Constitutional Convention

Constitutional Convention of States

The Council for National Policy (to which Kellyanne, Bannon, the DeVos family, the Mercers, Pence, Ken Blackwell, and two men whose families funded the largest voting machine vendor in the U.S.) has set a deadline of 2020 for restoring “religion and economic freedom and Judeo-Christian values” under the Constitution. Dec 27, 2017 By Jennifer S. Cohn Citations updated July 20, 2018

Thread continued from CNP Goals & Trump Administration page

“117. Weyrich’s ALEC organization-to which Kochs belong — remains central to the current push for a Constitutional Convention. Inside the Conservative Push for States to Amend the Constitution A clause in Article 5 of the Constitution allows for states to sidestep Congress and draft amendments. NY Times  By Michael Wines  August 22, 2016

  1. The calls for a Constitutional Convention are not as far fetched as you might expect.

Republicans Have Trifecta Control of 25 States & Need 6 More to Call for a Constitutional ConventionSTORYJUNE 29, 2017

  1. Even Hillary recently sounded the alarm about Republicans’ plans for a Constitutional Convention: “[T]he right-wing… is very serious about calling a constitutional convention. They need 34 states. Last I checked they were like at 28–29.”

Audio Clip. EXCERPT:  CLINTON: “I think Trump, left to his own devices, unchecked, would become even more authoritarian than he’s tried to be. Also remember, the right-wing, aided and funded by Mercers, Koch brothers, etc., is very serious about calling a constitutional convention. They need 34 states. Last I checked they were like at 28-29. Part of their gerrymandering is to control state legislatures, elect Republican governors and to call a constitutional convention. And if you really get deep into what they’re advocating, limits on the First Amendment, no limits on the Second Amendment, limits on criminal justice, I mean there is a very insidious right-wing agenda.” “

  1. I’m not saying there is a definitely a conspiracy by the Religious Right to destroy democracy and re-write the Constitution.
  2. But I am saying we should embrace publicly hand counted elections — and throw away the voting machines — just in case.

Bio: Jennifer Cohn is an attorney turned election integrity advocate in the San Francisco Bay Area. After a few years working on criminal appeals, she practiced insurance coverage and appellate law for about 18 more. Since the 2016 election, she has worked full time researching and raising awareness about our insecure voting machines. She wants to help improve the situation so that the American people have a secure playing field going into 2018.”/End Jennifer Cohn Thread.    The Draft, with 203 citations, is The genesis of America’s corrupted computerized election system. 

Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments Red State August 13, 2013 by Daniel Horowitz “proposed constitutional amendments that will unambiguously downsize the federal government by targeting specific loopholes that have allowed the statists to adulterate our Constitution”. Levin’s book “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic”

“1)      Term Limits: He proposes limiting service in both the House and Senate to 12 years.  Yes, we’ve heard all the arguments about elections being the best limit.  But the past 100 year has proven that to be false.  As someone who works day and night to throw the bums out, I can tell you that is nearly impossible to throw them out with the amount of money they raise – precisely for their abuses of power.  Levin also proves that limiting time in office was a highly regarded proposal during the Constitutional Congress.

2)      Repealing the 17th Amendment: Levin proposes repealing the 17th amendment and vesting state legislators with the power to elect senators so that the power of states is not diluted, as originally feared by the framers of the Constitution.

3)      Restoring the Judiciary to its proper role: The Judiciary was never meant to be an all-powerful institution in which five men in robes have the final say over every major policy battle in the country.  In order to end judicial tyranny, Levin proposes limiting service to one 12-year term, and granting both Congress and the state legislatures the authority to overturn court decisions with the vote of three-fifths of both houses of Congress or state legislative bodies.

4)      Limiting Taxation and Spending: Levin proposes a balanced budget amendment, limiting spending to 17.5% of GDP and requiring a three-fifths vote to raise the debt ceiling.  He also proposes limiting the power to tax to 15% of an individual’s income, prohibiting other forms of taxation, and placing the deadline to file one’s taxes one day before the next federal election.

5)      Limiting bureaucracy:  He proposes an amendment to limit and sunset federal regulations and subject the existence of all federal departments to stand-alone reauthorization bills every three years.

6)      Defining the Commerce Clause: Levin writes an amendment that, while technically unnecessary, is practically an imperative to restoring the original intent of the Commerce Clause.  The amendment would make it clear that the commerce clause grants not power to actively regulate and control activity; rather to prevent states from impeding commerce among other states, as Madison originally intended.

7)      Limiting Federal power to take private property

8)      Allowing State Legislature to Amend the Constitution: Although the Framers intentionally made it difficult to amend the Constitution, they did so to preserve the Republic they created.  However, the progressives have illegally altered our Republic through a silent and gradual coup without using the amendment process.  If we are going to successfully push the aforementioned amendments, we will need an easier mechanism to force them through. The proposed amendment allows states to bypass Congress and propose an amendment with support of just two-thirds of the states (instead of three-fourths) and without convening a convention.

9)      State Authority to Override Congress:  A proposed amendment to allow states to override federal statutes by majority vote in two-thirds of state legislatures.  The last two proposals are rooted in the idea that the states only agreed to the Constitution on condition that their power would not be diluted and that all federal power is derived from the states.

10)  Protecting the Vote: A proposal to require photo ID for all federal elections and limit early voting.

Remember, many of the principles of the Tea Party were dormant for many years, and have now filtered into the mainstream.”