Doesn't matter which name you use, it's all the same thing. It is an effort not to amend our Constitution, but to change it significantly, or to replace it entirely.
The authorization for amending or changing the Constitution of the United States is found in Article V of the US Constitution. It is very short. Only one sentence. In fact, only the first two lines of that sentence are important, because in them, the Founding Fathers gave us two distinct methods for changing the Constitution.
Method One: "The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution."
Method Two: ". . . or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments."
Should Congress act under the first option, only members of Congress participate. But, should Congress act under the second option, all Congress can do is call for a "convention," and then just sit and watch what happens. There is no provision for members of Congress to make up the body of such a convention.
The first method works fine. That is the way each of the current 27 amendments to the Constitution has been adopted. But nobody--not Mark Levin, not George Soros, not Mark Meckler, nobody--is calling for Method One. That ought to tell you something. They are all calling for Method Two, which has never been done since our current Constitution was adopted. Why? For a very good reason. Once a Constitutional Convention is called, it could be controlled by anybody, and you can bet it won't be anyone interested in maintaining the integrity of the current document.
Those calling for a Constitutional Convention have no plan to amend the current document, but to replace it entirely. How do I know? Because it is already planned, organized, and published, just waiting for the right opportunity to be implemented.
Three leftist radical groups have prepared totally new constitutions to present when such a convention is called: The Revolutionary Communist Party USA has its constitution, the Ford & Rockefeller foundations have their own "Constitution for the Newstates of America," and the George Soros funded "Constitution 2020" is offering a Marxist version. They are written, organized, published, and ready to go. Here is an excerpt from each.
1) A Constitution for the Newstates of America:
There shall be Newstates, each comprising no less than 5 percent of the whole population. Existing states may continue and may have the status of Newstates if the Boundary Commission, hereinafter provided, shall so decide.
Those who cannot contribute to productivity shall be entitled to a share of the national product, as determined by the Directors of the National Sharing Fund.
Political procedures shall be organized and supervised by Electoral Overseers who shall appoint deputies in each district and shall supervise the choice, in district and national conventions, of party administrators.
The possession of lethal weapons shall be confined to the police, members of the armed forces, and those licensed under law.
2) A Constitution For The New Socialist Republic In North America:
PREAMBLE: A socialist state which shall achieve, together with the revolutionary struggle throughout the world, the emancipation of humanity as a whole and the opening of a whole new epoch in human history–communism. In order to bring this new socialist state into being, it would be necessary to thoroughly defeat, dismantle and abolish the capitalist-imperialist state of the United States of America.
3) Constitution 2020
George Soros is bankrolling the Constitution 2020 movement. Other principals are Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein; his wife, Samantha Powers, our current Ambassador to the UN; and recently retired US Attorney General, Eric Holder.
Its provisions include:
- The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
- The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return that will give him and his family a decent living;
- The right of every family to a decent home;
- The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
- The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident and unemployment;
(I particularly like their idea of outlawing the fear of old age. That one was beginning to bother me.)
But you say that there is a Constitutional safeguard built into Article V which requires that whatever is proposed must be ratified by 3/4 of the states. No, not necessarily. Once the convention meets, they can change the ratification requirement, or eliminate it entirely. There would be no limit as to what they could do. That is why it has never been done before. And with all the left-wing radical influences we now have, this is certainly not the time to try it!
So where do we stand? Under Method 2, the legislatures of two thirds of the states (34) may request that Congress call such a Convention. Twenty-nine mostly liberal states have already signed on, so only five more are needed—or two more, depending upon who is doing the counting. The TN Senate has already voted to sign on, and implementation is awaiting House approval in the next General Assembly session.
It's just ignorance, that's all. This is a serious threat to the very basis of our Constitutional Republic form of government, and, unfortunately, most of us are not aware of the dangers involved. I do believe Representative Kevin Dunlap (D-43) is a patriot, and wants only the best for our nation. I do believe Mark Levin is a patriot. I listen to him every night. I just don't know where he is coming from, unless it is to promote his radio program and sell his new books.
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