The Case for Liberty and an Article V Convention – Part I

By | July 13, 2013

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7 thoughts on “The Case for Liberty and an Article V Convention – Part I

  1. Rosaura

    Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Spending some time and actual effort to
    create a great article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a
    lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

  2. richard thrift

    We forget that the original Constitution was not “of the people” but rather an agreement among the states (those 13 Republics),and its purpose was to form a central gov’t that would unite them for protection but not interfere with the states’ individual rights. The feds had no right to meddle in internal state affairs unless requested by the state. Then, following the Civil War, the 14th amendment was rammed down the throats of southern states and states’ rights were trampled. Now, the Constitution makes no sense and needs to be totally rewritten. A good place to start would be with the Confederate States Constitution which addressed such items as the line-item veto, the general welfare clause, and term limits.

  3. jan brown

    Does not the opening of a convention to address a single change leave it wide open for other possible unintended adjustments…as long as the convention is open it could all be altered…. Keep in mind ‘how much pork gets into a single bill… This is a slippery slope & although I see the advantage, I cannot overlook or dismiss the evil doings that could erupt

    1. Bruce MacIsaac

      I will address later in the series, but you are correct, once a convention is opened, anything can happen. But also remember that the States pick their delegates, and neither Congress nor the President have anything to do with it. I would suggest that politicians not be selected as delegates, and that in the framework for the convention much be made about adhering to the principles embodied by the constitution. Also remember that anything coming out of a convention must be ratified by 38 states to take effect. On the other hand, I would argue that we are already a long way down a slippery slope. That no one, not the Administration, Congress, nor the Courts are paying any more than the barest lip service to the constitution now. In fact I would argue that they are ignoring it completely.

  4. Bill Walker

    The author does not mention that the states have already submitted enough applications to Congress to cause a convention call. Congress has ignored them. You can read the 746 applications from 49 states at and learn about relevant court rulings, historic documents and so forth that describe why we have nothing to fear from such a convention.

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