Two questions about http://www.callaconvention.org:

1. Have you heard of it?

2. Would you support it?

From Call a Convention:

Democracy in America is stalled.

From the Right and the Left, citizens are increasingly coming to recognize that our democracy does not work as our Framers intended. Reform of any kind is stalled by a status quo that profits from blocking change—even the change of a smaller government, or simpler taxes. Neither side in the political debate benefits from this inertia.

This site will help organize the one method our Framers preserved for escaping from captured government—an Article V convention. If we can get 34 states to pass a resolution calling for a convention, then all sides will have the opportunity to argue for the changes they believe will restore our democracy. Any amendment proposed must then be ratified by 38 states to become law.

Visit http://www.callaconvention.org

Comments

  • http://www.foavc.org Bill Walker

    For reference. The states have submitted over 700 applications for an Article V Convention call which Congress has refused to do despite the mandate of the Constitution.The applications can be read at http://www.foavc.org.

    The language of the Constitution is clear. A convention, like Congress, can only propose amendments to the present Constitution. People who state otherwise obviously have not read the Constitution.

  • http://www.articlev.org John De Herrera

    For those who say a convention can rewrite the Constitution, it cannot. It can only propose ideas to the one we have. Only 38 states in agreement can adopt a 28th Amendment. For those who say there’s nothing wrong with the Constitution, they’re right–and it has a convention clause to propose amendments a corrupt Congress never will. The provision exists for a reason.

  • http://www.article-v-convention.com Gordie Hayduk

    Do you support a call for a Constitutional Convention?
    By Jason Wright, Editor
    April 28
    Two questions…
    1. Have you heard of it?
    2. Would you support it?

    You actually have THREE questions, the title being the first. Do you support a call for a Constitutional Convention? No, because it’s not a Constitutional Convention; more accuartely it’s properly known as an Article V Convention. The one and only Constitutional Convention was held in 1778. So, do I support a call for an Article V Convention? Absolutely! To do otherwise when there’s more than 700 applications for a convention ‘on the books’ is panamount to defying the very Constitution itself; Congress does so in criminal violation of their oath of office.

    Have I heard of it? Yes, I have heard of it — you can learn more at http://www.article-v-convention.com/ .

    Would I support it? Absolutely, because the federal government defies the Constitution on an almost daily basis. It’s time for elected state delegates — conservative, progressive and independent — to form up under their state and carefully construct amendments that Congress itself refuses to; e.g., an official nationally-approved Voting Unit; strict term limits, making the second Tuesday in November a national voting day, an end to gerrymandering, Congress receives nothing better than “We The People…” and create an acceptable method of funding elections and eliminate corporate influence.

    Educate yourselves — get to know the Republic.

  • Red State Eddio

    Three reason why I’m against it:

    1. Four out of five liberals would like this site, according to my own informal market research.

    2. It smells of Organizing For America and friends.

    3. Nutter’s all for it. :-)

    On a personal note, I miss our long-lost buddy Patrick from Mass. We had that “O’Reilly-Stewart” kind of connection. Ah, those were the days…

    • Alaina Segovia

      Yeah… where is Patrick? I miss that guy.

  • Brian H

    KEEP THESE FOOLS AWAY FROM THE CONSTITUTION!!!!!

    Our Constitution and Bill of Rights fits on 4 pieces of paper. It just took 2,700 pages to write a bad health care bill.

  • Liz

    Our primary problem is corruption by progressives. If we call a convention, who’s to say they won’t corrupt it since they are now overwhelmingly in power, and totally shred the document they so despise?

    Having said that, I am totally in favor of a convention after November 2010.

  • http://scottslant.blogspot.com/ Scott A. Robinson

    I cannot take this website seriously when it refers to this country as a Democracy. We live in a Republic. If they don’t know that and they want to change the laws of the land, I cannot support it.

    • David Kaiser, Editor

      To be fair Scott, democracy can also mean belief in political freedom and equality; the “spirit of democracy”.

      Now how they meant it, I can’t say!

  • Rob

    Hell no.

  • Christopher Nutter

    Not bad actually…

    I was expecting some right-wing garbage, but the two most prominent amendments as proposed are very sensible.

    I’m down.

  • Alaina Segovia

    Absolutely most definitely not!

  • Boru

    Oooo, another group that tells me what I want to hear and talks the conservative talk. They must be different than all the others that talk the talk, then try to con me out of my money, out of my reason, and to vote for some neocon.

    Here’s a thought, let’s find politicians who have actually walked the conservative walk throughout their entire political career.

    IT’S TIME TO FIX THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. Without fixing the Pubs first, you can’t stop the Dems (because the current Pub leadership are Dems in Christian clothing).

  • http://www.sotr.us Cordeiro

    Answers:

    1. Yes
    2. Hell no

    What they don’t mention in their call for convention is the fact that said convetion would have not only the power to produce ammendments en masse to the constitution, but would also have the power to basically rewrite the entire document.

    You think Plan Porkulus, Cap & Tax, and Obamacare were a disaster, just imagine what would come out of a committe made up of today’s political “elite”.

    No thanks. Keep that change.

    • Troy La Mana

      I agree 100%. The Constitution isn’t the problem, the government is. Since the citizens of the country have woken up it’s a sure thing that the Progressives will be stopped again.

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