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  • Reply to: Infighting, Legal Questions Slow ALEC Push for Second Constitutional Convention   4 months 1 week ago
    Why all the infighting? Simple. Because for the first time in history, a true grassroots movement has sprung up to challenge the elites. That movement is the Convention of States Project. The BBATF guys are a bunch of state legislators with ZERO grassroots support. And they know it. Mr Dranias and his CFA, as well intentioned as it is, also has zero grassroots support. And they know it too. They are the elites, the policy wonks. You don't know what you're doing. You're sticking your nose where it doesn't belong. You really just need to leave the governing to the professional politicians. After all, look how well we have done so far under their leadership.
  • Reply to: Save the Ice, or Lose the Rice   4 months 1 week ago
    Acknowledge the climate emergency Dump Trump, the world’s top climate criminal, and the new EPA repeal bills Use distributed solar generation & solar batteries Stop deforestation and plant more trees, use regenerative, no-till agriculture the only Carbon Capture Storage that work We have many simple solutions, but no one wants to change their ways. Act boldly, stop waiting – Just Do It There is no silver bullet and no time for innovations Kill false solutions: FRACKING, Natural gas, and Biomass from natural forests. STOP Arkansas, North Carolina and other states exporting wood pellet mills, pretending to sell clean, renewable fuel to EU. Stop deforestation and the USFS timber sales and prescribed fires. Stop the "Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017" - Representative Bruce Westerman has received more than $100,000 in timber industry campaign donations, BIG $ in AR. Now, he is pushing a bill that relaxes environmental regulations on the same industry.
  • Reply to: Infighting, Legal Questions Slow ALEC Push for Second Constitutional Convention   4 months 1 week ago
    It is True that delegates to an Article V convention have the "self-evident right" (acknowledged in the 2nd para of our Declaration of Independence) to throw off the Constitution we have and set up a new Constitution which creates a new government. James Madison specifically invoked this right in Federalist Paper No. 40 (15th para) as justification for what they did at the federal "amendments" convention of 1787. Instead of proposing amendments to the Articles of Confederation as they had been instructed to do, they wrote a completely new Constitution which created a new government. That is why Madison "trembled" at the prospect of an Art. V convention; why Alexander Hamilton "dreaded" one; and why 4 Supreme Court Justices (John Jay, Arthur Goldberg, Warren Burger, Antonin Scalia) warned against it. And the central claim of the COS lobby is idiotic! They claim the remedy for a government which IGNORES the Constitution is to AMEND the Constitution. Hello?
  • Reply to: Infighting, Legal Questions Slow ALEC Push for Second Constitutional Convention   4 months 1 week ago
    The conventionofstates.com process is not a constitutional convention, but rather an amending convention with a specific, focused mandate, to reign in the power of the tyrannical federal government.
  • Reply to: Infighting, Legal Questions Slow ALEC Push for Second Constitutional Convention   4 months 1 week ago
    No it is not loud and clear of anything except you have not read Article V-It states "proposing amendments" and they would once ratified become "part of this Consitution" neither of which is a"rewrite and replace the Constitution" like you suggest. Nor can this process change the method of ratification. Part of enforcing our Constitution is going to require us to propose amendments that do just what you suggested-using the words of the founders (like the Federalist Papers) to undo the damage the Supreme Court has done to the original meaning of what they wrote. The states must be able to correct/overturn their bad rulings and restore the Commerce Clause and the General Welfare Clause to what they meant when written in a clear way in order for us to enforce it without interference from the Supreme Court again.

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