SAVE OUR CONSTITUTION

ALEC, the Convention of States Project (COSProject) and WolfPAC are misleading legislators and voters to believe they are doing what is best for their state and the country, when nothing could be further from the truth.

 

Advocates for an Article V Constitutional Convention grievously understate the dangers of calling a convention when lobbying legislators or winning support from voters. In conservative states they lobby states to persuade them to apply for an Amendments Convention to propose a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) or to impose fiscal restraints as an answer to controlling federal debt in spite of economists warnings about the significant economic threats a BBA would pose. In democratic states, they propose an amendment to end Citizens United.

 

On Jan-24-2017 Congress introduced resolutions SJR8 and HJR31 to remedy Citizens United.

 

The Convention of States Project (COSProject) is a heavily Koch network funded effort that will put our Constitution in danger of being rewritten to reflect their extreme Libertarian ideologies of minimal government, exploitation of natural resources, free market enterprise; privatization of education, prisons, and more. They oppose all manner of regulations, social welfare programs, taxation, unions and minimum wage laws.

 

Be warned, if the threshold of 34 states is met and Congress is forced to call a convention it will cause Constitutional mayhem. Our Constitution will be in danger of being rewritten by corporate oligarchs at the expense of our freedoms and protections.

 

SAY NO TO AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION OF STATES

#NoConCon

Alexander Hamilton,
speech to the New York Ratifying Convention,
June, 1788

"As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature; it is what neither the honorable member nor myself can correct. It is a common misfortunate that awaits our State constitution, as well as all others."

George Washington, General Orders,

April 18, 1783

"Happy, thrice happy shall they be pronounced hereafter, who have contributed any thing, who have performed the meanest office in erecting this stupendous fabrick of Freedom and Empire on the broad basis of Independency; who have assisted in protecting the rights of humane nature and establishing an Asylum for the poor and oppressed of all nations and religions."

John Adams,

Treaty of Tripoli, Article 11

1797

“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”

The contemporaneous purpose of Article 11 was to make clear that the United States was a secular state and to reassure the Muslims that the agreement was not with an extension of earlier Christian nations that took part in the Crusades.

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