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Convention of States Action Shenanigans

The Convention of States Action (COSA) conducted some groundwork prior to its coming into Idaho and promoting its calling for a Convention of States to the legislature. COSA had over $8 million dollars in revenue in 2022. COSA also had a Convention of States Political Fund (COSPF) in 2022, and a political action committee called […]

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Article V Convention — Yes or No?

Sometimes people get caught up in a craze and follow what is presented without giving much thought to the depth of what they are supporting, or the potential ramifications. Such is the case with the current pursuit of an Article V convention, also known as a Con-Con or Convention of States (COS). It may be […]

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Turning to a Convention of States in Times of National Crisis Not the Answer

Our country is in a rough place right now, perhaps the worst since the Civil War. Spending is out of control, our southern border is wide open, and Congress seems to be unable (or unwilling) to rein in the deep state swamp. What can we do to save this country we all love? Some look […]

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Why No Constitutional Convention for 236 Years?

During the upcoming legislative session legislators will be under pressure to pass an Idaho Call for a Conference of States. This will lead to a second Constitutional Convention. Mark Meckler, Chairman of the Conference of States organization will try to persuade you that a Constitutional Convention is a good thing. Below are several great reasons […]

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COS: The Constitution Undone

There are numerous problems with our country and how the government runs today which need fixing. At the federal level, in particular, many problems are most easily recognized. What to do to fix D.C. are various and wide ranging. Here, I wish to address the idea of an Article V convention of the state’s idea […]

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Does America Really Need a Constitutional Convention of States?

What is wrong with our Constitution? Absolutely Nothing! There is nothing wrong with our Constitution but there is something wrong with the people we have elected to enforce its rules. Here is an example of why our country is in deep trouble. This is a recent quote from our President ‘More than half the women […]

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Origins of the Constitution

Have We Lost the Source of Truth? I have seen a number of articles and essays that tell us that our Constitution had its origins from Cicero, Plato and other thinkers and rulers of the Greek and Roman period. They add the thinking of the “enlightenment period” of the eighteenth century that provided the wisdom […]

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The ‘Compact’ Gimmick to circumvent the Powers granted to Congress by Article V

The supremacy clause at Article VI, clause 2, US Constitution, says: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State […]

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Senator Hagedorn Knows Best about Article V Convention?

In a 5 to 4 vote, Idaho’s Senate panel voted in favor of an Article V constitutional Convention. There were 25 participants who testified before the panel but to no avail, as Senator Hagedorn, the leader of this Rat Pack, said all of his opponents are misinformed, claiming he met with national experts (He never […]

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Constitution Convention Facts!

THE CON-CON ISSUE IS THE BIGGEST THREAT THAT CAN TAKE DOWN AMERICA OVERNIGHT! Sure things are a mess, because elected officials have gotten away from what brought us and what we are really about. A nation of limited government, with the people shouldering most responsibilities themselves. We are not supposed to be socialists and that’s where our […]

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Budget solution will not be found in Convention of States

Proponents for an Article V Constitutional Convention say this is a necessary procedure. They profess it is necessary to implement a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, in order to control the National Debt. This simply is not true. The state of Idaho has a Balanced Budget amendment cradled within the Idaho Constitution and […]

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Reject calls for an Article V Convention

Dear Friends & Patriots, There is much behind the Article V movement that you must know. Called the Convention of States in many circles, the object is the same, to amend the Constitution of the United States through the powers under Article V of the Constitution. I believe this to be a very dangerous move […]

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