Missouri Senate Compacts with America-Passes SB 433!
America's Compact got one step closer to restoring fiscal sanity in D.C. yesterday with strong support from the Missouri Senate. The Missouri Senate voted 27-6 to pass SB 433-America's Compact for a balanced budget yesterday, and the historic legislation also received its first reading in the MO House as well. Lets thank the Missouri Senate for compacting with the American people to advance and ratify a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution, and make sure to support t
The 8 Weapons you need to finally put the "ConCon" Boogeyman to rest once and for all!
For decades now, Americans have allowed all the “conventional” fears to run the Article V-balanced budget amendment debate, but in many ways, these “conventional” fears were justified, because all previous Article V efforts did little to address people’s honest concerns, and the genuine fears they had surrounding the Article V issue. Thankfully, today, these conventional fears have been addressed with America’s Compact for a balanced budget. But, unfortunately, this doesn’t p
When Mississippi Decided To Compact With America and Help Make History
What an honor it is to live at a time when history isn't something we just get to passively read about, but something that we get to actively help write! This picture is one for the history books as it captures Mississippi's Speaker Philip Gunn and Pro Tem Greg Snowden during the floor debate on America's Compact for a Balanced Budget (which passed!). Thank you Mississippi for having the courage to be one of four states now to compact with the American people to restore fisca
How America’s Compact Restores a Proper Balance of Power Between Our State & Federal Governments
One of the foundational principles on which America’s Constitutional Republic would stand (or fall) upon involved the centralization of power. To prevent too high a concentration of power, our founders were very careful to create a proper balance of political power between our state and federal governments. The logic being, if our state legislatures got off track, Congress could rein them in with Constitutional amendments. Likewise, if our federal legislators couldn’t be trus
Compact for America's Nick Dranias Talks Article V in Pennsylvania
On Monday, April 13, 2015, before the Pennsylvania Senate and House State Government Committee, Representative Gabler, Senator Folmer, and Representative Metcalfe introduced Resolution 63; which calls for a limited Aticle V Convention under the United States Constitution. The full public hearing can be viewed on the Pennsylvania Senate Republicans site here. You can watch the full pulbic hearing, or watch Compact for America's President and Executive Director, Nick Drainias g
Why Young Americans Are More Politically Engaged Than Ever!
Every time an election cycle gets close, we get to witness and hear all the popular catch phrases start to emerge. About a month before its time for campaign dollars to start pouring in, all the popular news media outlets get really serious about things like turnout rates and demographics. This makes sense. After all, in today’s techno-centric, information age, understanding how to engage specific age groups is extremely important to the success of any campaign. But there’s a
Its Time To Pass A Balanced Budget Amendment and End The FISCAL Civil War
It took courage to pass the 13th amendment and end the Civil War, back then. It will take courage to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment and end the fiscal civil war, now. Compact for America, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, is launching the #CourageOverFear campaign to restore fiscal sanity and protect our national posterity from the chains of unrestrained government debt. Its high time that we have the courage to refrain from fearful inaction
Got Fewer than 2 Minutes to Learn How to Save the Republic?
Watch this John Locke Foundation video about the powerful non-partisan federal Balanced Budget Amendment at the heart of Compact For America's-Compact for a Balanced Budget. Watch as Compact For America's President & Executive Director, Nick Dranias explain how Article V will lead us to fiscal sanity. As always... share liberally! #nonpartisanbalancedbudgetamendment #johnlockefoundation #federalbudget #balancedbudgetamendment #compactforamerica #compactforabalancedbudget #art
Article V: Cause For Fear, Or Call To Courage?
It’s amazing how many lies prevail today. After all, as humans, here we sit, on the brink of great mind bending technological advancements with nearly unbound access to information, and still… lies prevail. Lies like, our Constitution is helplessly outdated, patriotism is hopelessly old fashioned, and because of the current political landscape, there are some who insist that there is nothing left to do, but to fear. Here at Compact For America, we prefer courage over fear. Af
See Compact for America’s Balanced Budget Amendment for Yourself!
Conscientious Americans are extremely apprehensive when it comes to “editing” the U.S. Constitution that many courageous souls have fought and died for. As a Veteran, I completely understand. I even share many of the same concerns that most people have when first hearing about the Compact for a balanced budget initiative. This is why transparency is important to us here at Compact For America. Not only do we have nothing to hide, but we believe America has everything to gain