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HJR 48 in NC calls for an Article V Convention.

HJR 48 in NC calls for an Article V Convention. Click for full size.

I’d be willing to bet that the U.S. Constitution is not the #1 topic of your conversations today.  It’s one of those things you take for granted, like the sunrise… it’s there supporting you, but you don’t think about it too much.  What you don’t know is that the Constitution is very much the topic of conversation among the political class and the topic of some people with personal agendas who wish to get their hands on it.  The North Carolina legislature is now considering a proposition to hold a Constitutional Convention to amend and / or rewrite parts of the foundational document of our liberties. (HRJ 48 – See featured image) In fact, several organizations have set up shop in every state of the union to convince every state legislature to vote to hold a Constitutional Convention.

The proponents of this tell us they are using Article V of the Constitution to support their idea.

Article V

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.

Article V has never been used to call a Convention, but has been used to create amendments. As we have seen, not all amendments after the first 10 have served this nation very well.

There is a reason an Article V Convention has never been called, even though the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations have tried to get one going for years. It’s very dangerous.  In fact, there is an entirely new Constitution sitting in the wings waiting for just this opportunity.  It’s called the Newstates Constitution and turns the original upside down, creating a federal government as the arbiter of all of our rights.  It’s a wish list for complete government control over your life.

Supposedly this Constitutional Convention and new amendments will miraculously transform those elected, who ignore the Constitution, into people who would suddenly uphold their oaths to the Constitution.  Wow! A few word changes are promised to rein in the outlaws?  Excuse me for being skeptical.

What is on the agenda, you might ask?   You name it.  One amendment is called the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA).  OH, great, you say!  Finally, the nation will balance the federal budget!  But guess what!  The BBA only forces higher taxation to cover whatever federal spending exists.  It does nothing to put the genie back in the bottle, to restrict the federal spending to the enumerated powers in the Constitution.  Another amendment suggested is Term Limits.  OH, great, you say!  No more career politicians!  But guess what!  Term Limits means you can’t keep the elected representative you might like to keep.  This is known as “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.”   It also means a continual influx of inexperienced politicians who are more dependent on the unelected bureaucrat class, increasing the power of unelected agencies.

So what else do they say they want?  One of them wants to rewrite the Commerce Clause.  That same one wants a Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) that gives the federal government the privilege of deciding your rights as a parent.  That parental right now is safely ensconced under the bundle of rights known as unalienable natural rights  (given by our Creator as expressed in the Declaration of Independence).  I’m sure we all want the federal government telling all parents what they can and can’t do to raise their children since the federal government does such a great job telling us everything else we can and can’t do.

Then there is Campaign Finance Reform.  This one wants private money out of election campaigns, turning your tax dollars into a collective pot of money for election campaigns, meaning your money is spent on some candidate you don’t want elected.  How’s that for wrecking Amendment 1 of the Bill of Rights?  A lot of George Soros money is behind this one.

There is more than I have room to write here.  People in both parties are involved in pushing this Article V Convention.  It’s not a left or right issue.  It’s a threat to (y)our liberties from both directions.  Not tolerable.

Look around you.  Do you see any contemporary brilliance such as found in Ben Franklin, John Hancock, James Madison, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, or the equivalents to them?  Frankly, I don’t.  But I do see a lot of opportunists and egotists who think the public is too stupid to understand the consequences of this very dangerous proposition.  Contact your legislators and tell them you do NOT want an Article V Convention.

The vagueness of this method led Madison to oppose the proposal at the Constitutional Convention: “difficulties might arise as to the form, the quorum etc. which in constitutional regulations ought to be as much as possible avoided.” Combine that with the fact that no such amending convention has ever occurred, and too many serious questions are left open and unanswered.


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