Jim DeMint Joins The Convention of States Project

Jim DeMint Joins The Convention of States Project

By Fredreka Schouten Via USA Today - WASHINGTON – Former South Carolina senator Jim DeMint, ousted last month as head of the Heritage Foundation think tank, is joining a fast-growing, conservative movement that is pushing states to seek a constitutional convention to rein in federal spending and power. DeMint, a prominent figure among the Tea Party activists who helped Republicans seize control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, will serve as a senior adviser to the Convention of the States Project, providing a jolt to its efforts to marshal grassroots support for a state-led … [Read more...]

Convention of States – Texas

Convention of States – Texas

Texas House approves Abbott-backed call for convention of states By Cassandra Pollock Via Texas Tribune- The Texas House Thursday adopted a resolution calling for a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution — one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s emergency items this legislative session.   The Texas House on Thursday adopted a resolution calling for a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution — one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s four emergency items this legislative session. Senate Joint Resolution 2, one of three pieces of legislation relating to the topic approved by the Senate in … [Read more...]

Convention Of States – What should you remember when drafting a constitutional amendment

Convention Of States – What should you remember when drafting a constitutional amendment

Convention of States- What should you remember when drafting a constitutional amendment? Professor Natelson is a leading authority on a Convention of States. By Professor Rob Natelson Via i2i.org- Last month, Citizens for Self Governance sponsored a simulated convention for proposing amendments in Williamsburg, Virginia. I was an adviser for the project, and just before the initial meeting I spoke to the assembled commissioners. My purpose was to provide them with some last-minute tips on drafting proposed constitutional amendments. Several people have asked me to post my remarks on … [Read more...]

Louisiana- State Number 8 Convention of States

Louisiana- State Number 8 Convention of States

By Taryn O'Neill Via Legal Insurrection- Last week, Louisiana passed a resolution calling for a Convention of States as described in Article V of the U.S. Constitution. The resolution passed on May 25 with a vote of 62-36, making Louisiana the eighth state to call for a meeting of the states for the purpose of proposing constitutional amendments addressing abuses by the U.S. Federal Government. Other states that have called a Convention of States for the same purposes are Florida, Georgia, Alaska, Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, and Oklahoma. Increased national interest in a Convention of … [Read more...]

We are Making history- Article V Convention of States

We are Making history- Article V Convention of States

Federalism is the solution. Bottom up. The people need to take the country back. Congrats Tennessee! -Alexis Scroll down for the video Via Tennessean- Tennessee on Thursday became the fifth state to adopt a resolution that would call for a convention of states in hopes of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. The move comes after the House of Representatives voted 59-31 in favor of a resolution that proponents say is limited in nature. The resolution, drafted by the Convention of the States Project, seeks to do three things: “impose fiscal restraints on the … [Read more...]

Article V expert, Natelson, Introduces a draft of Convention of States rules

Article V expert, Natelson, Introduces a draft of Convention of States rules

I've learned a great deal from reading Professor Rob Natelson's work and from listening to his videos. Earlier this August, leading Article V expert, Professor Rob Natelson, introduced a draft of "Convention of States rules" that will be further debated and discussed by members of the Convention of States Caucus. This video is from Citizens For Self Governance - aka Convention of States Project. Press the arrow to play **************************************************** Click here for a huge selection of articles and videos about an Article V convention of the states. … [Read more...]

Why the Time is Right for a State Convention To Amend the Constitution

Why the Time is Right for a State Convention To Amend the Constitution

Why the Time is Right for a State Convention To Amend the Constitution by Judge Harold R. DeMoss Jr- Via Compact For America Summary There has been a dramatic decrease in the willingness of the average party official and office holder to recognize that there is some common ground that we ought to try to define and pursue, and to stay away from the extremes that both the right and the left contend are the only solutions we have for the problems that face our nation. There have been time and time again efforts to define a balanced budget amendment that could pass the two-thirds vote of … [Read more...]

Michigan State Senator Mike Green Talking About the Balanced Budget Resolution

Michigan State Senator Mike Green Talking About the Balanced Budget Resolution

About two weeks ago Michigan became the 23rd state to apply for an Article V convention of the states. Here is a short speech from Michigan state Senator Mike Green talking about the balanced budget resolution. Click the arrow to play.       Click Here for an Article V Convention Progress Report Please like and comment. We would love to hear your thoughts on this matter. Then spread liberty, tweet this, facebook this and share it with your friends. Excellent resource for Article V state convention activities http://t.co/jpezOohLXN — Mark R. Levin … [Read more...]

Michigan Becomes the 23rd State to Apply for Article V Convention of States

Michigan Becomes the 23rd State to Apply for Article V Convention of States

Via PRLOG- The Michigan Legislature recognized its responsibility to our nation by passing a bipartisan resolution applying for a Convention of States under Article V to exclusively consider a federal balance budget amendment. Tom Llewellyn, Michigan Chairman of the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force, said, "By passing SJR V, Michigan became the 23rd state to apply for Convention of States to exclusively consider a federal balanced budget amendment. I am very pleased to have participated in helping fulfill the duty of our state to call-out the reckless fiscal behavior of … [Read more...]

Arizona Debate And Discussion Over Article V Initiatives

Arizona Debate And Discussion Over Article V Initiatives

Last week, at the Chandler Cultural Center in Chandler Arizona, the Thomas Jefferson Center sponsored a debate on state legislature driven Article V initiatives. The following audios are from people in favor of an Article V Convention of the states. Richard Mack, a former Arizona Sheriff, was opposed to it favoring nullification. Great discussion! It is worth the time to take a listen to these wonderful and knowledgeable speakers. Josh Carden is with the Arizona Convention of States Team. If you only have 10 minutes, listen to his powerful audio. Nick Dranias is involved with both Compact … [Read more...]