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John De Herrera

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The case for the Article V Convention

We know our approach to existence is being subverted. The War on Terror, the War on Drugs, non-transparent elections, etc. are charades specifically meant to keep humanity enslaved. Politics As Usual keeps the charade in place. If you can stop Politics As Usual, you have a good chance of opening up political dialogue, and thus a chance to galvanize people to break the status quo so it can be reformed..

The Constitution contains a convention clause in Article V. If America held a convention, it requires that delegates would have to be elected by the states, the delegates would then convene to draft/propose amendments, those proposals would then be sent to the states for possible ratification. In other words, the Article V Convention is a three-part national discussion which stops Politics As Usual dead in its tracks. It breaks the current status quo of institutionalized corruption so it can be reformed.

We already know where things are headed with corporate governance--it's in the process of removing all protections. Public government has been drowned in private money. The Article V Convention will engage and re-educate everyone, and we can discuss things--not on a blog--but on the authority of the law, which would become binding if enough people of the states agree to ratify something.

The Article V Convention is the objective solution, based on all we know to be true of history and the human condition. It is a popular discussion the powers that be do not want to have.

Here are links to review:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42592.pdf

http://foavc.org/file.php/1/Amendments

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  • Dec 5 2012: As I understand your Article V proposal - it is to have 34 states request a constitutional convention thru their legislatures. The closest we came to this was with the 17th amendment which was driven by a single issue -
    the direct election of senators, and this occurred I believe some 100 years ago. Up until that time US senators
    were elected by state legislators. There were major problems with having state legislators elect US senators
    including numerous instances of corruption (bribery) and partisan gridlock where lacking a winning vote states
    went for years without a US senator position being filled. In other words there was a compelling problem/issue
    driving the change.
    It seems to me you need to pick a problem/issue that is just as compelling to drive this Article V proposal.
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      Dec 5 2012: Tom my proposal is to 1) Get people aware that such a feature exists in our Constitution, and 2) How it can work for us. The problem/issue just as compelling today is the Article V Convention itself. We have a number of issues facing us, none of which will be addressed by the Congress.
      • Dec 5 2012: I agree with you and I am glad you are out there doing this, but I would have a plan B if the A plan doesn't seem to be going anywhere - and that plan B is to start talking more about the specific issues and proposals that might be addressed by an Article V Convention.
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          Dec 6 2012: Tom, in my opinion, with unlimited private funds now coarsing through public government, not to mention the electronic voting machines operating on proprietary source code, there is no plan B, i.e. it's convention of bust. Will we get it? Time will tell.

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