Compact for America Superstar Workshop
On December 5, 2014, the Compact for America Team converged on Washington, DC for a panel discussion explaining the policy, economics and constitutionality of the Compact for America approach to Article V. In a mere 70 minutes, you will hear from 6 experts in all relevant fields both explaining the issues and fielding hard-hitting questions from an engaged audience of policy analysts and policy makers. Introductions by Compact Commissioner Paulette Rakestraw CFA Board Chairma
It's Time to Swing for the Fences
Is Compact for America a longshot? It all depends on how you view the overall policy and political game. Fighting for fiscally-responsible government as a steady-state in any political system is the ultimate longshot. And if we are going to pursue longshots like that, Compact for America believes we ought to at least put most of our chips on the biggest impact plays. Simply put, there is nothing bigger than amending the Constitution. So Compact for America says: Let’s swing f
States Take Charge at the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, NC!
Check out this full length video of CFA President Nick Dranias' speech explaining and advocating for the Compact for a Balanced Budget. And if you want to bring Nick or any of the members of the CFA Council of Scholars or Advisory Council to your state, please consider a year-end tax deductible donation to our 20 state educational tour. #articlevcomparison #articleveducation #balancedbudgetamendmentmerits #compactforamericacoreprinciples #compactmechanics
Why Support Compact for America Most of All!
The Compact for America team supports all Article V efforts that are well-thought-out and limit the abuse of government power; but we prefer those that are most likely to succeed in generating a good ratified amendment above all. That’s why Compact for America as an organization is devoted exclusively to advancing the Compact for a Balanced Budget, which advances a pre-drafted, vetted and poll-tested Balanced Budget Amendment. You can even read it here. In advancing a federal
This Holiday Season Join the Compact for America Team!
As the year comes to a close, your tax deductible donation to the Compact for America Educational Foundation is more important than ever. As you know, the Revolution was fought in large part to stop taxation without representation. And yet, that is precisely what unlimited borrowing by the federal government imposes on future generations. Unlimited debt is unlimited taxation of the worst kind—both morally and politically. Unlimited borrowing capacity also inexorably leads to
What if the Founders Did Not Want an Article V Convention with a Broad Agenda?
Sometimes one of the best ways to understand a topic is to ask questions that challenge your starting premise. The starting premise of many groups that are interested in calling a convention of the states for proposing constitutional amendments under Article V is that the convention was ordinarily meant to be a “drafting convention”—a convention in which delegates from the states hashed-out the text of amendments guided by a broad agenda of constitutional reform. At least one
A Foolish Pitch: All or Nothing
Compact for America has learned that certain advocates of the Convention of the States approach to Article V are insisting that all of your eggs should be in one Article V basket. They are claiming the push from the States to reform the federal government should be "All or Nothing." They are saying that it will take decades to organize another Article V convention after the first one is convened. Compact for America says there could not be a more foolish pitch. If the solutio
Blast from the Past! Proof of the Lost Understanding that an Article V Application Could Laser-Focus
Compact for America CEO Chip DeMoss was recently digging through our archives and discovered a 50+ year old Article V application from the State of Indiana that illustrates how the Founders intended for the application itself to laser-focus the Article V convention on proposing a desired amendment--just like the Compact approach does. Indiana seems to have known and understood what the Founders said about the process way ahead of its time! Go hoosiers! Check it out here. #art
Balanced Budget Amendment FACTS
DEBT PROBLEM Say hello to the post $18 Trillion national debt world. Get the facts showing that the current national debt situation is the worst ever in the history of the country here. BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT SOLUTION Read it. Why the Compact's BBA is consistent with the Constitution's original design. Why the Compact's BBA is best. The case for the Compact's BBA making a difference despite the federal government's lack of respect for the Constitution. Why National Securit
$18 Trillion is No Longer Knocking
Say hello to the post-$18 trillion national debt era. It is not a pretty sight. If the debt is to be repaid by taxes, the federal government is laying claim to a huge chunk of our kids' future incomes for programs that mostly will not benefit them, if they benefit anyone. If the debt is to be repaid by dollars made cheaper through inflation, the federal government is undermining the certainty, savings and investment needed to grow the economy to produce income for our kids. I