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  • jong

    We really need nothing new. What we do need is to go back to morals, ethics and a strong belief in GOD that the founding fathers had in mind for this country to begin with.

    • 2War Abn Vet

      You can’t say that; it sounds like a Tea Party idea.

      • Shofar threading

        My back arches at the engrained, fearful politicians and low-informed, unthinking public who are fighting a fight against these patriots of every political ilk. All thanks also to the Obama lying machine — and Rinos — painting them as extremists. Power corrupts and stupidity reigns.

      • jong

        Yes they do have the tendency to reflect the founding fathers.

  • Carl Stevenson

    The idea of a “Constitutional (article V) Convention is a leftist scheme to abolish our rights.
    Onc convened, there is NOTHING to stop a complete rewrite of the Constitution to eliminate all of thes “troublesome” restraints on the federal government.
    Don’t fall for it!
    The Constitution is fine.
    The problem is that the tyrant wannabes in the District of Corruption don’t like our rights and want to eliminate them so they have more total power and control.

    • colleenf

      You are exactly correct!

    • Jean

      “The founders in their great wisdom gave the states a way to stop an out of control federal government.”

      Article V
      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.

  • TAM44

    The DEMONCRATS threw God under a bus during the DNC in 2012 and has spewed hatred of Christians big time. We have the biggest liar ever living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave barack hussein obama who is anti God anti America, anti our Constitution, anti our Military, anti Christian, anti Whites.

    God bless our troops and our vets and America…………

    To hell with obama and his band of corrupt thieves…………….

  • groscoe

    The last thing you want to do is open the constitution up to all the kooks of today……

    • Robert Courtney

      EXACTLY.

      Just look at what ideology that is in power and THAT is who will be adding and subtracting from the Constitution, IF this pig on an idea comes around.

      SUCH a bad idea, at this time, I just can’t stress that enough.
      Anyone thinks that just one or two issues will be on the table, you are insane.

      ALL the issues Progressives want would be on the table, and you can bet a lot of them will succeed.

      DON’T DO IT!

      It’s a progressive’s wet dream, and will only send America down faster.

    • wfwilson6

      YES, YES, YES–We cannot afford to let OUR constitution get changed by thee liberals, the takers, the LGBT crowd, etc.

    • thestormy

      I totally agree. We have to vote on who we wish to send. How do we know who will truly represent us? We don’t!! That’s all the Communist & globalist need to to nullify our founding documents.

      We are given another option. The Militia. Just my opinion but,it may happen much sooner than most think. Many are organized in every state. I think they are waiting on the right time. They are cautious , precise & well trained true Patriots. They understand there can be no mistakes & they have only one chance at getting it right.

  • docdave1

    BAD idea… The globalists would love nothing more than to get their moles into it and take away our Bill of Rights, and other parts of the Contstitution. Instead we should push for Constitutional Amendments which do not lay bear the other parts of The Constitution.

  • freedixie

    When those who vote AGAINST the Constitution are for it, (Senator Tom Coburn,R,OK), that should raise a red flag.

  • BartMan

    This could be a good thing (or not), however, the conservatives have no real leadership. Those who have the ability to lead do not have the fortitude. We need another Reagan or Eisenhower to show the way.

    Ovomit gets his way by bullying. He’s the 8th grade bully who pushes his way into a 4th grade class and takes what he wants and no one challenges him. His motto via the unions and minorities is: “Power perceived is power achieved.”

  • shannon853

    the federalist papers tell of the wqay to insure the government is reigned in.

  • http://emilyakin.com/ Emily Akin

    You are “reining” in federal government, not “reigning” it in. The reins on a bridle stop the horse. A king reigns over others.

    I want to see your message succeed, but spelling/grammar errors, especially in your title does not make a good impression.

    • jagans

      Amen. Thanks Em. Amazing how much of this you see in people that are supposed to be literate. This should have been learned in grammar school, and this guy probably has a degree. Apparently a very small degree……………………..

    • HarryTheCat

      Thank you. Errors like this are far to common, particularly on the web, and they lead one to believe that the author is uneducated and therefore lacks credibility. Either way, the argument is diminished. Unfortunately I see this sort of sloppy use of language even from some of my professors, including my graduate studies adviser!

    • Debbie G

      I can’t believe you are making such an issue of this. Give it a rest.

  • R.t. Greenwood

    I am 100% in favor of this effort. Everyone should ask their state reps to take a position on a balanced federal budget and report the results on twitter (#BalancedBudgetAmendment). My two reps are for it – one GOP, one Democrat.

    • Jean

      Is this what Mark Levin has been talking about?

      • Robert Courtney

        he has never specifically said, so I believe it is.
        I would have thought he was smart enough to figure this out, as it is speeled out in the Constitution.
        The ideology in charge would set the agenda.
        Is THAT what you want happen?
        I read an article that said Levin meant an amendment, which take 38 states to ratify. But Levin has never answered the question what he meant.THAT scares me.

      • FlamingFury

        Robert, get his book and read it. He spells it all out there.

      • Robert Courtney

        I’ll read it, but that is what I meant by why he doesn’t get a Constitutional Convention vs a Constitutional Amendment.
        There is no 38 State ratification in a Convention.
        It is ratified at the Convention by the Representatives (or delegates) each State Legislature sends to the Convention.
        The changes do NOT come back to the States for ratification.

        And here’s where I have a problem.
        Each State gets Delegates per population, much like the Electoral Delegates for a Presidential Election.
        Now, if we have had enough “Delegates” to elect Obama TWICE, what in the world would make anyone think it would be any different at the Convention?
        And this does not take in consideration of Progressive Republicans being Delegates.
        See what I mean?
        In MY opinion, it’s waaaay too risky to do this at this time.

      • Howard Rosenstein

        Wow, you spew garbage without reading the book. your cowardly approach is strictly reserved for the RINO’s You are no brave conservative. In fact, you are no conservative at all. Read the “Liberty Amendments” first before making silly comments.

      • Robert Courtney

        That’s your opinion, and have at it.
        In my opinion it’s reality.
        Sorry that what I say scares you so bad. And IF the SHTF, I won’t be expecting you to have my back, that’s a fact.
        I don’t have to read anything. at 63 and 37 years working and being in the military, I don’t need to read a book, I have lived it.
        And if you can’t deal it I am so s…., naw, skip that. TOUGH, dolt!

      • Howard Rosenstein

        No, it is not fear of what you say, it is disgust. As with the teens and
        low information citizens, you are led by the nose. Sixty three years
        old? You should be able to read something before making comments by now.
        As with those misinformed troublemakers, the Democrats and Marxist
        Obama have hypnotized you and all the other dolts & sheep into
        saying “YES WE CAN” or chanting O-BA-MA. Problem is, you are fearful of change and prefer to hide in the status quo rather than taking a risk to save our nation. Oh, I see, you just look at
        the cover of a book and know everything in it. Try reading the book
        rather than following those that use propaganda to entrance you.

      • FlamingFury

        Yes, Jean, this is what Mark Levin discusses in his new book, “The Liberty Amendments.” I’m almost finished reading it.

        Earlier I was concerned that such a convention would be hijacked and a runaway. Mark feels safe in the fact that a 3/4 majority of the states (38) would have to ratify anything that came out of any such convention. It is true that the convention in 1787 was tasked to AMEND the Articles of Confederation, and they ended up scrapping the Articles for the Constitution. I am also scared ****less with the Constitution for the NewStates [sic] of America, which has already been written and which you can find on line. It contains provisions we would never stand for.

        So far, I agree with every proposed amendment Mark Levin presents except one. I am not in favor of income tax on general principles. The rest are fine. In addition, there are a couple more that we need to enact. One would provide some spending caps and require that elected officials pay out of their own income for their families’ vacations and also limit how many employees family members can hire at public expense. (If every first lady up to Laura Bush managed with one assistant, and Laura managed with 3, why does MOOCHelle require 22 at a cost of $1.5 million per year? If she needs more than 3, let her pay for them—she’s making $44,000 a month with private investments according a report I’ve seen.)

        I think I’ve had a couple more ideas—maybe a health freedom amendment that would let us choose alternative medicine over Big Pharma, but enacting Mark’s ideas would go a long way to restore the nation. E.g., term limits for Congress and the SCOTUS; methods to overturn bad decisions of the high court; balanced budget; one amendment to encourage private business and another for protection of private property; and finally (that I can remember) voter ID.

    • brucefandrews

      At least three of Colorado’s Senators are Liberal Communists along with the Governor. Cory Gardner is one in Colorado that might support Convention of States I will contact him.

    • Ed Shick

      Thomas Jefferson “It is incumbent on every Generation to pay it’s own debts as it goes.A principle which if acted on would save one half of the wars of the world.” I hope we can stop what is going on in Our Nation ,,Just to day I opened the mail and one was a wanting help to support a bill to Allow Obama a Third Term ,, I trashed it ,, Obama must be stopped ,, he should never have been allowed to even run for Illinois state senate!!

  • Valor

    There are numerous nay Sayers posting here. But they offer no alternative to attempt to save this nation. Most also miss the point that this is Post Constitutional America. The nation is not and has not been governed by the Constitution for some time now. Worries about a convention trashing the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is a moot point as they are no longer honored. There are only three ways America can be restored, Constitutional Convention by the states, by divine intervention or public revolt. None are likely.

    • FlamingFury

      I’m one of those who has been negative about a so-called ConCon, but we are in such desperate straits now that it may be our only saving grace.

      • Valor

        I agree, but it is unlikely to develop. Too many people now suckle at the government teat.

    • Robert Courtney

      Nonsense. Either we have a valid Constitution, or not.
      Either we have Rule of Law. or not.
      Presently, it’s “not”. But the pendulum swings both ways, and it was thrown far left as it could go with the election of Obama. It WILL swing far right, again.
      That’s what pendulums do.
      And to a REAL Conservative, it’s common sense, black or white.
      Look at what the other Socialist Countries are doing.
      Australia just went far right as the Progressives were out of Control.
      France went far left with a Socialist president. Less than a year later, the People are ready to get back their more Conservative politicians.
      Same with England, Germany, and watch out for civil war in Venezuelan in the next two years as the Marxist have worn out their welcome.
      Giving the Progressives a shot at making their insanity legal, in my opinion, is….INSANE!!

      • Valor

        If History is any indication, America has passed the point of no return. We do not have politicians that honor the Constitution, and the rule of law is whatever the ruling party wants at the moment. Obama and Company are smart enough to know about pendulums, and are rapidly setting up the machinery to prevent the swing back. Those looking for the 2014 elections to turn things around are engaged in wishful thinking. Far too many people now believe the government is the source of their well being. We will see that in the neighborhood of 80% of incumbents will survive. Those waiting for the 2016 elections to take back the White house are very likely going to be disappointed, even IF there is a presidential election. The very real possibility exists that there will be some sort of national emergency “requiring” Martial Law and suspension of the Constitution and the elections to “preserve society” before 2016. This is a Marxist running this country and he has his people in place and the logistics as well for a dictatorship. Those that believe it can’t happen here are dreaming. America is not immune to the cycles of history.

      • Howard Rosenstein

        Sorry Robert, it does not work that way. Those that sit and do nothing always wonder what the hell happened. Examples are the Nazi’s, Soviet Union, the Chinese dictatorship, etc….. I’ll wager the people in those countries thought communism and socialism would be a fad, especially the Jews. They were so tolerant and looked the other way while millions upon millions of people were murdered. It seems you follow the Chamberlain theory of trusting evil doers to act politely with great love for humanity. Your type of thinking lets the savages out of their cages to murder and enslave us.

      • Robert Courtney

        My way of thinking is reality.
        I am not sure what you are thinking, but it’s far from what I think.
        Where in the world did I say sit and do nothing?
        Show me where and maybe then we can have a discussion without your nonsensical projection onto me.
        I am not playing your kindergarten game her lil’ buddy.
        You don’t like what I have to say, don’t read it or LUMP it.
        No wonder Conservatives can’t win, it’s dolts like you that is the problem, not the solution.
        Not by a long shot.
        But, stay in denial, I could care less, but I won’t count on a fool for support IF the SHTF on my watch.
        As I said, what NONSENSE.

      • Howard Rosenstein

        Wow, you are a name caller, not worth my time. By the way, read what you write before you open your pi hole. Pendulum swings? No, you are definitely one of those that wonder what the hell happened when the pendulum is purposely stopped after it is swung all the way to the left. I see you as a McCain/Graham RINO moron.

  • reconst52

    I am totally for it!However,I think we will then come under attack by obummers forces and be another syria in civil war.This is what he really wants to stay in power and get rid of elections.We better really be prepared for what will come soon after! God bless America!!! Patriots Unite!!!

  • jagans

    Thank God! Where do I sign up?

  • toothii

    What is good about this is that each state has equal voting power. No electoral college, no fudging! A State’s Constitutional Convention can nullify Congressional actions if deemed by the states to be unconstituional or otherwise viewed as against the will of the people. I whole heartedly support such a convention. It is important for people who will undoubtedly insinuate that this would be an action by the right to remove Obama from office because he’s Black! In other words a racist action. The reality would be that regardless of color, it is the socialistic policies of this Administration and democrat socialist rule of the Senate that would be questioned. I do not believe a State’s Constitutional convention has the power to directly impeach a President, but they can recall their elected representatives and require new elections. I could be mistaken as I am not a Constitutional scholar by any stretch. What I do know is that Washington is out of control and a Constitutional Convention could bring order and reason back to DC.

    • Robert Courtney

      I am sorry, but no.
      Each State will NOT have equal voting power.
      This is why this is such an easy sell to the American citizen, yet is a Progressive wet dream.
      The PEOPLE don’t know how the process works.

      But, if it happens, after it’s over all, they will be appalled at what will come out of it.

  • Mynickelsworth

    Carl Stevenson has is right. The first “convention” was convened because the then present system wasn’t working and it was convened to fix it. Control was lost and the result was our Constitution.
    Try it now and the Socialist Democrats will get control and Carl has the result right.

    We Gotta do it through the existing system. If we allow the Democrats and the RINO Republicans to pass an Amnesty for 11 million (or more) ILLEGALS you will have the same result as above.

    The FINAL RESULT IN EITHER CASE, WITH THIS PRESIDENT IN POWER, IS AN iSLAMIC STATE RULED BY THE MULLAHS OF SAUDI OR WORSE (If it could get worse!).

    • 83footsailor

      OBONZO – the anointed & magnificent one – would be ju9st hjappy with an ISLAMIC run state. MY self – I can’t stand these ** RUG TOP – SAND JOCKEY’S **

  • hausman69

    This is way overdue to happen. There is no way that the Federal Government will cut spending, have a balance budget and for sure place term limits on themselves.

    • 83footsailor

      YOU HAVE OT THAT RIGHT. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Panicazi

      We will be cutting our own throats. You watch, we will be the ones trying to be fair and give everyone a voice, while the current regime and it’s Communist lackeys will wrest control of the process and give us the “utopia” they have been fighting so hard for.

  • Mike Hillsgrove

    I agree. We need a new convention of the states. The states need to put the Federal government in it’s place. We need Constitutional Amendments for the following.

    1) Term Limits 1 for Senator, 2 for representative
    2) Balanced Budget Amendment.
    3) An amendment that makes a Central Bank (the FED) illegal – forever. It should mandate how the currency is backed.
    4) Senators need to be appointed by the State Legislators and are the proper representatives of the states, not the people. That job belongs to the House – as it was always intended.

    5) Control the money spent on campaigns. Disallow unions and businesses from funding candidates.
    6) Eliminate the IRS, the Federal Income Tax, and any other tax on people directly – as the Constitution originally did – and still does, It needs to be up to the several states to determine how to fund the federal government.

    7) Get the Federal government out of the people business. This is a state function.

    • R.t. Greenwood

      I like all of it. But:
      1) a Balanced Budget Amendment will cure a multitude of symptoms/sins (i.e. a BBA is fundamental and foundational to fixing this govt.);
      2) Too many issues dilute the effort.

      • DrZarkov99

        Just get enough Congresscritters to support zero-based budgeting, where every dime has to be justified, and the problem of waste can be reduced without any new Amendments.

      • Sunshine Kid

        I suggest that any money granted other nations or foreigners of any time be deemed illegal and that any government official that uses government money as a bribe in any way to foreigners must face the full brunt of the charge of treason. Put in a Constitutional Amendment that way, then charges of treason can be made against any government official up to the President without having to resort to impeachment first.

    • Panicazi

      This will never work, unless the point of the convention is to re-establish what is written into the Constitution as it stands. Giving the enemies of our Constitution any opening to “move on” to a “better” form of government is only going to end far worse than what we are dealing with now. The Constitution is keeping the wolves at bay with feeble and half hearted enforcement, imagine what would happen if we followed the flu force of the Constitution, as it was written.

      • TheSunDidIt

        Agreed. I like the idea but, I know this is very much like shooting to the side of the thing you’re hunting intending to drive it the opposite direction. I think they may be consciously “driving” conservatives in a dangerous direction.

      • Panicazi

        Without question, and we are falling for it. The only hope we have is to elect people to office that campaign on enforcing an “originalist” view of the Constitution. Anything else is just more of the same.
        Vote TEA

      • disqus_E4Vdp7qC06

        Read Mark Levins book The Liberty Amendments. In this way, it does not allow for the constitution as a whole to be rewritten if done through article V. If you read his book you will see it is the only peaceful way to rein in the runaway Federal government !

      • Panicazi

        Ive read it and though I do agree with Mark Levin, the prospect still scares the crap out of me. Because I do not believe we have sufficient numbers of average folks that understand any of this. I think we are at the mercy of the MSNBC, including our own government that will pervert any attempt to restrict the power they have attained.

      • disqus_E4Vdp7qC06

        I agree, however that is why we need a grassroots movement and those who are educated in this will teach any followers. Many I believe, want to learn and I believe that lately many more people are starting to wake up. Yes there are huge numbers of uninformed people out there but the more they realize that this current admin. does not discriminate when setting their agenda, they will come around…. Not all but enough to make this happen. Mark Levin, Ted Cruz and others have a free course on educating people on the constitution. I believe Mark has the info on his website.

      • Mike Hillsgrove

        As Mr. Spock said, “There are always possibilities.” We have the ability to take this government back. We need the will. The Constitution provides the means for it’s own defence, and it would be foolish indeed to not start the journey.

        History is replete with impossibilities, that were made possible only by the wisdom or courage of a few.

      • Panicazi

        Well, though Dr Spock had much to say on baby and child care I do not see where that applies to …ah, MR Spock. Hehe. Nevertheless, I see more utility and possibility in electing more TEA to office and We the People holding them to their campaign promises to support the Constitution. Giving the Progs a shot at doing away with the only thing standing between them and our Liberty I see as foolish.

  • Jim Huston

    That would be “rein in”, as in imposing control over government, not “reign in”, as in ruling as a part of government.

    • TotallyPreventable

      There’s another post on this same point, which makes the point that spelling errors such as this as leave a bad impression before one even gets to the substance of the issue. It’s discouraging that no one has yet made the correction, especially since it’s in the title.

      • joepotato

        It’s just the new college edjumacation system … You can see the results… :-(

  • Lloydl333

    Put the buggers on notice. Mandatory classes on the Constitution before running for office. They need to re-learn that they work for US.

    • cvxxx

      I agree also a training course that they work for the people not for the Big Donors!

    • FlamingFury

      Boy, I could sure buy into that! Michael Badnarik (former Libertarian presidential candidate) teaches a great course on the Constitution, and so does Hillsdale College on line and for free.

  • RockyMtn1776

    I agree. We have now reached the point where a Con Con is the only peaceful way left. It’s now or never America. our choice !

    • BigIron

      A ConCon is far too dangerous a thing as there is NO mechanism for “limiting” its actions …and I do NOT trust the Government school educated to fully understand that problem. Don’t try to “diddle” with our “real” Constitution …ALL we must do is properly “re-institute” the “real” constitution of the American Republic, “The Constitution for the united States of America” circa 1787 and the first 10 Amendments circa 1791. The current, “fraudulent” constitution, “The Constitution Of The United States Of America” has NO “lawful” standing and, therefore, NO one has any “real” protection under it as it is a “FRAUD”!

  • jacobtheodore

    For Pete’s sake guys! It’s ‘rein’, NOT reign!
    rein
    rān/
    noun
    1.
    a long, narrow strap attached at one end to a horse’s bit, typically used in pairs to guide or check a horse while riding or driving.

    verb
    1.
    check or guide (a horse) by pulling on its reins.
    “he reined in his horse and waited for her”

    • Howard Rosenstein

      Jacob, sorry to tell you, rein and reign are interchangeable. Look it up in Roget’s Thesaurus Needless to say, we must organize our states for the inevitable Convention of the States. It is imperative that we stop Marxist Obama and his Socialist Democrat Party from transforming our great nation into a Soviet style socialist country .

    • JDH

      This is how obuma got elected…you’re worried about the spelling and not the “gutts” of what he’s saying!!

    • SIRWIZARD

      You’re right, Jacob, but I’ll bet their spell check let it go unmolested. In any case, we get their drift which is much more important than whether they used the wrong word. THEIR intent, THERE, was what THEY’RE all thinking, OK?

    • 1catfish

      Reading comprehension is so much more important than grammer.

      • agrclemsonfarmn

        grammar I can assume you were playing a joke!

  • disqus_E4Vdp7qC06

    Mark Levins book The Liberty Amendments!

  • lorriek

    Oh Good Lord. Rome is burning & you
    all are worried about a grammer error.
    And we are where we are now because too many citizens do nothing, just go along silently.
    If the citizens continue to stay silent, we will continue our path toward socialism and have no one to blame but ourselves.

  • bet1125

    I like this idea very much; although not as much as tarring and feathering..

    • Ed Shick

      I am with you , My spelling is not good but we must get rid of this Marxist , Communist in the White House , Years ago when i was a medic in Korea and some one needed a medic they never asked how good my English was??? ,, My English is better than the Somalians who could not read or Write English and the buss driver held there hands so they voted in the right Place ,, why did all of a Sudden Columbus has 30,000 people from Somalia??

      • cvxxx

        Stupid immigration and bleeding heart do gooders are the cause. These people also use up resources meant to American citizens. As Europe is finding out good intentions have unforeseen consequences. Canada has strict English requirements. The US should too.

        We can take lessons from all the bright ideas other countries have tried and have failed. We allowed many mistakes do to voter apathy and lack of solid information. Now it will be a big task to correct with out destroying everything. perhaps when we can colonize other planets we will learn from this and not repeat the same errors. But I would not hold my breath.

      • BigIron

        It’s all by design of the PTB/NWO

  • Robert Tombs

    Insofar as the communists have infiltrated most aspects of our gov, there is a risk that the commies will infiltrate whatever convention is contemplated to do more damage. Starve the beast.

    • Ed Shick

      They are now in White House the President and his Adviser from Iran ,, studied in Russia !!

    • BigIron

      NO ConCon!!!! It is NOT needed!

  • savage24

    The States get most of the money for their budgets from the federal government. You mean to tell me that they will kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, only the American people can stop this run amok government. Putting your faith in another form of government is how we got into this mess.

    • hollygreen9

      And where does the federal government get it’s money? ANSWER: citizens of the states!

      • FlamingFury

        Actually, I’ve been told that we still manage to collect enough money from duties, imposts, tariffs, etc. (established in Article I) to run the government—that the “income tax” all goes to pay interest on the debt. And that’s ridiculous too, when you consider we haven’t been dealing in real money since 1971 or so—the Fed can just keep printing. But they want to transfer all our wealth!

    • jong

      Not another form of government the original form of government. You know the one when enforced makes liberals catch on fire and explode.

    • agrclemsonfarmn

      federal programs timeout eventually leaving states to pay 100% in later years

      • BigIron

        If you accept the benefit then you accept the conditions! Stop accepting the benefits!

  • blackhawk132

    There’s only one thing wrong.Obama wants a rebellion so he can declare martial law and remain pres, forever. We need a new Congress with guys like Cruz and other patriots.

    • Ed Shick

      Blackhawk you are all so right ,, maybe 30 good Americans out of 535 in Congress !!

    • BigIron

      Unfortunately there’s more than one thing wrong! We need to “re-institute” the “organic” Constitution “The Constitution for the united States of America”. Our current constitution is just a “fraudulent” creation of the United States Corporation and is meaningless to a Corporation.

    • FlamingFury

      Cruz IS NOT ELIGIBLE!! He’s a good guy, and I like him, but he was born in Canada of an American mom and a dad who was not an American citizen! Similar to Rubio, Jindal, and possibly Nikki Haley! It’s bad enough we have an illegal alien squatting in the White House as it is.

      CORRECTION! I jumped the gun, Blackhawk. Cruz is just fine in the Senate, and I agree we need more like him in both houses. He just is not eligible for the White House—although after seeing the YouTube of his father speaking, that’s a shame!

  • cvxxx

    The state can’t get their own acts together. Most have no money under and unemployment and have given away most of the corporate tax base. They waste billions of dollars for ideological fights rather than spending on teachers and classroom we get administrative staff sucking the school budget.

    • BeFreeIL

      More is spent per child on education in the U.S. than any other country but one. You’re correct, the states do have their own serious problems but much of those problems are brought on by the overly intrusive federal government. It must be reigned in.

      • cvxxx

        That goes for the states as well. Too much government(state, local, federal) intrusion into the individual’s life. But IMO we must start carefully at the local level and work up.

      • BigIron

        At the local and lower levels of elected offices that may work however we don’t actually have a “two-party system”, we have a “single-party system” made up of two “sub-parties”! It is a “system” controlled by the PTB/NWO at the upper levels. It is virtually impossible to have anyone elected to any office that matters without him having first been “vetted” by the PTB/NWO and this percolates down to the local levels.

        In the 2012 election the Republican party changed the rules BEFORE the National Convention to “allow” [actually read that as "ordered"] the local parties to support Romney before the official Repub candidate had even been selected by the Convention. It seems that the PTB/NWO were afraid that if Ron Paul should somehow get the nomination he would be elected President by the “conservative democrat” vote.

        Obama was the obvious first choice of the PTB/NWO but Romney would have been satisfactory as they had both already been vetted by the PTB/NWO. However Ron Paul would likely have interfered with their plans creating some degree of havoc with their agenda! So the PTB/NWO took the risk that the “sheeple” were too conditioned by the Government schools to figure it out.

      • cvxxx

        Your are correct. Many voters are unaware of these actions. Perhaps splitting the parties as there are many people who do not understand that labels do not tell the story.

    • 1catfish

      Time to close all the perverted evil teaching public schools and issue school vouchers so the parents can keep the trash from leading our children to hell. Stop the insanity of no kid left behind. Now they have all children being left behind for political reasons. And thet equals uninformed voters.

      • cvxxx

        Public schools can be very good. But two things hamper education one is Political Correctness and the other is too much money spent on administration.

      • BigIron

        The “public” schools of today are not even as good as the ones when I was in school ….but that IS by design.

      • FlamingFury

        And just wait until you see the indoctrination coming down the pike with Common Core!

    • FlamingFury

      One of the disasters of the past century was enactment of the 17th Amendment, which changed the choosing of Senators from the Legislatures of the various states to direct election by the people. If we repeal the 17th and restore the original provision (another of Mark Levin’s proposals), the power of the states would gradually be restored again.

  • Howard Rosenstein

    It seems many people that comment here continue to think it is a Constitutional Convention not a Convention of States. This leads me to believe many are not reading, only assuming. Also, there are too many concerned about spelling than the onslaught of the left we are experiencing.

    • maddad1947

      You have a point: However, a Constitutional Convention can and should grow out of a Convention of the States and it is the ONLY legal way to bring about the changes that need to be done. We will never get individual amendments through this Congress or past this Administration.

      • FlamingFury

        Not quite right, Maddad. Article V states that “on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments,” which is not exactly the same as a Constitutional Convention, which we DO NOT want. Do a search on the Constitution for the NewStates of America, which has already been written, so see why.

        You are correct, however, that we will NEVER get the current or a future Congress to pass amendments that would limit their terms or allow the re-evaluation of every federal agency and bureaucracy every three years, which are two of the ideas that Mark Levin puts forward in his book.

  • cvxxx

    It is not the federal government as it is US the voter who is ill informed. First we need to start local. by having Internet two way capable town halls. I notice so many “open meetings are held when the voters are at work. After two hour commutes most want to eat and then to relax. having interactive town hall with questions emailed before hand the citizens can have questions answered and the most pressing discussed. Especially about tax offsets!

  • jvb1980808

    Good…..common sense is still alive and well…in at least 26 states

    • NotYour UsualPolitics

      don’t count on all 26 if you look there is no way it’s going to pas some of te north eastern States listed. Just because a group exists there doesn’t mean they’ll be influential enough to cause change. Pa. MD. NJ MA MN all come to mind

  • ramrodd

    does this site review all posts?

    • dontjst

      Why?

      • ramrodd

        i had a post that did not show up

      • dontjst

        I’d try again. I’ve had posts show up where I did not expect to see them and also thought they had been dumped.

    • Paladin67

      Make sure you don’t use any cuss words. the screeners don’t like that. I found that out myself. I posted the same exact thing and removed the word pi$$es me off, except I used the ss and it went to “moderating” and never was posted.

  • Sunshine Kid

    States rights was used in 1860 for the beginning of the Confederacy. Are we repeating history? Will we fight each other in a bloody Civil War again with the result of the Federal government basically putting all the rebellious states in a state of confinement at the point of a gun? Has the creation of FEMA camps the first step by the government to put down an uprising?

    My hope is that history does repeat itself, but with the winners being the ones saying ENOUGH and leaving the losers to fail in their dictatorship they want so much.

    • NotYour UsualPolitics

      Where are all these FEMA camps? I keep hearing people talk abut them but have yet to see one.

    • BigIron

      Sunshine Kid: Glad you brought that up. The version of history spewed forth by the Government schools leaves something to be desired. The war wasn’t fought over slavery [that was just for mass consumption]. Lincoln offered to forget the whole emancipation idea if the seceded States would just return to the Union [not yet the Federal government we know today]; the offer arrived “a day late” and the war was on. The real reason for the war was about ?money?. The United States, DC was “bankrupt”; they had spent too much. They wanted to use the lands of the States as “surety” for their bankruptcy but some states “refused” and walked out of Congress. Remember, the Union was a “loose” Union not far removed from the original confederation. …And the United States had very “limited” constitutionally delegated “powers”. The attempt of the United States, DC to use force was NOT a very good choice and cost them dearly in early part of the war.
      When General Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Lincoln’s days were numbered ..at six actually. Boothe had attempted to kidnap Lincoln twice previously and failed but when Lee surrendered it did not end the war then but marked it ending. There were corrupt politicians, bankers, and others who had a different agenda that required that Lincoln NOT interfere with [and I believe that he would have caused them grief.

      I am no fan of Lincoln but I do not believe he would have allowed the 14th Amendment to pass; he would have vetoed the attempt and a “Lincoln” veto could not have been realistically overridden. Also, Lincoln wanted to restore the seceded states to the Union with full powers another reason to have Lincoln “removed”. With Lincoln gone the 14th Amendment was still not a “slam dunk” as the seceded States would not have signed off on the 14th either. To fix that problem they “ex post facto” changed the law allowing the prosecution of the war to make the seceded States conquered territories which placed them under the United States, DC and allowed the implementation of “martial” lawst

  • ramrodd

    will this site post anything that challenges an Article V??

    • dontjst

      Why would you challenge it? Without it there would be even more loopholes for criminals to roam the streets.

      • NotYour UsualPolitics

        The 5th or V is the right against self incrimination, how do you say it would allow more criminals when it already prevents a person from having to tell on themselves?

      • dontjst

        OK! Whee would we be without it?

      • FlamingFury

        NotYour, the 5th Amendment to the Constitution (part of the Bill of Rights) is the right against self-incrimination (and a few other things, like fair compensation if private property is seized for a public purpose). The main body of the Constitution is made up of seven articles, of which Article V is concerned with amending the main document. So there are actually two “Articles V” since the first 10 amendments are similarly numbered.

      • ramrodd

        well youll never know because this site refuses to allow another view be posted

      • dontjst

        Try rephrasing! And using correct spelling and grammar.

      • ramrodd

        i posted articles by 3 people who challenged a Mark Levin Article V but it was rejected.. Free Speech

      • BigIron

        The “loopholes” are the “unlawful” courts themselves not the Constitution!

    • NotYour UsualPolitics

      Actually here are instances wherein you’re right to self incrimination can be revoked when you’re given full immunity from prosecution in order to bring fellow conspirators to trail. There are cases on the books where a person has invoked the 5th still refused to testify after full immunity was granted and were still incarcerated for literally years although the longest I remember at the moment was 2 1/2 years

      • ramrodd

        a Mark Levin article V con con

      • BigIron

        A ConCon is neither needed nor desired. Too much “risk” is involved for our country as a ConCon could “break bad”, …really, really “bad”! …As there is NO way of limiting a ConCon everything IS on the “table”! ALL we really need to do is to hold a Convention of the States with the “limited” scope of re-instituting “The Constitution for the united States of America [the constitution of the Republic and the only "lawful" constitution]” thus forcing the “constitutional” “United States, DC” back under its “constitutional” yoke of “lawful/constitutional” powers as defined “precisely” by the “LAW-OF-THE-LAND”, “The Constitution for the united States of America”!

  • maddad1947

    A Constitutional Convention is a legal and recognized, by the Constitution which created it, means for the PEOPLE to take back control of the Federal Government, done at the State Level. In 1860 when the Confederacy was formed this was NOT done and therefore, the argument over State Rights became a Civil War. In other words the Confederacy was illegal. Sorry to all you Southerners but they went about it the WRONG way. Perhaps they were concerned that they could not have gotten what they wanted any other way.
    Enough on the History Lesson. The Point is this, if enough of the States call for a Constitutional Convention then it becomes a requirement to have one. The danger in doing this is that it opens up the entire Constitution to possible revision, not just adding a new amendment for this or that reason. Now for all practical purposes our Constitution, as it now exists, is an excellent document and really doesn’t need to be rewritten. However, due to changes in Society, Science, Technology, and the World in general, that could not be anticipated by the writers of the Constitution, many people will argue that we need to insert some new items, clauses, or amendments into it. And therein lies the danger.
    Once we start “adjusting” the Constitution to this 21st Century, will we know when and where to stop? Before we destroy the document that has allowed this country to become what it has. Or will we throw the baby out with the bath water? I think there might be away to prevent this from happening. And that is, for each State to develop its own goals for Modifying the Constitution BEFORE there is a call for the Convention. Then the states can get together with their separate “lists” and develop a over all list that all can agree to and put into effect when they call the Convention. But they must also agree in advance that these goals and only these goals are to be adopted. That way the basic document the framework of the Constitution remains safe and secure.
    I would then recommend that each state have its own election to get the feelings of its citizens on these goals. That way the time frame for the Constitution’s vulnerability would be at a minimum and the goals easily achieved and made a part of the Constitution.
    This way the legality of what happens remains with the People and at State Level and even if there is a desire at the Federal Level not to recognize these changes there would be no choice but to recognize them or face the consequences of a totally united force against that Administration, which would no longer have any legal rights to remain in office.
    A lot more needs to be said and discussed about this but this is enough to give one the idea of what is possible.

    • NotYour UsualPolitics

      You start out with a good point then drive right into the ground.

      “Now for all practical purposes our Constitution, as it now exists, is an excellent document and really doesn’t need to be rewritten. However, due to changes in Society, Science, Technology, and the World in general, that could not be anticipated by the writers of the Constitution, many people will argue that we need to insert some new items, clauses, or amendments into it. And therein lies the danger.
      Once we start “adjusting” the Constitution to this 21st Century, will we know when and where to stop?”

      It will never stop, and it probably shouldn’t. There will always be new challenges, new technology’s, new views of human rights (remember when black’s were considered 3/5′s a man?) so the founders, in their wisdom created a document with the necessary flexibility because the wisdom inherent in the first 10 also known as Bill Of Rights which wasn’t part of the Document when signed in 1789 but immediately added. It’s from those first ten all law must be drawn when amendments are considered for addition. Now portions can be argued like the 1st wherein SCOTUS has found free speech does not entitle you the right to yell fire in a crowded theater, others argue the 2nd in it call for a “Well Regulated Militia” gives states and the Fed the right to certain firearm restrictions (though many attempts have been struck down by the SCOTUS) so there will always be he ability to amend to the times as long as those amendments do not interfere with the first ten in my opinion.
      I also think therein lies some of our problems as Americans these days, the variance of view as to what the document does and doesn’t allow has become a fiercely pitched battle from both sides of what is fundamentally a two party system. How we’ll resolve that remains to be seen.

    • BigIron

      We do NOT “want” NOR do we “need” a Constitutional Convention; such a thing is far too dangerous to the “people” at this time. A ConCon is NOT needed! ALL that is “needed” to do is to have a “properly” constituted” Convention of the States and bring forth with a “motion” to “re-institute” our government under the only “legitimate” constitution: “The Constitution for the united States of America” circa, 1787 as amended 1791 and thus restore our Republic.

      The constitution most of us think of as being “our” constitution is a “fake” created when the United States Corporation was created 1871 with the “spelling” changed [so that ALL words begin with capitals] and “wording” changed [so that "for" becomes "Of"]. This was very important distinction because, though it may look like the same document to the uninitiated, … it is NOT the “constitution” of the Republic!
      We, the People, have been “had”!; We have been “flummoxed” …”flimflammed”! A FRAUD was perpetrated upon the People and the people! …And it continues today! The “unlawful” [unconstitutional] things that go on today do so because there is NO “lawful” constitution and thus NO “Law-Of-The-Land” to which to hold these “minions” of the PTB accountable.

      • sc

        hell all that is need it for those who were elected to congress is for them to do the job that they swore they would do, “defend the constitution against all enemy’s both foreign and domestic”. if they did that then barry the imposter and illegal alien would be in jail along with his co-conspirators.

      • dondehoff

        It will take a state-run constitutional convention to accomplish what you are putting forth. Yes, there will be those NWO and Muslim groups that will attempt to influence anything and everything we do, but being aware of that problem, we should still “carry the day”. Our biggest problem will be congress, who will not want to “kill the goose (geese?) that lays their golden eggs”.

    • FlamingFury

      MadDad, you have some errors in your history. The first convention was called in 1787, not in 1860, and had nothing to do with the Civil War. It is true that slavery was discussed in 1787, but those at that convention felt that while it would be a good idea to end it, it was such a contentious subject that it was postponed indefinitely and ultimately ended with the Civil War. In his excellent book, “The Jefferson Lies,” historian David Barton discusses this at some length. Many feel that Jefferson was a racist because he owned slaves, but there’s an interesting detail that I’d never heard until I read the book. Many of our founders (Washington and Jefferson in particular, both Virginians) had slaves. Virginia had passed some nasty laws that mandated a huge tax for freeing slaves, and Jefferson was not a particularly wealthy man. He didn’t free his because he couldn’t afford to.

      Mark Levin in his book “The Liberty Amendments” states that technically, an Article V convention would NOT be a “constitutional convention” but rather an “amendment-proposing convention.” The subtle distinction is that its only purpose is to amend and not to scrap and start over. Anything that came out of such a convention would have to be ratified by 3/4 of the states (38), and God willing, we still have 13 states where the people have enough common sense to refuse to ratify something hideous like the Constitution for the NewStates of America. If we don’t, the country is doomed anyway.

      You make some very good points about each state developing some ideas for amendments. Personally, I think Levin has done a good job on that (except for one), although there are a few more spending caps that I’d enact than he has mentioned.

      • Ikaros3

        What is your beef about the amendment on income tax? I think the fair or flat tax would be good, instead of the provressive tax we bave now.

    • dondehoff

      Come on people, especially some of you “Southerners”—let us not continue to fight the Civil War—our mottos, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall” and “…Because without America there is no Free World”, are the two concepts, if we continue to follow them, that will result in our “coming out on top” of this problem.

  • Ray Burke

    Advanced age and tenuous health prevent me from taking an active part in this vital movement. However, I can and do wish you every success in your efforts to get our Nation back on track.

    • dondehoff

      Ray, come on—I am 81 and I will loan you one of my crutches.

      • Ray Burke

        Well, I’m 90, dondehoff, and could use BOTH of them !!!

      • dondehoff

        Sir, I sense you still have the most potent weapon—”a sound mind and the will to use it”—damn the torpedo’s, full speed ahead!

      • Ray Burke

        We ARE careening ahead !!! But where are we going? I’m afraid to guess.

  • agrclemsonfarmn

    Rein hold back like horses
    reign means to rule over like a king
    check these before you release them

    • BigIron

      We, the People, ARE their MASTERS not their SLAVES! It IS for the “People”, us, to “reign” THEM in as is our “power” and our “duty”!

      • dontjst

        We fought against the concept of “reign” in the Revolutionary war.

      • catman

        Remember what Lincoln said: Government OF the people, BY the people and by FOR the people.

      • sc

        sorry that is a lot of bull, Lincoln never said any such thing, it is one of the myths promoted by a the spin doctors, to try and cover up the illegal invasion that he ordered when the state of South Carolina said enough is enough and quit the union.

      • catman

        Well sc, I can certainly tell you can’t read. READ LINCOLN’S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS. It’s in there. Want I should write it in here for you ????
        BTW, you can go fight the civil war somewhere else. The article was not nor am I referring to the civil war. We were referring to the government.

      • sc

        don’t you wish that were true? but as we have seen this is not the case. the people who are running federal government “Communist/progressives” have control and you can bet the farm that they are not going to give it up until every last one of them are hanging from a tree.

      • dondehoff

        Sir, without concrete examples, you sound like those involved in the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade”.

    • dondehoff

      Sir, you are “stepping on ants while lions are leaping through the windows”, as some old sage said. You are, perhaps unwittingly, taking people’s focus off of the real issues at hand and again, perhaps unwittingly, become one of the “bad guys”.

  • BigIron

    A “Convention of the States” for the purpose of Re-Instituting “The Constitution for the united States of America” [and Restoring our Republic] would be a very “desirable” thing but MUST NOT be allowed to become a “Constitution Convention” (too much to go wrong). The current Constitution, “The Constitution Of The United States Of America” is a “FAKE” put out by the United States Corporation to delude the “people” into thinking we are still under the Constitution of the Republic which IS: “The Constitution for the united States of America”! Our current government is the “defacto” United States Corporation created in 1871 and not our “dejure” Republic created 1789/1791.

    • ramrodd

      explain what you think could go wrong

      • FlamingFury

        Ramrodd, what I think BigIron is alluding to is this: In 1787, the states convened the first (and so far only) Constitutional Convention for the purpose of AMENDING the Articles of Confederation, which was the governing document of the day. What the Founders did at that ConCon was to SCRAP the Articles and substitute the Constitution. In that case, because our Founders were honorable men who truly cared about the country, it worked to our advantage. We got a better governing document—albeit it could use a few fixes.

        In Article V, the Constitution sets out the means to amend—either Congress passes a proposed amendment and 3/4 of the states ratify it (which is where we got the 27 amendments currently appended) OR the states can call a “convention for the purpose of proposing amendments.” Those of us who are uneasy about the currently proposed convention (various emails and Mark Levin in his new book) are worried that such a convention can be hijacked. The international elitists have already written something called the Constitution for the NewStates [sic] of America (it’s on line). It contains some VERY SCARY and unacceptable conditions that would totally destroy what we have left of our America!

        I have been uneasy about a new convention, but Mark Levin seems to have faith in the fact that anything coming out of such convention MUST be ratified by 3/4 of the present states (38)—meaning that if we still have 13 states with a little common sense, we could prevent a disaster. I’m still not fully persuaded this is the way to go, but there has been so much disregard of the present Constitution by a political caste whose favorite games are Musical Offices and Keep Me In Office Forever, and we are in so much trouble now, it’s likely worth the risk to go with Mark’s ideas. He starts with term limits on Congress and the Supreme Court, and one amendment I keep forgetting about would re-evaluate every existing agency every 3 years!

        I agree with all the amendments he proposes except the one on income tax (which I oppose in principle), and I have a couple more suggestions that should also be brought up. Get his book “The Liberty Amendments” and read for yourself. It’s an easy and intelligent read!

    • Mr. W. H. Braden

      Current and only US Constitution is not a fake.

    • dondehoff

      Sir, a state sponsored constitutional convention is the only viable means of correcting our problems—We can not let congress “do it” as they are not going to “kill the goose (geese?) that lays their golden eggs”. Your approach leaves only a “blood in the streets” approach which must be only a “court of last resort”. Also, far more can “go wrong” in your approach than if the documented method of a state sponsored constitutional convention is to be used. Your last several sentences are pure “babble”

      • MikeInMaine

        He’s not very bright. Just read a bunch of his comments. Unfortunately, many people aren’t so bright anymore, even those who are on our side.

      • dondehoff

        “Mike”, just who is “he”?

  • jacobtheodore

    rein and reign are NOT the same. They both relate to curb, or control, which is dependent on context.
    One can ‘rein iIN’ a horse, but ‘reign OVER a kingdom’. They both stem from different, but related roots and happen to make the same sound when spoken. Does the rider REIGN in a horse? No. Does the rider REIGN over a horse? No. Can a man rein in a kingdom? No. The context determines which word is used. And they are not interchangeable. ‘history’ does NOT mean His Story either, as much as some would wish.

    • Mac Boy

      .. ……..The Rain in Spain falls mainly on the King …………. who Reins over his people …….

      • MikeInMaine

        Good Lord, are you an idiot. It is “reign” over, dumbass. To reign is to lord over, or rule. Try to keep up.

  • Mr. W. H. Braden

    Mark Levin lays it out in his latest book. It’s just a matter of time, we’ll put stuff in the Constitution to keep despots from gaining a foot hold, and Congress abides by the law. No committee meetings and endless hearings just if you touch the constitution you get instant electric shock. Proceed directly to contempt of Congress or Violate the Constitution in the slightest instant lost of seat in the House or Senate. Also……. Eliminate the FED. Return the “Greenbacks”. States and Regions create own currency.

  • IHateLibs

    Bout Dayum Time. Tell OBOGUS and ALL those LIB/DEMS in DC to KISS OUR ASS

    • dondehoff

      Sir, keep it civil—no matter how “right” you may be, gutter talk obscures your point.

      • MikeInMaine

        No it doesn’t, you moron. I got his point, loud and clear, and feeling the depth of his passion. SO.SHUT.UP.

  • TexanForever29

    Let’s do it! It’s high time that Obama is told in no uncertain terms that he is NOT King! I’ve read Mark Levin’s book, “The Liberty Amendments,” and I truly believe the state legislatures must vote to do this! Count me in!!

    • derralh

      you don’t get it…the liberals have dumb this country down for over twenty years…all you have to do is get it close, and these collage graduates will understand it…hell they can’t spell anyway

  • truthBfree

    Sitting by and awaiting for incompetence or thuggery to go away will not restore our government to sanity. These are serious times. We are subject to a siege by Socialists/Communists ideology intent to remove our basic Constitutional Rights. It’s time to act now! Finally the average person is waking up to the catastrophic Obamacare debacle. Even some sheeple from the MSM are rumbling. We have a strong grassroots base in the TP. This idea needs to be collaborated with all the TP organizations.

    • cvxxx

      Don’t forget the pseudo Christians who want a theocratic government. or the big Banking and Wall Street who want a government of monied interests.

  • stonemike

    I volunteer, Im filling out the application right now!

  • daveveselenak

    I’ve said this all along. We are on our own as “Moscow West” is only interested in sating their black souls with power! It will take the citizens to tame this beast as it did in 1776. Tyranny has reared it’s ugly head(s) – just look at the faces of the demented demon-crats! It will come down to “US” out here in the heartland to do the heavy lifting; as for myself, I’d rather die being a Christian SOLDIER than a MARTYR as that is where we are now headed as most of you are beginning to realize. WAKE UP. WISE UP, RISE UP or get your prayer rugs ordered, you’ll soon be needing them if we continue to sit back and carp on the internet!

  • Joseph C Moore USN Ret

    Unbelievable ignorance in the title “Reign in” instead of “rein In”. Is NOTHING proof read any more?

    • disqus_T19pimUmK9

      really is that all u have there are more important things going on instead of worrying about spe;;ing

    • rebart

      What a waste of effort. No one cares. Get it? NO one cares.

    • derralh

      you don’t get it…the liberals have dumb this country down for over twenty years…all you have to do is get it close, and these collage graduates will understand it…hell they can’t spell anyway

  • dondehoff

    The Constitution does need some “tweaking”, but we must, at all costs, keep the process away from congress. Collectively, they are not going to “kill the goose (geese?) that lays their golden eggs”. First and foremost, we must make changes that will insure the present Presidential fiasco never happens again. The constitution must clearly dictate that those candidates running for the Oval Office must be natural born of natural born parents (plural) and I would like to see the restriction expanded to make it two generations of parents being natural born, We presently have NWO and Muslim groups that are willing to “wait-out” the present time limits. We must have single term-limits for the President, Senate and two 2- year terms for the House or one 4-year term., with an elected House member being permitted to run for the Senate, but not vice versa, with no elected house member to run for the Senate unless they first resign from their House seat—they should not be able to run for public office, while on an elected payroll at taxpayer’s expense. Also, all congress members should be paid by the states they represent, with a salary-cap of 3 time the annual median salary of their state’s citizens. There should be an amendment that requires each state to have a militia so that we can eliminate the DHS in its entirety. All government defined benefit pensions (except the military) should be frozen and converted to contributory defined contribution plans with a the pensions being that amount his or her accumulation would support at retirement. All facets of a state’s election process should be handled by agencies within and under the direct control of each state, with a state election commission reporting the results direct to the federal government. All government elected and appointed personnel should be required to take the same oath of office that the President takes, with the oath administered in public and on TV. All voting for election of persons to local, state, federal or union offices, regardless of nature, should be by secret ballot and all citizen (and union) voting must be done using approved photo-ID, as non-ID voting makes any and all voting a meaningless sham. There also should be term-limits of age 70 for all judgeships, and elected officials, with provisions for any person being elected to also be recalled for failure to adhere to his or her oath of office. All states should be involved in the constitutional convention, either individually or in partnership with adjoining states so each can develop part of the amendment process with all voting to be done in a single (perhaps more than one day) setting —and of course, there is much, much more.

    • FlamingFury

      Some good ideas here—your term limits are at odds with Levin’s. He proposes max 12 years for anything–House, Senate or combo of both AND 12-year limits for justices of the SCOTUS. He also proposes 2 methods to overturn some of their bad decisions. He restores the original method of state legislatures choosing Senators and allows for them to be removed by the states at any time. We should probably also have a recall for congress.

      He has a voter ID amendment. I’m with you in seeking a firm definition of Natural Born Citizen and that any candidate who tries to hide any background is automatically denied a place on the ballot! Photo ID is great, but we need easily trackable PAPER ballots. It’s too easy for a hacker to flip votes when it’s all done electronically. Which is more important: we get an accurate and honest count or we let the talking heads on TV call the races at 8 p.m.? Clearly the former.

      All states would be involved in an amendment-proposing convention—unless they refused to come, and if that happened, they’d still be bound by the new terms assuming they were ratified by 38 states.

      • cvxxx

        Term limits a a losing proposition. They mean a good person is replaced by what? Yes to paper ballots no to the id. I vote by mail so that is checked by my address. I like it as it gives me more time and I can be rested calm and not in line. What is necessary is getting rid of the big donors. Right now congress is being bought. Big donors finance the campaigns. All campaigns need to be taxpayer funded with no outside money. The elected must know that the electorate butters their bread.

      • dondehoff

        No voter photo-ID????—-doing so makes any and all elections a meaningless sham. If you were a union member, would you want an No-ID and non-union person voting in a union squabble? If you were a church member, voting on whether or not to retain the local minister, who had been accused of stealing the “scared wine”, would you want the “good old boys” from the local tavern voting on the issue? If you were setting around the kitchen table with your family, voting on where to go on the next vacation, would you want a neighbor voting on were to go? Most all older people, the poor and the minorities, already have the necessary ID to obtain the services to which they are entitled. Your “stand” reveals an obvious but unstated ulterior motive that would invalidate any and all elections. Also, surely your local “system” does not rely just upon one’s “address” to determine eligibility to vote.

      • cvxxx

        That’s right. Many people do not have Photo Id because they do not need it in day to day life. People think they do, but I myself have not shown Id in my day to day dealings. I don’t use checks so that does not matter.

        I have mail-in voting which is great no lines, no wasting time. For many shut ins (ill,seniors) do not have transportation. The assumption that they all do is not correct.

        We are talking about not a small election but local,state and national. I have never been in a union so I have no background for that. However, in todays world a credit card .cash card is what is used.

        Worse is the gerrymandering and restriction of voting days. Many people work and work during the old traditional voting days. the current system ignores that some work long hours have long commutes and whose employer could care less it employee can’t vote. In the last presidential election there were people waiting hours. That is clearly unacceptable.

        The assumption that “everybody” has something because you or I do is not logical. They may not. Also the assumption that people have because of what something that was done in the old days is not fair or right. We live in a changing environment.

        Reform is needed. But with common sense.

      • Daryl Watson

        what happens when you use your credit card and the cashier asks for ID, which all should do. I’m sorry but I do believe many people live with out a photo ID.

      • cvxxx

        They are not as I understand it supposed to. The card is enough. Many send their child to do the errands as they have physical limitations. “I’m sorry but I do believe many people live with out a photo ID.” Now that statement is correct.

      • Daryl Watson

        obviously you have never worked as a cashier. Cashiers are trained to ask for id.

      • cvxxx

        Hogwash Not anymore. The card is taken by a reader and that is that. The old days are gone. Or don’t hey have modern technology where you are?

      • dondehoff

        “FF”, thanks for your comment, along with others. Our most significant problem is the founding fathers never envisioned “professional or career” politicians who can come on board and later retire as millionaires on a pension that defies all logic and reason—and who can define their own salaries and benefits. We have to get them back under the control of their states (who they are supposed to represent) and who should pay their salaries and provide their other benefits. Also, if we can “vote them in” we should be permitted to “vote them out”—that is only logic and common sense. We also need age limits for all, including judges—we don’t need another “Senator Byrd” (may he RIP). He spent his last years being “wheeled” to and from his desk by his unelected staff, who also “pressed the buttons on his voting device”, after which he would merely say “amen”.

    • Sharkteeth

      Hey while you are typing I will oil my guns. I like what you say but it will never get done.

  • DAY8293A

    Revoke the 17th amendment and give the states back the right to appoint the senators to the senate. That is the problem ,,,,

    • hmmathis

      I couldn’t agree more. The 17th Amendment basically created a new version of the House where members have six year terms and grotesquely inflated opinions of themselves,

      • BevM

        Six years is far too long for ANY office. We need term limits and AGE LIMITS. The John McShames of the Republican party are embarrassing. They need to realize we’re sick of the LIFESTYLES of the Politicians and THIEVES and it’s time for some of them to go! For him to demean Cruz the way he did was disgusting. Cruz is doing what the majority of us want our REPRESENTATIVES to do. McShame doesn’t represent anybody but HIMSELF. He’s just one of the Republicans that need to go. Many more, starting with Boehner and working down.

        These people never die! Not wishing anyone dead, but Barry sure does! Obamadoesn’tcareTAX sure does! Like the lady with the stage 4 cancer that will now die because she lost her plan and the doctors that had kept her alive the last seven years. “Maybe she should just take the pain pill…”

  • ezekiel66

    It is my concern as to whether or not if we are mature enough and wise enough to actually have a convention of states. After reading most of the posts here as well as other places dealing with a convention of states something was dreadfully missing. There were no mentions of God. We have seen what omitting Him from our public life has accomplished. Does that mean we have learned nothing?
    There was also a vacancy when it came to leadership of such an endeavor. Yes, people did volunteer to organize and participate and that is laudable. However, on what basis will we and do we want our leaders to be chosen? How many of us would emulate publicly and privately what we want as leaders? We need leaders in this country true enough as we have had enough of bosses which is what we have now. We need to be the leaders we want and not just the whiners over the lack thereof.
    I woud hate to see something as noble and worthwhile as a convention become a waste or a launching platform for something much worse.

    • Libertarian Soldier

      The issue, today, is and has always been , that God in our lives is a personal choice, and it should not, in any way, be edited or restricted. It is not and should not be an issue of Constitutionality, save the fact that we have a tyrannical executive that does limit that choice. We don’t need a Constitutional Convention for that. We need education in our schools and less government interference in dec,ided matters.

      If you favor a Constitutional Convention, think about what atheists muslims and other Anti-Christians would want to edit in our Constitution and how badly our courts might inerpret those nuances when free speech, free expression, free association and free faith are unabashedly under attack in this administration without a whimper from the media, better known as the propaganda ministry that finds new ways to validate the most objectionable, tyrannical actions perpetrated by this pResident no matter what he does.

      This is where those that love liberty need to launch their restoration to Constitutional principles concerned with liberty is on the propaganda ministry’s networks. Buy time in the middle of and bracketing prime time stations and news reports. Cover what they won’t. Get the point across and re-educate the sheep that vote for regressive, intolerant, bigoted ideas and show the voters that hoever much lipstick you use, you can’t dress up a pig enough to get in bed with it

      • AppraisHer

        They aren’t talking about a “Constitutional” Convention to alter the Constitution, this would be a “State” Convention. This would be for the the States to regain the power the federal government is usurping and reassert States Rights to decide what is best for each State, not Washington that has removed itself from everyday reality by becoming the ruling class.

  • 1baronrichsnot1

    It’s about time, the administration, IRS, HSA, about any sector of gov’t has no credibility whatsoever! That was spent about 6 years ago, global warming, epa, DOJ, Our pres. , you name it. Tell me one thing accomplished or that is credible. You can ask anyone, did you vote for BO, the answer always NO! Tell them the gov’t says they didn’t know about it “concerning anything”, first thing they do is laugh! They have finally lied so much, no one believes anything! The people believe the worst about this administration, it’s cabinet, SCOTUS, DOJ, EPA,HSA,IRS, etc. with good cause! All i talk to say our foriegn policy is a shambles, our healthcare system is ruined, our debt is attrocious, our tax system and the courts are unfair, our military is in ruin, christianity is under full attack! No one believes anymore that this POTUS is capable of leading this nation, corruption and deceit abound! Cronyism is in full bloom! I don’t see one program aimed at creating Jobs or a better ecnonomy! I see plenty of exec. orders aimed at destroying the private sector and jobs. I see a program “ACA” that is destroying jobs, factories, agriculture, private healthcare, and bankrupting america faster than a nuclear bomb! So I ask, do you believe the federal gov’t has any credibility at all? The world is laughing its azz of at these dumasses!

    • BevM

      To hear Barry lie (read) about his lie is astounding. He acts as if everything is fine and the country’s about gone. But that was the plan all along. Fundamental Transformation – going GREAT!

  • antiliberalcryptonite

    Time for Washington D.C. to secede from the rest of the country and build a wall around it. Then…fill it with water.

    • BevM

      With all kinds of crocs in there. Deep and wide.

  • Jim Schafer

    I totally agree. there needs to be a true revival, here in the USA. we as the public that are wanting a revolution of the nation, need to initially pray— truly pray; not just some prayer-recital that we learned in Sunday school, or VBS, or a church camp, or any other “religious” organization. Only as a nation/people,(2 Chronicles 7: 14) —notice that he is directing this command and promise to HIS people not those that are outside the camp/church.
    Next we need to review the principles that the “founding fathers”, had desired for our nation, and compare this to where we have come. then we need to peruse the Bible, which the history of the united states, will provide credence that it our founding document(most religions were Christian-based but since we have lost that sight, we also have lost our security—ALL points of security and have adopted an idealism of catharsis that has and is leading to the demise and deterioration of this society. I feel that only when we return to the principles that are found in scripture of the Christian Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, that then will we see some true and genuine worship, and only until that time there will be polluted government and a social system that is constantly deteriorating. one more thing that we need to do is: OBEY! for only until a true state of obedience of His children—people—is accomplished throughout the USA there will only continue to be confusion, division, and strife. my main answer for us at this time is simply for His people to begin to PRAY! ! ! PRAY! ! ! PRAY! ! !,

    • BevM

      Since prayer and God have been taken out of schools, it keeps getting worse. The country (world?) is void of morals and it’s so scary. I live in a very small town and there was recently a hostage situation and then double murder – one of the hostages, a clerk at the store just doing her job, and the perp died. Things like that don’t happen here. But it won’t be long until the things we see happening in the Mid-East will be happening here. Christians persecuted everywhere. It’s all in the Bible. We can’t stop what’s happening no matter how hard we try. But yes, we must PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!! It’s a frightening world we live in. Crime is more rampant now than ever but it all starts at the VERY TOP. When you have the Chicago Mafia running the country, there’s not much hope for her.

  • pduffy

    The states tried this once before, back in the 1860′s and got crushed.

  • mac7692

    I sure hope they dont try for a con con. If they do, this country will get destroyed.

  • Oldtymepatriot

    I have no doubt that this is a call for a Constitutional Convention which is more dangerous than one can imagine in today’s political climate where Progressive activists are running rampant.

    The original Constitution is not broken or outdated, it is, however ignored and violated by many in Washington on a daily basis.

    The Constitution has a built in provision for change that is far safer than a convention, it’s the Amendment process in which the States have to approve by a majority any change. We could wind up with a new Socialist Constitution from a convention minus the Bill of Rights.

  • Death2Unions

    Awake Americans clearly see what is happening to their country. The Marxist regime of Puppet Master Vallorie Jarrett and her puppet are burning down the USA as its Cluess Class sleeps.