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Convention of the States Does Not Exist in Article V – Part 2

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  1. Well this is another Eagle Forum or John Burch Society effort to redirect the truth. In Fact Article V. does authorize the several states the right to apply for a Amending Convention and when 34 applications of the same subject are sent to Congress. The Congress Shall ( meaning Must) call the convention. Congress only gets to say ok states go have your convention and have it in this location starting on this date. And that is all they get to do. The states control who will go to the convention, how many commissioners they will send, the rules to be followed (meaning staying subject matter), suggesting and voting on amendment/s. Now all the nay sayers provide is lip service against An Article V Convention of States. The never give you and back up information. You can research the subject and you find there has never in all the history of the Conventions of State of a RunAway Convention NEVER. See Robert G. Natelson articles on this subject he is a legal scalar on this subject. just look him up and read. http://www.i2i.org/robnatelson.php Also look up and see what James Madison said your do know James Madison he was very strong Article V especially the part giving the states the right to request a Convention for the purpose of proposing amendment/s.
    http://www.constitution.org/jm/jm.htm The folks spreading these none truths need to step up and join in the call for an Article V amending convention. and remember a CON-CON (Constitutional Convention) happened in 1787 that is where our current Constitution came from and it will never happened again because Article V prevents it. Article V allows for amending conventions only. Now if you want to find out what actually happened during the 1787 Constitutional Convention Read this Constitutional Convention (a narrative history from the notes of James Madison) by Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship. Oh yes if you want to see how these nay sayers are lining up and following the most liberal Judge in our history look up Chief justice Warren Berger’s letter to Phyllis Schlafly in Jun of 1988 and you will see where all there talking points are coming from. Just to remind you this is the Judge that gave us Abortion Rights or Rove V Wade. Which by the way the lady that brought that suit Roe is now wanting it over turned. So you see my friend you spout words with out merit spreading fear and hate when you should be standing up and fighting for the only legal way we have left to rein in an out of control government.

    • Tom,
      I’m not asking you to buy my book, listen to my radio show or donate to my non-profit. I only ask that you (Tom) read the words of Article V and refute those words. It’s only 143 words.

      Our founding fathers ran the gamut on philosophical views. I’m sure a college professor can find something that would accommodate their view.

      States do not have control of a convention and actually, the media, would have a field day with it.

      …and your projecting abortion onto the Article V

      Which name would you prefer for me to use, Constitutional Convention (Harvard Law School), an Article V Convention (ALEC) or a Convention of the States (Mark Levin).

      You do realize that they call it by different names because they feel its “misleading to call a convention for proposing amendments a “constitutional convention.”,

      Pg 9, ALEC Handbook, http://www.alec.org/docs/ArticleVHandbook.pdf

      …and yet a Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig is calling for a Constitutional Convention (via Article V).

  2. Zbigniew Mazurak

    Excellent article, Mr Evans! You are exactly right: Art. V does NOT provide for any “convention of the states.” It provides for a convention which CONGRESS would call, for whom CONGRESS would set the agenda and timing, and to which CONGRESS would appoint the delegates. The same Congress that gave America a $17 trillion national debt and refuses to impeach Obama. The same Congress that confirmed Sotomayor and Kagan.

    Oh, think, you proponents of this terrible idea! Do you really think that the evil forces which run America today will let the American people step aside and set things right at an Art. V Convention? If you think that, I’ve got a bridge in Illinois to sell to you.

    The proponents of an Art. V convention really can’t do basic logical thinking. According to them, the solution to a government that repeatedly violates the Constitution is to… amend the Constitution!

    • Thank Zbigniew,
      There’s a large emotional buildup for a COS and its quite alarming the people who are so passionately supporting this movement.