Apr 24, 2014
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A Constitutional Convention

By Mr. Curmudgeon:

The ad nauseam charge leveled at Republicans during the 2012 presidential campaign is that they pose an obstruction to Obama’s utopian vision. If that were true, the debt ceiling would not have been raised and the Republican leadership in the House would not be planning an exit strategy to the budget restraint policies fought for by its 2010 Tea Party contingent.

The post Obama re-election immediate strategy for the Tea Party is obvious: expand its power in the House – that holds the nation’s purse strings – and use it to jettison the current Republican leadership, replacing them with souls committed to obstruction, obstruction, obstruction.

America may have already passed the point of no return on fiscal matters, but we can at least slow America’s decline – buying time for a future generation of indentured state surfs to rebuild our once shining city on a hill.

But that requires a radical shift in Tea Party strategy that plays to its great strengths at the state level: a call for a Constitutional Convention.

The Constitution’s Article V states, “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution …” However, the document also says that when “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 …”

In the more than 200-year history of our nation, the states have never availed themselves of the power to amend the document. The organized left has a lock on the Electoral College due to large populations in the bluest of blue states. But the Electoral map broadcast into every home last election eve showed a nation awash in red. That means the real power resides within the nation’s heartland – the red states.

If you want to take your country back, the Founders provided a constitutionally sanctioned emergency measure. And no political organization is better suited to begin the process of halting America’s march toward totalitarianism than the grassroots army called the Tea Party.

Waiting for the Supreme Court, the Congress or the White House to save America is a lost cause. Amending the Constitution to restrain Washington’s power is our only hope. Taking back our country begins with taking back our Constitution.

mrcurmudgeon

Originally, from Los Angeles, I eventually made my way around the country: Arizona, the Bay Area and now South Florida.
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5 Comments

  1. StuartE

    November 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    •The Federal Budget shall be balanced with no more than an 8% deficit. In times of Declared War, the requirement may be waived by the President.
    •U.S Birth Citizenship shall be granted to those under the jurisdiction of the U. S. Government. Jurisdiction shall be defined as individuals born to at least one naturalized U. S. citizen (whether in the Continental U.S. or abroad) or if the birth mother is legally in the U.S.

    • Dorakin

      November 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      Don't forget Nullification folks. Red States – Stand your ground against Federal Tyranny

  2. Jean Larson

    November 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Let's do it!!!!

  3. Dorakin

    November 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Don't forget Nullification folks. Red States – Stand your ground against Federal Tyranny – https://www.facebook.com/groups/140858572594103/?…

  4. Sean Francisco

    November 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    The Path To A Constitutional Convention

    A broke clock can't fix itself.

    The political process of the federal government is broken. The rule of law no longer exists in Washington, DC and it will only return with a mandate from the majority of states that comprise the Union.

    The Framers of the US Constitution gave the states a clear path to a Constitutional Convention with Article V. This particular provision allows the states with a majority to make Amendments to the Constitution, by application of a defined majority of our respective states legislature's.

    The power of government is guaranteed to the people representing the majority of states legislature's by Article V. The men who built the framework for this country undoubtedly included this safeguard against tyranny as a result of their own struggle against a failed and corrupt government.

    The case for a Constitutional Convention is solid, with the majority of Americans knowing that the federal government is bankrupt at every level. With so many wrongdoings by a failed federal bureaucracy, along with mounting evidence of criminal & ethical malfeasance, only our respective state legislature's can restore law and order to the United States.

    The Petition at Change.Org that is calling for a Constitutional Convention is addressed to every state elected official in every state that comprises the United States. The federal government is broken and it's now up to the states to protect its citizenry.

    Remember, a broke clock can't fix itself.
    http://www.change.org/petitions/state-legislature

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