Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 11, 2011, 12:29 a.m. EST by ChristopherABrown
from Santa Barbara, CA
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People are aware of lots of problems, that's good because then the probs can be targeted for solution NOT DEMAND, because the only a few demands at best can be made. We see the complexity and confusion that is created JUST AMONGST OURSELVES here on this message board. Imagine what onlookers think.
When protesters demand an Article V convention, anything can be dealt with at convention. It is just a matter of distilling the visible problems solution into an amendment that is acceptable to all states.
If protesters simply say, "We need article V of the Constitution, we need to amend and return constitutional government, Americans will love you and support you, even though they probably know less about Article V than you do. I'm not saying you know anything about it, but it is the constitution, they will trust in it.
Here's how the demands are dealt with in the process of conducting an Article V convention, which needs only to have 2 more states apply directly, or to have the public realize that congress is violating the constitution and has been doing it for a long time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_to_propose_amendments_to_the_United_States_Constitution "Congress acted preemptively to propose the amendments instead. At least four amendments (the Seventeenth, Twenty-First, Twenty-Second, and Twenty-Fifth Amendments) have been identified as being proposed by Congress at least partly in response to the threat of an Article V convention."
That is how afraid congress is of an Article V.
A man named BIll Walker sued all members of congress.
Protesters need to take the list of demand home to their states, and find ways to make those issues visible in their state. Articulate the implications and consequences of the problem. Meanwhile, and all-the-while everyone in every state, with every third demand they discuss, needs to say, "We need an Article V convention:"
I'm betting that after a number of protesters study the facts and the constitution, then try to share strategy that will work, they will discover as I did, almost no one knows anything about Article V.
At that point protesters in states should arrange local parades all about educating the public about Article V. Not marches, those are for war, parades are for peace and celebration. We have an amazing social contract we can call upon, if only we will understand it and how to use it.