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Georgia Files Convention of States Application!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Sounds like Georgia might be the first to pass the resolution.
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The Georgia team is working hard, and it’s paying off. Yesterday, Senator Cecil Staton filed the Convention of States Project’s application in the Georgia Senate.

The resolution currently has 22 senate sponsors, including every member of the Georgia Senate leadership team! This means we only need seven more votes for the application to pass in the Georgia Senate.

David Guldenschuh, our Legislative Liaison in Georgia, is eager to get the resolution passed by the end of the legislative session on March 16th. “The goal is to get a Rules Committee hearing on it next week and a vote the week thereafter, at which point it will cross over to the House for Committee assignment there,” said Guldenschuh.

Our Georgia volunteers have done a great job so far, and we are excited to see what they will do in the future. If you’d like to get involved in your state, sign up today! If you want to stop the out of control federal government, this is the only way. Sign up here and add your name to those who care about freedom. Sign up here!

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  • Laddyboy

    I wish Mayland would do likewise. Allas!, we are ran and controlled by “progressive democrats”.

    • DontTreadOnMe11

      They would do it in a heart beat if they could abolish the 2nd Amendment.

    • oak logman

      Check following out then let me know if you see want a COS.

      REMEMBER: The U.S. Congress decides the mode of ratification. The state legislators can be circumvented if the Congress calls for ratifying conventions. For the evidence showing the inability of the States to limit an Article V Convention click on the following link.
      http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2007/Minutes/Senate/Exhibits/jus71a15.pdf

    • Lever Gun will Travel

      Hey, I know, maybe you can post the same crap again. That’ll convince everyone.

  • jgbrite

    Obama, Holder, and Reid stole 40% of my working hours this paycheck and they will use it to destroy my rights to enjoy what’s left. It’s going to get ugly real soon if we don’t find a way to stop them.

    • DontTreadOnMe11

      I’m for the “get ugly” part.

    • Lever Gun will Travel

      Yeah, and this convention of the states is a rational last step before we lock and load. It’s time to take Rudyard Kipling’s recommendation to the store: A man can never have too many books, too much red wine, or too much ammunition. I may have mixed those up but it matters not to the meaning.

      DHS has 6 rounds for me…I have many thousands…the bars full, so is the library.

    • oak logman

      There is a solution with the state government already. It is called nullification. Why can’t all the states start nullifying any unconstitutional law. The states have that authority already with the 10th amendment to nullify any unconstitutional federal legislation. Check out the following and then come back after you read the pdf file of the evidence, that Montana use to resend their call for an Article V Amendment Convention, and tell me that Congress can’t decide the mode of ratification.
      Check out all the leaders involved with the COS and you will find many are CFR members.

      REMEMBER: The U.S. Congress decides the mode of ratification. The state legislators can be circumvented if the Congress calls for ratifying conventions. For the evidence showing the inability of the States to limit an Article V Convention click on the following link.
      http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2007/Minutes/Senate/Exhibits/jus71a15.pdf

  • Cougar Smith

    Here’s hoping South Carolina becomes #2!!!

    • oak logman

      The COS need to be stopped. It is a scam to destroy America. Check the following out.

      REMEMBER: The U.S. Congress decides the mode of ratification. The state legislators can be circumvented if the Congress calls for ratifying conventions. For the evidence showing the inability of the States to limit an Article V Convention click on the following link.
      http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2007/Minutes/Senate/Exhibits/jus71a15.pdf

    • Cougar Smith

      Better THE STATES enforce the Constitution instead of those progressive b as tards in DC.

    • Heylottylotty

      Well said!!! We, citizens, need to attend any Constitutional forums near our cities. There are grassroots groups having seminars regularly to help us all KNOW what is in it and what is not. That Document and those supporting it are the basis for all law in our country. We need to know it so we can educate Congress and “guide” their actions (from inactions). The Constitution declares that the states HAVE Sovereign RIGHTS and the federal government was designed to provide “limited” support common to all states needs. Those limits have become marks in the sand that the government has leaped over in the move for control of all 50 states. Currently, for some reason, the citizens and their state legislators have delegated ALL rights to allow Congress, the President, and Supreme Court to “police” themselves. Much like the fox “policing” the hen house. Time to use the tazers of states rights to get their attention.

    • Cougar Smith

      AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! The b as tards in DC can no longer be trusted!

    • Lever Gun will Travel

      Any time you trust politicians your future is in peril. It has ever been so, since the dawn of time. Just because you don’t take an interest in politics does not mean that politics will not take an interest in you.

      There are a few things that people agree upon, all beyond that is politics. If you abdicate to others those decisions you can’t complain about the results.

      Do your politicians know who you are? Mine do, by name, they answer my calls. Get involved or get steamrolled by the persistent progressive slime.

      That’s general advice, aimed at everyone in particular.

  • 820 REDHORSE

    Proud of my beloved state of Georgia!!! They were saying last week that we would file, I was hoping they were right! The rest of y’all need to get off the pot!

    • oak logman

      The COS is a scam and you need to do your background check on all the groups supporting the COS. Check the following out and you will see what I mean.

      REMEMBER: The U.S. Congress decides the mode of ratification. The state legislators can be circumvented if the Congress calls for ratifying conventions. For the evidence showing the inability of the States to limit an Article V Convention click on the following link.
      http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2007/Minutes/Senate/Exhibits/jus71a15.pdf

    • Heylottylotty

      PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE. Note how hard this individual is trying to railroad the movement. Do your homework. Use your own searches to find the truth.

    • oak logman

      Heylottylotty is correct when he said to do your own homework. Everyone needs to do their own background check on all groups and on the leaders of those groups pushing and supporting the COS.

      Congress isn’t following the Constitution today so why would you think they would follow a new or changed constitution. Everyone news to check out all the people involved and follow the money. Congress decides the mode of ratification and not the states.

      The states have the solution now and it is the nullify all unconstitutional laws. The 10 amendment gives them this authority.

      REMEMBER: The U.S. Congress decides the mode of ratification. The state legislators can be circumvented if the Congress calls for ratifying conventions. For the evidence showing the inability of the States to limit an Article V Convention click on the following link.
      http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2007/Minutes/Senate/Exhibits/jus71a15.pdf

    • Heylottylotty

      As you stated, “Congress isn’t following the Constitution today…”, we must all recognize the President is the leader in this anti Constitution action. The basis of all law depends on a legal respect of the U.S. Constitution. Nullification is also part of this Constitutional dependency. Though your words are correct, our nation is reaching a point of no return toward Socialism and redefining of all law and more government control of our very lives. Every country that has gone through similar conditions without legal battles either resorts to physical rebellion and/or becomes complete subjects of a tyrannical government. While we stand here flipping a coin on the semantics of which is the best way to proceed, the aggression marches on. Sadly those who think they are an important part of the new America will be sorely surprised to find they are but fodder of the “cause”. Study the actions of Hitler, Mao, S.Hussein, and others on their “cleansing” from within after their take overs..

  • Randal Phillips

    This scares me to death! Once we start a constitutional convention, all bets are off and anything can happen.

    • jgbrite

      I think the convention of states Amends the Constitution we have, which isn’t being used now any how.

    • Bobbi Martin

      Hasn’t been being used since ’08, for anything but a rug.

    • norweb

      I’m with you, it scares me. Just imagine what the Supreme Court will do with a case. People are desperate to reign in the Federal Government. We can’t seem to change it by voting, and people will take desperate actions when they feel helpless. They grab for the rings of hope. Let’s just hope they don’t miss the ring when they grab.

    • Ikaros3

      It’s NOT a constitutional convention, it’s a convention of the states to propose ammendments. Our constituition does not allow for a con-con. This convention will completely BYPASS congress; they will have nothing to do with it. The way it is set up, there is no reason to think that just “anything” could happen. Two delegates from each state are sent by the state legislatures to represent the state (2/3 minimum-34 states), and to propose amendments. 3/4 of the states (38 states) would vote on the amendments to ratify. Some states, like Indiana, have passed some laws that would make it a felony if the delegates do not accomplish what their legislatures told them to do. The state would then recall them and replace them with alternates.

      Please read Mark Levin’s book, “The Liberty Amendments”, and read what Article V of the constitution says and how we can best use this to legally hold our government accountable. They are already doing whatever they want, in lieu of the constitution. We can make amendments to recall them and maybe have term limits for congress and judges. If they do something wrong, we currently have no recourse.

    • oak logman

      REMEMBER: The U.S. Congress decides the mode of ratification. The state legislators can be circumvented if the Congress calls for ratifying conventions. For the evidence showing the inability of the States to limit an Article V Convention click on the following link.
      http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2007/Minutes/Senate/Exhibits/jus71a15.pdf

    • Ikaros3

      I’ve read about 10 pages and I already know it’s a bunch of bull. What do you expect liberal professors to say about this? Congress has no role, except to call the convention, then they leave. They are bypassed. Instead of congress going through the amendment process, it would be the states, and only the states. I’ve heard many stories about a runaway convention, and that is a scare tactic. They’ve already had the first meeting for this convention last Dec. 7th, in Mt. Vernon. They are making the rules and the format for the convention of the states, whenever it does happen. There is another meeting scheduled this spring.

    • John Stephens

      Just for a point of information, nothing that came out of Mt. Vernon had any authority. They can TRY to make rules and format for the convention, but per Article I, Section 10, last clause “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress….enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State…” so they must receive Congressional approval for it or any other of the same type assemblies, to be of any force. Yes, the same Congress you claim has no role and that is bypassed, which would lean to them not granting such consent. And even if Congress ALLOWS the States to set the rules for an amending convention, Congress will still have a role per Article V on picking the mode of ratification.

      And all of this is without even getting into what it means to ‘call’ a convention. By reading the convention debate notes, especially Madison’s unanswered questions as to rules, forum etc etc, one can easily see that a ‘call’ was not just an announcement. Like how Congress ‘called’ a convention for ‘sole purpose of revising’ the Articles of Confederation that birthed the Constitution. Logically, who sets the rules for a meeting? The one who calls the meeting or the attendees? Think about that.

      But yeah, runaway conventions are just scare tactics. Only amendments ‘conservatives’ consider good have a chance. Tell that to Hawaii, who has already resolved for 5 amendments to propose at an Article V Convention, including constitutionalizing Obamacare and altering the 2nd Amendment. I’m sure the progressives, liberals, monied interests, etc etc are not going to jump on the opportunity to change, alter or abolish the Constitution, and are just going to sit on the sidelines and watch. Good luck with that.

    • Flame

      Ikaros3 … more folks should read Mark Levin’s book. I have suggested this earlier this year on this site. Mark is a Constitutional Scholar and knows what he is talking about. Obviously, there are intelligent and determined people who are involved in this proposal to get back our cherished country. There will be no “runaway” convention!! Learn, Oak, do more research and read Mark’s book! By listening or reading the garbage that marxist /liberals expound on..listen to people who DO know what they are talking about.
      The site that Oak refers to brings no legitimate argument period!!
      By the way…we have a runaway bunch of so-called representatives in DC…a runaway government, wake up!

    • oak logman

      A Convention Of States (COS) is an Article V Amendment Convention which is a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con). Also Congress decides the mode of ratification. Mark Levin’s ideas sound good but his methods could lead to a Con-Con. Mark Levin is sponsored by Americans For Prosperity (AFP) which was founded and funded by the Koch Brothers. AFP is a controlled opposition group. A controlled opposition group controls the agenda. All you have to do is follow the money and you will see who is in charge.

      The states need to enforce the 10th amendment and use State Nullification against any unconstitutional laws passed by the federal government. Article 1 section 8 lays out what the federal government can do. Anything that is not listed in Article 1 section 8 is left up to the states.

      There are a lot of evil forces out there that would like to replace our U.S. Constitution and people are allowing this to take place via the Convention Of States. Check out the New States Constitution that has already been written. Everyone needs to do their home and not rely on any leaders to tell you how safe the COS is and it is the only method to bring in the reins of the Federal Government.

    • Ikaros3

      A Constitutional Convention is what you have when you are creating the constitution. We already had that one. This is only for proposing amendments to it, so it is not a Con-Con, it’s a Convention of the States. I agree that the States should use the 10th Amendment to take back control from the Federal Gov., where is nullification written in the constitution? The answer is NOWHERE. You say, “Also Congress decides the mode of ratification. ” So? They are not the ones proposing the amendments. The States still propose them. The choice is between 3/4 of the several states, or by conventions in 3/4 thereof.

      The whole idea of the Convention of the States proposing amendments is to BYPASS a tyrannical government. If that’s what it was designed for, why would the framers design congress to be involved in anyway, other than in an executorial manor? Can you answer that question? Congress would announce the beginning of the convention to commence, then they leave. They’re done. George Mason was afraid of a tyrannical government, that’s why he promoted to have this included in the Constitution, of which everyone agreed and voted unanimously for it’s inclusion.

      We have 13 red states. 3/4ths of the states (38 states) have to ratify the amendments. 50-13=37. There are 26 Republican led legislatures. Do you realize how hard it would be to change the existing amendments, let alone, “…replace our Constitution…” as you say? This is the same process we’ve used all a long, but instead of congress proposing amendments, the state legislatures would do it instead. The ratification is identical. This is in our Constitution, and you reject it. Do you not reject what IS happening right now? Our Constitution is already being changed, almost daily, in a perpetual run-away Con-Con by all three branches (really four branches- the bureaucrats in D.C.).

      By no means should we not try from all angles. We should try to elect more conservatives in local, state and federal levels. We need everything we can do to turn our country around, and the Article V Conventions could be a big help. How can we discount this legal, constitutional way of reigning in our run-away government? Since you are afraid of the Convention of the States, what do you propose we do, besides saying that the states need to enforce the 10th amendment. As I mentioned earlier, Nullification is not written in the Constitution, and Madison in the Federalist papers, among others, rejected it. Your idea is to hope somebody does the right thing? Congress will not reform themselves; we have to force it. If we do nothing we become subjects, waiting for the next bomb to drop on us.

    • oak logman

      What is laid out in the Convention Of States (COS) is an Article V Amendment Convention and that is a Con-Con. None of the COS material is linked directly to Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights or U.S. law that gives the Convention of States (COS) the authority. Every task that the Convention Of States calls for needs to have a direct link to the Federal documents that provides that authority. This has not been done.

      There are two documents from the Congressional Research Service, Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress, that have never been referenced by the Convention of States (COS). The two documents are “The Article V Convention to Propose Constitutional Amendments: Contemporary Issues for Congress R42589″ and “The Article V Convention for Proposing Constitutional Amendments: Historical Perspectives for Congress R42592″. I’m not saying that I agree with everything that is in these two documents, but it must be viewed.

      (The following is from CRC R42492 page 5) Proposal of Amendments by an Article V Convention The second method provided in Article V empowers the states to petition Congress for a convention to consider amendments. This procedure is generally known as the Article V Convention.

      Constitutional Provisions
      Key constitutional elements include the following:

      • The legislatures of two-thirds of the states, 34 at present, must present
      applications to Congress.

      • Congress shall then “call a Convention for proposing Amendments.”

      • Amendments proposed by an Article V Convention must also be ratified by 
three-fourthsof the states.

      • Congress may provide for consideration of such amendment either by state legislatures or ad hoc state ratification conventions, at its discretion.

      (This is from CRC R42989 page 4) Second, while the Constitution is silent on the
      mechanics of an Article V convention, Congress has
      traditionally laid claim to broad responsibilities in connection with a
      convention, including (1) receiving, judging, and recording state applications;
      (2) establishing procedures to summon a convention; (3) setting the amount of
      time allotted to its deliberations; (4) determining the number and selection
      process for its delegates; (5) setting internal convention procedures,
      including formulae for allocation of votes among the states; and (6) arranging
      for the formal transmission of any proposed amendments to the states.

      (This is from CRC R42989 page 10) The General Convention
      Supporters of a general convention note that the language of Article V is broadly inclusive: “… on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, [Congress] shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments (emphasis added)….” They assert that the article places no limitation on the number or scope of amendments that would be within a convention’s purview. Constitutional scholar Charles Black offered emphatic support of this viewpoint: “I believe that,
      in Article V, the words ‘a Convention for proposing such amendments’ mean ‘a convention for proposing such amendments as that convention decides to propose.’”40 In fact, he went on to assert that limited conventions would be constitutionally impermissible for the reason that no language is found in Article V that authorizes them:

      A lot of the legislators involved in the COS process are ALEC members. It has been stated that ALEC’s mission is to bring together corporations and state legislators to draft profit-driven, anti-public-interest legislation, and then help those elected officials pass the bills in statehouses from coast to coast.” You need to check on the loyalty oath that the legislators sign when they become ALEC members. Loyalty is to ALEC and NOT the voters.

      A COS is an Article V Amendment Convention a.k.a Con-Con) plus the possibility of a Runaway Convention is still possible.

    • oak logman

      Randal is right. The following information supports Randal’s statement.

      REMEMBER: The U.S. Congress decides the mode of ratification. The state legislators can be circumvented if the Congress calls for ratifying conventions. For the evidence showing the inability of the States to limit an Article V Convention click on the following link.
      http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2007/Minutes/Senate/Exhibits/jus71a15.pdf

  • jgbrite

    Don’t allow the Gov. 12 years to raise the idiots who vote for more Gov. Lets use the 10th once again. Only property owners who “PAY” taxes earn the right to “VOTE”!

    • Bobbi Martin

      THIS is a good one..almost a MUST HAVE. THIS alone will keep illegals and welfare kings and queens from voting for whoever will GIVE THEM the most

  • Heylottylotty

    Let the numbers of states who get involved in this process grow. This is truly “the last frontier” in legal action to save our states sovereignty. Please contact your state legislators AND seek out the nearest group supporting the “Convention of States” to add your support. ACTION ITEM

    • oak logman

      The states have the solution now and it is nullification of all unconstitutional laws. The 10th amendment gives them this authority.

      REMEMBER: The U.S. Congress decides the mode of ratification. The state legislators can be circumvented if the Congress calls for ratifying conventions. For the evidence showing the inability of the States to limit an Article V Convention click on the following link.
      http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2007/Minutes/Senate/Exhibits/jus71a15.pdf

    • oak logman

      The states have the solution now and it is the nullify all unconstitutional laws. The 10 amendment gives them this authority.

      REMEMBER: The U.S. Congress decides the mode of ratification. The state legislators can be circumvented if the Congress calls for ratifying conventions. For the evidence showing the inability of the States to limit an Article V Convention click on the following link.
      http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2007/Minutes/Senate/Exhibits/jus71a15.pdf

  • jgbrite

    If Congress can circumvent, or over-rule the convention of States, then there is nothing to prevent Congress from complete and total Un-Constitutional lawlessness. What is there to fear? That is where we are now!
    That is why we are doing this. Don’t look now but your shadow is following you.

    • Mark Robn

      It’s not Congress so much that is ruining our country — it’s District Court Judges and the Supreme Court sometimes that rule all the LAWS we pass as “unconstitutional”, when in fact, there is no such precedence to do so! —- Get these judges and start aiming at them: they are NOT infallible and they are NOT the last word! / consider the case of Obamacare, what was the last word on it, supposedly? —- We need to get it repealed before it starts to cost us some REAL money, even our very jobs.

    • Bob McCormick

      It’s all politicians, whether they call themselves legislators or judges. I can find nothing in the Constitution that grants the federal gov the power to act as the nations insurance salesman. If congress won’t acknowledge that fact, then the states should nullify yet most won’t . Ocare to the best of my knowledge, was never ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court, only the fine.
      Roberts should be removed for his “bad behavior” in legislating from the bench. He ruled on the fine by changing it to a tax. Still it doesn’t meet the Constitutional definition of a tax, yet nothing is done.
      For five years and two elections now, Obama refuses to allow his qualifications to be vetted. So many questions yet the courts as well as congress allows them to go unanswered.
      So many issues and our socialist government just goes rolling along.
      It’s the whole GD system that is corrupted, from the top right on down to your local pols and judges. That being said: a convention of states will only corrupt things further.

  • BarrackHussein

    Why was everyone so afraid to say communist over the past 5 years? No need for pseudonyms now.

    • bbarnicle

      This infuriated me for years, when the conservative talk show hosts and reporters made light of the people calling Obama a socialist. They would only call him incompetent. NOW, they openly admit he’s doing things against America by agenda and ideology. Rush was one of the first to point this out.

  • Bob McCormick

    Senator Cecil Staton is a Republican???
    Why would anyone who cares about our country think a convention is a good idea?

  • thestormy

    Coc-Coc elected officials? Can they be trusted? Power + money = corruption!! There is another way presented to us by retired military brass and Oath Keepers set for May 16.2014. Organized by Patriots For America. It is called the American Spring. A peaceful demonstration in D.C. People are urged to stay until bho and others voluntarily vacate their offices or taken into custody for trial. You don’t have to stay a long time,we are hoping to have enough people to alternate. There are plans for carpooling as well as other travel arangements. Also lodging. All Americans are urged to attend. There are also plans for people If you want to be a part of the revolution,but can’t attend,there are other things that can be done.to gather at state Capitols.Consider it . Look at the website.God Bless America!! http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com

  • thestormy

    There is a solution planned for May 16,2014. Patriots For America called the American Spring http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com
    All freedom loving Americans please join us!!

  • Judith Syrett

    “this link has a redirect loop”, in other words, it was axed and they don’t want to say why.

    • RobertNorwood

      Hard to say why, whenever you a problem with a URL not going where it should delete everything in the slashes back to the dot com, dot net, etc. Most likely something in one of the slashes is bad. Anything little thing, like a missing letter, or something out of syntax will tip the boat over. So much for artificial intelligence. Our brain can cope with things like this but computers cannot. Also, sometimes just Googling the title will get you there.

    • RobertNorwood

      Oh yeah, I really like this idea. When the central Government endangers the future of the Nation as a whole we have a right to address the situation. Our “democracy” is not meant to be a death sentence.

  • http://nolp.blogspot.com/ davidfarrar

    While I, too, have joined the COS team in Georgia, I am presently petitioning my Georgia General Assembly representatives to include the requirement that only US citizens can vote in all federal elections and to confirm the definition of an Art. II §I cl. 4 natural born citizen.

    “NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA, that the General Assembly of the State of Georgia hereby applies to Congress, under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the calling of a convention of the states, limited to proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress, require proof of US citizenship to vote in all federal elections, and confirm the definition of an Article II “natural born citizen..”

    Secondly, I am also concerned about the apparent lack of adequate “Public Notice” being given to all the citizens of Georgia to respond to this resolution through their proper state representatives. It is my opinion every opportunity should be given to the citizens of Georgia, in the abundance of caution, so the resolution in its final form can be taken as the full expression of all the citizens of Georgia.

    ex animo
    davidfarrar

  • Ann

    All right!!