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LEADER OF TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ATTACKS TRUMP AT CPAC

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“While, then, the constituent body retains its present sound and healthful state everything will be safe. They will choose competent and faithful representatives for every department. It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin.” ~James Monroe, First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1817)

“When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.” ~Jonathan Swift

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor – 9th Commandment – Exodus 20:16

Martin’s CPAC Speech

Jenny Beth Martin, leader of the Tea Party Patriots (TPP) spoke at CPAC on Friday, March 4th, 2016. I listened to her 18 minute speech and was appalled at her lack of Constitutional knowledge, not to mention her support for a liberal Warren court decision, NYT’s v. Sullivan, which allows media and public figures to destroy the reputations of others with impunity.

She claims one of the candidates for president is not Tea Party at all, although Mr. Trump says he loves the Tea Party. Martin states, “If you want to love our country, then you have to love our Constitution, and I have serious questions about his (Trump’s) fidelity to the document the Tea Partiers revere.” (Really Jenny Beth? If they revere it so much, why does TPP want to open another Constitutional Convention and risk the destruction of our founding document?)

Martin states Trump has said, “If he becomes president, he would open up the libel laws to make it easier for him to sue newspapers who wrote unkind things about him.” Not just unkind things, Jenny Beth, but outright libel and slander!

And that’s not what he said at all. He said, “We’re going to open up the libel laws, so when they write falsely, we can sue the media, and we can get the story corrected and collect damages.” I would agree with him. Media lies are propaganda to sway the uninformed public, and all too often, they work.

In her diatribe against Mr. Trump, Martin continues, and says, “The right to speak freely without reprisal is enshrined in our Constitution, and when I hear a candidate say he wants to mess with our rights to free speech, I fear for our Constitution.” Whoa Jenny Beth, you’re using the same tactics Trump is fighting against…you’re lying! Trump has never said he wants to mess with our rights to free speech. What he wants to do is return the nation to civil discourse rather than the odious deceit perpetrated by so much of the MSM, GOP, DNC, and other public figures. Trump believes in honest discourse, but Ms. Martin doesn’t seem to grasp this concept.

Jenny Beth Martin agrees with the very liberal Supreme Court that lying about public figures is a first amendment right. In other words, anyone who is a public figure can have their reputation destroyed at the will of media or other public figures because of this liberal court’s decision. Take for example, Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, who has no problem lying about opponents, and in one instance Roe’s lies and attacks even caused a public figure to commit suicide.

Ms. Martin speaks of fearing for our Constitution, but the candidate she supports, Ted Cruz, wishes to open the Constitution via a Convention of States and destroy what the founders gave us. Her former partner, Mark Meckler, is also pushing a Constitutional Convention under the guise of a Convention of States. I have continually asked these people one question, and have never received an answer. “Where does it say in Article V that the states can call, open, or convene a Convention and bypass Congress?” It doesn’t! Obviously, lawyers Cruz and Rubio know this, but to pass the CFR’s North American Union (NAU) may well require another Constitutional Convention. Remember, Heidi Cruz, along with Ted’s friend, Henry Kissinger, were on CFR’s NAU Task Force.

As a matter of fact, while Meckler was still with TPP, he co-sponsored a conference on an Article V convention at Harvard with several pro-Convention leftists, including Obama associate, Lawrence Lessig. Absent were the people and groups against a Convention. [Link], [Link] They were never invited.

Meckler and Martin

New York Times v. Sullivan

Donald Trump knows all about the 1964 decision, NYT v. Sullivan and what it has done to truth in politics and the public forum. In 1962, the NYT’s lied about the police department in Montgomery, Alabama. The police commissioner, Sullivan, sued in Alabama court and won a $500,000 judgment. The Alabama Supreme court upheld the judgment. Then, the NYT’s, knowing there were six liberals and three moderates on the Supreme Court, sued Sullivan. With a 9 to 0 decision, the liberal Earl Warren court stated that media could lie with impunity, and could only be sued if “actual malice” could be proven. Remember this is the same court who ruled in 1962, that religious prayer in schools was unconstitutional.

The Supreme court succeeded in changing the rules involving libel that had previously been the province of state law and state courts, as they’ve done with so many other laws belonging only to the states.

Supreme Court Justice Brennan then set out the rule that reshaped libel law with his majority opinion. A public official could recover in a libel action only if and when a court found that the libelous statement about the official was made with ” ‘actual malice’—that is, with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.” As long as the press has an “absence of malice,” public officials are barred from recovering damages for the publication of false statements about them. It’s nearly impossible to prove “actual malice.” This decision also eliminates the ability of a public figure to sue other public figures or politicians for libel, i.e., the lies of Ted Cruz against both Donald Trump and Ben Carson. The Court’s decision eliminates the 9th Commandment in the public arena. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

Jenny Beth Martin, GOP establishment

Let’s take a look at TPP’s roots. Founded in February of 2009, TPP is a 501(c)4 tax exempt entity. As such, they can endorse candidates and still have tax exempt status. In 2011, I wrote a four part article on the Tea Parties, and their infiltration and neutralization by the GOP establishment. There are some wonderful TP’s out there, those who have remained independent and who do independent research. However, these larger TP’s have long since been controlled by the establishment GOP.

TPP was initially organized by pro-amnesty Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks, and funded by the leftist Koch brothers’, Americans for Prosperity. There were originally three founders of TPP. Mark Meckler and Amy Kremler left for various reasons, and Martin retained control. Before Martin became a Tea Party star, she was scrubbing floors and cleaning houses for suburbanites after her husband’s business went bankrupt in 2007. Nothing wrong with physical labor and hard work, but she’s sure had a lifestyle change heading up TPP. In 2011, she was making $6 K a month at TPP. What was disturbing to many people within the TPP, was that she put her husband in charge of TPP’s finances, especially since they had huge IRS debts because of his bankruptcy.

Martin has done quite well for herself, TPP takes in millions of dollars every year. The majority of these donations are spent on “consultants.” Problem with this is, Jenny Beth is the consultant. She sets her fee at $15,000 per month. She also gets a salary, and as of 2012, she was paid more than $272,000. Nice work if you can get it. These two salaries allowed Martin to earn over $450,000 in 2015.

JB Martin is in bed with the globalist GOP establishment and has been from TPP’s inception. Martin has long been affiliated with Ralph Reed, formerly Director of the Christian Coalition, and infamous for the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandals, along with Grover Norquist. Martin has appeared on panels at Reed’s “Faith and Freedom Coalition” conferences, and Reed has returned the favor by speaking at TPP gatherings. During 2004, both of them worked on the Bush campaign, as did Ted and Heidi Cruz. All of them are Bush establishment GOP!

Remember Dave Brat who overcame all odds and beat incumbent pro-amnesty, Eric Cantor? Well, according to Laura Ingraham, JB Martin wouldn’t give TP favorite, Brat, the time of day. [Link] Martin wouldn’t even accept Brat’s phone calls. What does that tell you?

While the national TPP group is flush with cash, much of it raised through fundraising pitches that tell donors the money will be directed to grassroots activities. The smaller TP organizations around the country are struggling on shoestring budgets. TPP is not and never has been a grassroots organization. It is strongly affiliated with the GOP establishment and has been from its inception.

Jenny Beth Martin is just another GOP establishment clone, following the lead of the globalists to derail Donald Trump. They are desperately afraid of him, and have pulled out all the stops to eliminate him from the nomination, despite what the American people really want! With voter fraud, with intimidation, with attacks and lies, with Romney and Ryan, he still leads, and the people still love him.

LEADER OF TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ATTACKS TRUMP AT CPAC

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“While, then, the constituent body retains its present sound and healthful state everything will be safe. They will choose competent and faithful representatives for every department. It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin.” —James Monroe, First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1817)

“When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.” —Jonathan Swift

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor – 9th Commandment – Exodus 20:16

Martin’s CPAC Speech

Jenny Beth Martin, leader of the Tea Party Patriots (TPP) spoke at CPAC on Friday, March 4th, 2016. I listened to her 18 minute speech and was appalled at her lack of Constitutional knowledge, not to mention her support for a liberal Warren court decision, NYT’s v. Sullivan, which allows media and public figures to destroy the reputations of others with impunity.

She claims one of the candidates for president is not Tea Party at all, although Mr. Trump says he loves the Tea Party. Martin states, “If you want to love our country, then you have to love our Constitution, and I have serious questions about his (Trump’s) fidelity to the document the Tea Partiers revere.” (Really Jenny Beth? If they revere it so much, why does TPP want to open another Constitutional Convention and risk the destruction of our founding document?)

Martin states Trump has said, “If he becomes president, he would open up the libel laws to make it easier for him to sue newspapers who wrote unkind things about him.” Not just unkind things, Jenny Beth, but outright libel and slander!

And that’s not what he said at all. He said, “We’re going to open up the libel laws, so when they write falsely, we can sue the media, and we can get the story corrected and collect damages.” I would agree with him. Media lies are propaganda to sway the uninformed public, and all too often, they work.

In her diatribe against Mr. Trump, Martin continues, and says, “The right to speak freely without reprisal is enshrined in our Constitution, and when I hear a candidate say he wants to mess with our rights to free speech, I fear for our Constitution.” Whoa Jenny Beth, you’re using the same tactics Trump is fighting against…you’re lying! Trump has never said he wants to mess with our rights to free speech. What he wants to do is return the nation to civil discourse rather than the odious deceit perpetrated by so much of the MSM, GOP, DNC, and other public figures. Trump believes in honest discourse, but Ms. Martin doesn’t seem to grasp this concept.

Jenny Beth Martin agrees with the very liberal Supreme Court that lying about public figures is a first amendment right. In other words, anyone who is a public figure can have their reputation destroyed at the will of media or other public figures because of this liberal court’s decision. Take for example, Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, who has no problem lying about opponents, and in one instance Roe’s lies and attacks even caused a public figure to commit suicide.

Ms. Martin speaks of fearing for our Constitution, but the candidate she supports, Ted Cruz, wishes to open the Constitution via a Convention of States and destroy what the founders gave us. Her former partner, Mark Meckler, is also pushing a Constitutional Convention under the guise of a Convention of States. I have continually asked these people one question, and have never received an answer. “Where does it say in Article V that the states can call, open, or convene a Convention and bypass Congress?” It doesn’t! Obviously,lawyers Cruz and Rubio know this, but to pass the CFR’s North American Union (NAU) may well require another Constitutional Convention. Remember, Heidi Cruz, along with Ted’s friend, Henry Kissinger, were on CFR’s NAU Task Force.

As a matter of fact, while Meckler was still with TPP, he co-sponsored a conference on an Article V convention at Harvard with several pro-Convention leftists, including Obama associate, Lawrence Lessig. Absent were the people and groups against a Convention. [Link], [Link] They were never invited.

Meckler and Martin

New York Times v. Sullivan

Donald Trump knows all about the 1964 decision,NYT v. Sullivan and what it has done to truth in politics and the public forum. In 1962, the NYT’s lied about the police department in Montgomery, Alabama. The police commissioner, Sullivan, sued in Alabama court and won a $500,000 judgment. The Alabama Supreme court upheld the judgment. Then, the NYT’s, knowing there were six liberals and three moderates on the Supreme Court, sued Sullivan. With a 9 to 0 decision, the liberal Earl Warren court stated that media could lie with impunity, and could only be sued if “actual malice” could be proven. Remember this is the same court who ruled in 1962, that religious prayer in schools was unconstitutional.

The Supreme court succeeded in changing the rules involving libel that had previously been the province of state law and state courts, as they’ve done with so many other laws belonging only to the states.

Supreme Court Justice Brennan then set out the rule that reshaped libel law with his majority opinion. A public official could recover in a libel action only if and when a court found that the libelous statement about the official was made with ” ‘actual malice’—that is, with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.” As long as the press has an “absence of malice,” public officials are barred from recovering damages for the publication of false statements about them. It’s nearly impossible to prove “actual malice.” This decision also eliminates the ability of a public figure to sue other public figures or politicians for libel, i.e., the lies of Ted Cruz against both Donald Trump and Ben Carson. The Court’s decision eliminates the 9th Commandment in the public arena. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

Jenny Beth Martin, GOP establishment

Let’s take a look at TPP’s roots. Founded in February of 2009, TPP is a 501(c)4 tax exempt entity. As such, they can endorse candidates and still have tax exempt status. In 2011, I wrote a four part article on the Tea Parties, and their infiltration and neutralization by the GOP establishment. There are some wonderful TP’s out there, those who have remained independent and who do independent research. However, these larger TP’s have long since been controlled by the establishment GOP.

TPP was initially organized by pro-amnesty Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks, and funded by the leftist Koch brothers’, Americans for Prosperity. There were originally three founders of TPP. Mark Meckler and Amy Kremler left for various reasons, and Martin retained control. Before Martin became a Tea Party star, she was scrubbing floors and cleaning houses for suburbanites after her husband’s business went bankrupt in 2007. Nothing wrong with physical labor and hard work, but she’s sure had a lifestyle change heading up TPP. In 2011, she was making $6 K a month at TPP. What was disturbing to many people within the TPP, was that she put her husband in charge of TPP’s finances, especially since they had huge IRS debts because of his bankruptcy.

Martin has done quite well for herself, TPP takes in millions of dollars every year. The majority of these donations are spent on “consultants.” Problem with this is, Jenny Beth is the consultant. She sets her fee at $15,000 per month. She also gets a salary, and as of 2012, she was paid more than $272,000. Nice work if you can get it. These two salaries allowed Martin to earn over $450,000 in 2015.

JB Martin is in bed with the globalist GOP establishment and has been from TPP’s inception. Martin has long been affiliated with Ralph Reed, formerlyDirector of the Christian Coalition, and infamous for the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandals, along withGrover Norquist. Martin has appeared on panels at Reed’s “Faith and Freedom Coalition” conferences, and Reed has returned the favor by speaking at TPP gatherings. During 2004, both of them worked on the Bush campaign, as did Ted and Heidi Cruz. All of them are Bush establishment GOP!

Remember Dave Brat who overcame all odds and beat incumbent pro-amnesty, Eric Cantor? Well, according to Laura Ingraham, JB Martin wouldn’t give TP favorite, Brat, the time of day. [Link] Martin wouldn’t even accept Brat’s phone calls. What does that tell you?

While the national TPP group is flush with cash, much of it raised through fundraising pitches that tell donors the money will be directed to grassroots activities. The smaller TP organizations around the country are struggling on shoestring budgets. TPP is not and never has been a grassroots organization. It is strongly affiliated with the GOP establishment and has been from its inception.

Jenny Beth Martin is just another GOP establishment clone, following the lead of the globalists to derail Donald Trump. They are desperately afraid of him, and have pulled out all the stops to eliminate him from the nomination, despite what the American people really want! With voter fraud, with intimidation, with attacks and lies, with Romney and Ryan, he still leads, and the people still love him.

Constitutional Convention Call Redux – Part 2

“In questions of power let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” Thomas Jefferson 

“If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.” Thomas Jefferson 

“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

There are a number of groups pushing a Con-Con today, the Compact for America, the Goldwater Institute, (who supports the group, Restoring Freedom. Org. Inc. who created the National Debt Relief Amendment or BBA), the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the National Council of State Legislators (NCSL) and many others. Link Let’s look at a few of these groups. 

Compact for America  

Just what is this “Compact for America?” From their own website:

“The CFA is a non-profit exempt corporation promoting a bi-partisan “Initiative” to seek the passage of legislation by the states and the U.S. Congress to ratify a balanced budget amendment into the Constitution of the United States in a way that has never been done before. The Initiative includes the use of an interstate compact agreement and the counterpart federal legislation to coordinate the use of Article V of the Constitution of the United States by state legislatures to originate and ratify a specific constitutional amendment that would require Congress to operate under a balanced budget. The use of the Initiative’s interstate compact vehicle is expected to reduce the time necessary to originate and ratify the specific balanced budget amendment from 10 years to less than 12 months!” Link

CFA Directors and Advisors 

Take a look at the “about” section of the CFA website again. On the Board of Directors is none other than the liberal Goldwater Institute’s Nick Dranias, a lawyer, who has been promoting a Con-Con via the Institute for years. Link CFA’s Chairman of the Board is banker, Harold R. DeMoss III. Oilman Kyle McAlister, is the secretary and treasurer as well as Vice President.

The Advisory Council includes a Senior Federal Judge, professors, businessmen, and political consultants. Two names were of great interest. John McLaughlin has worked for neo-con Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eric Cantor, former Senator Fred Thompson (CFR), and Steve Forbes. McLaughlin and Associates’ client list reads like a who’s who of the neo-con Trotskyites, including the infamous neo-conservative Heritage Foundation which has both Communist, United Nations, and Rockefeller connections. Link

However, the name on the CFA Advisory Board that really caught my eye was Lawrence Lessig, professor of Law at Harvard University. According to Citizen Wells News Blog, Lawrence Lessig was an associate of Obama’s at the University of Chicago. Lessig considers Obama a friend, and has supported the President on his website and in speaking engagements. Lessig is also mentioned on Obama’s site as part of his technology initiative.

In a 2008 article at Sic Semper Tyrannis about Lawrence Lessig, it states, “Killing God and destroying the right to private property are usually associated with communism. They also seem important to the prominent legal theorist serving as Barack Obama’s technology adviser. It should not be surprising that Obama doesn’t want the world knowing to what extent Lessig is involved in advising the Democratic front-runner.” The former Harvard Law School professor is the leading light of what is known as the “free culture movement,” which insists that the age of the Internet should mean the abolition of intellectual property rights. He also has radical ideas about government information. British-American Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and “Cult of the Amateur” author, Andrew Keen, has called Lessig an “intellectual property communist.”

What is even more disturbing is a video Lessig produced and presented at a conference, which mocks Jesus and portrays the Saviour as homosexual. Lessig has been busy promoting a Con-Con for a long time. Remember his name, as you’ll see it pop up again and again. Obama may even nominate him for the Supreme Court.

In September, 2011, I wrote a two-part article entitled, “The Constitutional Convention Con,” regarding the co-sponsoring of a Con-Con Conference in late September at Harvard by the Tea Party Patriots (TPP), whose leaders at that time were Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin. Lawrence Lessig was the Harvard co-sponsor and headed the pro-Con-Con members.

Another article from October of 2011, was entitled, “Occupy Wall Street and the Constitutional Convention.” The OWS was not only demanding the United Nations one-percent tax, but they were/are also demanding a Constitutional Convention for the purpose of changing the entire social structure of the US. Leftist commentator, Cenk Uygur announced the formation of Wolf-PAC to campaign for a Constitutional Convention. His call to action was featured on a website, Amped Status, run by David DeGraw who is one of the original founders of the OWS movement. Here is a video of Cenk’s dangerous Constitutional Convention announcement. He was present at the Constitutional Convention Conference at Harvard along with Lawrence Lessig.

Tea Party Patriots, Harvard, and the Constitutional Convention,” was published on March 7, 2012. The list of attendees at the Harvard Conference reads like a who’s who of the left with a few moderates from the right thrown in for “balance.” Leftists, Cenk Uygur, CFA’s Nick Dranias, Lawrence Lessig, Bill Walker, as well as numerous neo-con Trotskyites, all vociferous proponents of a Con-Con, were invited. Obviously absent were the anti-Con-Con folks, the John Birch Society, Eagle Forum, American Policy Center’s Tom DeWeese, Daughters of the American Revolution, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and virtually every Second Amendment organization (other than NRA) and countless others who could have balanced the attendees.

Compact for America Goals

In January of 2013, the Compact for America (CFA) Initiative started lobbying all the state legislators to propose legislation that would call for a Constitutional Convention under the guise of a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA). Unlike the 1980s call for a Con-Con, this is even more insidious. The Compact for America (CFA) is calling for a Constitutional Convention, as provided for in Article V of the Constitution, to meet in Dallas, Texas on July 4, 2013. The Right of the People in convention to alter their government could be used to make this a runaway convention.

Here is a short overview of the CFA from the New American Magazine, January 21, 2013 issue. I would urge you to read the entire article and especially take note of the CFA timeline included in the article.

The CFA Initiative is composed of three parts: First, there is a multi-state compact petitioning Congress to convene a con-con with state governors of member states serving as delegates and notifying Congress that members of the compact have pre-ratified the BBA called for and defined by the CFA; second, there is a balanced budget amendment as defined by the CFA that would be added to the Constitution; and third, there is a congressional resolution that would call a constitutional convention when and if 38 states join the CFA compact, and then would automate the steps required to add the BBA to the Constitution upon receipt of a certified copy of the BBA evidencing that the convention has approved the BBA for ratification. 

The CFA claims the 1787 Constitutional Convention did not exceed its mandate, and was not a runaway Convention, but as we discussed in Part 1 of this article, it certainly did exceed the authority they were granted by the states. They were to meet only to revise the Articles of Confederation, instead they threw the entire document out. They also claim the Dallas Con-Con would follow the claims of proposing only a BBA and nothing else. The Dallas Convention would only propose amendments that would then be submitted for ratification by the states, either by state legislatures or state conventions. This so-called “safeguard” has not been effective in stopping all bad amendments however. The 16th Amendment establishing an income tax, the 17th Amendment of direct election of Senators, and the 18th Amendment of prohibition of alcohol was ratified by 3/4ths of the states. The right of the people once they’re in Convention to revise their government could easily lead to another runaway Convention. Nothing can truly be limited.

Attorney, Publius Huldah makes it clear:

The two basic methods for amending the Constitution are set forth at Article V:

(1) Congress proposes Amendments and the States decide whether to ratify or reject.

(2) Or Congress calls a convention if 2/3 (34 states) of the States ask for it.

Whether (1) or (2), the Amendment are valid when:

(a) ratified by the legislatures of 3/4 (38 states) of the States, or

(b) ratified by separate conventions in 3/4 of the States.

Congress proposes whether it will be (a) or (b).

Remember, there is no safeguard from a runaway convention, regardless of what you’ve been told. Article V of the Constitution does not provide any language to limit an “Amendment Convention” or its power. There are no rules, or restrictions or instructions in Article V.

There are 4 paths for an amendment:

  1. proposal by convention of states, and ratification by state conventions (it’s never been used)
  2. proposal by convention of states, and ratification by state legislatures (it’s never been used)
  3. proposal by Congress, ratification by state conventions of the citizens (used only once for 21st amendment) (This is not a Con-Con)( In 1933 the 21st Amendment – lifting the prohibition on alcohol – was ratified in special ratifying convention, thus circumventing – bypassing altogether – the legislatures of the states.)
  4. proposal by Congress, ratification by state legislatures (used all other times for all other amendments)

Before the CFA’s BBA Amendment Con-Con could begin, at least 38 state legislatures would need to join in the CFA’s “compact” calling for the convening in Dallas, in July of 2013. As CFA Board Member and Goldwater Institute Director of Policy Development and Constitutional Government, Nick Dranias explains, the CFA consolidates the Article V process in two pieces of legislation, a state compact and congressional resolution.

Here’s an admission from CFA’s Nick Dranias, constitutional “expert” with the Goldwater Institute, informing the Arizona house committee on March 21st, at about 1:38-1:40 pm (on the archived video on Arizona SCR 1005, Constitution; Amendments Convention; Federal Debt) that “two retired business men” brought them this “genius plan.” Thank Heaven the legislators on that committee were informed and intelligent enough to vote it down. In discussing the opponents’ fears of a runaway Article V Convention, the truth just slipped out, again. Dranius stated, the fact that it may be abused. . . isn’t an argument against using it!Excuse me, Mr. Dranias, but it is a perfect argument against using it!

The historically uneducated members of state legislatures, as well as the uneducated electorate hear the CFA proponents telling them the Dallas Convention will put a stop to the out-of-control federal spending. The Constitution already has specifically limited areas of spending. The CFA’s Balanced Budget Amendment does nothing to stop the unconstitutional spending by Congress! As we discussed in Part 1, it actually legalizes Congress’s spending on anything, no matter how unconstitutional! As long as the amount does not exceed the limit set in Section 2 of the BBA, they can spend on anything they desire. Section 3 of the BBA actually authorizes an increase in the federal debt limit to 105 percent of the actual debt level on the effective date of the BBA. As explained in Publius Huldah’s article, “Why the Balanced Budget Amendment is a Hoax and Deadly Trap,” Section 4 of the BBA proposed by the CFA actually gives Congress and the president new powers not already granted them by the Constitution! Link

Knowing who has been behind the push for a Con-Con since the 1960’s, the Dallas Convention would undoubtedly end up in another runaway Convention. If the Compact for America is lobbying your state legislators, please contact them and tell them you do not want a state call for a Constitutional Convention!

Next, we’ll look at ALEC’s drive for a Constitutional Convention, along with Henry Hazlitt, Rexford Tugwell, and the New States Constitution which is waiting in the wings to replace the 1787 Constitution.