Republican Establishment Now Seeking an Article V Constitutional Convention
The Passage of an Article V Constitutional Convention appears to have become the objective of “The Powers that Be” in the Republican Establishment. It is being bantered about as a way to overcome the “Trump” problem. The message seems to be, Don’t worry if Trump gets elected we will take care of everything by having a “Convention of States”.
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich have all recently stated publicly that they will now make the passage of an Article V so-called “Convention of States’ their primary goal. Premier Neo Con and Establishment Republican William Kristol, Editor of the Weekly Standard, used his publication to promote Texas Governor Greg Abbott's plan for an Article V Convention. Kristol is an important voice of the pro-internationalist/anti-American Sovereignty arm of the Republican Establishment. Also prominent conservative Republicans are promoting an Article V Constitutional Convention. http://www.weeklystandard.com/a-new-constitutional-convention/article/2000805
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has published his list of nine amendments. He made passage of a so-called “convention of states” a top priority at the Texas Republican State Convention last weekend. The Convention passed contradictory platform planks on Article V purposefully confusing the issue. This is especially true when one considers the “Convention of States” organization proposes unlimited structural changes which opens all the Articles of the Constitution to amendment through an Article V Constitutional Convention. There is no difference between an Article V Constitutional Convention and their so-called “convention of states”. The terminology of “convention of states” is found nowhere in Article V in the U.S. Constitution.
· Texas Republican Platform: Constitutional Convention- We oppose any constitutional convention to rewrite the United States Constitution. We support the Texas Legislature rescinding its 1977 call for such a convention.
· Article V Convention- We support the Bill of Rights as written by our Founding Fathers and assert the authority of the 10th amendment. We urge our Texas State Legislators to call for a limited Article V Convention of States for the specific purpose of reducing the power of the federal government, including implementation of term limits. Any proposed amendments must be ratified by 3/4 of the states.
When we add to Governor Abbott’s proposed nine amendments for an Article V Convention to the list of eleven by Mark Levin, six by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the Repeal of Citizens United and Election Reform by the Left financed by George Soros, the Countermand Amendment, the new Term Limits Amendment, and the unlimited complete restructuring of the Constitution proposed by the Convention of States organization, you have a recipe for a totally unlimited and disastrous Article V Constitutional Convention to completely change our Constitution.
We should make note that the Koch Brothers are financing the American Legislative Exchange Council, which has for years spearheaded the drive for an Article V Constitutional Convention. What is their objective? The Koch Brothers are now contributing to many “conservative” organizations laying the foundation for the passage of an Article V Convention. The only effective national conservative organizations opposing Article V that I know of are Eagle Forum, the John Birch Society and Campaign for Liberty.
Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, 34 states are need to apply for a Constitutional Convention for the purpose of proposing amendments. Congress, not the states under Article V, calls the Convention. We do not know how the applications will be counted…if they will be aggregated or counted separately by subject or by exact wording…this is unknown. I suspect that if the Elite determine that they can use an Article V Convention for their purposes that they will find the most convenient way.
This is why it is so important that we begin rescinding Article V Constitutional Convention Applications. This year Delaware rescinded ALL of their applications for Article V’s. Previously in the 1980’s and 1990’s 32 states passed resolutions for Article V’s on a Balanced Budget. We went to work and 16 states rescinded their applications. This is what we must do now. Nevada attempted to rescind our original application for an Article V Balanced Budget Amendment, but we could not get it passed in the State Senate. It was then “Expunged” by the Assembly, although it is still counted by the Balanced Budget organization. This will result in a court case as will most of the issues surrounding Article V. Do you want the courts determining the future of America?
1. Article V Balanced Budget Amendment: 28 states have passed it. Oklahoma was added this year, but Delaware rescinded all previous applications for an Article V Convention. They did not make their goal to pass 34 states (the Constitutional requirement) by July 4, 2016. http://bba4usa.org/
2. Article V “Convention of the States”: 7 states have passed it: Alaska, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Consider that any and all states, especially Republican-Conservative States, are targeted. Republican Senator Settelmeyer sponsored COS in Nevada.
3. Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment: 4 states have passed it: Alaska, Georgia, Mississippi, North Dakota. This is a compact between the states for an Article V Convention.
4. “We the People Amendment” www.movetoamend,org to repeal the Supreme Court Decision in “Citizens United” has passed in 4 states: California, Illinois, Vermont and New Jersey. It is designed to severely limit political free speech. This is most likely to be passed in Democrat or Swing states. See a copy of the amendment: http://www.movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendment
5. The Countermand Amendment: creating a countermand veto power of the states which would allow states to override federal legislation, executive orders, or court orders whenever 30 states agree to such a veto. This passed this year in Alaska.
6. New Term Limits Amendments: has surfaced in several states this year including Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.
7. There are other Con/Con’s on a variety of issues including marriage, which have begun popping up in Legislatures around the nation. Article V appears to be the new way to solve all problems.
We often hear the argument that we don’t have to worry about what amendments are passed by a Constitutional Convention because Article V requires three-fourths or 38 of the states to ratify any amendment coming out of an Article V Convention and the states would not support anything that is bad!
Oh really? Wasn’t it the states that ratified the Seventeenth Amendment which radically changed the balance of power, shifting power from the States to the Federal Government? The long term negative ramifications of this change are incredible. The Seventeenth Amendment changed the election process for U.S. Senators who were originally elected by State Legislatures. Now they are elected by the people. This fundamentally changed the balance of power, one of the founders’ critical safeguards. We now see the results…a completely overpowering Federal Government with states cowed into subservience by receiving between 19-45% of their general fund budgets from the Feds! No state Legislator will ever vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment at an Article V Constitutional Convention because it will mean 19-45% of their state budget will be eliminated. Unless of course they are bent on political suicide.
Under Article V the Congress can mandate that any amendments passed at a Constitutional Convention be ratified by Conventions in the States completely bypassing the state Legislatures themselves. In addition, Article V makes no limitation on what in the Constitution can be amended, except that States cannot lose their equal representation in the U.S. Senate. That means that literally everything, I mean EVERYTHING else, can be amended including the ratification process. In the original Constitutional Convention the founders changed the number of states required for ratification from 13 to 9. There is no guarantee that that would not happen again. The Convention could change the number of states necessary to ratify any amendment.
Who do you trust to structurally change your Constitution? The Governor, State Legislators, the Governor or State Legislators from California or New York? I don’t know about you but I’m very short on trust for any politicians these days whatever their label may be…conservative, moderate, liberal, progressive, Republican, or Democrat.
National Eagle Forum Controversy
Dear Friends, There has been much in the media about the controversies in national Eagle Forum. Currently, the two sides are in court. I know, from personal knowledge, that much of what has been reported in the media is erroneous. There is no “conspiracy to take over Eagle Forum” by people who support an Article V Constitutional Convention. I have personal knowledge of the false accusations regarding this matter. I am hopeful that this can be resolved for the good of all concerned, Eagle Forum, and the positive influence Eagle Forum has had on our country. Below is my personal letter sent out to my Eagle Forum friends on this heart rending issue.
April 25, 2016, In the Year of Our Lord, Dearly Beloved Friends in Eagle Forum,
Last night as I was bemoaning the current state of affairs in national Eagle Forum…the controversies, the contention, the divisions…my husband said to me why don’t you do what you do at the Legislature? I said, “What do you mean?” Pray…he responded. Well, I have been praying about the problems, particularly for Phyllis, but I knew what he meant.
I have worked as a volunteer citizen lobbyist at the Nevada Legislature starting in 1971 when I was just 19. But my real efforts began in 1973 with Stop ERA and Phyllis Schlafly. I have lobbied at every session since then and full time since 1991. I have always prayed about our efforts at the legislature. I don’t know when the change occurred, but the time came when my prayers changed. I began as the scriptures admonish us to do “to pray for my enemies”.
Now the interesting thing about the Legislature, as many of you know, is that on one issue your friends may be the Conservative Republicans and on the next issue, like Con/Con, your friends may be the liberal Democrats. Never the less, I began to sincerely and fervently pray not only for our efforts but for those individuals who we were opposing. I prayed driving to the Legislature, sitting in the hearings, lobbying in the halls…everywhere a prayer was constantly in my heart.
It was interesting to witness the changes that took place…some immediately some overtime. The first thing I noticed was that my own heart and feelings changed towards my opponents. I experienced a change of heart. Next, I began to see a change in the way those I opposed treated me. As anyone who lobbies has experienced, I was often vilified and treated badly…that changed in great degree. I began, even by opponents, to be treated with respect. My help was sought after, even by Democrats and liberal Republicans, for their issues they felt I would support. I had many remarkable opportunities to work with Legislators on issues that previously would have been unavailable to me. Doors opened…miracles began to be a daily occurrence. That was the hand of the Lord at work, because I was following His commandment to “love my enemies.”
That experience has changed my entire life. I have witnessed the power of the blood of Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit to change lives…to change me, to change my opponents, to change outcomes and to bring in remarkable ways, peace and harmony amid the strife of the Legislature and beyond…in life. Of course, we don’t always win at the Legislature…but we are always faithful in serving as Phyllis has been.
My plea is for all of us to fervently pray…to pray for all involved. Pray for our beloved Phyllis. Pray for those specifically involved including: Ed Martin, Andy and John Schlafly, Eunie Smith, Carolyn McLarty, Ann Schlafly Cori, Rosina Kovar, Shirley Curry and Cathie Adams. Pray for all the leaders in Eagle Forum and our great organization which has been the leavening in the loaf of America.
There is great power in prayer. The Eagle Forum problem, especially since it went out to the public, is beyond all of us to resolve. The atoning power of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is desperately needed. Let us join together to pray for the healing hand of the Lord to be upon us and for His miracles.
I have ended many a speech with this admonition, “Be realistic…expect a miracle!” We in Eagle Forum need a miracle now.
May God Bless us…Everyone, Janine Hansen
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The Evil Soros Has a Long Track Record of Being Correct
“Disturbingly, George Soros has repeatedly demonstrated that he has had both accurate and advanced knowledge of stock market and banking crashes in the past. In fact, Soros has a history of causing economic collapses with his preplanned money movements (e.g. Arab Spring). Subsequently, savvy investors keep a very close eye on Soros’ money movements and resulting holdings as Soros is the proverbial “Canary in the mine”. He is the world’s ultimate economic hit man and both bankers and politicians watch his every move with fear and apprehension. If you want to know what money venues to avoid, or embrace, tracking George Soros is your best bet.
“Soros’ money movements are significant for several reasons. First, he is now betting against both the U.S. Stock Market and three major U.S. domestic banks. (Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and Bank of America) Second, Soros, as previously stated, has obtained a sizable gold portfolio which is something one would want to do if one were expecting, or causing a crash of paper currency (i.e. the dollar) to occur. Finally, and most significantly, Soros is betting against the solvency of the Federal Reserve by running from the three of the major investors (i.e. the three major banks) in the Federal Reserve.
“For now, let’s suffice it to say that, in the long-term, Soros’ actions are helping to set the course for World War III because war is something that desperate nations engage in when they have no other financial options. America, China, Russia and their military allies are quickly approaching this moment. World War III will be a war of destroying the old, so that the full brunt of the New World Order can be ushered in.
“George Soros Targets the Republican Convention: “Soros may interject himself into this push of America towards total insolvency, by causing Cleveland to burn this July…I have learned that Soros has booked $325 per night rooms for groups like moveon.org and Black Live Matter. Do I need to say anymore? You may be wondering why Soros would do such a thing? With the GOP in ruins, the run to the Presidency, would become a walk for Clinton.”