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Like the return of a cancerous tumor, it’s back. I am referring to the misguided push by some Tea Party tools for a convention of states to undo the work of James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, James Wilson, Roger Sherman, Alexander Hamilton, John Dickinson, Gouverneur Morris, William Livingston and other founders.
There are obvious reasons to strenuously oppose this foolish idea. Most of us have heard them, including the bald fact that we have no statesmen in America today to craft such a document. If we did, Donald Trump would not be running for President as the Republican nominee. But some of the reasons are less obvious to those who have not studied this issue for more than a few months. We should all be aware, first of all, that this effort has been long cherished by the far left.
I hate to puncture the fragile ego of the promoters of this within the Tea Party movement, but first of all, the Tea Party Movement died this summer (in case you didn’t notice). It no longer is involved with principles, founding or otherwise, and took leave of the actual Constitution this summer when it decided not to support the only man who was running who had any knowledge of the document – Ted Cruz. And I must further bruise these people’s ego with some information likely unknown to them.
It might surprise you to learn that there has been an alternate Constitution ready and waiting since 1974. That’s right – a think tank known as The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions went to work at that time to formulate a plan to substitute a dictatorship for our Constitutional Republic form of government. It was disguised as the “Newstates of America Constitution.” Its preamble does not mention “tranquility” or “justice,” but substitutes the words “good order” with no intention of considering “justice” (which is what leads to “tranquility”). It is a fully formed document, the product of work beginning as far back as 1964, and going through at least 10 drafts before a “preliminary” draft was published in 1974. There are no guarantees such as are provided by our Bill of Rights. The sovereign states we began as are grouped into 10 “new states” and cities come under federal, not state, jurisdiction. Senators’ terms are extended and the presidential term is 9 years.
This has been insinuated for some time now, as the regions which delineate the “new states” have been managed thusly under federal policy for some time already.
Such “rights” as we enjoy today under our present Constitution are completely changed – some disappearing completely, with others becoming “conditional” at best.
This configuration of government was well thought out by those interested in diminishing America and allowing it to become more malleable in terms of globalism. If you saw the movie “Hunger Games,” much of what is outlined in this Newstates Constitution will look very familiar. It places huge powers in the hands of a very few, destabilizes the government systems we now have, and destroys our sovereign states altogether. It is the opposite of the plan of the founders.
We are aware that some “conservatives,” such as Mark Levin, have been promoting the idea of a convention of states – which is to say a “constitutional convention.” Some, with their rose-colored glasses glued on their noses, have made themselves believe that this process could be controlled. It will be, but not by those who think they are going to fix the little things and tinker with it until it suits them. It will be controlled by the same people who are already in control.
Can you imagine any alternate scenario? Who will be in charge? The same puppeteers who have been running Congress, the White House, the bureaucracy, the RNC and the DNC. It will not be run by Joe Schmoe out in Witchita or Mary Smith in Peoria. That much we can predict. It also will not be advised by Mr. Levin, nor by any of the panting activists of the comatose Tea Party movement.
The people who planned this convention of states did so in 1964. Don’t stroke your own egos with the belief that this is your brilliant solution. Also, don’t take the existence of Article V in the Constitution as a solution advocated by our founding fathers, either.
The Father of the Constitution was James Madison, perhaps the most intelligent and prescient of the greatest congregation of political intellect ever assembled on earth. His advice was to stick like glue to the Constitution we have.
“If a General Convention were to take place for the avowed and sole purpose of revising the Constitution, it would naturally consider itself as having a greater latitude than the congress . . . It would consequently give greater agitation to the public mind; an election into it would be courted b the most violent partisans on both sides . . . [and] would no doubt contain individuals of insidious views, who,, under the mask of seeking alterations popular in some parts . . . might have the dangerous opportunity of sapping the very foundations of the fabric. . . . Having witnessed the difficulties and dangers experienced by the first convention, which assembled under every propitious circumstance, I should tremble for the result of a second, meeting in the present temper in America.”
Madison knew what he was talking about here – he had just been through the process, helping to guide it to an eloquent and just set of fundamental principles which gave birth to the law we know as the Constitution. With all due respect to Mr. Levin, Judge Napolitano and other zealots, it is reasonable to assume that he is the one with the expertise, not they.
We have a myriad of excuses, each with its own champions and factions, armed with the measures they want to see visited in a Constitutional Convention. Here are a few:
- Elimination of the income tax and the IRS
- The Right to Life
- Term Limits
- A balanced budget
- Getting rid of the Electoral College
- Getting rid of the Federal Reserve Bank
If you have a pet peeve, there is probably a resolution in play for you in this madness. Here are a few of the other possible consequences:
- Elimination of the 2nd Amendment (there is plenty of pressure here from liberals – they don’t regard this as belonging to the conservatives!)
- Repeal of presidential term limits
- Recognizing International law – or perhaps Sharia – as a part of our jurisprudence
- Repealing the 4th Amendment (that which prohibits unwarranted search and seizure)
- Repealing the 14th Amendment or re-constituting it to create a right of citizenship to illegals
- Repeal of the 10th and 11th Amendments which limit and define federal and state jurisdiction
- Environmentalist proposals
- Statehood for the District of Columbia
- The right to abortion on demand
- Special rights for minorities and those with gender issues
- Subordination to a world court and world governance such as the UN
If you have a fundamental fear of someone’s program, you can be assured they will be represented in a Constitutional Convention.
If you were a boxing fan, would you feel inclined to take on the current heavy-weight champion in the ring next Saturday night? No? Why, then, would you decide, as a weekend Tea Party warrior and rally attendee, that you wanted to take on the people who have been plotting this for half a century just waiting for the moment to strike?
The conspirators who have plotted the Newstates of America Constitution received massive funding from the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, to the tune of $25 million – back when that was real money. The New World Order which has been the boogeyman of many Tea Partiers, can hardly wait – the bait is out there waiting for us to take it. The trap will then snap shut and our experiment in freedom will have ended very unceremoniously. Better it were snuffed out in a nuclear holocaust than by a bunch of marks in a con game.
When a Constitutional Convention takes place, who do you think will pick the delegates? (Hint – it won’t be you or any of your Tea Party buddies.) What will they take an oath to protect and uphold? The constitution they have assembled to destroy and rewrite?
Underneath all of this is one fundamental truth. If we would agree to live under the Constitution our founders created for us in 1787, we would not be in trouble now. It has been the deviation from that which has created most of our ills. Now, given that, why – if we are not obeying the laws we have – would writing new ones matter except to those who would personally profit by them in terms of wealth, power, or an ideology foreign to American beliefs? Answer: it wouldn’t.
What we need to do is to grow a spine and hold our representatives – federal and state – to the law. When they betray us we need not to re-elect them because the other guy is worse. That is what got us to where we are now. We need to vote them OUT. If a “worse” candidate is elected, then we need to resolve to vote them out as well when their term is up.
We need to donate our time and money to those candidates who show us that they mean to live by the Constitution we have. If we think we must address a new issue in the Constitution – that our other avenues of redress are insufficient – then each item should be taken up individually, preferably through Congress, but if necessary, through our state processes. We do not need to kill the patient to cure a minor illness. And a convention of the states would be that – killing the foundation of our republic.
When you hear from your Tea Party friends that they want your support for a petition or a vote for a convention of the states, please don’t just say “no” to them. Tell them why they must do more research, why they must not just go to their guru, whether it be Levin or Napolitano or any of the others. Explain to them the value of the gift given to the American people alone – our Constitution – with its many protections and its carefully calibrated checks and balances. Tell them that we need to insist that it be followed to the letter, not abandoned. Not re-written by this year’s committee of experts, which will NOT include you or them, but will include the same people you thought to stop with it. Obama. Schumer. Pelosi. Clinton. McConnell. Ryan. Priebus. Brazile. Huma Abedin.
Tell them to read the Constitution again. Tell them to quit voting for the “lesser of evils” and for those who promise to uphold it – and if they don’t throw them out of office immediately. Do this at every level, state and federal. If we do this we will not need the Global Elitists, the Leftists and Liberals to dictate to us. We need not fall for the trap of a convention of states.
Can you remember any time when conservatives have “crossed the aisle” to “work with” liberals when the conservatives haven’t come out of it wearing a barrel? Negotiating with them – which is what you are contemplating in a convention of states – is what we are talking about here. Or, did you think that only conservatives would be doing this? Do you really think you will come out of this with MORE rights than you have now?
You may have noticed that with all the hub-bub of political amateurs on the right clamoring for this convention of states, you mysteriously do not hear any argument against it from the Left, do you? Does this seem significant? Yes? Let’s just say they are ready for you.