State Legislators discuss Convention of States at Mount Vernon Assembly

Approval ratings for Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court are all at record lows, reflecting the public’s dissatisfaction with a runaway federal government. Many are concerned about Washington D.C.’s culture of corruption, entitlement programs on the path to bankruptcy, and a complicated tax code and bureaucracy which stifle both economic growth and liberty.


With this in mind, nearly one hundred state legislators from 32 different states gathered at George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon, Virginia, on Saturday. They met to discuss the possibility of a Convention of the States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution, as described in Article V of the United States Constitution.

Fed up with the federal government’s overreach, state legislators says that such a convention would meet for the purpose of crafting constitutional amendments to curb the federal government’s abuses. Amendments that are being mentioned include Congressional term limits as well as limits on federal taxation and spending.

A recent Gallup poll found that 75 percent of Americans support Congressional term limits, and other polls indicate 74 percent support a balanced budget amendment. State legislators attending the Mount Vernon Assembly emphasized a bipartisan purpose for a future convention.


Saturday’s meeting was organized by Senator David Long of Indiana, and Representative Chris Kapenga of Wisconsin helped distribute information about establishing rules for such a convention.

Many more state legislators had expressed interest in attending the Mount Vernon Assembly, but the room was at capacity. Other legislators not in attendance have expressed their doubts about an Article V Amendments Convention becoming a reality, although Virginia and South Carolina recently became the first states to pre-file an application for such a convention.

Although no constitutional amendment has ever been implemented in this way, the Framers of the Constitution specifically included the state convention method for amending the Constitution so that the States could have a legal means to curb an out-of-control federal government.

As James Madison describes in his notes, many Framers were concerned that Congress alone would have the authority to propose amendments:

“Col: Mason thought the plan of amending the Constitution exceptionable & dangerous. As the proposing of amendments is in both the modes to depend, in the first immediately, and in the second, ultimately, on Congress, no amendments of the proper kind would ever be obtained by the people, if the Government should become oppressive, as he verily believe would be the case. Mr. Morris & Mr. Gerry moved to amend the article so as to require a Convention on application of 2/3 of the Sts.”

543776_556782301035528_180608551_nPer Article V of the Constitution, two-thirds of the state legislatures (34) must pass an application for a convention to occur. Then, the state legislatures would be able to send delegates to the convention, but each state would only get one vote on proposed amendments. It would require three-fourths (38) of the states to ratify any one amendment for it to become part of the Constitution.


Although many state legislators have been pursuing such a convention for years, recent endeavors like Convention of States ProjectCompact for America, and Mark Levin’s book The Liberty Amendments have drawn significant attention to this movement. In addition, President Eisenhower once endorsed an Article V Convention for the purpose of Congressional term limits, while President Reagan supported the convention process to achieve a Balanced Budget Amendment.

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  1. The following Secure The Republic story has linked most, if not all, the Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) supporters together to expose them for what they are. George Soros’s Open Society Foundations is tied to this Con-Con movement and it is pushing for the existing U.S. Constitution to be replaced by year 2020. Any group that is pushing for a Con-Con or Convention of the States is working hand in hand with George Soros and can’t be trusted.

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    The Convention of the States (COS) is an Article V Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) supported and funded by the elitists.

    The Constitutional Convention, or Con-Con, that’s being sold to the legislators is a lie and has to be stopped. At least three White House advisers and officials, including President Obama’s regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, have ties to an effort funded by billionaire George Soros to push for a new “progressive” U.S. Constitution by the year 2020. Don’t fall for the lies of the elitists. Say NO to a Con-Con or whatever label they call it.

    U.S. Constitution Article V
    Under Article V (five) of the Constitution, our founding fathers established two methods for future generations to add amendments to the Constitution.
    Method 1: Two-thirds of both houses of Congress can propose an amendment, and then three-fourths of the states ratify it… or not. (This is the only safe method.)
    Method 2: Two-thirds (34) of the states call for a federal constitutional convention, and then three-fourths of the states ratify whatever amendments are proposed by the convention. (This method must be avoided at all costs. This method could lead to a runaway convention in which our original Constitution would be scrapped and a new Constitution would be substituted consequently stripping us from our bill of rights.) There is a proposed Constitution already waiting for the New States of America.

    We Have Been Infiltrated
    Many grassroots, Tea Party, and Christian groups are being infiltrated with progressive ideas by people presenting themselves as Conservatives, Christians, or Patriots. We must all be truth seekers. Don’t accept any information without checking out both the message AND the person. That includes everything. Just because someone claims to be something, that doesn’t mean they are. Everyone and everything needs to be vetted. Sometimes the truth is hard to swallow, but it is the truth.

    Say NO to a Con-Con

    The Con-Con is being introduced in various forms, and they are as follows:
    1) National Debt
    2) Constitutional Convention (Old and Outdated)
    3) Balanced Budget
    4) Article V Amendment Convention
    5) Compact for America
    6) National Debt Reduction Act (NDRA)
    7) Mark Levin’s book, The Liberty Amendments (Article V Amendment Convention)
    8) Convention of States (COS)

    The groups pushing for a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) are as follows:
    1) American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
    2) 10 Amendments for Freedom, Inc, chaired by William Fruth, President of POLICOM Corporation
    3) Americans for Prosperity
    4) Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
    5) Goldwater Institute
    6) Trilateral Commission (TC)
    7) Tea Party Patriots (TTP), funded by Freedom Partners and Center to Protect Patient Rights
    8) Career elitist politicians from both the Republican and Democratic parties
    9) Mark Levin – Sponsored by Americans for Prosperity
    10) Citizens for Self-Governance (CSG)- Michael P. Farris, Senior Fellow for Constitutional Studies, Head of Convention of the States (COS) Project (connected to Grover G.Norquist, a CFR member. This is the latest organization that came on line to destroy our U.S. Constitution via a Con-Con.
    11) American Constitution Society (ACS). ACS is the main organization behind the Con-Con movement to ensure a more “progressive” constitution, having received more than $2,201,500 from Soros’ Open Society since 2002. The funders for ACS are the Barbra Steisand Foundation, the Sandler Foundation, and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

    The Convention of States (COS) Project, along with many other Con-Con groups, has connections to various elitist organizations. Some of the connections are shown below. Click on all the hot links below to see the connections.

    The officers of the Convention of States (COS) are as follows:
    Michael P. Farris is Head of Convention of the States Project
    Mark Meckler is the President of Citizens for Self Governance and was the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots but has since left that group.
    Mark Wohlschlegel II is the Convention of the States Project Executive Director
    Laura Fennig is the Convention of the States Project – Coalitions Director
    Jordan Sillars is the Convention of the States Project – Communications Director

    Michael P. Farris Connection
    Michael P. Farris is Head of Convention of the States Project or better known as a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) and President of in which Council on Foreign Relation (CFR) member Grover G. Norquist is the Director. Mr. Farris is also the advisory board member of Christian Freedom International. George Soros is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations with Grover P. Norquist.

    Grover P. Norquist Connection
    Grover P. Norquist is the director for Council for National Policy, Founder and President of Americans for Tax Reform, Executive Director of National Taxpayers Union, Director of American Conservative Union, President of American Society of Competitiveness, advisory board member of America’s Future Foundation, co-founder of Janus-Merritt Strategies, advisory council member of GOProud, Field Director of Citizens for America, lobbyist for Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc., contribution editor of American Spectator, member of Council on Foreign Relations, and political ally of Jack Abramoff.

    Donald L. Nickles Connection
    Donald L. Nickles (former Senator from Oklahoma) is an advisory board member of Christian Freedom International with Michael P. Farris. Donald L. Nickles is a member of Burning Tree Club along with members John A. Boehner, Antonin Scalia, Bob Schieffer, George W. Bush, Robert H. Michel, Jon T. O’Rourke, Tom C. Koroiogos, W. DeVier Pierson, Bryant Gumbel, Stanley Ebner, R. Scott Pastrick, John W. Warner, Lloyd N. Hand, and James C. Free

    Burning Tree Club Connections
    (shows some of the current and former members) This is a very exclusive “men’s only” club.
    Donald L. Nickles is a member of the Burning Tree Club. The Burning Tree Club is a private, all-male golf club in Bethesda, Maryland. The initiation fee is $75,000 while membership fees are $500 per month.

    George Soros Connection
    George Soros is a member of Council on Foreign Relations along with Grover P. Norquist

    Kenneth C. Griffin is a contributor to Americans for Prosperity and was also the fundraiser for the 2008 Barack Obama and the 2008 John McCain Presidential Campaigns at the same time. Mr. Griffin was also a major contributor to the Rahm Emanuel 2011 Chicago Mayoral Campaign. Mr. Griffin’s wife, Anne Dias Griffin, is the analyst for Soros Fund Management

    Richard H. Fink is the Director of Americans for Prosperity, co-founder and Director of Americans for Prosperity foundations, Executive VP of Koch Industries, former co-founder & Director of Koch Industries, member of Freedom Partners which is the funder for Tea Party Patriots.

    Timothy R. Phillips is the President of both Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation.
    Mr. Phillips is also the co-founder of Century Strategies of which Ralph Reed Jr. is the founder and President

    David H. Koch is the Chairman of Americans for Prosperity Foundation and a Donor for Americans for Prosperity.
    Mr. Koch is also the EVP of Koch Industries.

    Many of the organizations listed below are connected through think tanks and the State Policy Network all pushing for a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con).

    American Constitution Society (ACS) Eric H Holder Jr. is a board member, Janet Reno is a Board of Advisor member, and ACS is funded by George Soros Open Society Foundations, Barbra Streisand Foundation, and Sandler Foundation).

    Americans for Limited Government

    Americans for Prosperity Funded by Koch Brothers

    Americans for Tax Reform

    American Conservative Union

    American Society of Competitiveness

    America’s Future Foundation

    Cato Institute George Soros Open Society Foundations is a funder of Cato Institute and both are members of the State Policy Network.

    Center to Protect Patients Rights

    Christian Freedom International

    Citizens for America

    Club for Growth CFR Member J. Kenneth Blackwell is one of the Directors with Director Frayda Levin Levy. Frayda Levin Levy is also a Director of Americans for Prosperity

    Council for National Policy

    Freedom Partners


    Goldwater Institute


    Heritage Foundation 1 of 2

    Heritage Foundation 2 of 2

    Janus-Merritt Strategies

    Roe Foundation

    State Policy Network

    Tax Foundation

    Tea Party Patriots

    Reasons against a Con-Con
    1) Barry Goldwater said: “[I am] totally opposed [to a Constitutional Convention]…We may wind up with a Constitution so far different from that we have lived under for two hundred years that the Republic might not be able to continue.”

    2) Chief Justice Warren Burger said: ”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 might try to limit the convention to one amendment or to 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.”

    3) With George Washington as chairman, they were able to deliberate in total secrecy, with no press coverage and no leaks. A Constitutional Convention today would be a free-for-all for special interest groups, television coverage, and press speculation.

    Reason why we must NOT promote an Article V Amendment Convention:
    There is no provision in Article V empowering state legislators to choose the delegates to a Constitutional Convention or to “limit” the scope of a Con-Con. There are no rules, no regulations or instructions, and once a Convention is underway, the delegates answer to NOBODY!

    According to Corpus Juris Secundum 16 C.J.S. 9
    The members of a Constitutional Convention are the direct representatives of the people and, as such,
    they may exercise all sovereign powers that are vested in the people of the state.
    The members of a Constitutional Convention are the direct representatives of the people, and as such
    •(1) They may exercise all sovereign powers that are vested in the people of the state.
    •(2) They derive their powers not from the legislature, but from the people.
    •(3) Their power may not in any respect be limited or restrained by the legislature.
    •(4) Under this view, it is a Legislative Body of the Highest Order and may not only frame, but may
    also enact and promulgate.
    •(1) Mississippi (1892) Sproule v. Fredericks; 11 So. 472
    •(2) Iowa (1883) Koehler v. Hill; 14 N.W. 738
    •(3) West Virginia (1873) Loomis v. Jackson; 6 W. Va. 613
    •(4) Oklahoma (1907) Frantz v. Autry; 91 p. 193
    •(5) Texas (1912) Cox v. Robison; 150 S.W. 1149

    The U.S.A. is in Danger
    Once 34 states pass a bill asking for an Amendment Convention in which they are requesting a Constitutional Convention, we will have the possibility of a runaway convention.
    About 26 states have a current resolution calling for some sort of a Constitutional Convention.
    There is no way to control a Constitutional Convention or the outcome.
    Ford and Rockefeller Foundation spent $25 million and 10 years writing a constitution called “The New States Constitution”.

    Dangers of a Con-Con
    1) With a Constitutional Convention, the whole constitution can be thrown out and a new one substituted in its place.
    2) With a Constitution Convention, it is the delegates that control the outcome.
    3) You can NEVER trust the delegates with the Constitution. The outcome of a Constitutional Convention is always worse and not what you would expect.

    Hegelian Principle
    1) The Hegelian Principle is being used against the people to push for a Constitutional Convention. The technique is as old as politics itself. The Hegelian principle brings about change in a three-step process: Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis.
    2) The first step (Thesis) is to create a problem (Old Constitution is outdated, needs grammar changes and is hard to follow because of its many amendments)
    3) The second step (Antithesis) is to generate opposition to the problem. (Government cannot operate if Constitution is not changed and it is hard to follow because of the many amendments)
    4) The third step (synthesis) is to offer the solution to the problem created in step one. (New Constitution that corrects only GRAMMAR and makes for easy to follow constitution)

    Past History
    1) There has been only one Constitutional Convention in the history of the nation – that was in 1787. At the time, the nation was held together by the Articles of Confederation. The states were having a difficult time performing commerce among themselves. So it was decided to hold a Constitutional Convention to simply discuss how interstate commerce might be better organized. As the delegates were selected, delegations from a majority of states were given specific orders by their states to discuss nothing else beyond the commerce issue.
    2) However, some delegates including James Madison had a very specific agenda planned for the convention and as soon as the delegates arrived at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, they closed and locked the door, pulled down the shades and met in secret for a month. When they were finished, they had created an entirely new nation. We were very lucky that the convention was attended by men like Ben Franklin and George Washington and Madison. They produced the most magnificent document ever devised for the governance of man.

    Present Day
    Today, we have entrenched power forces led by the likes of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid. And we have notoriously weak leaders like current House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who rarely miss a good compromise to keep the peace. These are the people who will decide the rules for the convention, including delegate selection. Do you trust them to follow the rules dictated by state legislatures? Do you think Pelosi and Reid would pass up an opportunity to set their own rules to guarantee a Constitution to their liking?

    Rules were changed in 1787
    And there’s more. Concerning the argument that no matter what the delegates produce, the states still must ratify it – thus serving as a safeguard to foolish behavior, consider this fact: the Articles of Confederation required that any changes be ratified by 100% of the states. That was the document that was the law of the land – until something else was put into place. But, when the new Constitution was put to the states for a vote of ratification, suddenly they needed only two thirds to approve it. Why? The fact is, Article V of the new Constitution was used – even before the Constitution which contained it was approved. Now, what do you think Reid and Obama and company would do with that precedent? What if the new document produced by the Con-Con said ratification only required a vote of Congress – or of some special commission? The precedent of 1787 says that could happen. So much for protection by the states.

    Safe Solution
    1) States Must Enforce, Not Revise, the Constitution!
    2) Find and support candidates who understand the Constitution, obey it, and agree to work to dismantle the unconstitutional federal apparatus.
    3) The states must rein in our out-of-control federal government by enforcing the Constitution through nullification of unconstitutional federal laws, rather than by revising the Constitution through an inherently risky constitutional convention process.
    4) States must enforce the 10th Amendment State Nullification.
    5) We must be forceful and vigilant in demanding our legislators obey their oath of office to the Constitution. The legislators cannot be allowed to rewrite the very document that is our last protection against total destruction of our God-given unalienable rights.
    Say NO to an Article V Amendment Convention (Con-Con)

    Ending Statements
    1) “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.” Proverbs 27:12
    2) “If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
    ~Sir Winston Churchill
    3) Only an Amendments or Article V Convention ITSELF CAN LEGALLY MAKE ITS OWN RULES – not an Interstate Compact, per U.S. Constitution Article V.
    4) If Congress willfully ignores the authority of the U.S. Constitution now, why would we expect it to obey the Constitution when amended?
    5) A NEW CONSTITUTION was already devised in 1970 by the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions and funded by the Ford Foundation!
    6) Billionaire George Soros has VOWED to replace the U.S. Constitution by year 2020 and is in a position to take advantage of a convention to do so.
    7) The ratification process originally required 100% of the states to ratify amendments. Now it is set to 75%. This weakening precedent exists and holds weight in future conventions

    8) Say NO to all Con-Cons!

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    1. What a tome you have here. Too bad you are misrepresenting the effort. I fear this is what we have to face when acting on our constitutionally protected rights. Without going into detail, your entire discussion seems focused on calling this a “Con-Con”. You even have Mark Levin’s name listed as supporting a constitutional convention. Good thing he doesnt know about this or you’d end up on the opposite end of a defamation lawsuit. The Article V effort is NOT, I repeat NOT a constitutional Convention. But then I’m guessing you know that already. Because if you identified it for what it really is, you’d have a much more difficult time creating that faux crisis, wouldn’t you? It is a call for a convention to propose amendments to the constitution!! In fact, no where in Article V is there the authority granted or implied that we should or could “re-write” the Constitution via a “Con-Con”, aka Constitutional Convention.

      So the rest of your diatribe is really hubris. You attempt to smear the leaders by association: fail. You attempt to misrepresent a long list of reputable, LEGAL non-profit organizations: fail. And you effort to talk down an American effort to retake control of a runaway Federal government is the grossest fail of any. Please, do your homework before you spend so much time and energy…..unless your real attempt is to….mislead??? Hmmm……

      1. Pure nonsense… For all of your little semantic game does it not occur to you that “Amendments to the Constitution” do, effectively, “rewrite the Constitution”? Once convened, there is no limitation on what “amendments” the group may pass.
        At a time when distrust of government is at it’s greatest point since the 1860s, you assemble a group composed of government officials, always seeking more power, to establish the rules under which they will meet to change the fundamental laws under which they operate to control our lives. Your stress on “reputable LEGAL nonprofit organizations” is a further reason for distrust. It’s an argument the mainstream media would make to defend the indefensible acts of the “runaway government”. (“Reputable” means sanctioned by the media and the government. “LEGAL” means approved by the “runaway” government and “nonprofit” means groups for which others pay the bills and consequences.) Why not just a convocation of bureaucrats, union goons, CPSA members and welfare recipients (all reputable, legal and “non-profit”.)? Your so-called “American effort to retake control of a runaway Federal government” by this means is more likely to result in a revised Constitution resembling that of the late Soviet Union.

        Enforce the Constitution! Don’t change it!

        1. “enforce the constitution”
          How righteous. In fact, we see the Constitution being depleted daily with no accountability and no legal consequences. One thing is clear: those who are breaking the law and watching it happen will not be the one to halt the break down. I guarantee it. Put the state legislatures back into the picture, where they were until the 17th amendment. Call an Article V Amendments convention. REinforce the constitution. IT is not changing it…it’s ALREADY changed de facto.

          1. “Righteous”? Perhaps. However, since you admit that the Constitution today is being broken by those trusted to enforce it, why do you believe a rewrite will have a different result? (As an aside,I absolutely agree that the 17th Amendment was a serious mistake.) However, putting the same group of foxes (politicians, lawyers and bureaucrats) empowered by that change in a leading role in changing all the rules by which they must play seems to me a plan for endangering more chickens rather than saving them. “Reinforcing” creates an opportunity for mischief and, without enforcement doesn’t remedy the problem.

            Ultimately, the “enforcement” of the Constitution is the job of “We the People”, many of whom have sworn to preserve protect and defend it against all enemies, domestic or foreign. Unfortunately, it is “the People” who have delegated their every responsibility to the “experts”: prayer to their ministers, raising their kids to the “school systems”, trusting the country to the “government” judges, lawyers and politicians who have failed to adhere to and enforce the Constitution but have rather construed it to their own advantage (as Jefferson predicted they would). Handing off the responsibility to “fix the Constitution” to a group of shysters and politicians follows the same pattern of evading responsibility that has resulted in the present situation.

          2. Yeah, righteous. Like don quixote. It’s NOT a rewrite. It’s exercising wording voted into the constitution with UNANIMOUS CONSENT BY THE FOUNDERS!!! Who are you second guess men who spent hours, days and weeks, ( and lives) to combat the concentration of power being foisted on us by our imperial president??? You insist that we must enforce our Constitution. That’s like asking whether Obama is upholding the Obamacare ACT…which one? The one passed by congress (with lies and all the deceit), or the one altered by Obama on a day-to-day basis??? Which Constitution do you want upheld? Balance of power? Balanced budget? Defense of borders?? We need to codify the very first principles enumerated in the Constitution that are being ignored by the gang that can’t shoot straight. But I do not trust ANY one in D.C. to clarify what the Constitution says. I DO trust those closest to we the people to strip away the powers illegally apportioned to the Marxists by themselves…. That would be the state legislatures. Your route is a guaranteed fail…pure and simple. Too late. Time to return to the Constitution to give new life to that very same said Constitution. and it won’t be done by those empowered by it.

      2. Let’s get back to first principles. The objective of the 1787 Convention was to permit the states to amend the Constitution.without relying on Congress. However, in the era of horse and sail, you needed some central body to coordinate everything because it could take weeks for a single exchange of correspondence between different parts of the country. The convention was one solution to this, but you still had to have Congress coordinate calling it.

        Clearly the convention of states method has not worked. What we need to do is first adopt what Mark Levin and others have proposed, which is to amend Article V to permit the states to initiate and enact amendments without having to go through either Congress or the archaic, untried and unworkable mechanism of a convention. With specific amendments launched by a small group of states everyone would know exactly what was being proposed and voted on, thereby eliminating all of the concerns raised by the “anti-Con-Con” folks. And such a process would be much more efficient and effective for those who have been valiantly and vainly working to try to figure out how to make the unworkable convention of states mechanism work.

        Most importantly, we could then get straight to the critical task of amending the Constitution to close the gaps that the Supreme Court and Congress have torn in the Constitution to permit the federal government’s expansion far, far beyond its original constitutional limits.


    2. You posted that epistle (and I read it… what’s wrong with me) and in it I find NOTHING but unsubstantiated name calling and alarm ringing. Your opening salvo “…and it is pushing for the existing U.S. Constitution to be replaced by year 2020” is almost laughable as it is illogical. The upper limit of the convention of the states is AMENDMENTS to the Constitution. We have had many and none of them or the totality of them does not constitute a replacement. So there is no “Con-Con” and I believe you picked up that term to try to create a boogey-man. All of Washington DC and the president(s), particularly Obama HAVE AND ARE ACTIVELY *replacing* the Constitution right in front of us. Why are you not spending your energies dealing with that *current* and active danger? Tell me what can be done to save the Constitution from Barack Obama, the fanatic Democrats and the do-nothing career minded Republicans before you vomit unsubstantiated diatribe at the efforts of those who DO have an idea to stop the destruction of this nation. Sir.

        1. absolutely not true. The Federal government is eliminated from any participation, by statute. they will not easily accept that, of course, but it doesn’t help when you spread 1/2 truths like that, which in fact are misleading. the Mt. vernon assembly is laying the groundwork for these sorts of decisions already. there are have several meetings like this that have been run by the states. One was a general assembly in 1861. Get your facts straight.

          1. “questionable players”
            Hitler thought chamberlain was questionable; and I’m sure King George thought the signatories of the Declaration of Independence were “questionable”. So WHAT!!! anyone who disagrees with this will do what they can to smear and dissemble. It’s very predictable. You lose in the arena of ideas so you smear the activists as “questionable players”. How novel and completely unimaginative.


            Mark Levin Wants to Play Russian Roulette with the U.S. Constitution

            Our legislators have sold us a pack of lies about the Convention of States (COS) that they have NEVER verified, and they’re selling it as truth. Don’t take anyone’s word for it. Everyone needs to do their own research if they want to find the truth. If you want to email us about this article, please reference the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and/or federal laws that support your rebuttal.

          3. What? Where do you get that? Have you even read Article V? It clearly says that Congress selects the method of ratification. Get YOUR facts straight!

      1. Where do we draw the line between amending and replacing the Constitution?

        Madison asked the same thing in Federalist 40, in defense of the 1787 convention having been commissioned to revise the Articles of Confederation, yet having replaced it.

        Said he:
        “Must it of necessity be admitted that this power is infringed, so long as a part of the old articles remain? Those who maintain the affirmative ought at least to mark the boundary between authorized and usurped innovations; between that degree of change which lies within the compass of alterations and further provisions, and that which amounts to a transmutation of the government.”

    3. It is amazing how you can make all the claims you do will little to no evidence. You are one paranoid dude. Get back on those meds!!!

      Your belief system on this matter is so strong you have no room for uncertainty in your thoughts because you are convienced you are always speaking the absolute truth as it relates to Article V. That alone makes you an extremist. Extremists are very seldom correct too. They are missing the necessary critical thinking skills that is the hallmark of a good decision-maker or leader.

      Washington problems are not going to be solved in Washington, they are only going to be solved by the States. The States are the ones that give the Feds their power, not the other way around. I wouldn’t care to speculate that once the States move on the Feds with some Article V amendments, the federal government will more responsive to the States so they can avoid any more amendments to control their growth and power in the future.

      The number of bureaucrats and governmental employees in Washington is so huge that the political parties now see them as a valuable voting block. That means there is no hope in downsizing the Federal Government by our representatives in Congress. However, the States can do it with no political party fall-out. That is a good enough reason to use Article V all by its self.

      The run-a-way “Con-Con” you refer to can’t happen unless ¾ of the State Legislatures ratify it. That is specifical mentioned in Article V. If ¾ of the State Legislatures ratify anything, it can never be characterized as a run-a-way in the first place. It is important to note it only takes 12 States to defeat any amendment. If there is any merit to one State’s opposition, it won’t be hard to find 11 more states to help torpedo that amendment.

      George Soros is pressuring State Legislatures NOT to call for an amendments convention. So you have George Soros on one side and the John Brich Society doing the same thing on the other side of the political spectrum. That alone tells me the Amendments Convention in Article V is even a more better idea than I first thought.

      1. George Soros is pressuring legislatures to not call for a convention? Name one Soros operative who has testified against any convention application? Perhaps it has happened, but I’ve never seen it.

        He is financially backing numerous liberal groups, listed on, to promote a convention to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Ryan Clayton of WolfPAC (Soros funded) has been traveling the country to testify before legislatures in favor of this effort.

        So no, Soros is NOT against the convention.

        And your claim that no proposed amendment can happen without ratification of 3/4 of the states shows an ignorance of history.

        Changes proposed by the 1787 convention were to be ratified by EVERY STATE before being adopted. It said so in their current constitution, and in the commissions from 7 of the states to their delegates.

        Yet they ignored that, and the new Constitution went into effect PRIOR to the ratification of at least two states. They simply discarded the ratification rules and wrote new ones.

        James Madison clearly admits this in the 13th paragraph of Federalist #40.

        If throwing out the ratification process happened once, it can happen again. And liberals are already suggesting what new ratification process should replace it.

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