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A Positive Constitutional Right: Your Child is Village Property

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“We need to break through this private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to their whole communities.” – MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry states Children today are considered village property. While some believe parental rights depend on elected official’s vote, this conjures up images of communist or fascist youth. ...

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COS Proposes Bizarre Solution to rein in the U.S. Supreme Court

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Constitutional Convention advocates recommend a fundamental transformation of the U.S. Supreme Court by modeling it after the European International Court on Human Rights (ECHR). Convention of the States National Director, Michael Farris recommends, “If the Supreme Court loves their national law, we’ll fix them this way.” Farris continues that we turn the Court into a 50-judge panel serving 8-year terms. ...

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The People…bound by the Chains of the Constitution

“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson Proponents of an Article V Convention wish to use the U.S. Constitution to control the federal government…to put limitations on the federal government. Most Constitutions throughout the world bind its citizens ...

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Convention of the States: Refuting Alabama’s COS Video

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Even though Alabama has applied to Congress to call a Convention, people are using this video to justify a “Convention of the States”. A Convention of the States does not exist within Article V of the U.S. Constitution and this video is riddled with misconceptions: 0:39 – Article V does not give “state legislators the authority to call a convention, ...

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Convention of the States…a Refute to a Runaway Convention

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Many people are jumping on the Constitutional Convention bandwagon. I wanted to address a couple of issues with Michael Farris’ latest article about the Runaway Convention Myth. In his article titled “Can We Trust the Constitution? Answering the Runaway Convention Myth”, he states that opponents to a Constitutional Convention claim two arguments, they are 1) “the delegates were instructed to ...

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Using the Constitution Series: Speaking with a Communist

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Does private property exist? If we own property, may we alter it as we see fit? Recently, while discussing property rights, a whole new argument arose…Communism. Are individuals able to exercise private property rights or does government control property? The first time I encountered this debate was with a libertarian’s husband who felt because we pay property taxes, we don’t ...

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

Using the Constitution: Article V Convention Counter Argument Proponents of an Article V Convention are in panic mode. They demand that something be done immediately to resolve our current crisis and it must be done soon. So, they have rebranded the original Constitutional Convention of 2011, to an Article V Convention and now, its called a “Convention of the States”. ...

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Our Constitutional Protections of “We, the People’s” Individual Rights and Freedoms

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As the Articles of Confederation was written and established by the States, the unique perspective of our founders were that they gave us a U.S. Constitution written by “We, the People” and ratified by the States. This placed, We, the people over State and federal government. …and gave us certain rights even our local government is infringing on. Our Constitution ...

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The Unmentioned Authority of the US Constitution…”We, the People”

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Reason Not to Have a Constitutional Convention # 2 [W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. John Adams Government cannot control individual passion. We, as a nation, in pursuing a more perfect union does not mean confining one another with the shackles of government…no matter what level of government. ...

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Declaration of War…Declared by Congress Executed by the President

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Reason # 1 Not to Have a Constitutional Convention Great Britain demonstrated how a nation should declare war…have representatives debate, vote. After British Parliament debated, and then they voted not to intervene in Syria’s Civil War. But Wait! That’s how our founders established our country within the Constitution, for Congress to declare war and the Commander-in-Chief to execute it. The ...

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Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation Rejects IRS Apology for their Abusive and Discriminatory Practices. Cites IRS for Unconstitutional Actions and Behavior

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(Richmond, VA) – “The IRS Exempt Organizations unit has violated the sacred constitutional rights of some 75 Tea Party and Patriot groups that had applied for tax-exempt status between 2009 and 2012,” said Mark Daugherty, Chairman, Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation. “The Tea Party rejects the apology by Lois Lerner, Director, Exempt Organizations, for her department’s confirmed discrimination and illegal ...

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US Constitution: Transitioning Our First Amendment from Freedom of Religion to Freedom to Worship

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> Freedom of Thought or Consciousness is dangerous to a free society. However, political correctness is suppressing an individual’s free exercise of religion. This practice actually suppresses the First Amendment and promotes Article 18 of the Declaration of Human Rights. Freedom to Worship appears similar to Freedom of Religion but they are actually on opposing ends of the spectrum. For ...

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Jim DeMint – Change in Washington Can Only Come From the Outside

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Great conservatives like Marco Rubio, Mike Lee and Rand Paul can only be topped with a Senate majority. If so, it won’t be with Senator DeMint as he moves to the Heritage Foundation. The true fight in engaging Washington and politics in general is from the outside. …you cannot change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from ...

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