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  • Reply to: The ALEC Swampland   10 months 4 weeks ago
    The fact that over 30+ million people are now able to receive affordable health insurance via the PPACA, is proof that "the states" are not best at solving quite a few issues that citizens have. And let us stop pretending that "state bureaucracy" is any better or smaller than Federal bureaucracy. As for term limits, I would agree with them if WE can stop the gerrymandering where these politicians pick their constituents.
  • Reply to: Infighting, Legal Questions Slow ALEC Push for Second Constitutional Convention   11 months 17 hours ago
    An Article V Convention of States is not a Constitutional Convention. Why would the Framers provide for that in Article V? They didn't. They provided for We the People to be able to rein in the federal leviathan when they won't rein in their own power.
  • Reply to: Watchdog Group Sues Utah AG for Withholding RAGA Documents   11 months 2 days ago
    Go Center for Media and Democracy. Reyes is bought and paid for by special interests. He could care less about "transparency" and "cleaning up the Utah Attorney General's Office." "Drill baby Drill" into Reyes' dirty dealings.
  • Reply to: Infighting, Legal Questions Slow ALEC Push for Second Constitutional Convention   11 months 1 week ago
    “The less government we have the better.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson The CoS movement isn’t about ALEC (or BBAT, infighting or legality issues). ITS ABOUT RESTORING A CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC. Exchanging rhetoric regarding hypothetical outcomes of the Convention of States process is rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. America’s democratic republic is in peril because of the disobedience and lack of virtue of the officials of federal government. Guess what? I’M NOT WAITING FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO REGAIN ITS CONSTITUTIONAL VIRTUE. I’m getting in the Article V CoS movement life boat and I’m convincing as many people as possible to join me. PS I’m concerned that your reporting on this issue is biased and that reporters like you perpetuate misinformation which has led to Americans disdain for the media.
  • Reply to: Koch Convention to Rewrite Constitution Runs Into Roadblocks   11 months 1 week ago
    Madison actually only objected to the SPECIFIC Convention being called by New York and Virginia. He opposed a Convention happening so early in our history that went to the core principals of our government, suggesting that instead a bill of rights, but not structural changes, should be proposed. He also objected to proposals for a Constitutional Convention which would meet outside the authority of Article V before the Constitution took effect. He had no objection to a Convention under authority of Article V that may occur a few years later. In fact, a few years later, he suggested the use of an Article V Convention as a possible means to overrule Congress in the Alien & Sedition Acts. It turned out to be unnecessary when Jefferson won the 1800 election. People cherry pick those quotes from him and take them entirely out of context. Madison supported or opposed various Convention efforts on POLICY. He had no objection to the PROCESS. He was the main author of that process!

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