Convention of the States

This group is for discussion of the Convention of the States, Article V of the Constitution, advanced in the Mark Levin book, The Liberty Amendment.

Recommended reading, but not easy reading.  This concept is very thoughtfully presented and it makes clear that it is up to we, the people, to bring America back to her founding principles.  This is a good way to get that under way.


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Citizens for Self Governance

YOU can help in forming a Convention of States

Ultimately, the success of the Article V depends on the citizens of the United States.  Volunteers will be the engine that drives this project.  If Americans are willing to sacrifice their time and energy, there is still time to halt the tyrannical abuses of the federal government. 

Interested individuals are encouraged to join our growing grassroots movement by signing up on the Take Action page. There, individuals can pledge to contact their legislators and will be notified when important volunteer opportunities arise. These opportunities include: 

  1. Volunteering to contact your legislators to support a Convention of the States

  2. Volunteering to attend a legislative hearing to support a Convention of the States

  3. Agreeing to volunteer for the next campaign for a legislator/candidate who supports a Convention of the States

  4. Donating to candidates/legislators who support a Convention of the States

  5. Donating to CSG to support this project


Click this attachment to get a printable copy of this plan.  Feel free to save to your computer.  CSG-How-You-Can-Help-2009-04-2013.doc

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Discussion Forum

UPHOLDING THE RULE OF LAW - Could Justice Scalia be wrong?

Started by Arizona Freedom Alliance. Last reply by Patricia Gillenwater Nov 24, 2019. 6 Replies

We must stand up for the Rule of Law, for our citizens and our Republic. SB1070 was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. If federal, state and local officials do not uphold the law, they are complicit…Continue

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38 Officials Cited For Violations in Hillary Clinton Email Probe

Started by Mrs.Tif Morgan. Last reply by Eric Barnes Oct 27, 2019. 6 Replies

 The State Department has completed its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of private email and found violations by 38 officials. The State Department determined that…Continue

Synagogue in Halle Germany video@ Bitchute: On Strike Until I find Out What She Said

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On strike yes I am, on strike, until I find out what she said, ready to burn a bra in public, On strike, On strike, On strike, Internet Protest.…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by jfreden on September 23, 2013 at 8:11pm

@ pat - I mentioned Diane because of the previous comment about the Petition to Redress; I liked what I read; plan to continue to learn.  FEAR - perhaps but it is fear of not getting elected - that is what they care about-not what is right for America.

Comment by Karen Gevaert on September 23, 2013 at 8:15pm

Pat J your comments disturb me!!  You say Diane Douglas is not qualified?  She is educated and has served as school board president---what have you done?  "People who live in glass houses," etc.

Comment by Ron Harders on September 23, 2013 at 9:05pm

Mr. Huppenthal, I might remind you all has sold AZ kids down the river with his undying acceptance of Common Core. Too many education cronies are part of that department and I think Diane is the correct person to clean it up.


Comment by Jan Fielder-Smith on September 23, 2013 at 10:58pm

I like reading this site because conservative people can express their opinions without getting bashed up.  That was the rule explained to me when I joined.  So I think it is not observing those rules, which seem reasonable to me, with the comments made to Pat about "glass houses, etc."  I for one hope this does not become a trend as so often happens on other sites.

And about the part about Diane Douglas was School Board President.  Perhaps you are not aware that in the Peoria School District, the job of president rotates so if you stay on that board for two terms, you are going to rotate into that job.  Maybe twice or more because some members may not want to be president when their rotation comes up.  Just because someone doesn't like Huppenthal, who would(?), doesn't mean they have to like the person running against him any better.  Sometimes, there are no good choices.

Comment by Arizona Freedom Alliance on September 24, 2013 at 7:13am

OK, kids, play nice.  Everyone is entitled to have their own opinion and the rest of us don't need to be insulting, please.  That is the principle difference between this site and other sites where members are welcome to blog.  Please refer to the rules of the game posted in the left column on the Home Page under the flag. Let's remember who the enemy is.  Candidates, elected officials are not the enemy but they are fair game.  The progressives are the enemy.

OK?  Great.  We got that settled.

Also, the discussion about candidates does not belong on this page.  We have Watching the Elections for comments about candidates.  Thanks.

Comment by Pat J on September 24, 2013 at 8:57am

@Karen: I will post my reply to you on the proper page, the Elections page, if you care to read it.  Thank you.

Comment by Bruce M Piepho on September 25, 2013 at 7:20am

We have a republic, if we can keep it.  "If you want an effective, professional, step by step method of taking back your country, this is the way to do it.  They will teach you how to stop wasting your time and energy on doing the wrong things.  You will become a powerful, respected agent for change."  Anita Christy, GilbertWatch

go to and watch a 6 minute video introduction.

Comment by Joshua W. Carden on November 19, 2013 at 12:30pm
Jan F - if you have any questions about why an Article V convention is not the same as a "ConCon" I'd be happy to try to help answer those. I'm working as the Coalitions Director for the Convention of States Project. I'm also an attorney with a background in constitutional litigation. In short, an Article V convention is limited by the actual text of Article V to proposing amendments. Once amendments are proposed the states then must ratify them before they take effect. This is the primary safeguard - and the reason why I don't believe John Birch Soc. and Eagle Forum are correct to fear this process.
Comment by Jan Fielder-Smith on November 19, 2013 at 9:34pm

@Joshua: I hope you will publish your findings and activities on the Discussion section so that we will all get a notice of the post.  And you can put more specific information.  That would be very instructive.  Thank you.

Comment by jfreden on November 19, 2013 at 10:07pm

Consider nullification as perhaps a safer quicker solution.  The 10th and 17th conflict. The states have no representative w/passage of the 17th, yet the 10th still stands, and is part of the original Constitution/Bill of Rights.  Taking control away from senators who report to no the legislature the power to recall a senator who does not represent the state's interests....Not my original thought - give credit elsewhere...but it makes sense.


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