Something you need to know about US Constitution

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    Did you know that, to date, there have been more than 700 applications from
    all 50 states to the US Congress requesting an Article V Convention be
    convened to adopt new amendments to the Constitution. Even now, 38 state
    legislatures (more than 2/3) have voted in favor of calling an Article V
    Convention and placed an application before the Unites States Congress.
    Each and every one of these applications has been summarily ignored by the
    congress in DIRECT VIOLATION of Article V of the United States Constitution!

    "We the people" are being denied our Constitutional RIGHT to call a
    convention through the legislatures of our several states. Our congress --
    THE PEOPLE'S CONGRESS -- is derelict in its duty to adhere to the will of
    the people. They are ignoring this bounden duty and, as a result, are in
    violation of the very Oath of Office they swore upon their election and
    inauguration to Congress.

    I encourage each and every one of you to first, contact your representatives
    and senators and demand that they grant the application(s) before them to
    call an Article V Convention and then join the fight for this noble cause by
    becoming a member of the Friends of the Article V Convention a group of
    patriots committed to upholding our Constitutional Republic!
    The website is Welcome to Friends Of the Article V Convention .

    There can be no nobler task for each of us as citizens of this greatest
    nation on Earth than to hold our elected representatives accountable to
    their Oath of Office and to the ideas and ideals this republic was founded
    on. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent; whether you are
    Conservative, Liberal or Libertarian, this cause is one for which we must
    each take up the banner and rally behind its clarion call!

    It is time that all men and women of good will and good conscience join this
    most patriotic effort. If we are to survive as a free nation, a free people
    and as a beacon of hope for all humanity, this is a calling we MUST heed.
     
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    be careful what you wish for... your guns are gonna go south with a constitutional convention. sill sure you want one?

    :cuckoo:
     
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    No I did not know that.

    Can you tell us what states have voted to reconvene a constitutional convention?



    I'm finding it hard to believe that this is the first I've heard of thse 38 applications.


    If this contention is real, I quite agree.
     
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    Article Five of the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution,or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
     
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    Have two thirds of the states submitted this?
     
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    730 applications over 200 years

    are you this stupid in real life?
     
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    Some of the requests I saw on your site in the 70s were years appart.

    I think they would need to be all submitted in concurrent manner to be vailid.

    Are you fighting for a balanced budget ammendment or just the right to this procedure?
     
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    There's no call for that, Del

    You introduce a very interesting subject and people repond to it seriously and because you don't like what they said you insult them?

    Truth matters' point is germane to the issue, is it not?

    In order for there to be a constiutional convention 2/3s of the state legislatures much petition to hold this convention collectively.

    The fact that one state or the other might have done so during entirely different sessions of Congress makes your argument that Congress is violating the constitution specious.

    Now, can you tell us exactly how many state legislatures are CURRENTLY petitioning THIS session of Congress for this convention?
     
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    yes, i can, o mighty arbiter of all that is meet, seemly and just on USMB.







    zero
    thanks for asking
     
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    Hence the premise of this thread is utter bullshit.

    Too bad.

    I think it's TIME for the states to sieze control again of our Constitution, personally.

    THAT methodology of reining in our increasingly imperial Federal government, rather than calling for an armed civil war (which, let's face it, some of you think is a good idea cause some of us can't wait to start shooting our fellow citizens) could REALLY solve some of the problems we're currently facing.
     
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