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    Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 |
    38 States Call for Constitutional Convention




    Can Red and Blue States Unite to Save Democracy?

    … by Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall


    The first convention

    One news item receiving virtually no corporate media attention is that thirty-eight state legislatures have officially requested a constitutional convention under Article V of the US Constitution. There has only been one constitutional convention – the first – in 1787. Article V requires Congress to call a constitutional convention if 2/3 of (34) states request one.

    Most, but not all the resolutions are from red states calling for a balanced budget amendment. However two blue states, California and Vermont, have requested a constitutional convention to end corporate personhood and restrict corporate funding for elections.

    Tallying the numbers is a bit complicated. According to the Congressional record, forty-nine states* have requested constitutional conventions. Eleven of these forty-nine states later rescinded their requests.
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    ALEC Seeks to Restrict Delegate Freedom
    Forbes Magazine argues you also have to subtract the states which have passed a delegate limitation act. This would prohibit delegates from considering any amendments other than those requested by their state.

    MORE: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/08...al-convention/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 |
    38 States Call for Constitutional Convention




    Can Red and Blue States Unite to Save Democracy?

    … by Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall


    The first convention

    One news item receiving virtually no corporate media attention is that thirty-eight state legislatures have officially requested a constitutional convention under Article V of the US Constitution. There has only been one constitutional convention – the first – in 1787. Article V requires Congress to call a constitutional convention if 2/3 of (34) states request one.

    Most, but not all the resolutions are from red states calling for a balanced budget amendment. However two blue states, California and Vermont, have requested a constitutional convention to end corporate personhood and restrict corporate funding for elections.

    Tallying the numbers is a bit complicated. According to the Congressional record, forty-nine states* have requested constitutional conventions. Eleven of these forty-nine states later rescinded their requests.
    _________________________
    ALEC Seeks to Restrict Delegate Freedom
    Forbes Magazine argues you also have to subtract the states which have passed a delegate limitation act. This would prohibit delegates from considering any amendments other than those requested by their state.

    MORE: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/08...al-convention/
    One question is the right to secede. The US is the only organization that I am forced to belong to? I can leave it as a citizen, but not as a state. What's with that? I thought it was a voluntary union?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    One question is the right to secede. The US is the only organization that I am forced to belong to? I can leave it as a citizen, but not as a state. What's with that? I thought it was a voluntary union?
    Yes, just like the federal income tax, strictly voluntary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 |
    38 States Call for Constitutional Convention




    Can Red and Blue States Unite to Save Democracy?

    … by Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall


    The first convention

    One news item receiving virtually no corporate media attention is that thirty-eight state legislatures have officially requested a constitutional convention under Article V of the US Constitution. There has only been one constitutional convention – the first – in 1787. Article V requires Congress to call a constitutional convention if 2/3 of (34) states request one.

    Most, but not all the resolutions are from red states calling for a balanced budget amendment. However two blue states, California and Vermont, have requested a constitutional convention to end corporate personhood and restrict corporate funding for elections.

    Tallying the numbers is a bit complicated. According to the Congressional record, forty-nine states* have requested constitutional conventions. Eleven of these forty-nine states later rescinded their requests.
    _________________________
    ALEC Seeks to Restrict Delegate Freedom
    Forbes Magazine argues you also have to subtract the states which have passed a delegate limitation act. This would prohibit delegates from considering any amendments other than those requested by their state.

    MORE: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/08...al-convention/
    Who decided that the Southern States could not secede from the Union?-- why, the Northern States, of course, under the guise of the Federal government! There is no real Federal government; it is only the voice of all the States collectively, but when it becomes the voice of only a portion of those States, it is the government of that portion only, not the Federal government of all the States.

    Lincoln said that a "house divided against itself cannot stand." True, but what that tells me is that maybe it's time for it to fall. Unless there can be a meeting of the minds, sometimes it's best that a married couple part ways. They can still be friends, still enjoy an amicable relationship, but it seems to me that a "forced" relationship is no relationship at all. A Union is a voluntary joining, but if either party is forced, the binding force of love no longer exists. No good marriage is based on brute force.

    Our Union is based on brute force. And what has been the result? The Federal government has taken all the powers once reserved to the States and given them to itself. What's with that? The sovereignty of the States is no longer recognized by the Federal government; it therefore follows that the sovereignty of the United States should no longer be recognized by the States. I am all for a Constitutional Convention. It's about time the States reasserted their sovereignty and took back the powers that our Constitution reserved for them alone. It is not negotiable unless they want to amend the Constitution itself, which is their prerogative.

    The first step in restoring integrity to our country is to reaffirm not only in words, but in practice, the sovereignty of each state in the Union we call the United States of America. This will wipe the slate clean and flush out all the corruption and power mongering that has done harm to, and tarnished, the integrity and good name of our Federal government, and consequently impaired all of the States who have placed themselves under it. Let the Convention commence!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    Yes, just like the federal income tax, strictly voluntary.
    Dear fellow citizen, "Render unto Caesar." The state has the right to tax. We, the people, have the right to live elsewhere. The Caymans are a possible destination for you. They have no income tax. Better we reform our system. A Constitutional Convention is a good place to start.
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    JFK calling...
    He was last American Statesman


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    Actually, here is the last American Presidential statesman--

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    ...John F. Kennedy opposed a private national bank and was assassinated in 1963 and Ronald Reagan opposed a private national bank and in 1981 an attempt was made to assassinate him. Coincidence or not the opposition to a privately owned national bank was a common characteristic to all these successful assassinations and assassination attempts. -- Sygnus Centauri

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    With President Reagan the subject of the gold standard came up. "Ron," the President told me, "no great nation that abandoned the gold standard has remained a great nation." He indeed was sympathetic, as he was to many libertarian constitutional ideas, but he was also swayed by staff pressure to be pragmatic on most issues. --Ron Paul

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    1981: [like John F. Kennedy] abandoned Keynesian interventionist policies

    In 1981, newly elected President Reagan abandoned long-fashionable Keynesian economic policies--the interventionist, big-government, "stimulus" approach that had produced these dismal results. Instead, he explicitly campaigned on, and then implemented, four specific economic policy components that became known as Reaganomics:
    • Tax cuts to restore incentives for economic growth. The top income tax rate of 70 percent was cut leaving just two rates--28 percent and 15 percent
    • Spending reductions, including a $31 billion cut in 1981. This was close to 5 percent of the federal budget then, or the equivalent of about $180 billion of spending cuts in year nowadays.
    • Anti-inflation monetary policy emphasizing the value of the dollar and restraining money supply growth, which led to much lower interest rates once inflation was tamed.
    • Deregulation, cutting red tape, and reducing bureaucracy saved consumers an estimated $100 billion per year in lower prices.
    Aslan 11/1/90 - 6/15/10 Stormy 1/22/95 -8/23/10
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    but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”
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    Vietnam war protest march. More! More now! More more!


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