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The 1889 St. Louis Convention of States

By Mike Kapic / February 13, 2017 /

A frequent argument against a convention for proposing constitutional amendments is that there are “no precedents” for determining the rules and procedures for such a gathering, other than the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Although opponents persist in this claim, it has long been debunked: The Constitutional Convention was far […] Click here to view original…

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Texas Governor Abbott Declares Convention of States An ‘Emergency Item’

By Mike Kapic / February 5, 2017 /

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered his State Of The State speech today in Austin and among his priorities for the 85th legislative session was passing a resolution calling for a Convention of States. He […] Click here to view original…

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Texas Governor Declares Convention of States a Lege Emergency Item

By Mike Kapic / February 5, 2017 /

“For decades, the federal government has grown out of control. It has increasingly abandoned the Constitution, stiff-armed the states and ignored its citizens,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott told legislators and those gathered for his State of the State address on Tuesday. He declared legislation supporting an Article V Convention […] Click here to view original…

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Public Schools? To Kansas Conservatives, They’re ‘Government Schools’

By Mike Kapic / July 9, 2016 /

LEAWOOD, Kansas — Erica Massman, a moderate Kansas Republican, refers to the building where her daughter attends fourth grade as a public school. Ms. Massman’s mother, whose politics tilt further to the right, calls it something else: a government school. “My mother, who is a Tea Party person, started […] Click here to view original…

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Donald Trump Isn’t Ronald Reagan—He’s Barry Goldwater

By Mike Kapic / July 6, 2016 /

 The Daily Beast The Gipper gave voters a way to get to ‘yes.’ The Donald, not so much. Donald Trump may be a screen star turned Republican politician, but that doesn’t make him the second coming of Ronald Reagan . If anything, he’s this […] Click here to view original web page at www.thedailybeast.com

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The 1889 St. Louis Convention of States

A frequent argument against a convention for proposing constitutional amendments is that there are “no precedents” for determining the rules and procedures for such a gathering, other than the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Although opponents persist in this claim, it has long been debunked: The Constitutional Convention was far […]

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