It amazes me how many grassroots people in the Tea Party say that one of their principles is to return to Constitutional Governance and yet they march to the drum of a local resident (who has a State and Federal Pac and gives money only to those candidates who will support a Convention of States) and Convention of States Director Mike Farris and staff council on that team. YOU are being led astray, Ladies and Gentlemen, and You are falling willingly into a trap. You are ignorant of the rights given to us by God as they are written in our Founding documents, ie. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and YOU are so eager to destroy them. Read here The Biblical Foundation of our Constitution.
We don’t need a Balanced Budget Amendment or a Term Limits Amendment . Our Constitution already has a balanced budget amendment (see above) To gain control of our Government and its big spenders, You must get out and vote nefarious legislators out of office. You have to stop believing what people tell you and look things up for yourself. You MUST READ and educate yourself and your family using the original documents. Do not rely on opinions from others such as David Barton. And YOUR VOTE IS A TERM LIMIT. You must exercise your God given right to vote it.Have you noticed Mr. Farris does not like to debate and, if he does debate, how he demeans the other person? How he knows everything about the Constitution and his “opponent knows nothing”? “He or she is a nobody” and he is I, I, I, I. Many of you think and look to Michael Farris as if he was a God and everything that comes out of his mouth is the pure gospel. “Oh, he is my expert, I don’t need to listen to anyone else.” These people need to read Proverbs 18:17 (KJV) “He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him” and listen to what other Constitutional Experts are saying about this Convention of States idea. Mike Farriswill not debate a 70 year old lawyer and scholar. What is he afraid of?? Are they afraid she will help you to understand the Constitution of the United States? Are they afraid she will help you understand the Federalist Papers? Is he afraid she will point out the way he and his employees are taking historical documents and twisting them to fit their own agenda? Are they afraid she will help you understand Nullification and Interposition and how our self- serving State Government will not use either of these to rid us of these unconstitutional acts that the National Government tries to FORCE upon us. Our State legislators are supposed to PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, not do as they please. They are too busy promoting the ideals/Bills from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC, and the National Council of State Legislators (NCSL ). Many of our State Legislators are members of these groups. These groups are not sanctioned by either the United States Constitution or the Virginia Constitution. Ever wonder where all those bills came from?
Have you thought about this? These legislators we elect carry our PROXY VOTE. We are the GOVERNMENT. We have been LAZY and have allowed them to do as they wish and now look where we are. Many think Mike Farris has lost his way or is his desire to be a Delegate to the Convention and make history so powerful that he is doing Satan’s work for his own self- promotion. http://www.principledpolicy.com/an-article-v-convention-fact-vs-theory/
I have talked to a great number of you and you claim to be a Christian but you are denying the Commandments our Lord gave us. In his words he says “I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; Thou shalt have no other gods before me; Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.”
We are being brainwashed. Do you question Mike Farris?? Do you listen to other Constitutional Scholars or go where you can listen and ask questions? Homeschoolers pay over $100 to the Home School Legal Defense Fund for the promise of representation should the Big Bad Government come knocking on your door. The Home School Legal Defense team has used scare tactics telling homeschoolers they must belong or be subjected to the Big Bad Government. www.michealfarrismoneymatters.org
Mike Farris wants to be a delegate to a Convention. He wants a Supreme Court Judge for every state like the European Court of Human Rights instead of the 9 our Constitution provides.
Listen to all the amendments he wants to get passed in a Convention. There are 120 total amendments from different promoters of a Convention of States that they want included in their Constitution. I ask, what do you think they will take out?? The first amendment, the second, oh and yes the third, the fourth, terms of the President until we are all slaves to the collective. . Farris has said he wants to rewrite the Supremacy Clause. In Rex Tugwell’s book The Emerging Constitution there is a Constitution dating back to the 1930’s (when FDR was President) called “A Proposed Constitutional Model For The Newstates Of America”, not for 50 states but for 10 regions. You know you have heard of REGIONALISM haven’t you? I have a copy of his book but you can read it here or here.
Where does all this money come from? Well you can find that here: The Ford Foundation and Lawrence Lessig, Mark Meckler (see http://conconcon.org ), Nick Dranias and Wolf Pac, whose leader is Cenk Uygur, a Sunni Muslim, plans to run a media blitz in favor of an Article V convention on The Young Turks, an online news show. Who pays for the online show? Atheist billionaire George Soros. Soros’ Open Society Institute sponsored a conference at Yale in 2005 called “Constitution 2020” in an effort to produce the progressive vision of what the Constitution ought to be. There are lots more…..go here movetoamend.org/organizations to view a partial list of organizations on the left supporting an Article V Convention. Larry Sabato, University of Virginia professor and go to guy for local stations for political commentary, has published a book that has many Constitutional proposals already written and there are others.
I know you have been to the Convention of States presentations. Pull out that literature they put out on the table for you to take home and read. Have you read it? They are counting on the fact that you are too lazy to read it. But get it out so I can point out something you need to be aware of and it should send up red flags.
Look at the Jefferson Statement they gave you. Look at their Legal Board of reference. Check out Robert P. George. Find anything interesting?? He served on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). You know this (UNESCO, Common Core and Bill Gates whc.unesco.org/en/news/792) came about when Clinton was President, the Clinton Global Initiative. If you don’t recognize that, maybe you will recognize “World Heritage Sites” and if you don’t, please look them up. Professor George is also a member of Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Please look that one up, too.
Now look at the ParentalRights.org website. Go to “about us” and look to see who is on the Board of Directors, Grover Norquist. Oh, you think he is a good guy. Oh my, you really have a lot of catching up to do. This is a Mike Farris’s amendment project. HJR50. It is already in Congress and has 83 sponsors. We will talk about that next time. Go here.
So Convention of States Staff Councils and Mike Farris tell you the States will have control. Convention of States legal authority, Robert (Rob) Natelson, in his ALEC Article V Handbook on page 16 states that the convention will be one state/one vote and it won’t open up the entire Constitution. Really! Here is what these folks are saying at their debates and in print.
Robert Kelly, Staff Council, COS “Mr. Lewis’ argument against (COS’ Application) is that it opens up all the Articles, and that’s true…”
Jordan Sillars, Communications Director, COS “I think the majority of Americans are too lazy to elect honest politicians. But I think some men and women could be found who are morally and intellectually capable of re-writing the Constitution.” Read More here.
Rob Natelson, ALEC Article V Handbook, pg. 16 “Initial suffrage is one State/one vote with decisions made by a majority of states, but the convention may change both rules.” Remember the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida where they changed the rules. It could happen with a COS.
Mike Farris, Director, Convention of States (COS) “Because sometimes what you need is not a change in personnel, you need a change in structure”
Lawrence Lessig, Progressive Law Professor, Harvard Law School “It is time to re-write our Constiution.” (Fidelity in Translation, Texas Law Review)
Cenk Uyger, Turkish-born Sunni Muslim founder of The Young Turks and Wolf-PAC “We want to occupy the states, to demand that the state call for a constitutional convention…” “We named it WOLF-PAC because we’re coming for ‘em.” Scholars, legislators and individuals of good will disagree over every aspect of an Article V Convention: how is it called, how it would operate, who would attend, compensation of delegates, which amendments might be proposed and how ratified. Open-ended Article V solutions should be met with skepticism, not enthusiasm.
Members of Congress, state legislators, Attorneys General and Judges attended the 1787 Convention. Could they serve as delegates to a present day Article V Convention to change our Constitution?
In Liberty Amendments, Mark Levin cites his legal expert calling an Article V Convention both “a federal convention …creature of state legislatures” (Page 16). Mark Levin believes Convention voting would be “one state/one vote”, yet bills introduced in Congress assume proportional representation like the Electoral College giving larger, liberal states more clout. Mark Levin Refuted: Keep the Feds in Check with Nullification, not Amendments! Mark Levin’s “Liberty” Amendments: Legalizing Tyranny. All under the category above.
How conservative is this movement when Illinois, Vermont, and California recently passed Calls for an Article V Convention supported by WOLF-PAC, (supported by George Soros) and The Second Constitutional Conventional written by liberal law professor Richard Labunski calls for a repeal of the Second Amendment?
For more quotes go to here and Unanswered Questions and Problems with Article V “Convention of States” by Delegate Bob Marshall.
And last but not least, any Tea Party who would not provide for both sides to speak on such an important issue is doing the Citizens of that Tea Party an injustice. They need to read Proverbs 18:17 and remember there is only one God we are supposed to worship and that is our Lord Jesus Christ. And speaking of our Lord Jesus Christ, we all need to be on our knees asking for forgiveness, for strength, grace and to please save our Country and its Constitution. He is the only one who can save us, NOT AN EARTHLY MAN.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
Thank you for reading this. I hope I have provided you with the information you need to agree this Convention of States is NOT a good idea. If after reading this and still believe this is the right direction I encourage you to read Luke 22:36 (KJV) “Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one”. We must fight for our freedoms and liberties.
We need to be educating our children, younger and older, about how Great this Country is and how they need to work hard to preserve it. Many of us will not be many more years here on this earth and we want our grandchildren to have the freedoms and liberties we have had. God Bless You.
Carolyn is a Christian, Wife, Mother and Grandmother. A Retired Registered Nurse with a focus in Critical Care, and former Business Owner. I am currently a citizen-lobbyist for constitutional government at the state level of Government, testifying before committees of the General Assembly and working in precinct operations for many political campaigns. Thanks for joining our growing list of local contributors.