Warning About Missouri Legislative Efforts for ConCon

Posted: February 18, 2016 in Legislative Issues
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We do realize that a great number of people within the liberty movement believe that a Convention of the States is a potential savior for the nation. However, we have a number of concerns about the issue. Many of those concerns are expressed in the following email from Missouri Campaign for Liberty. We are providing this so that people understand some of the concerns and have the opportunity to make a decision on this issue for themselves. Whatever side you fall on is your own decision.

As for me, Doreen Hannes, I see no potential for a good outcome from such an endeavor. The Constitution is not being followed, and the idea that opening it up for possible gutting would make it better seems errant at best. That is not an “official” position of the PRC, but my own position.

Research the issue and decide for yourself.

Here is the email from Missouri Campaign for Liberty:
Dear Patriot,

Multiple bills calling for a dangerous Article V Convention are making their way through the Missouri Legislature.

It’s CRITICAL you take action NOW to stop them!

The special interest groups supporting these bills are twisting the facts.

They insist an “Article V Convention” is not a “Constitutional Convention”. . .

But according to Black’s Law Dictionary, that’s a lie.

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. [emphasis added]

ConCon supporters don’t want you to know that an Article V Convention is the same thing as a Constitutional Convention because the entire Constitution could be thrown out – along with our most cherished rights.

It’s CRITICAL you contact your state legislators RIGHT NOW and demand they vote NO on any bill calling for an Article V Convention.

Click here to find your state representative.

Click here to find your state senator.

These groups also want you to believe nothing can go wrong and that Article V limits what can happen at a convention, but that’s not true either.

Article V only allows the states to “apply” to Congress for a convention – Congress issues the “call.”

Article V does not include any details about the convention itself.

The groups behind these bills claim there is no chance for a runaway convention, but our own history teaches that is not true.

As great as our Founding Fathers were, they couldn’t stop a runaway convention. And that’s an alarming and dangerous truth.

Our Founding Fathers met in Philadelphia with instructions to fix issues with the Articles of Confederation. The delegates from those 13 states couldn’t agree, and we ended up with a whole new Constitution.

That’s right, once the convention was convened the instructions were thrown out the window.

We were extremely blessed that most of those at the convention favored limited government. But there are few true advocates of limited government alive today that would be invited to an Article V Convention.

And that’s just one of many reasons why Missouri Campaign for Liberty opposes an Article V Convention.

As you well know, the federal government has operated outside of the constitutional boundaries originally laid out by the Founders for decades.

Unfortunately, instead of holding the politicians in D.C. accountable for violating the Constitution, misguided Republicans in Missouri are attempting to solve the problem by simply amending the Constitution . . .

. . . the same Constitution the politicians currently refuse to abide by!

However, there is an even bigger problem with the Article V Convention process.

Simply put, because it has never been attempted, none of the self-proclaimed “experts” know what will happen if and when they get their way.

The Constitution itself doesn’t limit subject matter, spell out the convention process, or determine how delegates should be chosen.

So progressive activists will be able to use their money and influence to affect the entire process.

And one supportive group – Convention of States – even points out on its own website that if a convention is called. . .

. . .“the convention of states itself would determine which ideas deserve serious consideration. . .”

And what they fail to point out is that literally hundreds of progressive organizations have been pushing for a convention since 2009!

Do you trust the hundreds of progressive organizations – backed by George Soros and his ilk – calling for an Article V Convention to do the right thing and rein in the federal government?

Imagine what will happen at a convention being held to manipulate the U.S. Constitution, with BOTH Republican and Democrat Establishment and hundreds of progressive, George Soros-types pulling the strings. . .

A convention is extremely dangerous – especially today!

So please contact your state legislators RIGHT NOW and demand they vote NO on any bill calling for an Article V Convention.

Click here to find your state representative.

Click here to find your state senator.

These bills simply must be stopped; please take action right away and ask your contacts to do the same.

In Liberty,

Lucas Staus
Missouri Campaign for Liberty

P.S. If an Article V Convention were called, it would likely be impossible to stop devastating changes from being made to our Constitution. According to America’s history of conventions, the delegates chosen could wield unlimited power to propose revisions to our Constitution.

It’s CRITICAL you contact your state legislators RIGHT NOW and demand they vote NO on any bill calling for an Article V Convention.

Click here to find your state representative.

Click here to find your state senator.

Comments
  1. leafarm@reagan.com says:

    Are your people aware that George Soros is one of the big money backers of a con-con?

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