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.