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Mark Levin, Kelli Ward, Article V, and the Mt. Vernon Conference

Posted: January 14, 2014 at 8:27 am   /   by

Ba6WkYxCMAABZuAOn Mark Levin’s January 13 radio show, Levin spoke briefly to Dr. Kelli Ward, Arizona State Senator from LD5. Along with Arizona State Rep. Kelly Townsend (LD16), Ward was part of the Dec 7, 2013 Mt. Vernon Conference where the stage was set for a Convention of States (COS) to propose amendments to the US Constitution.

Convention of States and the Compact for America (CFA) project seek to use Article V of the US Constitution, as intended by the Framers, to rein in our runaway federal government. While they are separately run projects, COS and CFA are complementary and implicitly allied, as discussed here.

It is still a surprise to most Americans to learn that our own state legislatures can amend the Constitution without the permission or approval of Congress, the President, or the Supreme Court. Details may be found in the links at the bottom of this article.

COS, CFA, and other Article V initiatives got a big boost with the August 13 publication of Mark Levin’s book, The Liberty AmendmentsIt is one of the few books I read cover-to-cover last year, and I recommend it highly.

Godspeed to Arizona’s two “Kellies”, Ward and Townsend, and all other state legislators across our country who are awakening to the power of Article V to restore our republic.


Want to get involved? Visit the COS and CFA websites. Both gratefully accept donations, but what they really want most is grassroots involvement. Join either, or join both, and read how you can be part of this We-the-People movement!

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Kelly Townsend on Article V facts and arguments

Mark Levin, Constitution Article V, and the “Liberty Amendments”

Arguing the Convention of States

A First Look at the Book “The Liberty Amendments”, by Mark Levin

‘Convention of States’ and ‘Compact for America’ – The Army and Marines of Article V

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The Boot of the Administrative State

Arizona to Join Call for Convention under Article V

Video: Convention of States can amend US Constitution without Federal approval

Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments: A Review

Mark Levin and Convention of States

Audio: Glenn Beck Declares Convention of States is the Only Way Back

Daily Kos Discovers Article V Initiatives — Immediately Calls for Smear Campaign

Audio: Mark Levin and Glenn Beck Unite around Article V Initiative

Essence and Accidents of Article V — A ‘Plan B’ to Rein in Washington

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  1. SwampFox says:

    We don’t even need a convention.  Just pass the amendments state by state and get it done.

    1. dleeper47 says:

      Thanks, SwampFox — please see the “Essence and Accidents … ” article listed in the references above. I’m with you, but I recognize the arguments of cooler & calmer heads than mine in COS and CFA. They’re “playing it by the book”, and that’s the right place to start because when we win this thing we want everybody to follow the Constitution faithfully. 
      But we also need to be ready for delay and obfuscation from Congress. If Congress shirks its sworn duty to follow Article V’s dictum that Congress SHALL call a convention, then it’s time for a Plan B.

      1. dleeper47 @SwampFox  Well said, Swamp Fox. I like the fact that you and Dave are thinking along the same lines. Yes, the by-the-book approach is the place we need to start, but we also need a change of consciousness—-one that says, “This is how it MUST be, and come statist hell or high water, one way or the other, this is how it’s GOING to be.

    2. Tonyg says:

      @SwampFoxthis will take time . . . we have had enough of this hurry and sign and pass anything . . . need to stop the mess in DC . . .

  2. Az native says:

    The states can do alot more. First shut down all the federal agencies in their states. Send them packing. Not one more dime to DC. Declare all regulations and laws passed by this imposter since he took office null and void. Put out of work Arizonans at the border to secure our borders. On all sides. Send in American mercenaries to arrest the traitors in DC to stand trial immediately for high crimes and treason against our nation. It is over. Shut down DC. Abolish Washington DC and all federal agencies. Time to start over. Need a new constitutional only government with term limits, no more foreign aid, no more UN (give them 24 hours to get our of dodge). This corrupt mess is over.

    1. Az nativeThere are two ways a civilization moves: persuasion by words or coercion by force. We have not yet exhausted our hope of turning the corner in this nation by a reasoned return to first principles and a broad victory in the war of ideas. Let us, all lovers of liberty, unite in this effort before we despair of its possibilities.

  3. Wise_Woman says:

    This video explains why a balanced budget is impossible.

Mark Levin, Kelli Ward, Article V, and the Mt. Vernon Conference