The Compact for a Balanced Budget permits withdrawal by Member States through the enactment of an appropriate statute up until the 38th state joins the Compact. After the 38th state joins, however, withdrawal requires unanimous consent of all Member States. The contractual entrenchment of the Compact continues thereafter until the job is done or the Compact sunsets-seven years after its first enactment. Significantly, the requirement of unanimous consent of all Member States
WHAT IS THE COMPACT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET? The Compact for a Balanced Budget is an agreement among the states that advances and ratifies a federal Balanced Budget Amendment in a single state legislative bill. It is activated by a single congressional resolution. In essence, the Compact pre-commits 38 states (the ratification number) to the entire constitutional amendment process in advance, so that a specific, pre-drafted federal Balanced Budget Amendment is voted up or down
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
Remember when Senator Obama opposed lifting the federal debt limit in 2006 when it was a mere $8.6 trillion? Imagine if Republican majorities in Congress and 38 states responded by adopting the Compact for a Balanced Budget. Just imagine the bad policies that could have been avoided if the spigot of "free money" were turned off... share and like if you wish we had a time machine. We can still stop the bleeding today. Let's not look back 8 years from now and wish we had. Suppo
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
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
Proof that the States have the power to target the Article V convention to specific amendments because of the meaning of the word "Application."
Questions that generate answers showing that the Compact for America approach properly constrains the deliberation of an Article V convention.
Proof that an agreement among the states to generate constitutional amendments was anticipated by the Founders.
What Reagan, Friedman and Scalia thought about state control over an Articl
Watch this short video and see why the Compact for America approach is an upgrade if you want real reform in our lifetime. And if you really want real reform in our lifetime, please consider a tax deductible donation for our Stop the Child Abuse/Fix the National Debt campaign. #articlevcomparison #articleveducation #compactforamericacoreprinciples #compactmechanics
Why the Compact for America approach makes the most sense: Speed The Compact approach was designed specifically to ratify a powerful constitutional amendment in as few as twelve months! With 4 states already on board, the Compact approach is only 34 state enactments, 1 congressional resolution, and one 24-hour convention away from ratifying a powerful Balanced Budget Amendment that you can actually read today (here is our one page BBA analysis and one page Compact outline).