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Just so you know: COS is spearheading an effort to amend our Constitution that is not being followed now.
Why States Can’t Prevent A Runaway Convention
The danger of an Article V convention (which made James Madison “tremble”, caused Alexander Hamilton “dread”, and Chief Justice John Jay to say that another convention would impose an “extravagant risque”) is this: the delegates to the convention can run away: instead of proposing amendments to our existing Constitution, they can write a completely new Constitution with a new – and easier – mode of ratification.
The convention lobby implicitly acknowledges this danger when they say State Legislatures should pass “unfaithful delegate” laws to control delegates.
Read the entire article here Why States Can’t Prevent A Runaway Convention
There may not be a question more difficult to answer for Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance and spokesman for its Convention of States Project (COS), than this: Since the federal government ignores the Constitution as now written, why would it obey an amended Constitution?
Read more here - Meckler Admits “Convention of States” Won’t Solve The Problem.
So one of the head guys of COS says it won't work. The last sentences of this article says why, but you have to decide for yourself.
The speeches below are good, but for me this pretty much ends COS.
This presentation was given on April 17, 2017 at the beautiful old Supreme Court Chamber at the Tennessee Capitol Building in Nashville.
Be a Skeptic! See for yourself whether what I said is true. Go to Publius-Huldah's Blog and see the Exhibits. Be sure to click on the links about the proposed new Constitutions.
Exposing the real agenda behind the push for an Article V
She is Spot On!
And Yes, the following is a JBS (John Birch Society) video. In the past, the Left/Neo-cons demonized the JBS to be Anti-American. But the Left/Neo-cons are the same people, whose coup of our Country just failed. JBS is, if fact, what the media should be and this is the most articulate US Constitution studies I have ever seen.
We Already have the Power
Be aware that the current COS (Convention of the States) movement is a fraud. The following video points this out in great detail. We don't need to change the US Constitution, We need to follow it.
Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature....
We the People have the Power to replace Congress every two years if need be!
We have to get out and talk to others. Explain to them what is going on. And all we have do is Care and explain it to still more folks.
Article V of the Constitution is clear about the two ways to pass amendments. Also clear is what happened in 1787 when the Constitution was written. The convention to amend the Articles of Confederation wrote an entirely new Constitution, which was outside of its scope. Ratification rules were rewritten in order to ensure passage. Are we confident that the Constitution would not be rewritten and ratification rules not thrown out? The John Birch Society stands opposed to calling for a convention, but supports amending the Constitution through Congress.
Change It or Obey It? Why the Constitution is the Solution
The better solution is to obey the Constitution to rein in the federal government, not amend a document that has been ignored. So, unless we turn over a new leaf, learn our Constitution and obey it, renounce unconstitutional federal programs and benefits, and demand that people in Congress also obey it; limiting their terms by an Amendment merely increases the turnover of politicians in Congress who ignore our Constitution – and to whom we must pay luxurious lifetime pensions.
"No matter how careful you are, adding more to law documents can only make them worse"No true constitutionalist believes that the original document can be improved upon with additional alterations. Every real constitutionalist knows that the document has been altered far too much already. The solution is not to alter it further, but rather to unwind some of the past alterations that have served only to undermine the original text and intent. This thanks to News With Views
Better Ways of Changing the Constitution
Nullification is a refusal on the part of your state government to cooperate with or enforce any federal law it deems to be unconstitutional. In fact it is your states duty to not follow unconstitutional laws and regulations. All government personnel take an Oath to uphold the Constitution. The content COS ideas would minimize this power.
Nullification vs. Constitutional Convention
Quoting Article VI: "shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution...." in other words -> do the right thing.
Article VI Not V Is the Better Solution to Our Out-Of-Control Government (#Article6not5)
By imposing term limits we'd be eliminating the incentive for good people to continue serving the public to the end. In their last term they'd be free to do as they will, rather than try to remain in office by doing the right thing.
Appointing U.S. Senators
The state governments used to appoint the US Senators. Now, with the 17th amendment, Senators being elected by the population of the state. Repeal the 17th amendment to get back to a Republic type of government.
Regarding recall of the senators, there being no provision for, nor prohibition of recall in the U.S. Constitution, it is covered by the 9th & 10th Amendments. We do have the right to recall senators and representatives, if we just tried it! Summarizing, because of the 9th & 10th Amendments, yes; the states could determine a procedure, codify it as an enactment or amend the state constitution, and recall a U.S. Rep or Senator.
It is interesting to note that Art.I Section 5. Clause 2, says:
Another great Video on how to Change the Constitution
What Will Balance the Budget?
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