I’m afraid I have some bad news to report.
The Illinois state legislature is being targeted by powerful, well-financed insiders, who are determined to “revise” the U.S. Constitution at an Article V Constitutional Convention.
I need your help to stop them.
You see, an Article V Con Con would put the entire U.S. Constitution at risk!
The federal government has been ignoring limits placed on it by the Constitution for decades.
Gun bans. . .
Civil asset forfeiture. . .
NSA spying. . .
Indefinite detention. . .
These are just a few examples of how D.C. politicians are currently thumbing their noses at the Constitution.
Yet some in Illinois think rewriting the Constitution at an Article V Con Con will finally bring the federal government to heel.
But when politicians routinely ignore the rule of law with impunity, rewriting the Constitution isn’t going to change that!
Some groups pushing these measures insist a convention can be limited to certain types or categories of changes.
But most scholars agree that the scope of a convention cannot be limited.
What’s more, Article V of the Constitution only allows states to apply to Congress for a convention -- it doesn’t empower the states to have ANY control over the convention itself.
Once 34 states have submitted similar applications, Congress issues the “call.”
Article V doesn’t give the states any control over the rules of the convention or who attends to represent you -- contrary to the hubris of some pro-convention groups.
And, we only have one historical convention that gives us precedent . . . the Convention of 1787 that gave us the present Constitution.
That convention was called with instructions to simply fix issues with the Articles of Confederation.
But once convened, those instructions were thrown out the window.
The convention went into a secretive “committee of the whole” and wrote a new Constitution.
Not only that, but they also changed the rules for ratification!
We were extremely blessed that most of the men at that convention favored limited government. . .
. . . today, we won’t be so blessed.
Establishment politicians and special interests today crave even MORE power and authority to impose their will on you and me.
Can you imagine the amount of money and resources that will be brought to bear on a convention from the special interests, corporate interests, and elitist media who are clamoring to end your First, Second, and Fourth Amendment rights?
Literally hundreds of progressive organizations, such as Sierra Club, Code Pink, Alliance for Progressive Values, MoveOn, and “Occupy,” have been pushing for a convention since 2009!
Organizations from the left -- many of them backed by billionaire George Soros -- want to limit your political speech rights, do away with the Electoral College, and end the Second Amendment.
But the attacks aren’t just coming from the left.
One well-financed organization from the right recently held a “simulated,” scripted convention -- meant to “prove” a convention is safe -- that actually backfired when it INCREASED federal power and limited states’ rights!
Don’t fall for the con.
Don’t trust the hundreds of progressive organizationscalling for an Article V Convention to do the right thing and rein in the federal government.
Don’t trust the powerful special interests, backed by George Soros and his ilk, to ignore this golden opportunity to fundamentally transform America.
Don’t trust the progressive states, such as California, New York, Massachusetts, to protect your liberty.
Just imagine what will happen at a convention being held to manipulate the U.S. Constitution, with BOTH Republican and Democrat establishment and hundreds of progressive, George Soros-types pulling the strings.
A convention is extremely dangerous -- especially today!
An Article V Convention simply must be stopped.
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