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Taking the Bull by the Horns

By Mike Kapic / March 18, 2017 /

Opponents of Article V come from both political extremes, left and right. There’s little we can do to dissuade the leftists. They’re just don’t want a Balanced Budget Amendment . But for the conservative opposition, there’s at least the possibility of persuasion. That’s really what September’s Convention of States, […] Click here to view original…

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Why I’ve left my liberal comfort zone – and found conservative friends

By Mike Kapic / March 9, 2017 /

—In November I had a conservative friend tell me about being berated by a co-worker who thought she voted for Trump. She didn’t actually say whether she had or had not voted for Trump, but her co-worker blamed her for the election of Trump none-the-less. In progressive areas like […] Click here to view original…

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Senate panel votes 5-4 in favor of Art. V constitutional convention, after listening to 25 people testify against it

By Mike Kapic / February 25, 2017 /

After a two and a half hour hearing in which 25 people testified, all of them against SCR 108, the Senate State Affairs Committee has voted 5-4 in favor of it. Here’s how the vote broke down: Voting in favor : Sens. Hagedorn, Hill, Lodge, Lakey and Siddoway. Voting […] Click here to view original…

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Research & Commentary: Resolution in Utah Advances Constitutional Reform Efforts

By Mike Kapic / February 20, 2017 /

Article Tags The United States currently holds over $19 trillion in total public debt, and the figure is expected to rise for the foreseeable future. As the government has failed to address the mounting debt crisis, groups have been encouraging state legislators to use Article V of the U.S. […] Click here to view original…

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Abbott’s call for Convention of States clears first hurdle in the TX Senate

By Mike Kapic / February 20, 2017 /

Gov. Greg Abbott’s emergency item, calling for a national Convention of States to amend the U.S. Constitution, cleared its first hurdle Thursday, with the Senate State Affairs Committee sending the resolution to the floor on a 6-2 party-line vote. “We are on the precipice of history we have not […] Click here to view original…

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Taking the Bull by the Horns

Opponents of Article V come from both political extremes, left and right. There’s little we can do to dissuade the leftists. They’re just don’t want a Balanced Budget Amendment . But for the conservative opposition, there’s at least the possibility of persuasion. That’s really what September’s Convention of States, […]

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