Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
[Editor: Please, if this article interests you, do some research of your own on this and then contact you legislators. AFA takes no position on whether this is an accurate interpretation of the Compact for America. At the same time, we believe we have a Congress that is very capable of doing just this and a legislature capable of doing it, too. Remember National Popular Vote where 75% of our legislators actually sponsored that bill? Overall, we don't like Compacts. They always seem to be pushed by those with hidden agendas to enrich themselves and usually harm the people. Or so it seems to us.]
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 which are bad.
What if someone found a way to circumvent this pesky public discussion, and get an amendment ratified before The People found about it? And even before the state legislators who ratified it found out what they had done? And what if this amendment delegated massive new taxing powers to Congress?
Such a scheme has been developed by Compact for America (CFA). They present their already prepared compact legislation to state legislators as a “balanced budget amendment”; and urge them to get it passed by their state legislature.
The provisions which authorize Congress to impose the new taxes, and which provide for pre-ratification of the new taxes amendment, are buried in some 15 pages of single-spaced excruciatingly convoluted and boring writing. Rare is the legislator who has the time to wade through the verbiage and figure out what it says. 1
Once three fourths of the States have passed CFA’s compact legislation, the new taxes amendment is thereby ratified.
So that’s how an amendment to our Constitution which delegates massive new taxing powers to Congress can be ratified before The People know what has been done to them; and before the state legislators who did it find out what they have done to the American People.
The scheme has already been passed by state legislators in Alaska, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Dakota; has been filed in Missouri as SB 13; and is now pending in Arizona (HB 2226), where it passed the House on February 9, 2017, 2 and is now before the Senate.
Let’s look at the particulars of the compact legislation.
These things are only on a very rare occasion a good thing. Most often they are an end around a constitutional road block to something the Congress knows better than to pass. Like the National Popular Vote which would put the entire country at the order of the three most populist states wether we like it or not. There would be only local elections and state representation of congress where we could make a difference and those with the most illegal aliens voting would choose the President every time, no reason to participate at all for Arizona or the smaller states in a presidential election if it were to succeed.
Let's face it the framers of the Constitution faced this in their time and dealt with it most appropriately in the Constitution. Having studied the document and it's creation I believe it is divinely inspired. If something needs changing the way to do it is a Constitutional Amendment according to the document. I will not support any end around on the Constitution avoiding the protections it provides functionally and spiritually. Face facts folks many of the people we elect to the state house will never read the text of what they are voting for, the deciding factor is someone put in in front of them with a donation for $500 to their campaign in many cases. Soros operatives are famous for this kind of legislation push, we know where he is coming from and have heard the names of some of his minions here locally. Let's not participate in these schemes to undermine our Constitutional safe guards.