George Soros’ goal is to destroy any sovereign nation- especially the U.S. He is the Rothschilds man-in-place to force all countries into a One World Gov’t- with them doing the governing. Anytime you find behind-the-scenes funding from Soros, you can bet it is being done to the detriment of the people. Many mistakenly think this call for an Article V Convention will assert more rights for the States. The truth is, the States will have NO say at all. What this proposed Convention DOES do is put the re-writing of our Constitution in the hands of Congress- alone. Can you trust Congress to do what is best for us all? Do you honestly think this Congress is capable of protecting your rights when, given this Convention, THEY re-write our Constitution? The Convention would instead give them the ultimate power-grab tool- and you bet you can then kiss your rights good-bye! This push for a Convention, as outlined in Article V, is VERY DANGEROUS. Here’s an important letter detailing what it involves: Dear Americans, I need your help. Powerful Leftists have joined forces with some misguided conservatives on the Right and together, they are promoting a national convention to revise the U.S. Constitution. Your most valued freedoms could be utterly destroyed. The most vocal Leftists, like Wolf Pac, Lawrence Lessig, and George Soros, want to rewrite and limit your First and Second Amendment rights. You can bet there will be anti-family, pro-abortion delegates to such a convention, seeking to enshrine their favored amendments in the Constitution, too. Even Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders came out in support of the idea. But sadly, attacks on the U.S. Constitution aren’t just coming from the extreme Left — they’re coming from all sides. Convention of States, a group that has gone to great lengths to smear and attack conservatives opposed to this idea, isn’t even pretending to want a convention “limited” to a single issue; rather, they want a convention that covers a wide array of issues. These groups boldly claim a series of amendments can put our country on a wiser path. But why would politicians uphold their oaths to a new Constitution if they are violating their oaths to the Constitution we have now? Is it worth the risk of losing our most cherished rights to find out if they will? I hope you’ll agree that the risk is too extreme and sign your petition opposing this terrible idea by clicking here. The authority for such a procedure is Article V of our Constitution, so they are calling their plan of action an Article V Convention. However, they are fooling themselves when they suggest that Article V creates a path to bypass Congress with a “convention of states.” In a convention setting, the U.S. Congress would have a major say in how the process will work. The only power the states have under Article V is the opportunity to submit an “application” (petition) asking Congress to call a convention. Hundreds of such applications have been submitted over the years, with widely different purposes and wording. Many applications were later rescinded, and some purport to make the application valid for only a particular amendment such as a federal balanced budget or congressional term limits. Article V states that Congress “shall” call a convention on the application of two-thirds of state legislatures, or thirty-four (34) of them. If Congress ever decides to act, Article V gives Congress exclusive power to issue the “Call” for a convention to propose “amendments” (plural). The “Call” is the governing document which determines all the basic rules such as where and when a convention will be held, who is eligible to be a delegate (will current office-holders be eligible?), how delegates will be apportioned, how expenses will be paid, and who will be the chairman. Article V also gives Congress the power to determine whether the three-fourths of the states required for ratification of amendments can ratify by the state legislature’s action or by state conventions. Do you trust the current U.S. Congress to determine the rules for how the Constitution will be rewritten? The most important question to which there is no answer is this: how will convention delegates be apportioned? Will each state have one vote (no matter how many delegates it sends), which was the rule in the 1787 Philadelphia convention? Or will the convention be apportioned according to population (like Congress or the Electoral College)? Nothing in Article V gives the states any power to make this fundamental decision. If Congress decides apportionment will be determined by population, more populous states will control the outcome. Do you want California or New York deciding how the U.S. Constitution should read? Article V doesn’t give any power to the states to propose actual constitutional amendments, or to decide which amendments will be considered by the convention. Now imagine Democratic and Republican conventions meeting in the same hall and trying to agree on constitutional changes. Imagine the gridlock in drafting a constitutional plank by caucuses led by Sarah Palin and Al Sharpton. Everything else about how an Article V Convention would function — including its agenda — is anybody’s guess. Advocates of an Article V convention can hope and speculate, but they cannot assure us that any of their plans will come true. If we follow the model of the 1787 Convention, will the deliberations be secret? Are you kidding me? Nothing is secret any more. What are the plans to deal with protesters at what would surely be the biggest media event of the year, if not of the century? It will be flooded with agitators from the gun-control lobby, the gay lobby, the abortion lobby, the green lobby, plus experienced protesters — like union thugs — trained and even paid with George Soros money. There is no proof that the VIPs promoting an Article V convention have any first-hand knowledge of the politics or procedures of a contested national convention. Don’t they realize that the convention will set its own agenda and that states will have no say over which amendments are considered? To see how a convention chairman wielding the gavel can manipulate outcomes, take for instance the 2012 Democratic National Convention. A delegate tried to add a reference to God to the party platform, but the chairman ruthlessly called the vote wrong even though we all saw on television that the “Noes” won the vote. The whole Article V “Convention of States” process is a prescription for political chaos. Alas, I don’t see any George Washingtons, James Madisons or Ben Franklins around today who could do as good a job as the Founding Fathers, and I’m worried about the men who think they can. That’s why it’s imperative you click here to sign your petition opposing all bills calling for an Article V Con Con. Phyllis Schlafly Founder, Eagle Forum Ed Martin President, Eagle Forum P.S. A few misguided conservatives have joined with the Left to push for a constitutional convention. But they are fooling themselves when they suggest that Article V creates a path to bypass Congress with a “convention of states.” The laws are quite clear: In a convention setting, the U.S. Congress would get a major say in how the process will work. Article V clearly states that Congress “shall” call a convention on the application of two-thirds of state legislatures, or thirty-four (34) of them. But how will Congress count valid applications? And Congress will determine all the guiding rules for a Convention, such as:

  • Where and when a convention will be held
  • Who is eligible to be a delegate – will current office-holders be eligible?
  • How delegates will be apportioned
  • How expenses will be paid
  • Who the chairman will be
  • How convention delegates will be apportioned

Do you trust the U.S. Congress to determine the rules for how our Constitution will be rewritten? Do you want California or New York deciding how the U.S. Constitution should read? Even worse, Article V doesn’t give any power to the states to propose constitutional amendments, or to decide which amendments will be considered by the convention. With our U.S. Congress involved, the Article V “Convention of States” process is a prescription for political chaos. Sadly, there are very few George Washingtons in Washington D.C. whom I trust to handle the responsibility of a constitutional convention at this point in history. That’s why it’s imperative you click here to sign your petition opposing all bills calling for an Article V Con Con.   You can find out more here: https://www.jbs.org/con-con Note: Only six more states are needed to trigger the calling of a risky Article V constitutional convention.

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