Constitutional Matters - Changing the Constitution
Article V of the US Constitution reads:
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.
Grand Bargain in the Works to Amend Constitution
Progressive groups and leaders are working hand in hand with "conservative" groups to promote a rewrite of our federal Constitution. Some "conservatives"[i] like Mike Farris and Kris Kobach deny this reality, but other "conservatives" flaunt it. Backing both sides are the Progressive and "conservative" billionaire boys' clubs. What does this tell us and what does it tell us about those who deny it is going on? It appears what is in the works is a Progressive/moderate-establishment Republican compromise.
The current campaign to rewrite the Constitution started over 50 years ago as part of a Rockefeller and Ford Foundations' billion dollar effort to fundamentally change the Constitution and transform our form of government.[ii] Virtually every "conservative" non-governmental organization (NGO's) and conservative "talking head"[iii] that is promoting this rewrite is funded or was set up by the billionaire boys' club associated with the Koch brothers.
Benjamin Franklin framed it best, "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." The socio-fascists andneo-fascists cannibals have invited "We the People" to dinner, and are asking us to pass them the salt.
What is being set up under this Constitution Revisionist movement is for the Progressive wolves and the "conservative" wolves to get together to decide who gets what is left of our Liberty. The really sad part about it all is they could not pull it off without the help of conservatives and conservative politicians and that is exactly what we are doing, setting the table at a dinner at which we will be the ultimate guest of honor, the dinner.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. noted in his 1963 "Strength to Love" speech the following: "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
Read the entire article at the Patriot Coalition website. It is important that you understand this.
More on This Con
The mock Constitutional Convention assembled by Convention of the States repeatedly demonstrated its shallow regard for the Constitution. For this week's Analysis Behind the News, we point out the inherent problems that calling a convention constitutes, as well as the only true solution Americans have to turn around this country. History will only repeat itself if the electorate is ignorant of the key issues. Given what was shown at the mock convention, history may indeed repeat itself, unless the Constitution is obeyed. Be sure to share this with all your friends and family!
Mock Convention Demonstrates Shallow Regard for the Constitution
Ultimately, the success of the Article V depends on the citizens of the United States.Volunteers will be the engine that drives this project.If Americans are willing to sacrifice their time and energy, there is still time to halt the tyrannical abuses of the federal government.
Or maybe the citizens should just direct their awareness and energy at participating in the government that they have now. After watching this video, I have come to the conclusion that the organizations championing an article 5 now have been less than forthright. The history of previous article 5 drives were not correct.
A Crash Course on a Constitutional Convention
This is general discussion of Article V by a tea party group in Mesa Arizona. I've just included the opening remarks. I removed the clapping after each speaker.
I did not include the entire debate as it took two hours and many of the folks did not make it to the microphone.