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Essence and Accidents of Article V – a ‘Plan B’ to Rein in Washington

Posted: December 31, 2013 at 1:45 pm   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Convention of States (COS) and Compact for America (CFA) are two serious, complementary initiatives intended to reform our runaway federal government via state-legislature-driven amendments to the US Constitution. COS focuses on careful preparations for a convention of delegates to propose amendments, and CFA focuses on interstate compacts directed toward specific amendments — initially a balanced-budget amendment. […]

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

Posted: December 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

It still comes as a surprise to most Americans to learn that our state legislatures have the explicit Constitutional authority to amend the US Constitution without the permission or approval of Congress, the President, or the Supreme Court. But it’s true. Article V of the Constitution specifies two distinct approaches to amending the Constitution. Stated simply: […]

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Audio: Mark Levin & Glenn Beck Unite Around Article V Initiatives

Posted: December 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

In this 4-minute audio clip, you’ll hear that Mark Levin and Glenn Beck have buried old hatchets from past feuds and united around Article V initiatives like Compact for America (CFA) and Convention of States (COS). While there are other worthy Article V initiatives, COS and CFA in particular form a long game (COS) and […]

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

Posted: December 12, 2013 at 8:30 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

As the saying goes, if you’re taking flack, you must be over the target. The hard-Left website Daily Kos has just discovered the Article V initiatives. These initiatives, which include Compact for America and Convention of States, would use the Constitution’s Article V state-legislature-driven process to amend the US Constitution. Details are available here, here, and here. […]

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Audio: Glenn Beck Declares ‘Convention of States’ Is the ‘Only Way Back’

Posted: December 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

In his Dec 4 radio program, Glenn Beck endorsed the Convention of States approach as the “only way back” from a pending disaster to the constitutional republic that the Founders and Framers had in mind for us. Actually, Convention of States (COS) is one of several movements (see also Compact for America) that rely on […]

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Tired of fighting alligators? Drain the DC swamp with a Convention of States!

Posted: November 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

As the old saying goes, when you’re up to your [elbows] in alligators, it’s easy to forget that the initial objective was to drain the swamp. Entitlement growth, exploding debt, rapacious taxation, oppressive regulation, illegal immigration, IRS/DOJ/EPA/DHS/HHS/NSA abuses, …, and the list just keeps on growing. What’s a conservative activist to do? Should we continue […]

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Merely maintaining sequester cuts is no GOP victory

Posted: October 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Non-tea partying Senate Republicans insisted upon cruising to debt limit and government shutdown-showdown defeat  after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) dared prevent the raising of the white flag on their exclusive clubs floor for over 22 hours. And no amount of postmortem-spin of the sequester status quo can deny McCains and McConnells their latest longed-for losses at […]

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Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments, a Review

Posted: October 6, 2013 at 4:45 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

  Mark Levin’s new book, The Liberty Amendments, has been written at what one could argue is the most opportune time. Consider it a concise and reasoned guideline for the restoration of our republic that is long overdue.   In particular, Levin’s Liberty Amendments provides historic context to many of the progressive strategies that have […]

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Editorial Cartoonist Portrays Cruz as a Clown

Posted: October 4, 2013 at 11:00 am   /   Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Using Art to Push an Agenda 101 While clipping news articles for some upcoming mixed media projects, I came across this cartoon: You and I may find it absurd; but we are not the target audience. This cartoon is from the Athens Banner Herald in Georgia (hometown to the University of Georgia). As one might […]

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