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The Original First Amendment

o-FOURTH-AMENDMENT-POLL-facebook You know the First Amendment, right? It's the one about free speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of religion, right? Nope. I am talking about the First Amendment. That is, the original First Amendment. And it was not about these freedoms—vital as they are—but rather about adequate representation in Congress. A primary concern among some of the framers was that […]

John Birch Society’s Art Thompson Speaks on the Dangers of a Con Con

Washington_Constitutional_Convention_1787-700x357 There is a growing movement among limited-government activists who believe that a Constitutional Convention could solve a lot of America's balanced budget problems. Many writers for BenSwann.com have been critical of a Constitutional Convention (Con Con) in the past (see here and here), but the movement has evolved from theory into a growing movement. Many bills for […]

Refuting Continuing Article V Convention Lies

article-v-vid Anyone who has followed my blog probably knows by now that I don't tolerate liars.  So when I see the public getting snookered by lies, it makes me angry.  This particular subject, the Article V Convention, being promoted now in our state legislatures, is such a smoke screen of disinformation (read lies) by various groups […]

Mark Levin and Other Promoters of an Article V Convention

Mark.Levin_ .....are flat out liars.  This is the only determination one can conclude when looking at their advertisements and marketing schemes and presentations....the only reasonable deduction you can make when listening to Michael Farris', Mark Levin's, Mark Meckler's, and other promoters' presentations on the Convention of States Project.  I know of no other way to put […]

Ted Cruz & the Qualifications for President of the United States

ted+cruz6 With his declaration of candidacy for President, Senator Ted Cruz has unfortunately launched the Republican Party into the same realm of lawlessness traversed by the Democratic Party when its delegates nominated Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Neither man is eligible to be President based upon the qualifications listed in the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution […]