Open Letter to State Legislators Everywhere: The Other Side of the Article V Convention Issue

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By Publius Huldah

If there is an Article V convention, we will lose the Constitution we have, and another Constitution will be imposed.

You are not getting both sides of this issue. Throughout the Country, those of us who are warning of the dangers of an Article V convention are marginalized, ridiculed, smeared, shut out of meetings, and barred from speaking in public forums. THIS short essay from the Principled Policy Blog describes what we face every day.

THIS article is an account by Donny Harwood, a Citizen of Tennessee, describing how he was shut out of the public meeting which the Convention of States people held on October 19, 2015 at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.   According to The Leaf-Chronicle, a number of Tennessee Legislators were at the meeting.  A prominent Tennessee radio talk show host was also present.

And everyone at the meeting was prevented from hearing the other side of this issue.

The reason convention proponents forbid dissenting voices is that we prove, by means of Facts and original source documents, that the claims and promises of the convention proponents are falseHERE are some of the original source documents Legislators would hear about if they were presented with the other side of this issue.

We are in the final stage of a takeover.  Leftists of every variety want a new Constitution to legalize our transformation from the constitutional Republic created by our existing Constitution to a dictatorship.

To get a new Constitution, they need a convention.  So they are telling conservatives that our Constitution is causing our problems and we need to amend the Constitution.  And they say we can only make the amendments they say we need at a convention.

Article V of our Constitution provides two methods of amending our Constitution. Congress:

  1. Proposes amendments, or
  2. Calls a convention to propose amendments if 34 States apply for it.

The first method was used for our existing 27 amendments:  Congress proposed them and sent them to the States for ratification or rejection.

Under the second method, Congress calls a convention.  We have never had a convention under Article V.  Such conventions are extremely dangerous.  THIS is one of many articles which illustrate the danger, sets forth warnings from two of our Framers and two former US Supreme Court Justices, and explains why Delegates to a convention can NOT be controlled by State laws.

National conventions are dangerous because the Delegates have the plenipotentiary power to impose a new Constitution with a new mode of ratification. The video by Chuck Michaelis at the bottom of THIS page explains these plenipotentiary powers.  Such Delegates are the Sovereign Representatives of The People and have the power to impose a new Constitution.  This has already happened in our history:

  • At the Federal Convention of 1787, this plenipotentiary power was exercised to replace our first Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, with the Constitution we now have. On February 21, 1787, The Continental Congress called a convention “for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation”.  But instead of proposing amendments to our first Constitution, the Delegates wrote a new Constitution – the one we now have.
  • Furthermore, the new Constitution had a new and easier mode of ratification: Article XIII of The Articles of Confederation (p 8-9) provided that Amendments to the Articles had to be approved by the Continental Congress and all of the then 13 States.  But the new Constitution, drafted at the “amendments” convention of 1787, provided at Art. VII thereof that it would be ratified upon approval by only nine of the then existing 13 States.

So!  Not only do Delegates to a national convention have this plenipotentiary power to impose a new Constitution; the precedent to do so has already been established.

The Left has been pushing for a convention for 50 years – ever since the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations produced the Constitution for the Newstates of America.  They need a convention to get it imposed.

Several other Constitutions are already prepared and waiting for a convention.

If there is a convention, the only issues will be (1) whose Constitution will be imposed by the Delegates; and (2) what new mode of ratification will be set forth in the new Constitution.

  • The Constitution for the Newstates of America imposes a totalitarian dictatorship. Article XII, § 1 thereof provides for ratification by a Referendum called by the President.  The States are dissolved and replaced by regional governments answerable to the new national government.
  • Under the planned North American Union, Canada, the United States, and Mexico will surrender their sovereignty to a Parliament set over the three countries.  The United States will need a new Constitution to transform us from a sovereign nation to a member state of the North American Union. This is what the Establishment wants.  And it is being imposed on us by stealth.  Read the Task Force Report of the Council on Foreign Relations HERE. And to see how the European Union is working out for the formerly sovereign nations of Europe, watch this 7.5 minute video by Pat Condell.

In the past, conservatives defeated the periodic pushes for a convention.  So the Left changed tactics: Now, they are marketing it to appeal to conservatives: they are telling conservatives that a convention is the only way to rein in the federal government.  These leftists, some wearing conservatives’ clothing, are using the classic techniques of the Left: They are not telling the truth; they are smearing their opponents; and they have divided conservatives.  Conservatives who fell for the marketing have been induced to attack and exclude conservatives who are warning of the dangers of a convention.  And they won’t let us address their groups.

Our existing Constitution really was a 5,000 year miracle.  We delegated only a handful of enumerated powers to the federal government – you can see what we delegated HERE.  Our Constitution doesn’t need “fixing” – we need to restore the Constitution we already have.  We begin the Restoration by reading and learning our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. And enforcing it!  See, in this regard, the Tenth Amendment Center’s 2015 State of the Nullification Movement Report.

For the Love of God and Country, heed this warning.

Very truly yours,
Publius Huldah

3 thoughts on “Open Letter to State Legislators Everywhere: The Other Side of the Article V Convention Issue

  1. I just don’t get how COS advocates seem so sure of themselves when they say a COS has to go the path they’ve chosen. They talk like they expect the gathering to be synonymous with a convention of Mark Levin fans.

    I don’t care what any one person or group says, there are ways others can put their own spin on how an Article V gathering can be carried out.

    This is uncharted territory, and the radical Left has been looking for an “in” to either scrap the Constitution, or significantly amend it to its liking, much longer than any conservative group has.

  2. Right, Doug,

    COS says that only moral and wise people will be delegates to a convention. But there are only 3 ways to select delegates:

    1. Congress: does anyone trust Congress to appoint only moral and wise people as delegates?

    2. State legislators: Does anyone trust the State legislators to appoint only moral and wise people as delegates? Don’t forget, the State govt’s were the ones who sold us out to the feds in the first place – they did it for the federal funds. States have received huge payments from the federal government for collaborating with the feds on their schemes of usurpation. E.g., I have been advised that TN got 1/2 a Billion dollars for signing on to common core!

    3. Popular Elections: Does anyone trust The People to elect only moral and wise people as delegates? After all, we have done such a GREAT JOB in electing our Presidents, members of Congress, and State Legislators…

    Moral and wise people haven’t been in charge of anything for over 100 years…..

  3. Pingback: Open letter to all state legislators: The other side of the Article V issue | TennesseeWatchman.com Liberty News

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