Category Archives: Article V Convention

More Article V Resources

Here are some more resources and commentary to  better understand and present the Article V process.

A Video Introduction: Article V Convention process (3 min.)

From the Article V Convention of States site:
Tom Lindsay:
Thomas Sowell on the Constitution & an Article V Convention:

NOW is the TIME
for an Article V
Convention of States!

Gov. Greg Abbott's Convention of States Petition
Click on Image to Sign Petition!
The Texas Plan
Straight No Chaser
Videos
Podcasts

Why We MUST NOT Fear an Article V CoS

by Robin Lennon

Those who fear an Article V Convention of States either don’t comprehend the severity of our government’s brokenness, mistakenly confuse an Article V Convention of States (COS) for what they call a con-con (Constitutional Convention), and/or give an inordinate amount of weight to Justice Warren Burger’s opposition to an Article V Convention.

Gov. Abbott brilliantly describes the brokenness of Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Supreme Court in his book, Broken But Unbowed and in the videos that can be seen here.

As for confusing a COS with a constitutional convention, if you reread Article V, you will see that both conventions authorized by Article V are for the purpose of “proposing amendments.” NEITHER ONE authorizes an open convention to replace the Constitution.

Since only 13 (1/4 of the) States can block ratification of any or all amendment(s) and we currently have 30+ Republican-led States, NOW IS THE TIME TO USE THIS CONSTITUTIONAL TOOL TO RESTORE THE RULE OF LAW AS INTENDED BY OUR FOUNDERS!

As for giving credence to Justice Warren Burger’s “fears” of an Article V Convention:

Warren Burger Had a Dog in the Hunt!
Justice Warren Burger's Opposition to an Article V COS: He Had a Dog in the Hunt!

If I were an activist judge who led the Supreme Court in abrogating the States’ authorities to determine whether or not to permit the willful abortion of unborn Americans, I too would write to stop the States from overturning SCOTUS’ poorly decided and clearly unconstitutional decision.

Besides, as a Constitutionalist, I believe that one Antonin Scalia opinion on the validity and relative safety of an Article V Convention of States more than outweighs 3 of activist Warren Burger’s letters!

Texas Public Policy Foundation addresses favors Gov. Abbott’s Texas Plan and discusses some of these mistaken arguments against it in their June 2016 Veritas newsletter. Click here for Excerpt.

Join with us in supporting Gov. Greg Abbott, to call an Article V Convention of States so we never have to tell our children or grandchildren…

Freedom was lost on our watch because we were AFRAID to do anything about it.

NOW is the TIME
for an Article V
Convention of States!

Gov. Greg Abbott's Convention of States Petition
Click on Image to Sign Petition!
The Texas Plan
Straight No Chaser
Videos
Podcasts
NEXT:  MORE Article V Convention of States Resources

Will 38 States Ratify the Amendments?

Yes, They Will!


Read the Difference ONE MAN Can Make:

THE TELLING TALE OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH AMENDMENT
by JOHN W. DEAN,  Friday, Sep. 27, 2002
 

If Gregory Watson could get the 27th Amendment ratified on his own, read about Greg Abbott and all of the challenges he has overcome and all he has accomplished in his book, Broken But Unbowed. If anyone could do this alone, it would be Greg Abbott, BUT…

He is travelling the State of Texas and is recruiting Texans who understand how broken all THREE branches of our Federal government are, asking us to:

STAND WITH GOV.  GREG  ABBOTT
and  use the tool
OUR FOUNDERS
Gave Us  to Restore
the RULE OF LAW!

NOW is the TIME
for an Article V
Convention of States!

Gov. Greg Abbott's Convention of States Petition
Click on Image to Sign Now!
The Texas Plan
Straight No Chaser
Videos
Podcasts

NEXT:  Why We MUST NOT FEAR an Article V Convention of the States?

Gov. Greg Abbott Presents the Texas Plan-Old

Gov. Greg Abbott Presents the Texas Plan
to Restore the Rule of Law:


Our Republic is foundering. As Texas Governor Greg Abbott states in the following clip of his presentation of the Texas Plan to Restore the Rule of Law:

The Federal Government has sailed far from its Constitutional moorings. The question is ‘What are we going to do about it.’    (~ snip)

Franklin knew if the three branches of government strayed, there was a fourth group to rein them in, and they identified that fourth group in the first three words of the United States Constitution that says, ‘WE the PEOPLE.’

(Excerpt of speech, presentation of the Texas Plan; 25 min.)

Click here to Read / Download the Texas Plan to Restore the Rule of Law

Gov. Abbott & Peter Robinson Discuss the Texas Plan In-Depth

(42 min.)

NOW is the TIME
for an Article V
Convention of States!

Gov. Greg Abbott Convention of States Petition
Click on Image to Sign Petition!
The Texas Plan
Straight No Chaser
Videos
Podcasts
NEXT:  Will 38 States EVER Ratify the Amendments? 

Reflections on Our Government & the Texas Plan

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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

Texas Plan Introduction-old

Gov. Abbott’s Book, Broken But Unbowed
VIDEO: Why We Need the Texas PlanClick on image to read Texas Plan.

The Time for the
Texas Plan is Now!

Presidents have failed us.
Congress has failed us.
The Supreme Court has failed us.

What are we going to do about it?
Click on image to buy "Broken But Unbowed by Gov. Greg Abbott
Click on image to buy
“Broken But Unbowed” by Gov. Greg Abbott

Mark Levin with Gov. Greg Abbott on Broken But Unbowed

(Mark Levin interviews Gov. Abbott: 5/26/16), 18 min.

NOW is the TIME
for an Article V
Convention of States!

Gov. Greg Abbott's Convention of States Petition
Click on Image to Sign Petition!
Resources

Why We Need the Texas Plan

(Excerpt: 1/8/16, TPPF Policy Orientation Keynote), 5 min.

NEXT:  What Is an Article V Convention of the States?