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  • Reply to: Koch Convention to Rewrite Constitution Runs Into Roadblocks   1 week 2 days ago
    I love our Constitution, Our Founding Fathers were wise and set up a government to serve and protect the people and there inalienable rights. Unfortunately our federal government has drifted from this to a congress and bureaucracies that are self serving themselves rather than serving we the people. I appreciate the Convention of States for striving to restore our government to be in alignment with the principles of our Constitution as founded by our Founding Fathers.
  • Reply to: Koch Convention to Rewrite Constitution Runs Into Roadblocks   1 week 2 days ago
    3 of 3 After the first two, it was a long 42 years before another state sponsored proposed convention call was introduced. History proves that we should listen to the States in 1898 that proposed the first two calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention because they were closest to and more knowledgeable about the original Founding era intent. COS' official position is they're not sure if general subject matter proposed amendments will stand up to Constitutional muster or legal challenge. But their subterfuge is: They're hoping to pull the wool over the eyes of enough state legislators and enough Citizens long enough to get us into a dreadful convention. Oppose any Article V Constitutional Convention calls.
  • Reply to: Koch Convention to Rewrite Constitution Runs Into Roadblocks   1 week 2 days ago
    2 of 3 10 amendments made it through Congress. They were ratified by the required ¾ of the states. They are known as the Bill of Rights. Each of the other 17 amendments to the Constitution have been introduced through Congress. Of interesting note: What the wrongly named Convention of States (COS) will never tell you is that the first two petitions to Congress calling for an Article V Constitutional Convention were for a general convention with no proposed amendments subject language. Not the specifically worded subject matter proposed amendments-convention call that the Conference of States organization tried to push through in the 1980s, or the general subject matter proposed amendments-convention call being pushed through the States by COS now.
  • Reply to: Koch Convention to Rewrite Constitution Runs Into Roadblocks   1 week 2 days ago
    1 of 3 Having an Article V Constitutional Convention is not what our Founding Fathers wanted. Northern delegates to our first Constitutional Convention voted for Article V at Southern delegates insistence in hopes to appease Southern delegates into approving the final draft of the Constitution. They didn't. During the first Convention there were some calls to adjourn and reorganize into a second Constitutional Convention. James Madison strenuously objected and said so in a letter to George Lee Turberville where he said, “Having witnessed the difficulties and dangers experienced by the first Convention which assembled under every propitious circumstance, I should tremble for the result of a Second.” Instead Madison devised 12 proposed amendments to be introduced by the other Article V means, that is, through the safe mode of amending the Constitution, through Congress.
  • Reply to: Koch Convention to Rewrite Constitution Runs Into Roadblocks   1 week 2 days ago
    Things are now getting interesting. Whether it anyone yet realizes it or not this matter will be concluded one way or another within the next year. At that time a decision will be made whether to continue having the Constitution being the ruling document of this nation or to establish that the Government is enabled to deviate from its provisions. Nearly all the money on both sides of the political aisle is united toward creating deviation. I only wish they took time to consider the consequences of what they desire. But somethings just have to be learned the hard way in human history and I suspect this lesson is going to be one of them.

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