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
All of the efforts to originate amendments from the states under Article V organize a convention for proposing amendments, so what is the difference between the Compact for America approach and other Article V efforts? The Compact for America approach is truly “Article V 2.0." It is best suited to advancing constitutional reforms, like a federal Balanced Budget Amendment, which already enjoy supermajority support and which require quick action to remedy the targeted problem.
The Morning Jam team hits CFAEF President Nick Dranias with all of the most frequently asked questions about the Compact for a Balanced Budget. #compactforabalancedbudgetevent #frequentlyaskedquestions #balancedbudgetamendmentmerits #articleveducation
Exhibit G - George Washington's Letter to John Armstrong George Washington's statement to his friend John Armstrong clearly indicates that two-thirds of the states (nine at the time) would specify the desired amendments in their Article V application and target the convention agenda accordingly. That's because the only element of the process controlled by two-thirds of the states is the application! If you agree, like and share! #frequentlyaskedquestions #articleveducation #c
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
Today's blog is the second in a multi-part series that will quickly and directly answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get about the Compact for America initiative. Enjoy! * * * Should Congress Have the Unilateral Power to Suspend the Balanced Budget Amendment’s Debt Limit in Times of Declared War or Other Emergency? No. The Compact’s Balanced Budget Amendment already allows for flexibility to borrow for wars and emergencies—as much flexibility as is consisten
Today's blog is the first in a multi-part series that will quickly and directly answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get about the Compact for America initiative. Enjoy! * * * Does the Compact's Balanced Budget Amendment Fundamentally Change the Constitution? No. The Compact's Balanced Budget Amendment restores the Constitution’s fundamental design of establishing a federal government of limited and enumerated powers, which would be directly and actively chec
FEE’s director of programs, Richard Lorenc, got to sit down with Nick and talk about his work. This extensive interview raises and answers all of the most frequently asked questions concerning the Compact for a Balanced Budget. * * * If you would like to learn more, visit Compact for America's website. If you would like to support the Compact for a Balanced Budget effort, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Compact for America Educational Foundation, Inc. to suppo