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The Article V Convention of States is gaining traction all over the country. How do you feel about the Convention of States?

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Carole Allen
1 year ago

Would still be growing national govt. Don’t need more govt. Is too big now

L Helton
1 year ago

I like the idea , however, what if we get a bunch of leftist making the changes? Is that possible

Mel Pinney
1 year ago

My heartfelt thanks goes to AMAC for publishing such an excellent article on COS. You certainly won’t see the “drive by media” mentioning it, at least not in a positive light!

Dennis Bummper
1 year ago

The Deep State includes Republicans as well as Democrats. Democrats already hold at least 20 state houses as we speak. 30 states (meaning there are Republican houses included) have either passed or are pending unconstitutional red flag laws! That means only 8 more will be needed to gut the 2A. The first item that will be subject to compromise and debate will be the 2A! Without the 2A, government tyranny will prevail. Leave the Constitution alone. It is perfect as it is. If you want term limits, start an amendment. Same number of votes without the risks.

Anita
1 year ago

I am 72 and waiting impatiently for enough states to pass the resolution. I am hoping to still be alive when new amendments will be ratified to rein in the federal government.

Anita
1 year ago

I am 72, waiting for enough states to approve the resolution and hope that I will still be alive to see new amendments ratified that will rein in our federal government.

JAMES SESAME
1 year ago

Things have already long ago gone way to far into federal bureaucratic & congressional usurpation of states powers, unlimited terms for officials & in Congress and fiscal irresponsibility gone mad. The Convention of States is constitutional & perfectly safe, & opposed only by liberals & far leftist & other deep state reptilians who have everything to lose & nothing to gain by it.

Fred Dana
1 year ago
Reply to  JAMES SESAME

I’m a conservative and don’t want to see a convention of states. There is no way to be sure that our constitution won’t be be seriously altered for the worse or even tossed out. I know many conservatives that agree. The last time we had a convention of states they threw the old one out. Those folks (Madison, Hamilton, and others) produced a much better one. But I shudder to think what would happen this time. We don’t have any Madisons, Jeffersons, Hamiltons, or Adams around this time. Instead it would be the work of these great statesmen that could be replaced or altered. These are not liberal talking points.

Nancy Gonsowski
1 year ago

I believe a lot can be gained by “We the people” trying to adjust the things that we have all hoped for. Term limits for the house and senate for one. That may solve a lot of problems that we face over and over. Also I’ve not heard of any job where the employees can dictate their salary and the allotment of the expenses they are allowed each and every year. The waste in Washington alone is staggering. Another thing is the lobby force in Washington DC. That was supposed to be fixed a long time ago and as usual it didn’t last long.
Immigration of course is a big one as well as the fact that foreign mothers come here simply to have their child so he or she can be an American citizen and become ” an anchor baby” is another main problem. We have laws and they should be obeyed. Everywhere, on the Federal and State level. There are others that don’t come to mind now but there are a lot of good things that can be done. If not by a Convention then they should be addressed in Washington and we all must write call and insist that these things be fixed.

Dennis Bummper
1 year ago

Further on term limits, what makes you think a lame duck politician will not go full-out corruption at the end, knowing they will not have to answer to the voters? With term limits, they will go out in bunches. The temptation for corruption without accountability will be too great. I am opposed to term limits and further opposed to a COS, which by nature is too broad in scope and dangerous to the Republic.

Dennis Bummper
1 year ago

I agree there should be limits if a convention occurs. Be “careful what you wish for” is correct. It may turn out to be a Pandora’s box or a trojan horse if driven by the left. The problem is not the Constitution, it’s the lack of adherence to it as it already stands. What makes you think it will be honestly followed with the amendments and rewrites of a convention, when it is not being followed now? I believe the framer’s had divine guidance and it cannot be any better written than it is today. As for term limits, I think they are self-defeating where good people are concerned. The solution already exists: If a politician is bad, vote them out!

James Sesame
1 year ago
Reply to  Dennis Bummper

I agree with you up to where you say the deep state endorses the COS. The Nov-Dec2019 AMAC magazine article states exactly the opposite of what you say: the deep state opposes COS. What do you say ?

Dennis Bummper
1 year ago
Reply to  James Sesame

The Deep State includes Republicans as well as Democrats. Democrats already hold at least 20 state houses as we speak. 30 states (meaning there are Republican houses included) have either passed or are pending unconstitutional red flag laws! That means only 8 more will be needed to gut the 2A. The first item that will be subject to compromise and debate will be the 2A! Without the 2A, government tyranny will prevail. Leave the Constitution alone. It is perfect as it is. If you want term limits, start an amendment. Same number of votes without the risks.

Jean Curiotto
1 year ago

Would like to see discussion on vaccines

James Sesame
1 year ago
Reply to  Jean Curiotto

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Anything by Suzanne Humphries, MD .
Like
DISEASE, VACCINES & THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY.

SEEK FIRST
1 year ago

ARTICLE VI, TO FOLLOW THE EXISTING CONSTITUTION IS THE SOLUTION NOT ARTICLE V. IF ONLY A HANDFUL OF CONGRESSMAN EVEN FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION NOW, WHAT MAKES ANYONE THING THEY WILL FOLLOW WHATEVER COMES OUT OF AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION. THE CONVENTION OF THE STATES IS SUPPORTED HEAVILY BY THE DEEP STATE AND THEIR MONEY!

SEARCH ‘VOTING FREEDOM INDEX’ AND SEE HOW PATHETICALLY OUR REPRESENTATIVES FOLLOW THE CURRENT CONSTITUTION.

John
1 year ago

We need term limits on congress and the courts desperately. Implementing it yesterday would not be soon enough. Mark Levin’s book The Liberty Amendments is a brilliant book about just what needs to be done to help save our country. Read it!

Roy Jones
1 year ago

If we don’t get term limits enacted, the Democrats will just keep electing dinosaurs like Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Chuck Schumer. Just saying the ballot box gives us term limits is disingenuous at best: people in conservative states can’t vote in New York or California, and the voters in NY and CA will keep electing their entrenched liberals long after they are dead. (There are a few Republicans who need to be put out to pasture, too; but incumbents always have an advantage.) A Convention of States is the necessary first step toward term limits.

Anna Petrocelli
1 year ago

I also just read the article, and I am even more scared than before. I do not trust the Left or any others who think their agenda is more important than the others. I worry about this country that some day we will have a revolution with the way we are going giving permission to question The Constitution………

John Karkalis
1 year ago

Our wise founders would not have allowed for a “Convention of States ” under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution if they feared a “runaway convention “.
I trust the wisdom of Madison, Hamilton, Adam’s, et al more so than that of the contemporary denizens within the beltway.

Fred Dana
1 year ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

Yes, We can trust Madison, Hamilton and Adam’s, but they are no longer around. The last time there was a convention of states, they completely threw out the constitution of sorts that they had (Articles of Confederation) and made a brand new constitution which we have today. Madison, Hamilton, and others put together an awesome code of government.

Today, if we have convention of states, our constitution could be tossed or altered beyond recognition. Do we have people today that you could trust to only make the correct changes? I don’t think so. Who would end up controlling the convention? Amendments can be made without having a convention of the states. Somehow, there has to be a way to restrict the process to the desired items (term limits, etc) that need to be changed.

Gregory Diamond
1 year ago

Abraham Lincoln said, “You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time”. That said, it takes both chambers of 34 state legislatures to call for a convention; then, both chambers of 38 states to ratify. In our wildest fears, how could there ever be a runaway convention? At best, that position is sincere ignorance or worst, sincere conniving. During the 2016 presidential election, then candidate Trump said to the black communities, “what have you got to lose?” and three years later, we have record unemployment for all ethnic minorities! Our federal branches of government are so broken, partisan, and unresponsive to “we the people”, what have we got to lose? If not now, then when; if not us, then who? Our founding fathers gave us this Article V Convention of States for such a time as this!

Jan
1 year ago

Gregory, you boiled this down to a very clear explanation. Thanks

James Sesame
1 year ago

Please note it is record LOW unemployment across the board for all, especially women & minorities!!! Otherwise fine.

Lighthorse6742
1 year ago

Those elected are not even doing their ‘part-time’ job. So why leave them to continue to live off the Washington D.C. sugar tit!

Emily Cooper
1 year ago

I just read the article in your magazine and after watching the debacle of impeachment feel we now need to help drain the swamp in DC. Mr trump needs our help!

Joyce
1 year ago
Reply to  Emily Cooper

Yes, but please do not fall for this Convention of States idea.

James Sesame
1 year ago
Reply to  Joyce

Details please? Did you read the AMAC article of Nov-Dec2019 p58?
Can you add any support for your anti COS stand other than liberal-leftist propaganda?

Marty
1 year ago

If our U.S. Congress continues to focus on its own political agendas (those House members, for example, who have been focusing all of their time and energy on impeachment) instead of serving the American people, then the American people need to either bypass Congress or replace them.

Joyce
1 year ago
Reply to  Marty

You do realize that this will dismantle our Constitution, eliminate the Electoral College, and who knows what other harmful things it will put in place. The way you get rid of the situation we all find disgusting at this time is in Nov at the ballot box.
Our forefathers were very aware of the tyranny that happens when too much power is in the hands of a political party that has no respect for us or the Constitution. Personally, I’m almost shocked that people over the age of 50 are falling for the feel good Convention of States without realizing the consequences. Your power is your vote starting with your own State elections. Look what has happened to Va, our border, letting the UN dictate laws we should obey.
Be very careful because what you wish for with this Convention may not be what you get. Power corrupts.

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