My original title for this post was the declaration “No More Politics!” However, Politics is not a bad thing it is a necessary thing. It becomes a bad thing when it is a profession. It is the Reids, Pelosis, Boxers and yes, the Boehners, McCarthys, McCains and Cantors that make politics ‘a bad thing’.
An understanding of the Federalist Papers and the Constitution of the United States makes it plain that this was to be a nation of individuals. Even John Jay, a member of the Continental Congress, writer of five of the Federalist Papers, the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the original “Liberal” was devoted to the individual; his rights and his freedoms.
It has been said many times and in many ways that where the people fear their government there is tyranny; where the government fears the people there is liberty.
OK, enough preamble what is the solution? The solution is cradled in a thing called a Convention of States or, more popularly a COS. A COS is a convention in each state called by the people of that state and voted on in each states legislature to propose amendments to the constitution. Prohibition was repealed by such a COS.
It is interesting to note that at no point does the President have a role in the formal amendment process (though he would be free to make his opinion known). He cannot veto an amendment proposal, or ratification. This point is clear in Article 5.
The COS I am talking about here has never been used by the American people, but it is time it is used. We need to have a concerted effort by the PEOPLE to reign in the power mad DC elite. This country was founded with the idea of ‘citizen legislators’ as outlined, again, in the Federalist Papers. There is a growing movement to do just that. I refer you to the Citizens for Self Governance at www.SelfGovern.com. This is a movement and a web site that was initiated by lawyers and American Patriots to get this job done and it, WE, need your help to fulfill this dream for America. The site is in the organizational stages for the convention and need all kinds of volunteers. Remember each state has to be in on the effort. Approval by three fourths of the states is needed for enactment.
Think for a minute about a nation where the elected officials are limited in the length of service, unable to exempt themselves out of any laws, and required to be elected by citizens that can prove they are citizens each time they vote. Can you say “Voter ID”? Case in point regarding that last one: Harry Reid, after his first election to the senate from Nevada has gone into election day a serious underdog and arose the next morning as the top dog, I keep wondering how that happens.
Think about being a part of such an historical effort.
This is a movement that can make the changes we were looking for when BOH promised changes and delivered a nightmare. It needs all kinds of help from state directors and public speakers; district captains and people to help with the coffee for meetings. If you believe in the need for real grassroots change back to a government “… of the people, for the people and by the people.” Please at least take a look at that web sight and then decide to put in your two cents worth.
"We The People's" authority to amend the Constitution of the United States is derived from
The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a “two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, or by a “constitutional convention” called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures and since the President does not have a constitutional role in the amendment process, the joint resolution does not go to the White House for signature or approval.
A proposed amendment becomes part of the Constitution as soon as it is ratified by three-fourths of the States (38 of 50 States). The process is called “Constitutional Convention”.
Constitutional Convention has only been used once in the entire history of this country. I was astonished that it wasn’t congress that got the credit for ending “prohibition” but rather it was because of the united efforts of “We The People” through our collective state legislatures resulting in a forced joint resolution through the people’s right of Constitutional Convention.
What the Constitutional Convention does is, if the President of the United States refuses to faithfully uphold his oath of office, just as President Obama did when he refused to enforce the“Defense of Marriage Act”(DOMA), and a U.S. Congress Committee fails to put forth an amendment in the form of a joint resolution, just as the House Judiciary Committee has and is still doing to prevent a vote to amend the United States Constitution defining marriage to be the union between one man and one woman, the citizens of the United States can have their state legislatures demand and force the U.S. Congress to do so through “Constitutional Convention” and bring forth a joint resolution to amend the U.S. Constitution and the United States President is powerless to do anything about it.
It means “We The People”, through “Constitutional Convention” could hold the U.S. Senate accountable to pass a budget by amending the U.S. Constitution preventing any further spending until it is done.
It means “We The People” through “Constitutional Convention” could establish the law of the land that no tax could be levied against the people without the ratification of (38 of 50) states of the union.
It means the people have a course of action to define and limit the scope of authority of any appointed or elected official. The Supreme Court’s authority can be limited to the interpretation to the U.S. Constitution and any law or executive order would require the ratification of (38 of 50) states.
It means “We The People” could amend the Constitution to enhance the checks and balances of government to allow the majority vote of either the House or Senate be sufficient cause for dismissal of any elected official or appointed official, including the Supreme Court Justices.
The Tea Party is in an excellent position to collaborate the state cooperation needed to make this course of action a reality for the American People.
Will you help spear head the practice of "Constitutional convention" on behalf of “We The People”? If the Tea Party of Each State were to coordinate efforts and topics of "Constitutional Convention" to each state legislature, "We The People" would not only have a greater voice but also would begin having a greater impact in Washington instead of just every four years or time of re-election
Please coordinate with your Tea Party commander and state representatives about“
your Constitutional Convention” right, and process, thank you.
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