It seems there is nothing we can do to stop the growth and malpractice of our federal government. Electing Republicans has not been the answer!
How can this over reaching leviathan of government ever be brought under control?
Well, our founders did provide for it. It’s in Article V of our Constitution and we call it the Convention of the States.
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.
Here’s the website that coordinates the activities of volunteers working in every state of the United States to complete this mission:
So far 12 states have petitioned for a Convention of the States and we need minimum of 34, unless another territory becomes a state. We need 2/3 of the states to petition.
What is a Convention of the States? First let’s talk about what it is not. IT IS NOT A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION.
This is what Soros and his thugs and his financing is pushing throughout the country, that an Article V Convention will lead to a runaway Constitutional Convention and our whole government might be dissolved. This is a big fat lie.
Amendments to our Constitution can be brought about in 2 ways. One is the vote for an amendment in congress and then the passing of the amendment by 2/3 of the states. Second is the Article V Convention of the States. It’s at a time like now when our government will not listen to its citizens that this convention becomes necessary.
Why is it taking so long for the petition to be passed in the states?
I receive email from the Convention of the States organization. States seem to have much trouble passing this. One reason is the battles over state budgets which takes up so much political time and energy and capital. States deal with local issues and sometimes don’t want to deal with this issue because they don’t think their constituents don’t want it. The second is the misconceptions by some in state governments that Article V Convention of the States is what Soros says it is, a Constitutional Convention. Yes, some state officials have no idea what the Constitution says. That’s why we need volunteers to structure the push in state government to educate and petition the Assembly and Senates to vote for the Petition.
One more thing. There are always state politicians who are greedy. Some state assemblymen or senators have ambitions to run for federal congressional seats. These men and women want to keep things the way they are! Why would they want a change in the power and wealth in our federal congress? And when running for a federal seat, why give voters another thing to turn into a negative; like a vote for the Convention of the States.
Do you have questions about the Convention of the States?
Questions about Convention of the States:
Mark Levin, a man I would vote for president, or any office in our government, wrote a book: The Liberty Amendments .
This article enumerates Levin’s Liberty Amendments:
The Convention of the States organization actually did a practice convention and it was pretty interesting. Here’s a 2 minute Youtube summarizing some of the highlights:
Would you consider becoming active in your own state? Go here and volunteer or contribute. This may be the only way to save our freedoms and federalism.
Our Republic is worth working for. Consider what you can do.