What Is Article V: Convention of The States

I had a plan to write about gun control and how gun control is already a failure because the gun controlled, or gun free zones, are where every single one of these mass shootings happen. Instead, after listening to Mark Levin’s Radio Show last night, I had the urge to talk about why Article V of the US Constitution is so important in today’s age. 

Let’s read what it says, first:

“The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the 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, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.”

See, it’s not that long. Any individual can read it fairly quick. What is Article V? It’s the amendment process for the constitution. It’s how we get things like the first amendment, the 10th amendment and the 14th amendment. Every single action that has happened with regards to the amendment process, has been caused from congress getting together and voting on such legislation. “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution,” I think that pretty strait forward. What about the second half, after the comma: “or, on the Application of the 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, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof,”. I believe that is that. The states can come together and essentially say, ‘screw you federal government’ and vote to amend the constitution. That means add more stuff, or, what I would prefer to happen, get rid of this “federal leviathan” as Mr. Levin calls it, rightly so. 

I mentioned the 10th amendment in the second paragraph. What is that amendment? “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”  Pretty much everything not mentioned in the constitution, is reserved for the states. Why do we need a federal EPA? Why do we need a federal FCC? Why not, I know it’s a crazy idea, let it go to the states, where the powers belong?

Mark Levin’s show last night, got me fired up. Usually I listen to it for that kind of stuff anyways, but man, it lit a fire under my tail. 90,000 employees in the IRS. Did you know that? There are just over 35,000 in the FBI. 20,000 in the CIA. That’s the two main departments that I think of, when it comes to America’s security, outside of the military branches but those get a lot of info from the FBI and the CIA and vise versa. That’s not my point, however. 55,000 employees are supposed to help defend this country from attacks whether they are foreign or domestic. 90,000 are to collect our taxes. And people were so worried about Ted Cruz abolishing the IRS. It must be abolished. It’s a federal waste of time!

The United States Congress passed the largest omnibus bill in American history. $1.1 TRILLION. People like to talk about the democrats spending us into oblivion, it was the republican congress who passed it. 

We have people within the DNC wanting to get rid of guns. We have Obama preaching how wrong we are and how we must give up our rights. We have Rolling Stones magazine saying its time to abolish the 2nd amendment because “it’s outdated”. If congress won’t do a thing, it’s up to the American people to stand up and fight for our rights. It’s time for We The People to call our state legislatures and tell them to fight for us in a Convention of the States. Now! Before our country is lost by the left’s agenda. 

There is more information at the Convention Of The State’s website. I implore you to read the information and share what is the saving grace to this country. The founding fathers who loved this country knew what the patterns of history are. If we forget the brilliance of those men, how are we to save ourselves?

-Clint

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Links:

http://www.conventionofstates.com/
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5674073fe4b06fa6887cecc3
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/365103/how-nazis-used-gun-control-stephen-p-halbrook
https://www.bing.com/search?q=how+many+employees+are+in+the+FBI&form=APIPH1&PC=APPL
https://www.bing.com/search?q=how+many+employees+are+in+the+CIA&form=APIPH1&PC=APPL

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