Thanks for your note, Eduard. I'm fully committted to the Art. V - COS movement as indicated by my correspondence below with Jeff Utsch of the Compact for America organization, which favors a COS limited to the BBA. I attended their Liberty Amendment dinner in Tucson a couple of weeks ago and am meeting with Jeff next week.
I'm all-in and hope you'll let me know how we can work together.
Yours for Liberty and constitutionally limited government!
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Quick question: are you affiliated with the Convention of States project, an initiative of Citizens for Self Governance? They appear to have an AZ Team which is hosting "town halls" with Michael Farris in the Phoenix area next weekend.
I'm looking for the best way to assist the Art. V - COS movement in our state, including getting a bill through the Legislature next year calling for the convening of the COS, and would appreciate your advice in this regard.
We appreciate your invitation to the Liberty Amendment Dinner and will hold the date and plan to join you.
I also appreciate and agree wholeheartedly with your excellent commentary in Townhall Magazine. I frequently expressed my support for an Art. V Convention of the States on the campaign trail based on my service in Congress when I (and John Kasich and almost all House Republicans) voted for the Balanced Budget Amendment as a key part of the Contract with America (http://www.gvpt.umd.edu/jgloekler/documents/contract.pdf) only to watch it lose by one vote shy of the requisite two-thirds majority in the Senate! As you note, the national debt has exploded since then (under both Republican and Democratic presidents and Congresses that have been controlled by each party). I'm convinced the Imperial Congress will never act to impose fiscal restraint or get our fiscal house in order, thus further jeopardizing the future of our kids and grandkids (and generations of taxpayers not yet born!).
You mention the incredible foresight of our founding fathers and the framers of the Constitution in providing for an alternative and more "populist" method for amending the Constitution which requires the same check and balance of ratification by three-fourths of the states. I'm convinced that an Article V Convention of the States to enact a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution is an idea
Thank you for your note. Have you contacted the State of Arizona about a convention in AZ regarding State's ability to go after the Fed's, etc., etc.. Arizona is a conservative state and usually open to things of this nature..
Hi Eduard, I actually have found the solution and that is the Center for Self Governance. http://www.tncsg.org/ Article 5, Balanced Budgert Amendment, Convention of States are still working from the outside. CSG works from the inside from the local, county and state levels which can be effected by the actions of a single person. It is not an over night solution but there is no such thing. The progressives have been working on this debauchery on the Constitution since the 1890's. We do have some Constitutional Congress critters and we have to support them., but we also need to educate our local officials. 2 pronged approached and works from the inside.
I also believe that the Article 5, BBA, Convention of States are important too because those projects are CONSTITUTIONAL. The fact that the States will be going at the Fed's from all angles just shows that the people are fed up and want their constitutional republic back. Congress and DC need to be put on notice that we, the people, are done and coming for them. We will do it Constitutionally....... for now.