We need your help in stoping a Federal Constitution Convention which is known as a Con-Con or an Article V Amendment Convention. If 34 states pass the Article V Amendment Convention Resolution then a Federal Constitutional Convention will be called. When that happens you can kiss the Constitution and America good-bye.
Article V of the Constitution does not provide answers to ANY of these questions:
Who would choose the delegates?
What qualifications must they have to be delegates?
What powers would the delegates have?
No one knows the answers to the above questions until Congress decides how to proceed!
With the above three questions unanswered there is no way that you can trust a Constitutional Convention.
Be sure you read the article below and help us save the Constitution.
Without your help we could be Con-Conned Out of our 2nd Amendment Rights to Keep and Bear Arms
Several states have introduced bills allegedly nullifying federal gun laws and rejecting Obama's Executive Order mandating such. The message is basically:"You aren't going to get our 2nd Amendment!"
There are other bills nullifying Obamacare, the NDAA (indefinite detention of American people), etc. That's all well and good. Under the 10th Amendment state legislators have the power and the duty to do so. State legislators are waking up to the power they hold under the 10th Amendment!
However, while so much attention is currently focused on saving the 2nd Amendment -- while all eyes are off the ball -- not only the 2nd Amendment, our entire Bill of Rights are once again being threatened by state resolutions calling for a Constitutional Convention (ConCon)!
In order to confuse the issue the backers are calling it an "Article V Amendment Convention", claiming it is not, will not, cannot become a Con-Con. That is a lie and your state legislators are falling for it. A Con-Con by any other name is still a Con-Con.
The first and only Con-Con took place in Philadelphia in 1787 when delegates gathered in a Conference of States (not a Constitutional Convention) to discuss problems with interstate commerce. They were given strict instructions by the Congress they were to meet only for “the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation.“ Eleven of the twelve states specifically instructed their delegates to discuss nothing more than the commerce issue.
(Patrick Henry was chosen to be a delegate but refused to attend the convention because he didn't want to give the central government more power, fearing it would endanger the rights of states and individuals. It appears now that Henry was a prophet!)
Once convened, the delegates locked the doors, nailed the windows shut so passers-by couldn't hear, formed a "committee of the whole", (chaired by George Washington President of the Conference), took a vote and declared the Articles of Confederation null and void! Pow! In the sweltering heat and humidity from May 'til October they finally emerged with a wholly new form of government. The new constitution had been waiting in the wings.
The Conference of the States became a runaway Constitutional Convention! It happened then and we are certain it will happen again if we don't stop the process.
An Article V Amendment Convention today will ubdoubtedly mutate exactly the same way it happened in 1787! This time around, the new constitution would NOT contain a "Bill of Rights". See information below on the Constitution for the Newstates of America that has been waiting in the wings since 1974!
Many of you reading this message are aware of the dangers of a Con-Con; aware of the fact that our constitution has been hanging by a thread due to the highly paid lobbyists lying to legislators for the past nearly fifty years regarding the so-called "safety-mechanism" built into Article V. There is no safety. If thirty-four (34) states pass the resolution, there is no turning back! See the dangers below!
It is our understanding that the Goldwater Institute has committed $28 million to get the resolution passed in enough states across America to get this done. We discovered today that a Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force Article V Boot Camp for state legislators, legislative staff, non-profits, political activists, and the business community was held Friday, Feb. 8th. They're armed and they are dangerous. At this time we don't have information on its content.
BOOT CAMP? Where they use a "logical, systematic process of intense mental indoctrination... This concept follows the rationale that if one can be convinced to accept two simultaneously contradictory concepts, the result is a controllable person". No longer an individual. Part of a "team".
Here is Section 3 of the resolution being considered by many states now.
"Section 3. This application is to be considered as covering the same subject matter as the presently-outstanding balanced budget applications from other states, including but not limited to previously-adopted applications from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas; and this application shall be aggregated with same for the purpose of attaining the two-thirds of states necessary to require the calling of a convention, but shall not be aggregated with any applications on any other subject."
They count 17 states with standing calls. Louisiana and N. Dakota passed their resolution last year. There's also Delaware and Maryland, missing from their list. We have no knowledge of the last two rescinding their call. That brings the count to 21 states with a standing call.
If this count is accurate (we're researching it now) they need only 13 more states to get their wish. The U.S. Congress is bound by the constitution to convene a convention when/if the 34th state passes the same.
We have papers that lay out the NAFTA Implementation Schedule, which shows that by 2005 the U.S. and Canada were to be merged. Several years ago, a guest on the Sweet Liberty radio broadcast told us about a Canadian TV program with a group of professors discussing a recent summit they had attended; each and all came to the conclusion that the merger could never happen unless they could somehow repeal our 2nd Amendment. It's now 2013; they didn't get the guns, and thus far, Canada and U.S. are still separate sovereigns.
They want our guns! They cannot get our guns without dismantling our constitution! Will you help?
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There's more information below, for those of you who are not familiar with the history and dangers of a Constitutional Convention. The article was featured in a woman's magazine in Texas in 2009, a thumbnail sketch, so to speak, edited slightly to bring it up to the present, with links to further hone your knowledge on the subject. FIRST - if you received this a forward, PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO THE ALERTS!
Are we being Con-Conned Out of our 2nd Amendment Rights to Keep and Bear Arms? To own property, educate our children?
In the summer of 1992, I read a newsletter detailing the facts about the on going effort to dismantle our constitution I was shocked, frightened and puzzled. "Why didn't we know about this?!!"
Our constitution is hanging by a thread and has been since 1993 when Missouri legislators passed a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con). "What's that?" some of you might ask; and "What's the danger?"
The U.S. Constitution in itself simply lays out the structure of the Federal Government, what it can do, and what what the States can not do. The first ten Articles of Amendment (Bill of Rights) are the ties that bind -- the cage -- that restricts the potential power of that government to run amok. The Bill of Rights tells the federal government what IT can not do.
A con-con would open the door to tinkering, tweaking and even totally rewriting the entire constitution, leaving out the Bill of Rights and granting privileges in its place. A "privilege" is a concession given by some higher authority; the granter of privileges can take away a privilege on a whim. As a matter of fact, the Bill of Rights does not give us our rights, it protects our already God-given rights.
In answer to the question, "Why didn't we know?!": It has been a quiet, sneaky, deceitful effort beginning in 1964 when the Ford Foundation funded a commission, calling upon the expertise of a hundred "social experimenters", to write a new constitution for America. Ten years, $25,000,000 dollars, and forty drafts later they were finally satisfied with their efforts. That final draft was published in a book titled, The Emerging Constitution, by Rexford G. Tugwell (Harper & Row, 1974). Remember that year: 1974
Before we go further into the details of their ongoing efforts to dismantle our constitution, let's see what life in America -- our lives, our children and grandchildren's lives -- would be like under the Constitution for the Newstates of America:
Article 1A Sec.8 - "The practice of religion shall be privileged".
Article 1-A Sec.11 - "Education shall be provided at public expense for those who meet appropriate tests of eligibility."
Article 1B Sec. 8 - "Bearing of arms shall be confined to the police, members of the armed forces, and those licensed under law."
We will undoubtedly lose our homes and farm lands. That plan was revealed in 1934 by Rexford Tugwell, author of The Emerging Constitution, mentioned above. In an article by the Phillip County News, Malta, Montana, 4 January 1934, titled
"Tugwell Predicts New Regulations for Land With Federal Control" (excerpted)
"Use of all land, public and private will be controlled by the federal government in the future, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Rexford Tugwell predicted this week. . . he concluded, 'Private control has failed to use wisely its control of the land. We are preparing a land program not merely for the benefit of those who held title to it but for the greater welfare of all the citizens of the country'."
That land control issue is covered in the Newstates Constitution:
Article 1A Sec.12 - "No property shall be taken without compensation." (notice it does not say "just" or "fair" compensation)
Article II, Sec.9 - "Taxes on land may be at higher rates than those on its improvements."
Article 9 Sec.2. - "Areas necessary for the uses of government may be acquired at its valuation and may be maintained as the public interest may require"
Article 9 Sec.16. - "To acquire property and improvements for public use at costs to be fixed, if necessary, by the Court of Claims."
The "Newstates" under this Newstates Constitution are "regions", combining some and dividing some, which will eliminate the present states, their boundaries, state legislatures, etc. Appointed bureaucrats bear titles such as Regulators, Watchkeepers, Overseers and Protectors.
ARTICLE II Sec.1 - "There shall be Newstates, each comprising no less than 5 percent of the whole population."
Article XII Sec.5 - "For establishing Newstates boundaries a commission of thirteen, appointed by the President, shall make recommendations within one year."
In 1974 -- the same year The Emerging Constitution was published -- then Senate President, Nelson Rockefeller engineered a resolution calling for an unlimited Con-Con to be held in 1976. The Newstates Constitution was (and still IS) waiting in the wings. Public opposition killed that effort, so the proponents began lobbying states to pass a resolution calling for a "limited" Con-Con under the ostensible purpose of adding a balanced budget amendment.
ALEC, an organization or "conservative" state legislators, hired lobiest, John Armor, who was successful in getting 32 states to pass the resolution. Once again, ALEC is behind the current attempt; or we might say, out in front, leading the troops, fresh out of BOOT CAMP.
By 1983, 32 of the required 34 states had made the call. In 1993, an all-out effort was made when 12 states simultaneously introduced con-con resolutions. By the grace of God, and thousands of people networking around the country, that effort was defeated.
Not to be deterred, the planners again went back to the drawing board and in '95 came up with what they believed to be their grand finale: A "Conference of States" to be held in historic Philadelphia (where the U.S. Constitution was born).
That was a back-door attempt to open a con-con, and they nearly pulled it off. So sure of success were the powers behind the effort, a Canadian newspaper in 1995 informed its readers that British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, would be out of the country in October, attending an "important convention" in Philadelphia. We discovered later that Margaret Thatcher’s secretary was an advisor to the COS. Obviously, this is NOT a game to the con-con promoters.
What could happen in the event of a con-con? What will most probably happen?
A Constitutional Convention makes its own rules, cannot be limited, and could indeed throw out the entire structure, including our protections under the first ten Articles of Amendment (Bill of Rights), just like the framers threw out the Articles of Confederation in 1787!
The unbridled power of the delegates to a con-con has been acknowledged several times by various State Supreme Courts, and a letter from former U.S. Chief Justice Warren Burger confirms the danger. In his letter Justice Berger 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. . . . After a convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the convention if we don't like its agenda."
Those of us who actively worked to defeat the measures believed/hoped it was finally over. It is NOT over. Last year a new attempt was made. Two states that had rescinded their call, Louisiana and N. Dakota passed the current resolution.
We believe the time is ripe for those waiting to break into and dismantle the U.S. Constitution. Uninformed state legislators believe - because they're told -
1) that a con-con can be limited to one subject;
2) that adding a "balanced budget amendment" will fix the economic problems which all states are facing today; and
3) even if a total rewrite should happen "they" would never ratify.
What they are NOT told, in that matter, is that there are two modes of ratification; the U.S. Congress decides which mode will be used; and state legislators can be totally bypassed in favor of "ratifying conventions"! In addition, the Newstates Constitution would no doubt change the entire process of ratification, as happened in 1787!
In other words, they could open Pandora's Box and find themselves powerless to close it.
The Committee on the Constitutional System (CCS), says they want to wait until the U.S. is in a 1929 type depression to call a convention, because only then would the public accept the radical changes they intend to make. The Newstates Constitution would certainly fit that plan.
Here we are today, experiencing an economic collapse that financial experts predict will be a 1929 type depression. One stated that it will "make 1929 look like a walk in the park".
A Wall Street Journal article reads: "The worst budget crisis in decades is forcing states to cut funding to cash-strapped cities, which already are slashing police, firefighters and other services."
We hope to avoid a repeat of 1993; each of the twelve states mentioned were ready and waiting for their sessions to open. The con-con resolutions hit one after another at the beginning of the year. We urge you readers to further educate yourselves and keep abreast of the situation.
by Jackie Patru
May our Heavenly Father bless America, and may He bless and guide our work.
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