Balancing the Budget "Ultra Conservative?" NOT!
Local Public Radio in Florida recently declared that Compact for America initiative was "ultra conservative." You can read the piece and listen to the sound bite here. They're wrong. There's nothing "ultra conservative" about wanting to balance the federal budget. Just ask former U.S. Senator Paul Simon, whose early advocacy of a federal Balanced Budget Amendment was hardly an instance of "ultra conservativism." You can read about his principled policy stance here. Although t
The Social Media Manager Cometh
Welcome the newest member of the Compact for America team: Daniel Fortune. Daniel will serve as our Social Media Manager. He is a native of the bay area, a husband, Father of 5, and Army Veteran who is passionate about feeding hungry minds, building better businesses, and doing his part to make the world a better place. His first official act as Social Media Manager is to declare, "I look forward to working with the American people to #HelpMakeHistory!" #compactmomentum
Compact for America at the Cato Institute!
Watch Compact for America Educational Foundation President & Executive Director Nick Dranias, Council of Scholars Member Ilya Shapiro, and ARI scholar Onkar Ghate explain how to fix the national debt problem! #articleveducation #compactforamericacoreprinciples
Courage, Not Fear Needs to Animate the Modern Day Patriot
In this speech to the Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley, Compact for America Educational Foundation Executive Vice President Jeff Utsch explains why patriots need to act, not fret, and how the Compact for a Balanced Budget fufills the Founders' intent. It is your support that makes presentations like this possible. Please make a generous gift to the Foundation! #compactfundraising #balancedbudgetamendmentmerits #compactmechanics #compactforamericacoreprinciples
Living Wealthy Radio Covers the Compact for America Initiative!
Click on the picture for a link to the show! #articleveducation #compactmechanics
Don't Be This Guy
Neither Compact for America nor any other serious Article V effort is seeking to organize a “constitutional convention” such as the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, or as is found in many state constitutions. No authority for a “constitutional convention,” which has the inherent power to form entirely new governments and constitutions, exists anywhere in the United States Constitution. The Constitution only provides for two kinds of conventions—a convention for proposing amen
Scalia Supports a Limited Article V Convention
The usual suspects who are opposed to organizing an Article V convention claim Justice Antonin Scalia supports their position. Like so many of the claims underpinning their opposition to an Article V convention, this claim is not true. Justice Scalia is very clearly on record as supporting an Article V convention limited to a specific issue or amendment. He only opposes a wide open Article V convention. Here is the proof: a partial transcript from the American Enterprise Inst
The Compact for a Balanced Budget Will Help Protect the Second Amendment
My name is Charles Heller, and I am one of four co-founders of the Arizona Citizens Defense League, the organization most responsible for Constitutional Carry in Arizona. I’m also the former Executive Director of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, a no-compromise organization dedicated to eradicating gun control. JPFO is about the most ardent gun rights org in the country, and they picked me to lead it for a time. I’m not addressing you as a spokesman for either
The Article V Convention: An Instrumentality Directed by the Application
What follows is the latest research on Article V, which has not been specifically considered or addressed by any Article V opponent. What is significant about this research is that it shows conclusively that the Founders regarded the Article V convention to be an instrumentality of the states, which would be targeted by the states to proposing specific amendments specified in their application. The notion that an Article V convention would ordinarily be an autonomous sovereig