Phoenix BBA Planning Convention in 2017. See the video below.

Article V Update

By Mike Kapic – March 28, 2024

It seems self-evident that America has lost it way. The solid foundation given us by the Founders has given way to sand. Everything important enough to spend our taxes on seems to be broken: debt ridden, anti-religious, anti-free market, dumbing down education, increasing inflation, lost border security, ineffective healthcare, injustice justice, fraudulent elections, failed welfare, etc. all pointing to We the People genuflecting to the false gods in Washington DC.

For example. Our struggle to restrict Congress from spending us, We the People, into oblivion continues to actively grow in some arenas and not others. Hunt For Liberty reports that the debt crisis is real and upon us today, not in the near future, but now. Even our entitlements, it appears, are at risk of loss.

The process by which the very Constitution was created by the people and their states, given the authority to meet and propose solutions, has worked for four centuries: the convention of states process.

We are a much different country today compared to the 1790s. Do you recall hearing about Ben Franklin, at mid-day of September 17, 1787, being asked a question by a Mrs. Elizabeth Powell as he left Constitutional Hall that went something like this, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a democracy or a monarchy?” He replied, “No Madam, a republic, if you can keep it.”

Most Article V groups today are in the battle everyday for a return to our founding republic but remain mostly in neutral as state legislatures pass and rescind applications session after session, like robots. The confusing and misinformed rhetoric spread by the John Bircher Society are historically inaccurate and false.

The Article V campaign to control the debt issue began in the 1970s and ‘80s as the BBA or balanced budget amendment and has sped up only a little in the last ten years.

Except until now…

Recall that Congress has been abusing the Welfare Clause and spending whatever they want because neither the Supreme Court nor the Executive refuse to check them. That constitutionally leaves the action and solution up to the States under Article V.

One of the several Article V groups has collected 19 applications and, by all appearances, is leading in the race to open the doors first. It is however, still years away from succeeding. And time is running out.

In first place is the FFSF or Federal Fiscal Sustainability Foundation. It has identified 39, of 34 required, valid applications as of 1979. More than enough to meet the Constitutional threshold and yet the States are still being ignored by Congress. Since 1908, Congress has ignored States valid threshold applications five times. That has resulted in FFSF drafting a lawsuit for the State AG’s to file in federal court.

Arizona’s legislature, led by Senate President Petersen and House Speaker Toma, have agreed to lead the Nation in suing Congress over either their ignorance or arrogance of constitutional law. Arizona has a history of hosting convention activity: the 1933 ratification of the 21st Amendment and in 2017, AZ hosted the Phoenix BBA Planning Convention.

A coalition led by FFSF includes nonpartisan individuals and organizations working together and yet independently to interest and encourage State AG’s, our last vestige of hope for saving America. You should expect your State Leaders to take up the mantle of the Declarative Judgement already prepared for them and ready to activate.

As of today, a dozen state AG’s, just in the last week, have begun discussions setting a date to aim the first salvo at Congress.

In other news, ASU, Arizona State University is sponsoring an academic version of a student led simulated Article V convention of states on May 23-26, 2024 in Phoenix AZ. More info here. Simulations have occurred recently in Florida & Arizona-2015, Williamsburg VA-2016 & 2023 and now Phoenix-2024. It’s good to see interest in the Article V state concept of conventions, but they don’t compare with witnessing an actual CoS use its standard operating procedures such as they did at the Phoenix-2017 Planning Convention.

What is expected from these actions by the People and their States? The ultimate results of the states in convention will achieve several outcomes.

  1. It will begin to return our Nation to God and to the consent of the governed
  2. It will begin the process of reinstituting federalism.
  3. It will begin repeat performances for years to come in reforming other important issues.
  4. It will bring We the People closer to the constitutional running of our Nation.
  5. After ratification of each proposal, the impact to our broken government and woke culture will begin to take a new direction as we return to the Declarations, “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.”
  6. More conventions will occur as the founding era pointed to a frequency of meeting every few years.
  7. Your grandkids and their grandkids will be able to live in peace, contentment and retire restfully before reaching their death beds.
  8. We the People will return to the true meaning of Jefferson’s words, “…the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…governments are instituted among men, deriving their just power from the consent of the governed…”

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God Bless the American People