Like millions of others, I supported the movement to call  for a Convention of the States. Then I discovered that what Patrick Henry said was absolutely true. I formed my earlier opinion based on a false premise which lead me to draw a false conclusion. I deeply regret that I was conned into believing that the Convention of the Statea was a good idea.

The prescribed method for amending the Constitution was in the Articles of Confederation  Knowing that it would have been virtually impossible for them to get the unanimous support of all of the states they simply changed the rules for ratification.

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson said that when the government becomes tyrannical it was the right and duty of the people to alter or abolish their government and that is exactly what they did.

The reason for seeking to amend the Constitution was not because the Articles of Confederation had become tyrannical, but because the of defects in the document.

The reason our government has become tyrannical because the Constitution is not being obeyed. The people were responsible to monitor their government and hold the elected officials accountable for not obeying the Constitution.

The Constitution has failed to do its job because we the people have failed to do our job. We don't need to ,alter or abolish our government, we simply need our government officials to obey it. Every law including the Constitution which is the supreme law of land ceases to be law when it is not enforced  George W. Bush stated that the Constitution was just a God damned piece of paper.

We the people are above the Constitution and the government and we have both the right and the duty to hold those government officials accountable Those who fail to comply with limitations imposed on them in the Constitution need to put on trial for their crimes.

Currently our Congressmen and women are rewarded by Wall Street bankers and corporations for passing unconstitutional legislation because we allow it. Instead rewarding the criminals we need to prosecute them for their crimes.

Congress continues to spend money we don't have on programs and projects that are unconstitutional. We can reduce spending significantly by simply requiring Congress to only spend money on those things authorized in the Constitution.

In Article 1 Section 8 Congress only authorized to spend money to pay our debts, provide funding for our common defense and for promoting the general welfare.

Money that is allocated to foreign countries is unconstitutional. Allocating money to fund government agencies and bureaus is unconstitutional, allocating money to help some of our people at the expense of others is also unconstitutional.

We don't need to pass an balanced budget amendment all we would need to do is limit spending to the areas authorized in the Constitution.

By imposing term limits on elected officials we take away an individuals right to vote for the candidate of his or her choice. We need to educate the people of the principles in our Constitution so they can make an informed decision. Currently the men and women elected are the ones who spend the most money.

I agree that the people and the states have a right to call for a Convention of the States, but that does not mean that we should exercise that right. We wouldn't need to amend the Constitution if we simply enforced it.

If our Congressmen knew they would be held accountable to the voters in their districts for recklessly spending their money on unconstitutional programs and projects we would see a dramatic improvement in their behavior.

In Article 1 Section 8 Clause 17 the Constitution limits the jurisdiction of the government to an area not to exceed 10 miles square prohibits the government from owning land in the states unless it is to be used for military forts, arsenals, dockyards and needful buildings. The government now claims to own over 70% of land in some of the western states. The government claims to own up to 900 million acres.

All of the issues the Convention of the States are pushing can be accomplished simply by strictly enforcing the Constitution,

Promoters of a Convention of the States claim that a Convention of the States in not a Constitutional Convention.

What is CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

According to Black's Law Dictionary a Constitutional Convention is defined as a

A duly constituted assembly of delegates or representatives of the people of a state or nation for the purpose of framing, revising, or amending its constitution.

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I haven't been on the site since 2013! Some of us need to 'let go' of indoctrinated idea that the government is here to help us as apposed to HELPING themselves to us literally and figuratively. Think prison population used for corporate gain. Am I going to far?

Are you familiar with CAFR, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report? If not, need to get in gear as most COPS know about this because it's where all their Civil Asset Forfeiture 'perks/bonuses come from. A friend was running for city council (she lost by 1 vote) and ask the incumbent mayor what and where it was -  he declined to respond, however the cop told her exactly where to find it.  

I would say almost everyone. Even David. At least some of what he says makes sense.

Trust, but verify!

AMEN!!
Also, ANY gathering to propose amendments to the Constitution shall be "CALLED" by Congress.

CALL: To convoke; to summon; to direct or order to meet; to assemble by order or public notice; often with together; as, the king called his council together; the president called together the congress.

This should scare the hell out of anyone thinking that an Article 5 Convention of States is a good idea, unless they DO NOT support the Constitution, Americanism and/or the Republic the Constitution formed!

U.S. Constitution - Article 5
"The Congress... on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments"

That's right.

A convention for proposing amendments ONLY! NOT an open forum for severing our ties with the current Constitution and writing a whole new one or altering the scope and intent of the original.

Article V is NOT a Con-Con. PERIOD!

You mean just like the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation?                   

Well, sadly Texas has succumbed to the money.  They've rolled over on us.  

What is CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION?

A duly constituted assembly of delegates or representatives of the people of a state or nation for the purpose of framing, revising, or amending its constitution.

Law Dictionary: What is CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION? definition of CONSTITUTIONAL CON...

"duly constituted" by whom??
Article 5 gives that power to Congress.

Perhaps labeling a Convention of the States as a limited Constitutional Convention would be a better way of describing what it is.

Congress should pass a law mandating that if a Convention is called, the representatives must be elected by the people. They might also declare that the Delegates to the Convention could only discuss and vote on proposed amendments presented to them by their state legislatures.

Kieth the problem is, anything being tampered with the constitution is dangerous for the freedom of the nation right now. The deep state has enough control over the minds of American sheep to manipulate anything they want. There are not enough patriot minded people willing to get together and protect American freedoms and Liberties as was done in the 1700's.

There are break through coming and it will take down the District of Columbia's Corporation which is owned and controlled by the Bankers and BAR Lawyers who also control the media and voting system.

People need to bring into respect the original Constitutions and understand the importance of thse document and not allow the current corporate government to screw with it.

The Deep State is in a race to put a final death nail in the Constitutions because they are getting beat up with the Bundy Trials and the Colorado Grand Jury arrests along with Michigan and Florida rising to prominence.

America was defrauded by the Bankers and BAR Lawyers who took over Congress and the presidency of Lincoln (Springsteen) and destroyed the constitutional Government on the federal level and took over the states with the District of Columbia Corporate illegal fraud.

The District of Columbia is only a municipal government authorized in a territory of 10 mile square which was intended by the founders to only manage the grounds of the federal government of the union of states. The states are free and independent nations that the people created a republican government to defend and benefit the constitutionally mandated rights of the people.

By the Bankers financing the BAR Associations with false usury they have defrauded Americans into believing they were the federal government and created the Judiciary Corporations in each state to control the law courts. Where now the BAR Association of  foreign Esquires control the seats of federal and state corporate government illusion This is evidenced with the District of Columbia bringing in a falsified Constitution of the United States eliminating the 13th amendment that barred the esquires from government seats.

Also the proof everyone needs to take to the fraudulent Judiciary corporate courts is that the people of America (not citizen or Person) must recognize their authority over the boundaries of the free and independent state that was accepted into the union of states by congress as evidenced by the Statute at Larg. And prosecute the crime and fraud of treason and warring against the nation with the secret fraud the attorneys of the BAR sworn oath of Rule 1.6 to keep silent on the factual difference of their fraudulent territory of the district of Columbia exceeding the 10 mile square of a municipal government that never was granted them by a true and lawful Congress of the United States of America.

The information is just that simple, the people need to bust the indoctrinate assumptions.

I concur. Could it be too late! Why are almost all, if not ALL, states in a Big 'A' frenzy to get their Article V's passed to call Congress to amend our Constitution.  IMO this is just the impetus to get us to the alter NOW. This will not bode well for the team. We've spent so much time defining what IS a ConCon/COS that we're barely treading water, and our eyes are off the ball.

Texas is in a Hot Mess about now with no answers to questions of why/what they're doing? I/we are not on the need to know list.  All hands on deck (Committees/on the floor voting) pushing a pickup load of bills through.

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