Article V Constitutional Convention
Take back your country now. Tired of the Congress, Supreme Court and President taking more and more control of this country? Tired of having no say in where your tax money gets spent? Wondering how in the world do these clowns get elected over and over again?
What can you do? Some say revolt others say a new Boston tea party, most think there is nothing we can do legally. Now is your chance to do something for your country instead of just complaining. The constitution provides the people with a perfectly legitimate way of setting an oppressive Government straight. The constitution provides Article V where the states can call a convention attended only by the duly chosen representatives of each state to propose and vote on amendments to the constitution. The President, Supreme Court and Congress can have no say in this. So that means we can repeal the 16th amendment income tax and vote for a fair tax, we can vote for a balanced budget amendment and vote on term limits for Senators and Congressmen.
The founding fathers knew the day would come when the federal government would be either too arrogant or inept to do what the people desire so they wrote Article V into the Constitution a safety net to correct the Federal Governments failings. Read on and included at the bottom is a form letter to email your State legislatures to petition for a Constitutional Convention. The time to take action now and stop complaining your Country is worth it.
For over 200 years, Congress has not done what Article V of the United States Constitution says it "shall" do. Congress has not issued a call for an Article V convention of state delegates to consider constitutional amendments, in response to two-thirds of state legislatures asking for one.
That numeric requirement - the only specified requirement in Article V - has been satisfied, with 50 states submitting over 500 requests. Such a convention operating under authority of the Constitution would be a fourth, impermanent branch of the federal system, not beholden to the three permanent branches.
There is no uncertainty about what the Framers thought the nation needed. In crystal-clear language they laid out a two-step process for amending the Constitution. First, Congress or an Article V convention of state delegates craft proposals for possible amendments.
Second, ratify proposed amendments by three-quarters of the states, either through their legislatures or state conventions, as Congress chooses. The Framers believed that Americans, acting through large numbers of state legislators, deserved a way to circumvent the excessive power of Congress or its refusal or inability to satisfy sovereign citizens - their bosses. No role was given to the federal judiciary and executive branch in amending the Constitution.
An Article V convention is a clear threat to the political, social and economic establishment exerting self-serving influence on Congress. It can put into public debate ideas for amending the Constitution that threaten established political forces, both liberal and conservative. Acting independently, it can courageously propose amendments without interference from defenders of the status quo.
Congress is required to call a convention after the submission of applications by two-thirds of the states (currently 34 of 50).
The Amendments that need to be offered at this convention and ratified are listed below:
Fair Tax Amendment and repeal of 16th Amendment
The FairTax is a proposed change to the federal tax laws of the United States that would replace all federal income taxes with a single national retail sales tax. The plan has been introduced into the United States Congress as the Fair Tax Act (H.R.25/S.296). The tax would be levied once at the point of purchase on all new goods and services for personal consumption. The proposal also calls for a monthly payment to all family households of lawful U.S. residents as an advance rebate, or 'prebate', of tax on purchases up to the poverty level. The sales tax rate, as defined in the legislation, is 23 percent of the total payment including the tax ($23 of every $100 spent in total—calculated similar to income taxes). This would be equivalent to a 30 percent traditional U.S. sales tax ($23 on top of every $77 spent before taxes
Balanced Budget Amendment
The Balanced Budget Amendment would amend the United States Constitution by requiring -- through law -- that Congress pass a federal budget that balances projected revenues and expenditures, with certain exceptions (notably, a time of war).
Senate and House Term Limits Amendment
The nation's Founders strongly believed in rotation in office. They left term limits out of the Constitution because they did not foresee that politics would become a career for so many people. Short term limits would remedy that mistake. Nothing is more important today than reversing the pernicious rise of a professional political class.
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