose socialism in America. The…


The Drive Behind the Win in Utah


Stirring words on correcting America’s direction with the Founders solution.


‘I Fear a Constitution That Never Changes’


With a narrow House vote, Utah will join the call for a convention of states By Benjamin Wood March 6, 2019 After years of failed attempts, Utah lawmakers voted Tuesday to formally call for a convention of states to propose, debate and potentially ratify amendments to the United States Constitution. Roughly a dozen other states,…


Part 2, We Don’t Know How Conventions Work


Anti-convention groups claim that since Article V does not explain how conventions work, we therefore don’t know and shouldn’t do what we don’t know how to do. Their false authority claims nobody knows how many delegates a state can send? Who chooses the delegates? Who gets to vote: delegates or states? Do the states have…


Saturday Quotes–Calvin Coolidge


“In a free republic a great government is the product of a great people. They will look to themselves rather than government for success. The destiny, the greatness, of America lies around the hearthstone… Look well to the hearthstone; therein all hope for America lies.” Calvin Coolidge “The chief business of the American people is…


It’s the Spending!


WSJ  February 23, 2019 Letter to the Editor Seek a Spending Revolution, Not a Tax One The question isn’t how much we should tax; it is how much we can spend. 269 words “The Next Tax Revolution?”(Review, Feb. 16) ends with the Center for Economic and Policy Research’s Eileen Appelbaum opining: “It’s just become so…


COS Has 13th State


Convention of States Project Gets 13th State – The Convention of States Project (CoSP) received a Valentine’s Day present this year.  On February 14 the Arkansas legislature approved SJR3, the CoSP resolution for an Article V convention to propose constitutional amendments.  The vote was 54 to 38 in the House and 19 to 13 in the Senate.…


Nuclear, Not Renewable’s


Why Renewables Can’t Save the Planet by Michael Shellenberger February 27, 2019 When I was a boy, my parents would sometimes take my sister and me camping in the desert. A lot of people think deserts are empty, but my parents taught us to see the wildlife all around us, including hawks, eagles, and tortoises. After…


Young Turks and Article V


The Young Turks Come to Washington State on a Quest to Overturn Citizens United by Rich Smith • Feb 22, 2019 Break out your powdered wigs, baby! It’s time to talk about the viability of constitutional conventions!  On Friday afternoon, the Washington State Senate committee will hear a bill often dismissed as a potentially disastrous pipe dream. The resolution…


The Face of Conservative Youth


Candace Owens is articulate, introspective, creative, faith-full, young, pretty, energetic, smart…well, you get the picture!  Watch her on fire at CPAC.


Without God, America Collapses


Going to church is America’s key to long and happy lives By Timothy P. Carney February 16, 2019 Sioux County in Iowa is the most religious in the state, and suffers less from drug abuse and disability. Sioux County is probably the most Christian county in all of Iowa. “In a town of 7,000 people —…

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