Do You Believe Washington DC Is Disfunctional? . . . . . Hail Yes! A Hundred Percent.

February 1, 2016

Who could argue this? Okay maybe some of the mental giants feeling the Bern for Bernie the socialist, Sanders, but a normal thinking human being cannot deny it. Washington has been broken for years, but the funny thing is the Founders anticipated this and gave us an out.

This out is contained in the Constitution under Article V.  This provision of the Constitution provides for the methods of amending the Constitution. The important part for the purpose of limiting the Federal Government (making it functional again) I like to call ‘Part B’ of Article 5. Part A requires two thirds of both houses of Congress to propose amendments, but we all know Congress is never going to limit themselves. Article 5, Part B lets the States do it.

The Founders feared more than anything else an over-powerful, centralized Federal Govt and so left Part B to us. That’s the part where the State Legislatures get to decide to amend the Constitution. Congress doesn’t get to take part. It’s up to the States and the people of the states. Join the movement here today!

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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What’s All The Buzz About Article V?

December 1, 2013

Article V of the U.S. Constitution reads:

“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 . . .  “.

The most important part is after the first “or” because the 2nd prescribed method for amending the Constitution does not need to be voted on by Congress! This is important because if you believe Washington D.C. (District of Corruption) is going to fix itself, then you believe pigs can fly!flying pigs2

I will be a delegate to the Sacramento Convention December 3 & 4 being held at the State Capitol of California and will be reporting here later, but in the mean time here are some links to better understand what this whole Article V Convention thing is all about:

Mount Vernon Assembly

Friends of Article V Convention

What Can You Do to Help?

Ten+ abuses for the past 30 years

FAQs

That should keep you busy and I’ll catch you on the rebound. I’ll also include photos of the capitol of California and other sites encountered!

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)


Everyone (well, thinking Patriots anyway) Want to Know, What Can We Do?

November 9, 2013

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing and frustration by Americans as we watch the progressives destroy our country bit by bit, institution by institution. And it never stops to the extent that one may think this was the Mafia or the former Soviet Union we are dealing with. Understandably many have just given up.

LibertyAmendmentsMark Levin, talk show host and former Dept. of Justice Chief of Staff under Reagan has written Liberty Amendments: Restoring The American Republic suggesting this very viable and constitutional process of bypassing Congress, even suggesting 11 specific amendments (term limit being #1) to reign in our run amuck federal government.  And alas, less than 3 months after the books release, Indiana State Senate President, David Long has accepted the challenge to use the so far never invoked Article V method of amending the US Constitution:

“The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both houses shall deem 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 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 . . . .”

Senator Long has invited lawmakers from every state to join him Dec. 7 at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Virginia home, to discuss the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution. No specific amendments would be proposed at this Assembly, it’s just to explore calling a Constitutional Convention and laying the groundwork.

Why did the framers allow for a state-led option to amending the Constitution? It was meant to serve as a check on a runaway federal government. And if ever a government in American history could be called “runaway” this is it, baby!

The absolute beauty of this mechanism is that it doesn’t have to be voted on, or even discussed by or approved by Congress. Congress is the problem and they would never pass the type of amendments that are likely to be proposed any more than they follow the stipulatory obligations, ethics and oath of office they each swore to when elected. The genius provision of Article V allows the people to reign in the federal government -without their say-so!

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)


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