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Forum Post: Article V Convention Happening RIGHT NOW! 31 states accounted for DONT MISS OUT, only need 38!!!

Posted 7 years ago on Dec. 26, 2011, 1:50 a.m. EST by 420 (40)
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https://www.conventionusa.org/ Convention USA is an assembly of American registered voters who are coming together on the Internet to express their opinions, grievances, and ideas about the government of the United States.

We are just as concerned about our country as the Tea Party, just as motivated as Occupy Wall Street, but we think that marching and carrying signs and yelling slogans will not change anything unless the People come together in a solemn and serious convention to discuss, debate, and decide on the changes that are needed to save our republic

STATES WITH NO REPRESENTATION RIGHT NOW: Alabama Alaska Arkansas Delaware Idaho Kansas Louisiana Minnesota Montana New Mexico North Dakota Oklahoma Oregon South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Vermont Wyoming .

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[-] 1 points by 420 (40) 7 years ago

Bump in the name of our rights, come sign up! We cannot start until 2/3 of the states are represented, we are so close.

[-] 1 points by 420 (40) 7 years ago

Keep signing up people! Some of the topics we are working on now. Term limit for congress. Non partisan supreme court. Balanced Budget. Congressional pay.

[-] 1 points by CobyART5 (59) 7 years ago

Article 5 Convention NOW!

Is the "Greater Meaning of Free Speech" going to be introduced at this point is will that come later on when the convention has taken hold?

[-] 1 points by ArticleVRocks (4) 7 years ago

ADD UP THE NUMBERS...

Only 34 of the several states need to make application to Congress for an Article V AmendmentS Convention. Congress is mandated by constitutional law to call a convention when that number is achieved; so why is it that Congress has never called a convention when over 700 applications have already been made? It's simple, Congress has vetoed the United States Constitution. Every member of Congress is in criminal violation of their Oath of Office by not calling a convention, plus at least two other federal laws and an executive order.

So, why no convention? Simple, they're afraid of what "We The People" will do to change the how they play the game by leaving 99% of the people out of decisions. Congress doesn't represent us - they've been bought by the corporations and the wealthy. Voting never changes anything. It's time to DEMAND an Article V AmendmentS Convention where "We The People" can write sane law that actually balances the system for all.

We can begin by stopping the violation of our constitution by proposing and later ratifying an amendment similar to: http://www.article-v-convention.com/files/28th-amendment.html. This amendment, if ratified, would put TEETH into the U.S. Constitution. Read it.

[-] 1 points by chuck1al (1074) from Flomaton, AL 7 years ago

@420..Do We want a Tea Party Constitution...Hell No.

You said "We are just as concerned about our country as the Tea Party".

In the Tea Party’s America, families must mortgage their home to pay for their mother’s end-of-life care. Higher education is a luxury reserved almost exclusively to the very rich. Rotten meat ships to supermarkets nationwide without a national agency to inspect it. Fathers compete with their adolescent children for sub-minimum wage jobs. And our national leaders are utterly powerless to do a thing.

At least, that’s what would happen if the Tea Party succeeds in its effort to reimagine the Constitution as an antigovernment manifesto. While the House of Representatives pushes Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan to phase out Medicare, numerous members of Congress, a least one Supreme Court justice, and the governor of America’s second-largest state now proudly declare that most of the progress of the last century violates the Constitution.

It is difficult to count how many essential laws would simply cease to exist if the Tea Party won its battle to reshape our founding document, but a short list includes:

Social Security and Medicare Medicaid, children's health insurance, and other health care programs All federal education programs All federal antipoverty programs Federal disaster relief Federal food safety inspections and other food safety programs Child labor laws, the minimum wage, overtime, and other labor protections Federal civil rights laws Indeed, as this paper explains, many state lawmakers even embrace a discredited constitutional doctrine that threatens the union itself.

What’s at stake The Tea Party imagines a constitution focused entirely upon the Tenth Amendment, which provides that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”—which is why their narrow vision of the nation’s power is often referred to as “tentherism.” In layman’s terms, the Tenth Amendment is simply a reminder that the Constitution contains an itemized list of federal powers—such as the power to regulate interstate commerce or establish post offices or make war on foreign nations—and anything not contained in that list is beyond Congress’s authority.

The Tea Party, however, believes these powers must be read too narrowly to permit much of the progress of the last century. This issue brief examines just some of the essential programs that leading Tea Partiers would declare unconstitutional.

[-] 1 points by 420 (40) 7 years ago

I guess we need ya at the convention to make sure the radical tea party doesn't succeed. This isnt a tea party movement. This is a movement by people of all political views coming together and agreeing on one thing. The US government is NOT working for us the people. They have there own agenda. And we intend to fix it through laws.

[-] 1 points by chuck1al (1074) from Flomaton, AL 7 years ago

@420...Changing the Constitution is not something that should be done to correct corruption of Government.

Your speaking of a total rewrite which is not an American response to the current situation.

The Constitution was well thought out by the founders, to try and change the fundamentals of the founding document is Treason in my humble opinion and should be dealt with accordingly.

[-] 0 points by 420 (40) 7 years ago

Thomas Jefferson arguably one of the greatest minds behind the constitution, said " God forbid we should ever be twenty years without a revolution." I'm not willing to go that far, but Article V convention is there for us to use. The only treason i see happening right now is congress constantly going against the constitution.

[-] 1 points by chuck1al (1074) from Flomaton, AL 7 years ago

@420...Just what unconstitutional actions do you speak of?

[-] 0 points by 420 (40) 7 years ago

The federal reserve, which has handed over 70 billion dollars of the tax payers money to corporation just so they can triple it and pay us back. You call that constitutional? A congressmen holding office for 20+ years just because he is doing what big brother (Not the people of the united states) asks of him. Congresses ongoing closed door deals with corporations Where the democracy in this? Wheres the representation? Wars were fought over shit like this.

[-] 1 points by chuck1al (1074) from Flomaton, AL 7 years ago

@420....The Federal Reserve:

According to the Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve is independent within government in that "its monetary policy decisions do not have to be approved by the President or anyone else in the executive or legislative branches of government." Its authority is derived from statutes enacted by the U.S. Congress and the System is subject to congressional oversight. The members of the Board of Governors, including its chairman and vice-chairman, are chosen by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The government also exercises some control over the Federal Reserve by appointing and setting the salaries of the system's highest-level employees. Thus the Federal Reserve has both private and public aspects. The U.S. Government receives all of the system's annual profits, after a statutory dividend of 6% on member banks' capital investment is paid, and an account surplus is maintained. In 2010, the Federal Reserve made a profit of $82 billion and transferred $79 billion to the U.S. Treasury.

If Congress authorized the Federal Reserve its Constitutional.

There is no term limits on congressmen.

You said: "Congresses ongoing closed door deals with corporations". What closed door deals are you referring to?

It would appear from your rant that you have nothing but your opinion, how you arrived at this opinion is not clear.

[-] 1 points by CobyART5 (59) 7 years ago

Article 5 Convention NOW!

I shall be there. I can't wait to sink my teeth into the issues. Finally, we are getting to a place where the people have say on the issues and consequently, our children's future.

[-] 1 points by 420 (40) 7 years ago

thank you for your support.

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[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 7 years ago

Vermont is on this list?

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