02/17/17

Compact for America’s Scheme for Pre-ratification of a Massive New Taxes Amendment

By: Publius Huldah Do you remember the public discussions which went on for years about the proposed equal rights amendment to our federal Constitution?  That’s how it’s supposed to be before an amendment is ratified:  The People get an opportunity to hear the arguments, discuss it among themselves and their state legislators, and reject amendments […]

01/31/16

How a Balanced Budget Amendment Would Give the Federal Government Lawful Power Over Whatever They Want.

By Publius Huldah Does our existing Constitution permit the federal government to spend money on whatever they want? No!  It contains precise limits on federal spending. Federal spending is limited by the enumerated powers delegated to the federal government.  If you go through the Constitution and highlight all the powers delegated to Congress and the […]

06/14/15

States Need Budgets – but Enumerated Powers Limit Federal Spending

By Publius Huldah We will never solve our political and fiscal problems if we continue in our present state of ignorance of the fundamental distinction between the federal Constitution and the State Constitutions. With our federal Constitution, we created a national government to which we delegated only a handful of enumerated powers. If you would […]

02/16/14

Balanced Budget Amendments (BBA) Gut Our Constitution And Don’t Reduce Spending

By Publius Huldah Q: Doesn’t our Constitution already provide for controlling federal spending? A: Yes. It lists the purposes for which Congress may spend money. Spending is limited by the “enumerated powers” listed in the Constitution: • If it’s on the list of powers delegated to Congress or the President, Congress may lawfully appropriate funds […]

09/6/18

Con-con lobby’s new strategy exposes a tangled web

By: Judy Caler Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive! — Walter Scott Overview 2018 proved to be a horrible legislative year for the convention lobby. It measures its success by the number of State Legislatures it cajoles into passing applications[1] asking Congress to call a constitutional convention (con-con) […]

02/19/14

Article V Convention: How “Individuals of Insidious Views” Are Stealing Our Constitution

By Publius Huldah Q: How are amendments to the federal Constitution made? A: Article V of our Constitution provides two method of amending the Constitution: 1. Congress proposes amendments and presents them to the States for ratification; or 2. When 2/3 of the States apply for it, Congress calls a convention to propose amendments. Q: […]