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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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Call For A Convention Of States

By Mike Kapic / February 24, 2017 /

North Carolina could be part of a historic effort to reestablish constitutional checks and balances on runaway federal power — or we can sit on the sidelines as other states carry the torch. Resolutions filed in the N.C. House and Senate call for the General Assembly to apply to […] Click here to view original…

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Kerry T. Winterer: Rethink the convention of states

By Mike Kapic / February 20, 2017 /

In its editorial of Feb. 5, The World-Herald took issue with the idea of the convention of states and urged that the Legislature not pass Legislative Resolution 6, which would be Nebraska’s application to call an Article V convention. I would have agreed with the point of the editorial […] 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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