Maine citizens vote at GOP Convention to include Convention of States in platform

Maine State Director Ken Quinn recently attended the 2016 Maine Republican Convention to propose the addition of an Article V Convention of States plank to the Republican platform.

His trip was remarkably successful.

Ken and his wife Shelly headed up to Bangor, Maine, early Friday morning. They were joined by District Captain Margery Ripley, who helped them hand out flyers to the delegates as they entered the Cross Center for the two day convention. The flyers explained the purpose of a Convention of States as well as the amendment that was being proposed to the 2016 Maine Republican Platform, which read:

“We support the Convention of States Project application which seeks to call an Article V convention limited to only proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress.”

Quinn moved the amendment and spoke on its behalf from the convention floor. “We were only given one minute to speak on the amendment, which basically changed everything I was planning to say,” said Quinn. “Several people spoke on behalf of the amendment and a few spoke in opposition. When the Chairman of the Convention asked for the vote the Ayes were overwhelming and the amendment passed. I am extremely grateful to the individuals that joined me on the floor to speak on behalf of the amendment.”

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Thank you for the news it will be forwarded to Mr. Massingale

No
Convention of States. They will lose the Constitution.

I hate to say I think you are right. They are treading on thin ice. To many Socialists with power who can vote as far as I'm concerned. Great idea but to late in the game.

The biggest is the threat to the Bill of Rights. We need to have an iron clad declaration that the BILL OF RIGHTS should never be subject to the whims of definitions by a sooo preeme court". Judicial powers need to be sharply limited, HANDS OFF THE BILL OF RIGHTS!  Also the power of the Presidency needs to have clear boundries. I know they already exist, however these things need to be enforced!

We do have an iron clad with the Bill of Rights but the  communist democrat socialist party just DON'T CARE.

I'm all for it!  I am not a Maine Voter, but I have a summer home there.  Looks like Maine's the First and its a great step forward for this state.  Thanks Mr. Quinn for getting this passed. 

Phyllis Schlafly is the scholar here.  No Convention of States.  We will ruin what we have.

What we have, is a privilege Political class, that can't hear US, even when we scream at them !! 

Stop the Bull S$it!!! 

Depending on how well the country does in throwing out the incumbents in Washington and replacing them with conservatives, it might be a good time to advance the Convention of states convention.

Are you aware that Gorge Soros and Hillary Clinton are all for this con-con? Before the first convention in 1778 the people were promised that the articles of Confederation would not be changed and only amendments would be voted on. Guess what?? Once the gavel drops there are no rules. They threw out the Articles of Confederation and gave us a new constitution which we currently have. All of the promises and chatter that the constitution would remain the same except for a few new amendments is totally false. They can throw out the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, amendments or the entire constitution and replace it with what the NWO wants. PLEASE, NO CON-CON!!!!

I have a thought, I believe that Maine is a liberal state.  Sounds suspicious to me.  And I also know personally  several people who came from Maine. 

I think its a good idea whose time has come. It clearly sends a message to the despots.

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DIAZ-BALART: When I … NBC moderated that first debate with you, I didn’t … I don’t recall a clear answer, under your plan should … would the 11, 12 million undocumented immigrants that live in the United States, that have been here many for generations, would they have access …

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DIAZ-BALART: — to health insurance.

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