A former adviser to the Obama campaign is behind the push for an Article V Convention.
Yes, you heard that right.
Lawrence Lessig, former adviser to the Obama campaign, is on the board of multiple efforts to call for a constitutional convention, including Compact For America, ConventionUSA, and others.
For years the federal government has been ignoring the limits placed on it by the Constitution.
Free speech “zones.”
These are just a few examples of how politicians are currently ignoring the Constitution.
Yet some in Virginia think calling a constitutional convention will help create new “limits” on the federal government.
But when politicians ignore the Constitution with impunity, passing another amendment isn’t going to change that.
And the truth is, our Constitution could be shredded if either HJ 497 or SJ 269 pass. These are both vehicles calling for an Article V Constitutional Convention.
Call your state legislators today and tell them not to cave into the pressure. Tell them to stand strong and vote NO on HJ 497 & SJ 269.
Some Article V Convention supporters think a constitutional convention can be limited to certain types or categories of changes.
And many people believe these bills limit a convention to a specific agenda. But that simply is not true. Most scholars agree that a constitutional convention cannot be limited.
And that’s just one reason why Virginia Campaign for Liberty opposes an Article V Constitutional Convention.
Known as the “Convention of States” (COS) application, HJ 498 and SJ 269 call for a convention “limited” to an “idea,” not a particular amendment.
But the Convention of States’ own website points out that if a convention is called. . .
“...the convention of states itself would determine which ideas deserve serious consideration. . .”
And what they fail to point out is that 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!
Do you trust the hundreds of progressive organizations calling for an Article V Convention to do the right thing and rein in the federal government?
Do you trust the powerful special interests, backed by George Soros and his ilk, to do the right thing?
Do you trust the progressive states, such as California, New York, and Illinois, to fall in line with what Virginia wants?
It’s critical you call your state legislators today and tell them not to cave into the pressure. Tell them to stand strong and vote NO on HJ 497 and SJ 269.
There is no way a convention can be limited.
Please let your state legislators know that you oppose any call for a so-called “Convention of the States.”
Article V of the Constitution allows states to apply to Congress for a convention to amend the Constitution. Once 34 states have submitted similar applications, Congress must “call” the convention.
But Article V does not empower the states to have any control over the convention itself.
You would have NO control over the rules of the convention or who attends to represent you – contrary to the hubris of some convention supporters.
And the only thing more dangerous to your liberties than ignorance is arrogance.
Do you remember how Establishment Republicans treated the liberty delegates at the 2012 GOP conventions?
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!
HJ 497 and SJ 269 must be stopped.
Call your state legislators today and tell them not to cave into the pressure. Tell them to stand strong and vote NO on HJ 497 and SJ 269.
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