Hat-tip to Arizona constitutional scholar Shane Krauser for this great video! Shane and CFA President & Executive Director Nick Dranias went head-to-head for two hours with representatives of an anti-Fiver group at the Arizona State Capitol during November 2014. You be the judge as to which side won. #articlevcomparison #articleveducation #compactforabalancedbudgetevent
Proof that the States have the power to target the Article V convention to specific amendments because of the meaning of the word "Application."
Questions that generate answers showing that the Compact for America approach properly constrains the deliberation of an Article V convention.
Proof that an agreement among the states to generate constitutional amendments was anticipated by the Founders.
What Reagan, Friedman and Scalia thought about state control over an Articl
In the past six weeks, the Compact for America team has made huge strides. As you head out to reconnect with family and friends, here is some great progress you can report to them during the inevitable forbidden political discussions that will ensue: Arkansas is the first to file the Compact for a Balanced Budget bill for the 2015 session! For details, click here. The Compact for a Balanced Budget’s interstate Commission is now “live” with Alaska Governor Sean Parnell’s appoi
Watch this short video and see why the Compact for America approach is an upgrade if you want real reform in our lifetime. And if you really want real reform in our lifetime, please consider a tax deductible donation for our Stop the Child Abuse/Fix the National Debt campaign. #articlevcomparison #articleveducation #compactforamericacoreprinciples #compactmechanics
It's time to stop sending the bill for our debt spending to our kids. Together, we must stop taxation without representation. Towards that end, the Goldwater Institute's immediate past Chairman Thomas C. Patterson has joined Compact for America Educational Foundation's Board as Chairman in a nationwide deployment of a bipartisan/nonpartisan push to fix the National Debt by the end of next year!
Last week's election results make this push eminently plausible; and the failur
Why the Compact for America approach makes the most sense: Speed The Compact approach was designed specifically to ratify a powerful constitutional amendment in as few as twelve months! With 4 states already on board, the Compact approach is only 34 state enactments, 1 congressional resolution, and one 24-hour convention away from ratifying a powerful Balanced Budget Amendment that you can actually read today (here is our one page BBA analysis and one page Compact outline).
* * * Support Compact for America's "Tell DC to Stop the Child Abuse! Fix the Debt Now!" campaign with a tax-deductible donation. #balancedbudgetamendmentmerits #compactforabalancedbudgetpitch #compactforamericacoreprinciples #unlimiteddebtunlimitedgovernment #articleveducation
As argued by Compact for America grassroots supporter Barney Brenner in his recent Townhall column, Thomas Jefferson was right when he observed in a letter to a friend: I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our constitution; I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its constitution. I mean an additional article taking from the federal government the power of borrowing. B
How often have we seen new majorities in the States and Congress achieve nothing good worth remembering? With today's election that could change. There could be majorities, even super-majorities, in the States and Congress that would be willing to pass and activate the Compact for a Balanced Budget. The resulting 2015 session could be a unique moment in history to stop the intergenerational theft that characterizes our unsustainable national debt. We are borrowing a huge chun