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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, Stupid!


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 —…


Did the Founders Blunder, Part I


1787 Constitutional Convention: Illegal or a Runaway? A broadly stated false authority by the John Birch Society, Eagle Forum, and others is that an Article V convention will surely result in a runaway? Where’s the evidence? Which conventions ran away? The claim continues: The Constitutional convention of 1787 was illegal and, as such, a runaway?…


Min Wage Killing Jobs


“Restaurant Recession” Hits NYC Following $15 Minimum Wage This will be a rough year for full-service NYC restaurants as they try to navigate a future with significant economic headwinds and significantly higher labor costs from the city’s $15 an hour minimum wage. Mark J. Perry February 22, 2019 An article in the New York Eater (“Restaurateurs Are…


Developing Democracy


WSJ February 9, 2019 The Long, Hard Road to Democracy Those worried about today’s setbacks should look to European history, which shows that democratic development always proceeds in fits and starts. By Sheri Berman | 1264 words It is easy to be depressed today about democracy’s prospects. Promising new democracies in Hungary, Poland, Turkey and…

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