Calling a Convention of States

Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. shouldn’t be allowed to make sweeping decisions that impact millions of Americans. But right now, they do.

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Why Call a Convention of States?

Simple: to bring power back to the states and the people, where it belongs.

Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. shouldn’t be allowed to make sweeping decisions that impact millions of Americans. But right now, they do. So it all boils down to one question: Who do you think should decide what’s best for you and your family? You, or the feds? We’d vote for the American people every single time.

What’s a  Convention of States Anyway?

Article V of the U.S. Constitution gives states the power to call a Convention of States to propose amendments. It takes 34 states to call the convention and 38 to ratify any amendments that are proposed. This convention would only allow the states to discuss amendments that, “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and place term limits on federal officials.”

Fifteen states have already passed the Convention of States (COS) resolution. Another eight states have already passed it one chamber.

Here’s Texas Governor Abbott describing what it takes to pass Convention of States

What I’d love to see is an amendment requiring that all voters be citizens, that they be registered, that they show valid I.D., and that all voting to be accomplished in person (except under very carefully spelled out extenuating circumstances).
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If you are a U.S. citizen and would like to sign the petition, you can do so here:
https://conventionofstates.com/

 


17 thoughts on “Calling a Convention of States”

  1. In addition to the voting rules already mentioned above, I would also like to see either No Consecutive Terms or Term Limits. The no consecutive terms would prevent the office holder from campaigning while he/she should be working. Additionally there should be a line-item veto to prevent a Bill from being stuffed with extraneous items which ride along with some essential action.

    • Agree Paul. There should be a line item veto for all the erroneous things Congress puts in Bills these days but I’m not sure that line item veto could be discussed at the COS Convention because I am not sure it fits the subject matter in our application. All discussions for Amendments has to be germane to the subject matter in our COS application or Congress would surely disband the convention. Application includes 1. Term Limits for ALL Federal Officials 2. Fiscal Restraint on Federal Govt. 3. Limit the Jurisdiction of the Federal Govt.
      Only Amendment items related to these 3 subjects are allowable at the Convention.

    • I’ve never been a believer in term limits because the candidate that any district should be chosen by the district, as it is. Yes, it is abused, but I see no reason that Texas or Maryland or Maine or whoever should tell the people in a congressional district in another state who they can or who they can not vote for. The ballot box IS term limits if the candidate is not meeting the needs of their district.

      As for no consecutive terms, I see no need for that either. Legislating is NOT a full time job. There is no reason that candidates can’t campaign for re-elections. The best way to deal with the issue of campaigning versus legislating is limit the time and money able to spent for campaigning, and stopping the advertising of PACs and other 3rd party interest groups. If campaigning was limited to, say, the first of September through the end of October, that should work for everyone, including those of us that have to put up with the telemarketers and campaign helpers.

      I see no need for a line item veto. Why? because bills should be single purpose, not all encompassing. That is why they have staffs, to do the work at breaking down bills to single purpose bills. So what if the President gets writer’s cramps from signing hundreds of bills? They can pass into law without his signature any way.

      At least every person that wants to, can see what is in a bill. And the bill has to sunset any bill that precedes it, not just strike out words and write in new ones. Each bill should be clean and stand alone. Supreme court can then do a proper job of reviewing legislation – keep them busy and get some use out of them, other than sticking their noses into things that do not concern the federal supreme court. It would have nice, of course, if they had accepted the cases that ARE relevant.

      KISS. that is the way to bring government back under control, not by kicking good people out of office because they have been there for a term or two. Ever since the illegal Supreme Court decision on “One man, one vote,” which had nothing to do with federal law and everything to do with State’s rights, “City Boss” mentality has taken over government – the greater the fog, they happier they are. Force transparency, and end the ability to hide bullshit in bills that doesn’t relate to it.

  2. A Constitutional Convention would be a poor idea today, look at the last 4 years and who OWNS the media. Look at the last election!
    By the time the convention was finished the America I grew up with would be gone and the new Constitution would be the law.

    • First, a Constitutional Convention is NOT the same as a Convention of the States. A Constitutional Convention is to rewrite the Constitution or parts of the Constitution. A Convention of the States is only to propose Amendments to be added to the Constitution. Your fear is not warranted for the pure fact that it has many checks and balances. For example, it takes 68 committees to pass to move forward and 68 State Legislatures to pass before ever getting a Call for a Convention. The next check and balance is it takes 26 States to agree on any Amendments before those Amendment can be proposed to the States for ratification. The final check and balance is it takes 38 States (which is 72 State Legislatures – not to mention 72 State Legislative committees) to ratify any Amendments before the Amendment is added to the Constitution. It is highly unlikely that any erroneous Amendment would be passed. Think of it this way. It only takes 13 States to say No and the Amendment dies with 30 State having a Republican majority, what are the chances that an erroneous Amendment would pass?

  3. Professor Felix:
    I read your page almost every day. And I remember when I first heard you. On an broadcast of “Art Bell Coast to Coast.” I agree with everything you say. There is no Global Warming.
    I do not have an position with reference to your proposition that the States ought to convene an “Constitutional Convention.” However, I do believe that your assertion that all voters must be “United States Citizens” is critically in error.
    The term “United States Citizen” implies that “citizenship” in the United States is national and not local. It was never the intention of those who founded the American Republic that citizenship should be national. National Citizenship reduces the person to the status of an asset of the national government in Washingtion.
    Citizenship was intended to be citizenship at the state level. One was an citizen of the State of New York. And an American. One was an citizen of the State of Pennsylvania. And an American. To re-define citrizenship in America as “National” Citizenship would effectively subordinate the States (which are, or were, Sovereign), to the federal regime in Washington. And would reduce free Americans to the status of chattel of the federal regime.
    Restoring State Sovereignty, which has been eroded and cop-opted by the federal regime for approximately the last 100 years, would be an far more effective method of resolving the catastrophe of non – stop, non – European Third World “Immigration” into the United States.

    Sincerely Yours.

    Dermot Anthony David Kyne,

    Montréal, Québec,

    March 17th, 2021

    dadk/1pg., etc.,

    • Wow! That was a long time ago. My first interview with Art Bell took place in 1997. As to requiring citizenship at the state level, mea culpa, I agree with you.

  4. definitely the way to go re votes
    especially as thousands are invading from down sth again
    and bidets mob are doing sfa to stop em
    aussie states are autonomous re most rules regs etc but they get together in fed parliament for the big plans n schemes and argue it out

  5. Signed but then found out Utah has already passed it and is on board. So my petition to my state legislators is a waste. But good for Utah!!

    • Your petition is never a waste. It gets delivered to your State Legislator so they know their constituents still support COS. The reason it is good to stay on top of the States Legislation in this matter even after your State passed is because there are several organizations out there that are trying to get our Resolution rescinded in the passed States. We have to be vigilant and stay in contact with our Representatives. New people are elected ever 2 years and there is always the threat of rescinding our Resolution.

  6. I agree with Rob. A Convention of States is a BAD IDEA. It will taken over by the same bureaucrats that run the show now and it will be turned into a GRAND CIRCUS. There are too many elected officials that can’t be trusted. This is what they want. This is their way of legally destroying America forever. A presidential election was just stolen. Don’t think for a second that can’t take over a Convention of States. I heard on a talk show at least 10 years ago, that if their ever was a Convention of States, it would be turned into a Grand Circus.

  7. think about “Runaway Juries” and then think what could happen with a “Runway Convention”. After rigging an election the Powers That Be would love a Convention.

  8. Here is a poetic brief on why the problems facing the US of A are almost insurmountable without taking up arms:

    PAPER TIGER
    With soil drinking too much blood.
    Many thrilled with end of fight.
    Founders arose from the mud.
    Creating new in the light.
    New freedom shouted loudly.
    From the ink of every word.
    We conclude very soundly.
    First century ever heard.
    There were offers to protect.
    Our unalienable rights.
    It was easy to neglect.
    How to keep this in our sights.
    Then brother fought his brother.
    A truly, very sad day.
    The cry of every mother,
    “It doesn’t have to be this way.”
    Those people must be hated.
    Continuing war now see.
    It was rarely debated.
    How they’re harming you and me.
    We the people fell asleep.
    A new putrid stench arose.
    For some, difficult to keep.
    Smell of tyrants from the nose.
    Our liberties they’re stealing.
    Eyes wide open, clearly seen.
    Little hope sent us reeling.
    Nationwide the daily mean.
    Stolen with lies they tangle.
    Our autonomy decerped.
    Pandemics joined the mangle.
    More guarantees now usurped.
    Future draws this conclusion.
    History for a writer.
    The U. S. Constitution,
    It’s just a Paper Tiger.
    By: Kevin Reynolds. 04/06/2020

    The federal government has violated the US Constitution almost since the day the ink was dry on the paper. There is no punitive provision in any of the 51 Constitutions in the US. Not one “chief executive” has ever gone to jail for violating any state Constitution or the US Constitution. Look what all the 50 state “chief executives” got away with the past year. Yeah, some did less than others. And the ones that did less from the state level, closed their eyes as the counties and cities practiced their form of tyranny. Not one “chief executive” involved in all the frauds of the past year will be in any way punished. Slapped on the wrist, maybe. Probably not. Time to move the soapbox.

  9. I used to support a Convention of the States, but not anymore. All that will do is codify the zionist/bolshevik control over the USA.
    Secession with fascist governments is the only path forward.
    Before y’all get your panties in a wad over the word fascism, fascism is the antithesis of zionism and bolshevism, which is why anyone who isn’t along for the b/z agenda is “derided” as a fascist.
    Zionism is religious communism. Bolshevism is non-religious communism, both a “chosenite” ideologies.

  10. A “Convention of States” , or a “Constitutional Convention” (pick one) should address the following:

    1) Only Gold can be money (and the legal means of exchange)

    2) A National Language

    3) Recognition that one can only be a Citizen of a State, not the “United States”, and a clear understanding of what “America” is vs. “The United States”.

    4) Abolish the Private Federal Reserve Corporation

    5) Only a Citizen can vote, and Photo and ID-Finger Prints required at in-person voting (If Disney can do this, then so can we).

    6) Only Citizens can own land in the United States.

    7) The “Federal Government” has no authority over Gun Ownership. The States do.

    8) The Federal Government has no authority over “Same Sex Marriage”, “Abortion”, Education standards, Housing, State Zoning Laws, etc., (Things like this are decided by the States).

    9) States can arrest and evict and imprison any Non-Citizens who are illegally in that State.

    10) Private Property includes Deed Restrictions and Restrictive Covenants. There shall be no laws restricting Freedom of Association.

    11) The Federal Government shall make no law respecting Race.

    Just some simple ideas to stop the insane nonsense.

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