The letter below shows how the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and theNational Council of State Legislators (NCSL)are working together to force a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) that could, and most probably would, dismantle or throw out altogether our Constitution, just as the founders did in 1787 when they discarded the Articles of Confederation.
This letter, from the National Council of State Legislators (NCSL), was sent to the Governor, Senate President and House Speaker of every State in the Union in 2010! They’re usingAmerican Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC’s) Model Resolutions. So, the left handDOES know what the right is doing; they’re working in tandem to get a Con-Con opened up.
Louisiana and North Dakota passed the resolutions last year, after this letter went out.
Click here for the letter, which reads as follows:
THE FLORIDA SENATE
SENATOR JEFF ATWATER
President SUITE 312, THE CAPITOL, 404 SOUTH MONROE STREET ▪ TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32399-1100 ▪ TELEPHONE (850)
February 28, 2010
The Honorable Bobby Jindal
Governor of the State of Louisiana
900 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Dear Governor Jindal,
In recent years, even in the face of economic prosperity, Congressional spending and the nation’s debt have reached an all time high. Our leaders in Washington have departed from the principles of fiscal discipline and economic integrity that created the world’s strongest economy. Unfunded mandates, insurmountable debt, and unconscionable spending threaten the foundation of personal and economic liberty upon which our nation was built.
Congress has refused to ensure our economic liberty. Therefore, the State of Florida, under Article V of the U.S. Constitution and for the reasons outlined in the attached Concurrent Resolution, is renewing its application for an Amendments Convention, to balance the budget and limit the ability of the federal government to legislate State spending.
To date, 19 States have sent applications to Congress calling for a balanced budget Amendments Convention. Today, Florida is asking you to encourage the Louisiana State Legislature to pass an application for an Amendments Convention. Our goal is to apply enough pressure so that Congress will act in lieu of an Amendments Convention. However, if Congress does not act, Florida is fully prepared to elect delegates on our behalf to attend an Amendments Convention.
The choice is clear: we take control of our destiny or it will take control of us. When the States in 1982 were only two states away from the 34 needed for a Convention, our deficit and debt was nominal compared to what it is now. The stakes are even higher today. A strong economy is the foundation on which our Republic stands. Today’s threat is not just a troubled economy, but a future that deprives our children and grandchildren of their opportunity to pursue success.
The Florida Legislature is advancing a three-pronged effort for a Balanced Budget Amendment. In addition to calling for an Amendments Convention, we have called upon our Congressional leaders to sign a pledge that they will support a Balance Budget Amendment, as well as filing an advisory referendum to allow Floridians the opportunity to give a direct message to Congress. (Nevada) applying for an Amendments Convention for a balanced budget would add necessary pressure to Congress. Therefore, we are asking you to encourage your State Legislature to apply for an Amendments Convention to balance the budget and limit the federal government’s ability to dictate State spending.
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Current Map of Resolutions In for a Balanced Budget Amendments Convention Frequently Asked Questions – Article V Amendments Convention
Senate Concurrent Resolution
Governor of every State in the Union-
President of the Senate of every State in the Union
Speaker of the House of every State in the Union
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Secure the Republic is watching all across this nation to guard against this sinister call for a Con-Con. It is going to take all of us watching to keep this from happening.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS ACTION ALERT TO YOUR ENTIRE LIST; TO FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND CO-WORKERS.