Why We Must Support Gov. Abbott’s Texas Plan
by Robin H. Lennon
I watched Justice Antonin Scalia’s March 9, 2009 Conversation at Pepperdine University (https://youtu.be/2JLvz0FQRt8) yesterday.
The entire Conversation is worth watching, but I was struck by his response to a question near the end of the video. When asked how our Nation had arrived at the Imperial Presidency, Constitutionalist Scalia warned that defanging the Presidency would unleash the Congress. He added that if that occurred we’d better watch out because Congress’ excesses would basically make the Presidency’s over-reaches look like child’s play.
The Conversation took place in March of 2009, years prior to the recent Executive Edicts of President Obama. Yet, Justice Scalia’s words still resonate.
As angry as we have become with our elected legislators in Congress, they have been rendered toothless with a plurality, but not a veto-proof majority in the Senate and opposition in the White House. The horrors still to come should constitutionalists fail to sweep in 2017 boggle the mind. However, seeing the tenor of our times during this election cycle has made me fear our Right, too. The Establishment, of course, but angry, nihilist, My-Way-or-the-Highway conservatives as well.
I have watched as ‘conservative’ judges and sheriff candidates promised to follow, not the Law as legislated but rather their interpretation of the Constitution, running for important Judicial benches and law enforcement offices in Texas. It is NOT their role to legislate the Law!
To fix this mess we’ve allowed our once-great Nation to become requires the patience, dedication, and unswerving passion of each and every Citizen to right the course. We must move our government NOT to the Far Right with the collusion of activist judges on the Right, but by electing Constitutionalists who will remain balanced in the middle as our Founders intended and follow the Law. We need these Originalists to forward any legal yet unjust decisions to the People who will take the problematic laws up with our Legislators. We the People must work with our Legislators to amend, repeal, or replace the laws which cause our Courts of Law to render proper legal decisions rather than just ones.
Even should we elect a strong Liberty-minded constitutionalist to the Presidency in November, our Nation is in serious danger of collapse from the actions of those we elected to office. As Gov. Greg Abbott has stated often, the cracks in our government’s foundations need to be fixed, not just cosmetically covered-up. Polar swings with growing animosity are not the answer. We must strive for the Rule of Law under which ALL Americans are held equally under the Law rather than under a government permeated with “naked greed and misconceived philanthropy” as so ably discussed by Frederic Bastiat.
For that reason, I ask you to join me and countless other supporters behind Gov. Abbott’s Texas Plan to Restore the Rule of Law by calling a restricted Convention of States to pass the nine amendments proposed in the Texas Plan. These amendments contain measures that will restore the Balance of Power carefully crafted by our Founders as well as the Rule of Law vital to maintaining our Nation.
It is imperative to restore the Constitutional grounding of our Nation which has been destroyed by the loss of our American ideals: virtue, a firm mooring in Truth, and the unalienable value of the individual in our culture.
With forethought, diligence, and the Will needed to call an Article V Convention, given to us by a Founders as a remedy for our out-of-control government, the Texas Plan will help us restore the Liberty we once enjoyed in our Nation for our children’s and grandchildren’s sakes.
The choice is clear:
- Stand Up and Restore Freedom to our Nation or
- Explain to our children and grandchildren that Freedom Died in our lifetimes because we were afraid…
Are You a Leader among Leaders?
The Time Is Now!
Are your State Legislators Fully Supporting the Article V Convention?
Ask them if they’re members of the Convention of States Caucus?
Let’s do it!
For more information on the Texas Plan: http://makeaustinlisten.com/texas-plan
Thank you, Gov. Greg Abbott, for your expertise, diligence and leadership in the battle to Restore our Liberty!
Edited Sat., June 11,2016. Added videos and copy introducing them. rhl