State Lawmakers Assemble at Mount Vernon to Discuss a Constitutional Convention

 
Convention At a time when the federal government appears truly broken, state lawmakers have assembled to reclaim the power vested in the states by calling for a convention of the states as a means of creating constitutional amendments. On Saturday, close to 100 legislators from 32 states attended a meeting in Mount Vernon, Virginia, where they discussed adding amendments to the U.S. Constitution. They would do so under the authority of Article V of the Constitution. Article V details that two-thirds of the state assemblies, 34 in all, can call for a convention to be held. State legislatures could then send delegates to the convention where each state would vote on proposed amendments with each state getting one vote. An amendment would pass when approved by three-fourths, or 38, state legislatures. All attendees were required to pay their own travel expenses in an effort to limit the possibility of outside interests. The Mount Vernon assembly was hosted by Indiana state Sen. David Long and Wisconsin Rep. Chris Kapenga and the attendees discussed a wide variety of issues including amendments related to term limits and limits on federal taxation and spending. Kapenga noted,
“States are not used to working toward a common goal. With the focus solely on defining how a Convention of the States, including an Article V Convention for Proposing Amendments, would function, we are learning how to work together.”
The assembly is a bold step towards increased state involvement in federal issues. However, the possibility of increased state involvement has begun rising in conservative circles as the tremendous dysfunction of the federal government has become entirely too-routine for many Americans to palate. In his latest book, “The Liberty Amendments,” conservative pundit and radio host Mark Levin champions a constitutional convention assembled by the states to address several important issues facing our republic. Among them, Levin calls for term limits, limiting federal taxation and spending, providing sunset provisions for federal regulations to limit bureaucracy, and a strengthening of states’ rights by providing them better oversight of the federal government. The assembly is sure to irk many on the left who view challenges to the federal government’s authority as a rightwing quest to destabilize the federal government. With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid routinely calling Tea Partiers “anarchists” for advocating modest limits on federal authority, the bold move by state lawmakers is sure to rile liberals who believe the solution to innumerable national problems can be solved by a bigger, stronger federal government. Though the move may be unpopular with statists who favor a big, centralized government, the founding fathers largely favored a smaller, administrative federal government with the bulk of power being reserved for states.
 

Comments

  1. The problem is……….the Dems have the deck stacked in their favor, to pass things detrimental to the rest of America.

    1. Actually… that’s not true. Here’s the breakdown of the current state legislatures:

      27 Republican-controlled Legislatures
      17 Democratic-controlled Legislatures
      5 Split Legislatures
      1 Officially non-partisan (Nebraska)
      50 Total

      The other item to remember is even if something foolish is started, it still takes 3/4 of the states to ratify.

    2. Thank you, Big RRRRR, for not being immediately negative as so many on this social network are. You’re right. I appreciate those statistics also.

    3. It is a risk, as all important enterprises are. The founders risked everything to produce and sign the constitution for us. We should not shrink from our responsibility to protect it, as they trusted us to do.

  2. This is the first thing to inspire hope for me in months. I truly
    believe this is our best hope for restoring the Constitution and the Republic.

    1. Now how can you be serious when it is the very provisions within the Constitution that they are using to protect the Constitution? Think before you post…..

    2. Judy, Judy, Judy….. we must agree to disagree, then. Both about the CoS movement and of the caliber of Mark Levin’s Constitutional expertise. God bless you.

    3. Nate…I am fine with people who disagree with me but let’s have the conversation. How about we start with Levin and his “Constitutional expertise?” How is it that he doesn’t understand the part of the Constitution about declaring war??

    4. You are correct and, sadly, that is their plan. Even the Communications Director said he wants to re-write the Constitution! It is being funded by George Soros, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, etc. Learn more at http://www.defendnotamend.com and join our coalition!

  3. Now a constitutional convention sounds like a common sense thing! Hope it works! And hope no corruption is-a-brewing there either.

    1. The only thing that scares me is that it would be so easy for liberal/progressives to hijack the movement!

    2. Nothing worth doing is without risk. This should be enveloped in prayer by us who can’t be involved in other ways.

    3. This is the LEAST likely thing to get hijacked by the progressives. One thing’s for sure, that taking America back to our roots in the U.S. Constitution cannot be accomplished so long as communists are running our gov’t.

    4. Sadly, you are wrong. Not only will it be hijacked by the progressives but it is being funded by and organized with the progressives.

      The problem is not with our Constitution that has kept us the freest country the world has ever known. The problem is that “we the people” have allowed them to usurp it for over a hundred years. It was given to us by the Founders with the requirements that we ‘Defend NOT amend’ it (www.defendnotamend.com)! Learn the truth before we lose the Republic due to the lies about this.

    5. That is also my fear as well as who can you trust these days.
      However if we do nothing, it will be the end of us.

  4. Let’s get behind this movement. Find out if your state is included, and if not, find out why not. Let your state officials know, you want them THERE!

    1. Find your state’s representative’s emails and write them. Find out if your state is involved and if not, tell them you want them there. And keep this group and its work wrapped in prayer. That’s my suggestion, Lois. You can google any info about your state’s representatives.

    2. Won’t work to email my state reps. I live in Oregon, a very blue state. When I DO email them, all I get back is form letters.

    1. No Joe, I choose to believe that all is not lost. This could be America’s finest hour.

  5. What would it matter?The feds constantly overstep their power.The only way is to end the federal government and start all over.

    1. You cannot leave a vaccuum. I think one of the first items on the agenda might best be taking out those agencies that have been recently created and given powers, and for those powers to be returned to the branches of gov’t where they belong.

  6. This is what we need! And the first new amendment should be that the feds cannot exempt themselves from any law they pass on We The People!

    1. Yes, because there is no enforcement of the constitution, thats what the oath is all about. Evidently there is no honor in our government.

    2. That is the law now. We don’t need to pass new laws, we just need to enforce the ones we were given by our founders.

  7. They can start by putting a STOP to the IRS abusing their power by auditing and harassing people for speaking out against Barry or anyone else in his administration. The IRS is behaving like the old Soviet Union. This is NOT how America is supposed to be. The IRS should not have ANY political motives, whatsoever, but they currently do. They suppressed the Republican vote in 2012 by stonewalling Tea Party applications for ‘tax exempt status’, which is a felony and SHOULD HAVE carried prison time for all involved.

    1. ABSOLUTELY!!!!! unconstitutional bureaucratic agencies that wield more power than the people and/or gvt should be on the chopping block immediately

  8. So glad to see this convention happening! Finally there is hope and insight to keep our republic together!

  9. Praying and hoping that this will really happen. Must make the Congress live by the laws that they pass as the first priority.

  10. Could we get a list of the attendees? That way we’ll know who to vote for in next year’s election.

  11. Now this is what made America great and with God’s will, we can make it great again by turning back the scourge of federal over-reach. This effort must be encouraged and given support.

  12. whatever it takes to stop heading in the direction these elected criminals are taking this country!!

  13. This country has been dead for years. There is nothing we can do all about it. The worst part is this country deserves what it gets. “A country which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten” Calvin Cootlidge.

  14. As long as people are scared of resisting the big government, we can accomplish nothing! I am so happy for this movement!

  15. They need to meet again immediately and first on agenda should be removal of the present leadership in all three branches and abolishment of all federal agencies so that we can do a reboot of our nation. These criminals in DC do not represent we the people any longer. This list of high crimes and high treason is long. Abolish the federal government. Shut down DC. Send everybody home, no benefits, pensions, nothing. We will figure it out at the states. We can set up a temporary group in some other state. I suggest Texas since they are the only ones who have a real clue about freedom.

  16. There should be Americans in attendance to oversee the process and make sure our voices are actually being heard.

  17. Forwarding a letter: Final draft of our letter to our representatives:

    Dear Sir or Maam,
    We the people of this United States have for too long sat and watched our rights being violated by you in government. We are not ignorant of the laws of the land nor are we asleep at the wheel any longer. We have allowed you to trample on our documents in the name of “protection and safety” while making us less protected and safe. According to our original documents, we are self-governing and this great nation belongs to us not a limited few in DC.
    Therefore, we demand and expect absolute compliance according to our rights given by our Creator which you have no right to infringe upon the following. These are NOT requests and we will no longer comply with your illegally implied laws which are not positive laws. We make these demands based upon our own Declaration of Independence.
    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
    THEREFORE, WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND:
    GUN LAWS (OPEN CARRY) THE CRIMINALS ARE THOSE WHO HAVE THE ABILITY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES BY ILLEGALLY CARING WEAPONS WHICH ARE CONCEALED. WE AS UNITED STATES CITIZENS HAVE THE RIGHT (2ND AMENDMENT) TO PROTECT OURSELVES. WE THEREFORE DEMAND THAT OUR RIGHT TO CARRY A WEAPON AS A MEANS OF SELF DEFENSE FROM ANY THREAT FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC BE REINSTATED ACCORDING TO THE ORIGINAL WRITING AND INTENT OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.
    THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT LEADERS BE IMPEACHED FOR HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS BARACK OBAMA, JOSEPH BIDEN, NANCY PELOSI, JOHN BOEHNER, DIANE FEINSTEIN, HARRY REID, ETAL AND THAT WE THE PEOPLE GOVERN OURSELVES WITH A LOCALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT NOT BOUGHT BY LOBBYISTS, BANKS AND CORPORATIONS.
    ARTICLE V CONVENTION OF STATES CALL.
    A DEFINITE AND DISTINCT RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL INTENT AND WRITING OF OUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
    THAT ALL UNCONSTITUTIONAL IMPLIED POWERS BE ELIMANTED IMMEDIATELY TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING (TSA, HSA, FBI,CIA,EPA, IRS,OSHA,DOT,CDC,FEDERAL RESERVE) AND ANY OTHER ORGANIZATION THAT INFRINGES UPON THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE.
    THAT ALL NON-CITIZENS BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM OUR SOIL AND RETURNED TO THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.
    THE RIGHT TO FIRE THOSE WHO VIOLATE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AFTER DUE INVESTIGATION AND GUILT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.
    A BALANCED BUDGET AT EVERY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT BEGINNING AT THE CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL.
    AN ABSOLUTE TRANSPARENT ACCOUNTING IN SAID MONTHLY BUDGET.
    THAT ALL MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN BE IMMEDIATELY REDEPLOYED TO UNITED STATES SOIL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE WHO ARE ABOARD NAVAL VESSELS.
    THAT OUR MILITARY BE USED ONLY AS A DEFENSIVE FORCE AND THAT THEY ARE NEVER TO BE USED AGAIN AS WORLD POLICEMAN.
    IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE UNITED NATIONS AND THAT THE UNITED NATIONS BE REMOVED FROM OUR SOIL IMMEDIATELY.
    CEASE AND DESIST ALL PAYMENTS MADE TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

  18. The time is now.
    Emergency convention of states

    It is not to replace our constitution but to back up our original constitution and to add amendments to include abolishment of the federal government per our Declaration of Independence so that we can restore the original intent of our founding fathers. The time us now. We the people have this authority. Demand our states immediately call for a convention of states. With reps from each state. I would even go to oversee what they are doing I think many Americans would go. The time has come now.

    Convention of states now. With amendment to evict and abolish the current administration for high crimes and treason. Along with congress and the Supreme Court and abolishment of all federal agencies. It is time to start over in this country and get back to basics. Jobs, businesses and the free enterprise system. This federal government is unconstitutional and out of control. And many leaders such as Harry Reid and nancy pelosi and a long list of others should stand trial for high crimes and treason. We’ve had enough. They have corrupted the entire system of liberty. They are traitors plain and simple.

    Abolish and shut down dc. Send all federal employees home except military to protect our borders and let’s start over. No more big daddy. We’ve had enough of this corrupt illegal mess in DC. End it now states. End it now.

    Once we clean house and set up new government in a new state. There would be another convention to establish term limits, and limit all 3 branches. I would suggest that there be no IRS, no EPA, etc. let the states and their people handle their own issues. We the people would enact a flat tax. Federal government will not be allowed to be involved in healthcare, education or welfare and immigration laws will be controlled by state governors. And suggest a 10 year moratorium on immigration. I would also suggest that states have some form of consumer protection group to stop the price fixing and criminal fraud being exerted by many big corporations in the American public such as excessive bank fees, has pricing, etc. we can do a better job of policing in our own states. Court and abolishment of all federal agencies. It is time to start over in this country and get back to basics. Jobs, businesses and the free enterprise system. This federal government is unconstitutional and out of control.

    We can choose temporary leaders, but we should never allow the massive federal government they we have again. Congress should have never been involved in healthcare, education or welfare. Not their jobs. And it was meant to be a part time job, not a career. We should enact term limits. And no big staff. And we need to exile the United Nations. They have no authority here period. It is over. We would hold elections for office and there would be no pensions, excessive benefits, nothing. The job of government is strictly a servants job, not dictators, not masters of we the people. If you want to get rich go work in private sector. We can never allow the federal government to grow to excess ever again. All we need is our military to protect our borders. We need to rebuild our nation now and quit funding other radical nations. It is time to clean house. And no electoral college. Time for one vote per legal American citizen. At this point I would think that we should have a group of men and women as president until we vote in a new leader if the greatest nation to ever exist. I think we have many who would step up to the plate and help restore our nation. Alan west, Romney, dr Carson, tex Cruz, mike lee. We need real Americans.

  19. be careful of what you ask for. Is the current level of voter knowledge as high as it was in the 18 century? Are our leaders as wise? Could this be co opted by the socialists? The banks are often listed as the enemy but what would you do to make real change? I have found that many times what we want is not what we need

    1. There were hardly any Ignorant voters involved in the 18th century. Senators were elected by state legislatures and vacancies filled by the Governor back in them days, remember? The ignorant are not even involved in this YET. I hope that this time there are provisions that bar them from contributing and others that bar changing our form of Government as well.

    2. I am sure there were ignorant voters, but I am sure even the ignorant had control of local governments. who were more likely to have their foot up the arses of the state who had their foot on the senators necks. But from my reading much of that is lost. The public schools used to mention the federalist papers but at least mine never mentioned the anti-federalist papers or the Cato letters. The debates of pro/con were never mention. So it must of never happened and is not encouraged now. (unless it is for progressive causes).

  20. Finally pushed to the limit, State legislators are beginning to come to their senses. Thanks in large part to Indiana state Sen. David Long and Wisconsin Rep. Chris Kapenga and the other 98 attendees from the 32 States who actually care about America and it’s people. Give me Liberty or give me a Ham Sandwich, hold the mayo, says I !

  21. What took so long! Go States! Do whatever is necessary to stop Big Government spending and entitlements!

  22. If this does not work to limit massive oppressive Government regulations and Government spending and abuse of power then Americans are doomed to tyranny.

  23. Unless they’re going to have an Amendment that codifies what the Executive branch can get away with, they are wasting their time, for the excesses and abuses that have been perpetrated by Presidents of the last century, and most notably, Roosevelt, Bush 43, and Obama, are at the root of what has brought our country to its knees today.

    Presidential Powers Act:
    http://www.petition2congress.com/4957/

  24. Let’s switch to a Parliamentary system. Enough of two party roadblocks. We could select a Head of State with emergency powers only as a balance.

  25. The first thing that should happen is the repeal of the 17th Amendment. Senators used to be elected by the Legislature of the State they came from, thus making them accountable to the State Government. They could be recalled and replaced if their voting did not reflect the will of the Current State Government. Constant and immediate accountability… no need for term limits if we get back to the way the Founder’s set things up in the first place.

  26. This needs to be known throughout the country. Many are disheartened to the point that they believe the United States will no longer survive other than as one federal state. We have been shown the ultimate weakness of our system when a party controlling 2/3 of the federal government elects to ignore the Constitution for political power.

  27. Time
    is on the side of the oppressed today, it’s against the oppressor.
    Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it’s against the oppressor.
    You don’t need anything else. Malcolm X,

    1. Sure it would open it up, but do you really think 38 states are going to vote to do anything with the 2nd amendment? A chimpanzee can name 13 states that would shoot it down.

    2. That’s what I’m concerned about too! I got a thumbs down for saying that, earlier, but to think this is totally good, is delusional!

    3. THIS IS NOT A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Please get a copy of Mark Levin’s book, “The Liberty Amendments”. It
      will explain all of this much better than I can here. It is a safe
      process and it is NOT a constitutional convention.

  28. Its Constitutional but is it wise consider no one understands The Constitution? I mean The Constitution is not broken we the people have not enforced it, the people are broken not The Constitution so fix what’s broke & educate the people before such an endeavor . Amending The Constitution is a big deal & should B approached carefully so as not to break The Constitution while amending The Constitution to fix the national govt not adhering to it and end up making what is illegal/unconstitutional to Constitutional/legal as Levin’s amendments make Constitutional which is not currently Constitutional.

    There is a better way take back The State and local govts, re-assert State Sovereignty. States will not allow unconstitutional laws to be enforced on their citizens. The states will not take ANY money from the national govt nor send them unconstitutional money. states take back their land from the National govt as well; POOF instantly back 2 The Constitution for that/those States.

    1. That is much too convoluted for most to even understand. This route is simple and straightforward. Probably the most important amendment proposed is term limits for all members of congress.

  29. I was at the point of no return. You read everything that is going on, you get scared because it seemed that no one cared. This man Obama has broken laws so many, that ok I thought if the president can break laws and nothing is ever done to him, well then If some one would break a law then they should not do an thing just like the president. I know that is far fetched but you understand. He is doing so many things against the rules, and he doesn’t care and no one in Washington does either. I was just hoping that the men in office would get a pair and do something. why is everyone afraid of him??????

    1. It’s time to get all the crouption out of our government and any one that doesn;t back our oath of office to the consitutation bill of rights and freedoms 100% they can be removed from office at any time the people and states see fit and appoint some one to finnish his teram

  30. Sounds good to me, as I feared the US was going down for the third time. Maybe someone will throw out a life preserver ……

  31. At last there are those who are willing to try something different!! This administration has stepped on and ignored our Constitution to the point that something has to be done to preserve it! How fitting to gather at Mount Vernon…the people wanted George Washington to be king. He refused and said this country would NEVER be ruled by a king!! It is past time to remind BHO of that fact!!!

  32. I’m just curious to know whether this Constitutional Convention would lead to dissolving the U. S. Constitution and drafting a new ‘Rule of Law’ which limits the power of government and swaying that power more toward the people? This would only be the second time in U.S. History a Convention had been called into session.

  33. Oh, just watch the liberal kooks come out of the shadows over this…. We will finally get a real chance to right this ship and there isn’t much they can do to stop it. It may not succeed at first try, but it will eventually.

  34. This is the quickest way to impress the populace with the importance of the Constitution. Many now believe that the Constitution is simply a set of guidelines rather than the law of the land.

  35. OMG The first sensible notion to come out of this mess!! Everyone please be active enough to let your state’s reps know where you stand and want to stop the rise of “Big Government” before it stops America. We are the defenders of Freedom and Liberty!

    1. You need to go back to your liberal communist blogs. Go take some American history lessons (assuming that you have the mental capacity to actually learn something) and you’ll discover that it’s the dems/liberals who hate and want to continue to enslave the black man.

  36. It was our fore fathers desires to limit the power of Government. The liberals are using the different Governmental bodies to force conservatives into following their ways, which goes against our Founding Fathers desires for this Nation. We are free people and not subjects to the different Governmental bodies. It is time to limit government and empower We The People again, Robert John Daehn Jr.

  37. This is what America needs! I’ve been putting my faith and hope into God, and praying for America! My prayers are getting answered, but not just yet! We still need people to come together, and end this racism wars. (it’s a bunch of bogus) Why can’t the American people WAKE UP and see this! America is beginning to be unstabilized, but we hope and prayer ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! Keep coming together AMERICA! WE GOT THIS! I say again, WE GOT THIS!

  38. We don’t need a Constitutional Convention!!! We have a perfectly good Constitution that they all refuse to follow. What makes anybody think that a new one would be followed any better by the greedy socialists than the one we already have? If you do you are sadly mistaken.

    1. THIS IS NOT A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Please get a copy of Mark Levin’s book, “The Liberty Amendments”. It
      will explain all of this much better than I can here. It is a safe
      process and it is NOT a constitutional convention.

  39. A constitutional convention is not needed. What we need is the board of Governors (that is all governors of the 50 states) to get together and write up some amendments.
    THEN, once those amendments are approved by the governors, the governor’s present them to their state legislatures. THEN when we get the number of states that approve them, they become Amendments to the Constitution. This prevents any party from trying to pull a fast one, in hopes of removing the 2nd amendment and what is left of the 1st Amendment. We loose both of those, and we might as well join the soviet Union.

    1. Mac Zeff; Please get a copy of Mark Levin’s book, “The Liberty Amendments”. It will explain all of this much better than I can here. It is a safe process and it is NOT a constitutional convention.

  40. Who’s to say that Obama won’t try to use that to end the limitation on being president and declare himself King.. There are bills already going through to call for a constitutional convention do this very thing. People better wake the f*ck up before they get away with it..

  41. I live in Massachusetts. To me it is ironic that the no member of the legislature (I’m not certain, but suspect) in the “Cradle of Liberty” were in attendance.

    Sleeping Giant; please wake up. Quickly! Time is running out…

    I, for one, will be telling my liberal acquaintances– who claim to be tired of the DC dysfunction and admit that the federal government is too big– about this endeavor.

  42. we do need to be careful about this…although i do agree a constitutional convention would solve a lot of problems we now face, it is also very easy to confuse issues…state and local officials can take too much power…there needs to be a balance of power which does not exist today…issues are being addressed at the wrong level of government, laws contradict each other…its a mess…but yes this can help untangle this mess IF these lawmakers don’t go too far…of course, not going far enough is just as bad…let’s hope they do this in the right way, for the right reasons and with the right outcome

  43. There should be an amendment making it law that scientific studies should be done that would prove that any law must accomplish the stated effect, and the side effects. Most law cures are worse than the ill…/

    1. Rep. Tammie Wilson Alaska

      Rep. Wes Keller Alaska

      Sen. Jason Rapert Arkansas

      Rep. Randy Alexander Arkansas

      Rep. Justin Harris Arkansas

      Rep. Brenda Barton Arizona

      Rep. Robert Thorpe Arizona

      Rep. David Gowan Arizona

      Rep. Stephen Humphrey Colorado

      Rep. Lois Landgraf Colorado

      Sen. Mark Scheffel Colorado

      Sen. Scott Renfroe Colorado

      Rep. Libby Szabo Colorado

      Rep. Janak Joshi Colorado

      Sen. Kent Lambert Colorado

      Sen. Vicki Marble Colorado

      Rep. Dan Nordberg Colorado

      Sen. Larry Crowder Colorado

      Rep. Chris Holbert Colorado

      Sen. Kevin Grantham Colorado

      Sen. Kevin Lundberg Colorado

      Rep. Jim Wilson Colorado

      Sen. David Balmer Colorado

      Rep. Lori Saine Colorado

      Rep. John Wood Florida

      Rep. Terry Rogers Georgia

      Sen. Bill Cowsert Georgia

      Rep. Josh Clark Georgia

      Rep. Lynn Riley Georgia

      Rep. Andrew Welch Georgia

      Sen. Sam Slom Hawaii

      Rep. Dawn Pettengill Iowa

      Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll Idaho

      Sen. Marv Hagedorn Idaho

      Rep. Vito Barbieri Idaho

      Sen. Brandt Hershman Indiana

      Sen. Jim Buck Indiana

      Sen. Jim Smith Indiana

      Sen. Tom Arpke Kansas

      Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook Kansas

      Rep. Randy Garber Kansas

      Rep. Kirk Talbot Louisiana

      Rep. Roger A Jackson Maine

      Sen. Mike Green Michigan

      Rep. Tom McMillin Michigan

      Rep. Jeff Messenger Missouri

      Rep. Warren Love Missouri

      Sen. Melanie Sojourner Mississippi

      Rep. Jim Kasper North Dakota

      Rep. Roscoe Streyle North Dakota

      Rep. Laurence M. Rappaport New Hampshire

      Rep. Jorden Ulery New Hampshire

      Rep. Dianne Miller Hamilton New Mexico

      Rep. James P White New Mexico

      Rep. Nora Espinoza New Mexico

      Rep. Paul C. Bandy New Mexico

      Rep. Yvette Herrell New Mexico

      Rep. Matt Lynch Ohio

      Rep. Matt Huffman Ohio

      Sen. Bill Coley Ohio

      Sen. Gary Banz Oklahoma

      Sen. Larry Grooms South Carolina

      Rep. Anne Thayer South Carolina

      Rep. Pete DeGraaf South Carolina

      Rep. Scott W. Craig South Dakota

      Rep. Hal Wick South Dakota

      Rep. Manny Steele South Dakota

      Rep. Jim Stalzer South Dakota

      Rep. Dennis Powers Tennessee

      Rep. James White Texas

      Rep. Ken Ivory Utah

      Rep. Kraig Powell Utah

      Rep. David Lifferth Utah

      Del. Jim LeMunyon Virginia

      Del. Frank Ruff Virginia

      Rep. Chris Kapenga Wisconsin

      Del. Larry D. Kump West Virginia

      From a commenter on freerepublic:

      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3099952/posts

  44. This is NOT a Constitutional Convention. It is a convention of the states to adopt amendments to the Constitution. Quite different!! A constitutional convention would include the current “U.S.” congress assigning delegates to the convention. This is something altogether different. It is done completely at the state level. It has never been done successfully. It has been attempted a couple of times in our history, but we’ve never had a government this out of control before either.

    Dr. Levin lays this out in detail in his book “The Liberty Amendments” as to how it works and how it, by it’s very design, cannot be a runaway convention. Each state gets ONE vote. That means that all the states that voted “RED” in the last couple of elections are more than enough to stave off “Progressive” leaning amendments. And there is a great hunger in this nation for term limits in both Red and Blue states. There’s also a great hunger nationally for a balanced budget as well as limiting the scope of the federal government’s reach. Just think about how non-partisan the anger over the NSA has been. There are plenty of things we can do to restore our constitution where “Left” and “Right” agree.

  45. There is nothing wrong with our Constitution. Amending it will not make the crooks in D.C. abide by it. They have been usurping our Rule of Law for over a hundred years and changing the wording of it will not make them stick to it more. This is a total SCAM by the neocons and the left and it needs to be taken very seriously. Learn the facts and become part of the solution instead of letting these people put the final nail in the coffin of our Constitution and our Republic.
    http://www.defendnotamend.com