Is the U.S. Constitution broken?
Are the problems America now faces caused by a bunch of flaws in the original document?
According to a few misguided conservative leaders, the answer is yes.
They claim that virtually all our modern ills can be fixed by changing the Constitution.
Their solution is to gather a bunch of politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers and judges, and turn them loose on the precious document that guarantees our freedoms.
It’s called an Article V Constitutional Convention, and Hillary Clinton and George Soros couldn’t be more excited.
Politicians and judges won’t obey the Constitution, so let’s change it?!?
Most liberty-loving Americans agree that the U.S. Constitution is an amazing document.
Not perfect, but one that has blessed us with over 200 years of unprecedented freedom.
Our nation faces many serious problems today, but flaws in our founding document are not one of them.
No, the root of these problems lies with the politicians and judges who are working to undermine and destroy the Constitution.
Now here’s what blows my mind: Of the handful of conservatives calling for a Constitutional Convention, virtually all of them agree that politicians and judges who refuse to obey the Constitution are the problem. Their solution: change the Constitution!
Not only do they seem willfully oblivious of the danger their Convention poses to the bulwark of our freedoms, but they’re missing the most fundamental and obvious fact. A Constitutional Convention will not solve the problem. Accountability WORKS. Even if a Convention were perfectly safe (something it clearly will never be, as discussed below), all our current problems would continue unchecked.
Anti-freedom politicians and judges will not voluntarily start obeying the Constitution just because it’s been amended. The answer is to force them to obey the rule of law. This is something the National Association for Gun Rights does exceptionally well, thanks to members and supporters like you. There is NO guarantee a Convention can be “limited. ”Article V is the section of the Constitution that allows for a Convention. However it provides virtually no guidelines, nor does it limit the scope. It does not specify who will make critical decisions, or how they will be decided.
On top of that, there is no precedent to use as a guide. Not one single Article V activist, not one single constitutional scholar, has seen this process before. The last and only time was in 1787, when the original Constitutional Convention threw out the Articles of Confederation, an action which far exceeded the authority granted.
The truth is this: There is nothing stopping delegates from throwing out our Constitution to usher in more “time-appropriate” government systems and authority. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Berger agrees. Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig put it this way: The only requirement is that two-thirds of the states apply, and then begins the drama of an unscripted national Convention to debate questions of fundamental law.
It would be a grand circus of democracy at its best. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger said it even more clearly: I have repeatedly given my opinion that there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The Convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda. Congress may try to limit the Convention to one amendment or one issue, but there is no way to assure that the Convention would obey.
After a Convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the Convention if we don’t like its agenda. The meeting in 1787 ignored the limit placed by the Confederation Congress “for the sole and express purpose.” In other words, NOBODY can claim they know how to control a Constitutional Convention.
Activist federal judges would govern the Convention. Because there are no existing rules governing the scope or process of a Convention, all these decisions will likely fall to the federal courts. The Convention supporters who claim they can control the process are snake-oil salesmen. Many of them point to activist judges who are re-writing the Constitution from the bench and claim a Convention is the only remedy. But these very same liberal activist judges would likely decide the outcome of a Convention.
Prominent leftists are loudly supporting a Convention. Even more alarming is the support for an Article V Convention from the radical left, including Code Pink, WOLF-PAC, MoveOn, the Sierra Club, the Move to Amend Coalition, and the Occupy Movement. On top of that, left-wing billionaire George Soros is pouring millions of dollars into the Article V Convention effort. Even Hillary Clinton has come out in favor.
Do we really want to stand side by side with such ENEMIES of liberty? Convention supporters are pushing to REPEAL the Second Amendment. Leftists like Soros and anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg know this is their best chance to rewrite — or even throw out — the Second Amendment. They are drooling all over the opportunity to strip law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights.
In fact, lawmakers in Hawaii have already proposed legislation (HCR 114, Apr. 5th 2012) calling for an Article V Convention for that very reason. This isn’t just the intention of one isolated group. Listen to the radical agenda of Democrat Virginia State Delegate Mark Sickles: “If we have [an Article V Convention], I want to be a delegate… There’s lot of problems with this Constitution. I’ll just get up to this Convention and start whacking away.” Clearly, there are individuals who will be delegates to an Article V Convention who are already out to take our firearms.
The answer: forcing politicians to follow the rule of law! Holding our public servants accountable is the key to restoring our nation! That’s why my staff and I work day in and day out to do just that. And thanks to the 4 million National Association for Gun Rights members and supporters, we have found solid success when it comes to defending the Second Amendment.
Over the last decade we have not only defeated every major gun control effort, we have also replaced numerous anti-gun politicians who tried to trample our Constitutional rights. And just this year we made historic advances in restoring the Constitution. We introduced Constitutional Carry legislation in nearly two dozen states, seeing it make advances in many. And you and I passed Constitutional Carry in TWO states! In both Kansas and Maine, politicians and bureaucrats alike have been FORCED to recognize the Constitutional restraints placed on them.
This is an outstanding win for gun rights, and for the rule of law! Take action now! All these facts are why it is imperative that we stop the Article V Constitutional Convention. The National Association for Gun Rights stands with our Founding Fathers in supporting the Constitution.
That’s why I’m asking for your URGENT help in stopping the misguided push for a Convention! Click here to sign your Pledge demanding that your Representatives oppose a Convention. And if you can, please chip in $10 or $20 to help defend the Second Amendment.
Please sign your Pledge TODAY! https://nagr.org/2015/DefendtheConstitution4.aspx?pid=1b
For Freedom, Dudley Brown President
P.S. Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg and George Soros are drooling all over the prospect of an Article V Constitutional Convention. Sadly, a few misguided conservative leaders are leading the crusade! They seem willfully oblivious of the danger their Convention poses to the bulwark of our freedoms, INCLUDING the Second Amendment. Consider the warning of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger: Congress may try to limit the Convention to one amendment or one issue, but there is no way to assure that the Convention would obey. After a Convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the Convention if we don’t like its agenda. Leftists like Soros and Bloomberg know this is their best chance to rewrite — or even throw out — the Second Amendment. Lawmakers in Hawaii have already proposed legislation (HCR 114, Apr. 5th 2012) calling for an Article V Convention for that very reason. And check out the radical agenda of Democrat Virginia State Delegate Mark Sickles:“If we have [an Article V Convention], I want to be a delegate…There’s lot of problems with this Constitution. I’ll just get up to this Convention and start whacking away.”That’s why I’m asking for your URGENT help in stopping this misguided push for an Article V Constitutional Convention.
IDIOT SOB-Obama makes wrong decision again. But then again, the last seven years have seen nothing but terrible decisions from SOB-Obama. Why should we expect anything other than terrible or wrong decisions. Face it, SOB-Obama is totally incompetent!
Obama is catering to the small group of radical environmental activists.
If you’re under 50 you really need to read this. If you’re over 50, you lived through it, so share it with those under 50. Amazing to me how much I had forgotten! When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldn’t even get a vote in a democratic controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts. Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration. Next she chose Janet Reno – husband Bill described her selection as “my worst mistake.” Some may not remember that Reno made the decision to gas David Koresh and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas resulting in dozens of deaths of women and children. Husband Bill allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights Commission. Lani Guanier was her selection. When a little probing led to the discovered of Ms. Guanier’s radical views, her name had to be withdrawn from consideration. Apparently a slow learner, husband Bill allowed Hillary to make some more recommendations. She chose former law partners Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department. Her selections went well: Hubbel went to prison, Foster (presumably) committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign. Many younger voters will have no knowledge of “Travelgate.” Hillary wanted to award unfettered travel contracts to Clinton friend Harry Thompson – and the White House Travel Office refused to comply. She managed to have them reported to the FBI and fired. This ruined their reputations, cost them their jobs, and caused a thirty-six month investigation. Only one employee, Billy Dale was charged with a crime, and that of the enormous crime of mixing personal and White House funds. A jury acquitted him of any crime in less than two hours. Still not convinced of her ineptness, Hillary was allowed to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, suddenly Hillary and the president denied even knowing Livingstone, and of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the White House. Following this debacle, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven presidents. Next, when women started coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put in charge of the “bimbo eruption” and scandal defense. Some of her more notable decisions in the debacle was: She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr investigation they settled with Ms. Jones. She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor. After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr’s investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs. Hillary’s devious game plan resulted in Bill losing his license to practice law for ‘lying under oath’ to a grand jury and then his subsequent impeachment by the House of Representatives. Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, “I do not recall,” “I have no recollection,” and “I don’t know” a total of 56 times while under oath. After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that she had stolen. What a swell party – ready for another four or eight year of this type low-life mess? Now we are exposed to the destruction of possibly incriminating emails while Hillary was Secretary of State and the “pay to play” schemes of the Clinton Foundation – we have no idea what shoe will fall next. But to her loyal fans – “what difference does it make?” Electing Hillary Clinton president would be like granting Satan absolution and giving him the keys to heaven!
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A decision on the controversial pipeline.
Once again STUPID-ASS Obama says NO to Keystone. Getting that asshole out of office can’t come soon enough for me. I certainly hope the morons that voted STUPID-ASS Obama into office are happy with their votes. Obama has taken many steps to absolutely ruin this country. Hillary Clinton (2016 No To Hillary) won’t be any better, if not worse, if that’s possible.
We are always hearing about how Social Security is going to run out of money. How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money?
What’s interesting; the first group worked for their money . . . the second didn’t. Welfare is Our Money or Taxpayer Money! Disgusting!
This is why Trump is zooming ahead. He is at least talking about issues that most Americans are concerned about.
My mantra about Trump is this: I am in agreement with most of what he says. I just wish someone else was saying it and meaning it!
We are getting older and our tickers aren’t what they used to be…so here is Our Special Bucket List for 2015,16….
HERE IS ALL WE WANT……..!
1. Hillary: In Prison!
2. Put “GOD” back in America!!!
3. Borders: Closed!
4. Congress: On the same retirement & healthcare plans as everybody else . 5. Congress: Obey its own laws NOW! Serve the people not yourselves!
6. Language: English only! 7. Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights! That means “No sharia law” Assimilate into American culture or skedaddle!
8. Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before & during Welfare!
9. NO freebies to Non-Citizens! 10. NO more anchor babies!
11. Balance the budget.
12. Stop giving away our money to foreign countries! Charge them for our help! We need it here! 13. Fix the TAX CODE! 14. Teach our children how to be achievers , etiquette and how to be winners!
15. Stop teaching our children disrespect of America, perversion and how to be immoral!
16. IMPEACH Obama the DICTATOR!! 17. Make America Great Again! And most of all!
18. “RESPECT OUR MILITARY AND OUR FLAG!!”