Conservatives and libertarians: Don’t be fooled by these two extra-Constitutional grassroots movements

Conservatives and libertarians: Don’t be fooled by these two extra-Constitutional grassroots movements

This is an important read. Jen is one of my favorite conservative writers. Conservatives and libertarians: Don’t be fooled by these two extra-Constitutional grassroots movements By Jen Kuznicki Via Conservative Review- The call for an Article V Convention of States has flushed out some strange bedfellows seeking a common goal. Some groups claiming to be conservative are showing themselves to be involved in using deceptive rhetoric and false history to break up the Constitution. These particular political activists lament the formation of the American government under the Constitution. … [Read more...]

Indiana Becomes 6th State to Call for Article V Convention of States

Indiana Becomes 6th State to Call for Article V Convention of States

This is from 3 weeks ago. I've been too busy to post it but I wanted to add it to our collection of COS articles. Great news!- Alexis Indiana Becomes 6th State to Call for Article V Convention of States Indiana Becomes 6th State to Call for Article V Convention of States By Barbara Hollingsworth Via CNS News- Indiana became the sixth state to pass a resolution calling for an Article V Convention of States to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution that rein-in federal power. Senate Joint Resolution 14 [1], which was passed by the Indiana Senate on February 26, easily cleared the … [Read more...]

Ben Carson Wants Term Limits Via A Convention Of States or referendum

Ben Carson Wants Term Limits Via A Convention Of States or referendum

By Fred Lucas Via The Blaze COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson wants to see term limits for both members of Congress and for federal judges — including Supreme Court justices. To achieve this, it would likely take a convention of the states, the retired neurosurgeon said. He told TheBlaze it is something he would continue to talk more about in his campaign. “I certainly would be very open to that and have agreed with people who want to do that and certainly would support that,” Carson told TheBlaze after a veterans town hall meeting Wednesday at the Ramada … [Read more...]

Florida Backs Article V Convention for Constitutional Amendment on Congressional Term Limits

Florida Backs Article V Convention for Constitutional Amendment on Congressional Term Limits

Florida Backs Article V Convention for Constitutional Amendment on Congressional Term Limits By Kevin Derby Via Sunshine State News- An effort to establish congressional term limits gained steam this week as Florida became the first state in more than two and a half decades to back a constitutional convention under Article V to solely tackle the subject of federal term limits. On Wednesday afternoon, the Senate backed a memorial from State Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Jacksonville, and Florida Rep. Larry Metz, R-Groveland, supporting an Article V convention on term limits. The memorial passed by … [Read more...]

Thomas Sowell endorses Article V, Convention of States

Thomas Sowell endorses Article V, Convention of States

Thomas Sowell endorses Article V, Convention of States By Thomas Sowell Via Creators - In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of all proportion to either the originality or the danger of such a convention. The political left has been especially vehement in its denunciations of what they call "messing with the Constitution." A recent proposal by Governor Greg Abbott of Texas to hold a Constitutional convention of states … [Read more...]

Rubio On The Convention Of States

Rubio On The Convention Of States

Over the Christmas holiday Marco Rubio endorsed the Convention of States. The following video is from the Convention of States website. Press the arrow to play. Rubio joins these other presidential candidates who have expressed support for the Convention of States:   Ted Cruz - click here      Rand Paul - click here     Mike Huckabee - click here … [Read more...]

Why An Article V Convention Is Right For America

Why An Article V Convention Is Right For America

By David Dietrich Via Fairfax Free Citizen Judi Caler, Article V Issues Director for EAGLE FORUM of California, recently wrote an article opposing an Article V Convention, based on what she considers “myths” presented by Rita Dunaway, Staff Counsel for Convention of States (COS) Project. I found Ms. Caler’s writing typical of those who purport to be “Constitutionalists,” but then construct irrational arguments against the Constitution. I will, therefore, break down her fallacious arguments succinctly for all to understand. First, it is important to understand what EAGLE FORUM supports. See … [Read more...]

Grassroots Efforts to Amend the U.S. Constitution

Grassroots Efforts to Amend the U.S. Constitution

Efforts to Amend the U.S. Constitution- Michael Farris was on C-Span talking about the Convention of states.  "Michael Farris talked about his group’s call for states to call for a convention to amend the Constitution, which they can do under Article 5 of the document. Two-thirds of states must issue a call in order for the federal government to organize such a convention. He also discussed the topics he believed would merit a constitutional amendment." Click here to watch the video … [Read more...]

Article V rule change passes on House floor

Article V rule change passes on House floor

Article V rule change passes on House floor WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) amendment to the House Rules passed by a vote on the House Floor this week. Stivers’ rule change will help support the nation-wide push for a federal Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA), by creating a system for the U.S. House of Representatives to track, document and count the number of incoming Article V Constitutional Convention petitions from state legislatures. “I am pleased my colleagues supported my addition to the House Rules this week,” Stivers said. “I believe a Balanced Budget Amendment is the only … [Read more...]

Mark Levin urges states to ‘take back your power’ from ‘runaway’ Obama

Mark Levin urges states to ‘take back your power’ from ‘runaway’ Obama

Mark Levin urges states to 'take back your power' from 'runaway' Obama https://twitter.com/MercuryOneOC/status/540180156615520256 It's not a "Constitutional Convention" but you get the point ... By Paul Bedard Via the Washington Examiner- The building national movement for a constitutional convention to block President Obama’s executive orders got a huge boost Thursday when leading advocate Mark Levin urged state lawmakers to throttle all of Washington, including Republicans. “Take your power back,” he demanded of the hundreds of lawmakers attending the American Legislative … [Read more...]