The Founders Wanted a Laser-Targeted Article V Convention (Part 4 of 8)
Exhibit D-George Nicholas' Reply to Patrick Henry Notice how Nicholas’ conclusion is only “natural” with the expectation that the states would typically organize a convention with a narrow and preset agenda, and only after first agreeing on one or more amendments specified in their Article V application. This is, of course, the foundational principle of the Compact approach to advancing constitutional amendments. Like and share if you agree and want to spread the word! And co
FAQ Series Question #3: Doesn't an Article V Convention Have the Job of Drafting the Amendment?
Doesn’t the Convention called by Congress in response to the Application of two-thirds of the State legislatures have the job of drafting the amendment(s) to be proposed? Not necessarily. The overwhelming weight of the evidence indicates that the Article V convention was ordinarily meant to propose the amendments specified by two-thirds of the State legislatures in their call-triggering application. This evidence consists of the drafting history of Article V, the meaning and
The Founders Wanted a Laser-Targeted Article V Convention (Part 3 of 8)
Exhibit C-James Madison in Federalist No. 43 The most plausible way Article V could be viewed as "equally" enabling the "State Governments to originate the amendment of errors" as with the general government, or Congress, is if the Application of two-thirds of the legislatures of the States, which triggers the convention call, could also direct the Article V convention to propose desired amendments. If you agree, like and share! And consider a tax deductible donation to our "
The Founders Wanted a Laser-Targeted Article V Convention (Part 2 of 8)
Exhibit B-Tench Coxe These statements were made during the Constitution's ratification era and constitute clear evidence of the public understanding of the function of the state legislative application in the Article V amendment process. Notice that these statements clearly indicate that two-thirds of the states would specify and agree on the desired amendments in their Article V application before any convention was called. If you find this evidence to be as powerful as we d
Compact for America's Nick Dranias on the Frank Beckmann Show!
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The Founders Wanted a Laser-Targeted Article V Convention (Post 1 in a Series of 8 Postings)
Exhibit A-The Drafting History Just as Congress was expected to propose the amendments specified by the states in their Article V Application in the first draft of Article V, so was it expected that the Convention would propose the amendments specified by the states in their Article V Application in the final draft of Article V. That's what the Compact for America approach does. Please support the "Balance the Budget Now" campaign. #articleveducation #compactforamericacorepri
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
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
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
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