The team is gearing up for 2018 and we're thrilled that you're a part of the Compact for America movement! Some exciting things have been happening. First, Arizona joined the Balanced Budget Compact during the 2017 session--bringing the total to 5 member states! Keep in mind that each member state has: Applied for a proposing convention under Article V of the U.S. Constitution; Committed to advancing a specific balanced budget amendment; Designated their delegates; Agreed to
Retired Law Professor Robert Natelson recently "corrected" his report attacking the Compact approach to Article V by removing some of his especially inflammatory rhetoric and various embarrassingly inaccurate case references after they were exposed here. Unfortunately, Natelson has not backed down from his attack on the Compact approach. He stands firmly on the almost self-refuting premise that the principle of state sovereignty does not apply to the state-initiated amendment
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte offered this testimony for consideration by the Balanced Budget Compact Commission at its historic first full meeting on May 25, 2016: . . . . I welcome the work and educational mission of the Compact for a Balanced Budget, which understands the urgency of the need for constitutional reform. As a Member of Congress, I’ve led the effort to achieve a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. I’m the chief sponsor of H.J.Res 1 and H.J.
We're proud to highlight how House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions offered this testimony at the historic first full meeting of the Balanced Budget Compact Commission: Thank you for holding this important meeting addressing the need for a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. I appreciate the opportunity to submit this statement for the record. Our rapidly growing national debt is one of the most pressing issues facing the future of our great country. The
Former North Dakota Senator and Vice President of State Alliances Curtis Olafson offered this testimony at the historic first full meeting of the Balanced Budget Compact Commission on May 25, 2016: . . . . The Compact for America Balanced Budget Amendment is the best solution to what many believe is the most serious challenge facing our nation: our out-of-control and rapidly increasing federal debt. In order to understand how to tackle the problem, it is essential to first un
Former FreedomWorks Vice President of Policy Dean Clancy offered this testimony at the historic first full meeting of the Balanced Budget Compact Commission: . . . . Chairwoman Rakestraw, Commissioner Treadwell, Commissioner Snowden, thank you. I am honored to testify today. And thank you for your service and leadership on one of the most important public questions facing our nation today, namely: How do we restore fiscal common sense in Washington? I’m Dean Clancy, a partner
From the Historic May 25, 2016 Hearing of the Compact Commission of the Compact for a Balanced Budget: Chairman Rakestraw, Commissioners Treadwell and Snowden, thank you for this opportunity to discuss how using an interstate compact to add a Balanced Budget Amendment (“BBA”) to the Constitution complies with the Article V amendment process and indeed reinforces other constitutional and legal enforcement mechanisms. As a member of the Compact for America’s (“CFA”) council of
The uniquely entertaining wildman of radio, Ernie Hancock, invited Compact for America Educational Foundation President & Executive Director Nick Dranias onto his show again to 'splain the Compact for America approach. Check it out! #articleveducation