Post Tagged with: "Article V"

Washington at Constitutional Convention of 1787, signing of U.S. Constitution.

Nine Myths from the Convention of States Project

Rita Dunaway, staff counsel for the Convention of States Project (COS), wrote an article, Five Myths about Article Five, which turns the Constitution on its ear. Ironically, her article challenges five premises that are true, while invoking at least 9 myths of her own.

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Washington at Constitutional Convention of 1787, signing of U.S. Constitution.

SD House Panel Votes to Limit Article V Delegate Authority

The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee considered HB 1069 which seeks to limit the authority of delegates to an Article V convention to amend the U.S. Constitution, voting 9-3 in favor of advancing the bill to the full House.

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Jan. 28 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Jan. 28 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Some of the notable bills being considered by the South Dakota Legislature today include legislation on sex offenders, an Article V convention, a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, taxes and fees, and election law.

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Jan. 27 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Jan. 27 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

There are several interesting and important bills being considered in the South Dakota Legislature today. They deal with quarantining contagious diseases, encouraging congress to abolish the U.S. Department of Education, reversing the Roe v. Wade decision, calling an Article V convention, and petition challenges.

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Jan. 26 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Jan. 26 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

These are some of the important bills being considered today in the South Dakota Legislature. Among the legislation being considered is one that seeks to limit the authoirty of delegates to an Article V convention, human traffickers, appropriations for natural resource conservation, gambling taxes, election law, and a major overhaul of the juvenile justice system.

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Delegates to an Article V Convention Can’t be Controlled by State Laws!

Delegates to an Article V Convention Can’t be Controlled by State Laws!

Everyone wants to think that delegates to an Article V Convention could be controlled by their states. However, a number of factors interfere with that scenario and make an Article V convention very dangerous.

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Rob Natelson Perverts the Necessary and Proper Clause and Thinks in Circles

Rob Natelson Perverts the Necessary and Proper Clause and Thinks in Circles

In former law professor Rob Natelson’s recent paper, “No, the Necessary and Proper Clause Does NOT Empower Congress to Control an Amendments Convention”, he makes several untrue statements and commits the gross fallacy of making a circular argument which begs the question. Natelson is the intellectual guru of those pushing for an Article V convention.

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Washington at Constitutional Convention of 1787, signing of U.S. Constitution.

Straight Talk About An Article V Convention

This speech (video) was presented to Campaign For Liberty – Memphis on March 24, 2014. It exposes some of the false claims made by those pushing for the so-called “convention of states”.

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We Don’t Need an Article V Convention to ‘Clarify’ Our Constitution!

We Don’t Need an Article V Convention to ‘Clarify’ Our Constitution!

Our Constitution is so simple that Alexander Hamilton expected us to be “enlightened enough to distinguish between a legal exercise and an illegal usurpation of authority”; and he said the people are “the natural guardians of the Constitution.” Well then, if our Constitution is something The People are expected to know and enforce; is it plausible to assert that the Representatives we send to Washington – and even supreme Court Justices – are incapable of understanding it?

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The Constitutional Convention of 1787

Article V: An Appeal to Justice and Consanguinity

The topic of a Convention of States is a polarizing one. The movement and debate, is largely being held within conservative schools of thought. Article V of the Constitution has been historically interpreted as the Founders provision for regulating an out of control federal government. However, the idea of an Article V convention has met fervent opposition from many conservatives.

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