Hold Firm Against an Article V “Federal” Convention
HB1748 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE LAW CONCERNING A CONVENTION CALLED UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
This dangerous bill is brought to you by Rep. Mary Bentley from Perryville and Sen. Gary Stubblefield from Branch. Another last minute filing (March 28) at the end of session to keep down the commotion of people opposing this dastardly bill. Here is the history of HB1748. And these threatening bills just keep on coming!
Rep. Mary Bentley Sen. Gary Stubblefield
Attention Legislators, this bill has NOTHING to do with controlling delegates to an Article V Convention. But, it does have EVERYTHING to do with getting votes on the treacherous Article V Convention applications.
Legislators, you need to realize that there’s no guarantee you will appoint the delegates; and you will have no power over the delegates. Delegates to a federal convention called under Article V cannot be controlled by State Legislatures, by State Applications or by State Delegate laws.
Readers: Contact your state legislators and urge them to vote NO on HB1748 and to rescind ALL Calls for an Article V Constitution Convention.
State legislatures and Congress should enforce the Constitution, not empower a convention that could rewrite it. Click here to read the U.S. Constitution from the National Archives.
Shockingly, delegates to an Article V “Federal” Convention would have more power than state legislators. Therefore, the delegates aren’t subject to state law.
If an Article V Constitutional Convention is ever convened, the delegates would have the power to impose a “new” U.S. Constitution which, among other things, could strip us of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms without infringement. The delegates could even have the power to create a new form of government! For the Federal Convention, the delegates will have the highest lawmaking ability in the land, including Congress!
Concerning delegates — There is no higher power of enforcement to control them, command them, or stop them from doing anything they want to do. They have been given power to change the U.S. Constitution and are therefore above the current CONSTITUTION, above STATE LAW, above the STATE lawmakers, and are a force unto themselves. Once the federal convention has convened, the dictatorial delegates have what is known as “plenipotentiary power”.
Plenipotentiary powers — Delegates to the federal convention will have “absolute” powers, called “plenipotentiary powers”, because remember: they (NOT the state legislators) have FULL authority to broker the deal!!! Delegates are NOT under the authority of the states. The states have been totally duped if they think they can control delegates chosen to conduct a FEDERAL convention or pull them back from the convention.
The Convention of the States (COS) is an Article V Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) supported and funded by the global elitists.
This is one of the biggest political scams of our time, fueled by dark money laundered through (c)(3) organizations.
So, there has been a plan set in place for many years to replace our existing Constitution. No Rights — Just Privileges! When the government colludes with the major corporations, it results in Fascism.
There have been many of these so-called ‘delegate bills’ passed out all over the country this year. Our lawmakers are being used to carry freedom these robbing bills.
So, what’s the MOTIVE for lawmakers calling a Federal Convention? Our misguided legislators are either naive or have been bought off… or they have SEARED their consciences and just don’t care about anything but their own selfish motives, including power and their pocketbook. This includes the corporate state which has taken over America.
PLEASE NOTE: There are NO RULES in the U.S. Constitution or in any law to limit a Con-Con’s purpose, procedure, agenda, or election of delegates or the subject matter! Congress has repeatedly rejected ALL bills to establish rules or procedures, so one cannot control a federal convention or Constitutional Convention in advance.
Remember, the destruction of our U.S. Constitution has been planned for many decades. Our American sovereignty will be lost forever.
“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” ― Daniel Webster
Legal Scholars Warn of the Dangers of an Article V Convention (Click link to see more.)
Here are some snippets;
“[T]here is no way to effectively limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The Convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda. Congress might try to limit the convention to one amendment or one issue, but there is no way to assure that the Convention would obey.” – Warren Burger, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1969-1986)
“I certainly would not want a constitutional convention. Whoa! Who knows what would come out of it?” – Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1986-2016)
“There is no enforceable mechanism to prevent a convention from reporting out wholesale changes to our Constitution and Bill of Rights.” – Arthur Goldberg, Associate Justice of the US. Supreme Court (1962-1965)
Here’s what The Hill said: A ‘Convention of States’ is the Last Thing America Needs Right Now.
Keep the heat on these legislators. Keep contacting them. It’s important that all calls or requests for an Article V Amendment Convention are rescinded (revoked, repealed, removed).
Action Item: Call, email, and text — urge the legislators to Vote NO on HB1748 and ALL Calls for an Article V Convention and to rescind ALL existing calls for an Article V ‘Federal’ Convention. This bill may be rushed through, so we need to contact all of the legislators right now!
You’ll want to email the Senators separately from the Representatives. See the further down in the article for just their email addresses so you can copy/paste them.
You may want to copy and paste the list of Senators below so you can email all of them at once. Then email the Representatives separately.
Copy and paste the list below to email the Representatives all at once:
Here is an example of model legislation that has been passed in several states rescinding the call for an Article V Convention:
Model Resolution for a State Legislature to Rescind All Article V Convention/ Constitutional Convention Applications
Be sure to fill in all blanks with the appropriate information and have professional help in drafting the resolution to fit the format of your state.
LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ________________
___[(SENATE OR HOUSE]___ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. _______
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE; RESCINDING, REPEALING, CANCELING, VOIDING AND SUPERSEDING ANY AND ALL EXTANT APPLICATIONS BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF __________ HERETOFORE MADE DURING ANY SESSION THEREOF TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO CALL A CONVENTION PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR PROPOSING ONE OR MORE AMENDMENTS TO THAT CONSTITUTION; URGING THE LEGISLATURES OF OTHER STATES TO DO THE SAME; DIRECTING THAT COPIES OF THIS RESOLUTION BE SENT TO SPECIFIED PERSONS.
Be it Resolved by the Legislature of the State of ___________________:
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of ___________________, acting with the best of intentions, has, at various times, and during various sessions, previously made applications to the Congress of the United States of America to call one or more conventions to propose either one or more amendments regarding one or more specific subjects or purposes, or to call a general convention to propose an unspecified and unlimited number of amendments to the United States Constitution, pursuant to the provisions of Article V thereof; and,
WHEREAS, the Declaration of Independence proclaims that “it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish” their form of government whenever it fails to secure their rights, which implies that a convention of representatives of the sovereign people in an Article V “convention for proposing amendments” would have the inherent power to propose sweeping changes to the Constitution (also known as a “runaway” convention), any limitations or restrictions purportedly imposed by the states in applying for such a convention or conventions to the contrary notwithstanding, thereby creating an imminent peril to the well-established rights of the citizens and the duties of various levels of government as defined by our present Constitution; and,
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States of America has been amended many times in the history of this nation and may be amended many more times, without the need to resort to an Article V constitutional convention, and has been interpreted for more than two hundred years and has been found to be a sound document which protects the lives and liberties of the citizens; and,
WHEREAS, there is no need for, rather, there is great danger in, subjecting our form of government, which is based on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, to sweeping changes that would undermine its philosophical foundation of instituting government based on the principle of securing God-given rights; and,
WHEREAS, the best solution for reining in the federal government is an informed electorate which will hold public officials accountable to our existing Constitution with its principles of limited government, rather than risking a runaway Article V convention:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the _______ Session of the __________ Legislature, the Senate [or House of Representatives, i.e. the house where the resolution is first introduced] and the House of Representatives [or Senate, i.e. the second house after passage in the house of origin] concurring, that the Legislature does hereby rescind, repeal, cancel, nullify, and supersede to the same effect as if they had never been passed, any and all extant applications by the Legislature of the State of ____________ to the Congress of the United States of America to call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America, pursuant to the terms of Article V thereof, regardless of when or by which session or sessions of the ___________ Legislature such applications were made and regardless of whether such applications were for a limited convention to propose one or more amendments regarding one or more specific subjects or purposes or for a general convention to propose an unlimited number of amendments upon an unlimited number of subjects.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Legislature of the State of __________ urges the legislatures of each and every state which has applied to Congress to call a convention for either a general or a limited constitutional convention, to repeal, and withdraw such applications.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Senate be, and is hereby authorized and directed to send copies of this Resolution to the Secretary of State, to the presiding officers of both houses of the legislatures of each state in the Union, to the president of the United States Senate, to the Speaker and Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, to the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, and to the members of Congress of the United States representing the State and people of _________.
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