If there is an Article V convention, we will lose the Constitution we have, and another Constitution will be imposed.
You are not getting both sides of this issue. Throughout the country, those of us who are warning of the dangers of an Article V convention are marginalized, ridiculed, smeared, shut out of meetings, and barred from speaking in public forums. THIS short essay from the Principled Policy Blog describes what we face every day.
HERE is an account by Donny Harwood, a citizen of Tennessee, describing how he was shut out of the public meeting which the Convention of States people held on October 19, 2015, at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. According to the Leaf-Chronicle, a number of Tennessee legislators were at the meeting. A prominent Tennessee radio talk show host was also present.
And everyone at the meeting was prevented from hearing the other side of this issue.
The reason convention proponents forbid dissenting voices is that we can prove, by means of facts and original source documents, that the claims and promises of the convention proponents are false. HERE are some of the original source documents legislators would hear about if they were presented with the other side of this issue.
We are in the final stage of a takeover. Leftists of every variety want a new Constitution to legalize our transformation from the constitutional Republic created by our existing Constitution to a dictatorship.
To get a new Constitution, they need a convention. So they are telling conservatives that our Constitution is causing our problems and we need to amend the Constitution. And they say we can only make the amendments they say we need at a convention.
Article V of our Constitution provides two methods of amending our Constitution. Congress can either:
- Propose amendments, or
- Call a convention to propose amendments if 34 states apply for it.
The first method was used for our existing 27 amendments: Congress proposed them and sent them to the states for ratification or rejection.
Under the second method, Congress calls a convention. We have never had a convention under Article V. Such conventions are extremely dangerous. HERE is one of many articles which illustrate the danger. It sets forth warnings from two of our Framers and two former US Supreme Court Justices, and explains why delegates to a convention can NOT be controlled by state laws.
National conventions are dangerous because the delegates have the plenipotentiary power to impose a new Constitution with a new mode of ratification. [Read more…]