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Mark Levin assails AZ Sen. Andy Biggs’ blockage of SCR1016

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 6:23 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

At the hour of this writing, Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs appears to be blocking SCR1016 from a full senate floor vote. SCR1016 is a bill/resolution that would call for a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution to restrain a runaway federal government and impose term limits on Congress. Caller “Jessica” reaches […]

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The Article V Initiatives: A View from Congress – Rep. David Schweikert, R-AZ 6

Posted: March 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Our Constitution’s Framers, especially George Mason and James Madison, presciently foresaw the day when we might have an over-taxing, over-borrowing, over-spending, over-regulating, and over-bearing federal government. Wisely, the Framers included in Article V a method by which our state legislatures could amend the US Constitution without the permission or approval of Congress, the President, or the Supreme Court. Article V assigns Congress […]

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Come on, states, let’s pare back the feds’ power!

Posted: March 18, 2014 at 8:20 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Article by Linda Brickman* Americans don’t agree on much, but most believe the federal government is ineffective, corrupt, and part of the problem.  According to one recent Gallup poll, an anemic 34% of the American people have any trust in the legislative branch of their federal government. We’ve had our fill of head-shaking, shoulder-shrugging and […]

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The Great Debate – Article V – Arizona Leaders Spar with Each Other

Posted: March 12, 2014 at 9:15 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

A prior article introduced the March 7, 2014, Thomas-Jefferson-Center-sponsored debate among five leading Arizona conservatives on the subject of the US Constitution’s Article V.  It also offered, via YouTube, the audio from the opening statements of all five panelists. This article, the second in a series of three, presents the sound tracks from the intra-panel […]

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The Great Debate – Article V – Arizona Leaders Offer Opening Statements

Posted: March 11, 2014 at 7:04 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

The YouTube audio tracks below comprise the first part of the best discussion/debate I’ve ever heard on the controversial state-legislature-driven Article V initiatives to amend the US Constitution. In this first of three articles on, Arizona leaders of Article V and Nullification initiatives present opening statements on their positions, each lasting about 10 minutes. It […]

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Yale Wishnick Answers Key Questions about Article V Convention of States

Posted: February 25, 2014 at 8:30 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Anticipating the kind of runaway federal government that we have today, our Constitution’s Framers, led by George Mason and James Madison, wrote into the Constitution an explicit remedy, to be driven by We the People, through our state legislatures, to halt a future federal Leviathan. Clearly its time has come. Article V of the US Constitution […]

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U.S. Constitution Article V, Runaway Conventions, and Prof. Rob Natelson

Posted: February 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm   /   Arizona, Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

The US Constitution’s Article V Process 2 is the single most powerful weapon that We the People have to rein in the overspending, over-regulating, and overbearing federal government in Washington. Article V allows state legislatures to amend the US Constitution themselves, with no vote or veto power by Congress, the President, or even the Supreme Court. It […]

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Nick Dranias, Article V, AZ House of Representatives, Feb 4, 2014

Posted: February 7, 2014 at 11:30 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

On Feb 4, 2014, Nick Dranias (Goldwater Institute) addressed the Arizona State Legislature Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility Committee in Hearing Room 1 at the House of Representatives. Dranias’ subject was Article V Process 2, the state-legislature-driven process for amending the US Constitution. Dranias spoke favorably of all Article V initiatives.  He champions one in particular […]

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Sen. Mike Lee Supports Article V Initiatives to Amend Constitution

Posted: February 3, 2014 at 1:32 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

On February 1, 2014, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a dinner that included Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Arizona Rep. David Schweikert (R-CD6), both of whom spoke and answered questions from the (approximately) 100 people who attended. My favorite topic that evening dealt with the Constitution’s Article V provision wherein state […]

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