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Meckler’s COS and BBA Are Not a Quick Fix, They Would Be a Disaster

Americans are fed up with the endless attacks on our traditional values, Constitution, schools, religion, health care, states’ rights, property and water rights, military, voting rights, monuments and now our flag and national anthem. That makes us ripe for an appealing pitch for an effective ‘quick fix for our troubled times,’ because most of us […]

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Meckler admits ‘Convention of States’ won’t solve the problem!

— Published with Permission of RenewAmerica.com — There may not be a question more difficult to answer for Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance and spokesman for its Convention of States Project (COS), than this: Since the federal government ignores the Constitution as now written, why would it obey an amended Constitution? This is a […]

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24 Constitutional Questions Every American Should be Able to Answer

— Published with Permission of TheNewAmerican.com — September 17 is designated Constitution Day in recognition of the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution in 1787. How many of these quiz questions can you answer? 1. Q: Has the Constitution always guided the country? A: No. Originally the nation functioned under the Continental Congress and […]

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Individual Freedom Versus the Freedom of Mankind

The history of mankind has been a spiritual & physical war between the forces of good (individual freedom) versus evil (mankind enslaved). The Declaration of Independence brought a unique beginning to America which states that Man’s rights come from a Divine Creator and that government was to serve man not enslave him. The Constitution limits government, […]

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Democracy or Republic? — ‘A Republic, IF you can keep it’

“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” “A Republic, if you can keep it.” — Benjamin Franklin So ended the constitutional convention in 1787 with the delegates exiting the hall in Philadelphia. Mrs. Powell asked this question of Dr. Franklin, his answer “a Republic, if you can keep it” tells us a […]

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Syria, the U. S. Constitution, and the War Powers Resolution

In the wake of the U. S. missile strike on the Syrian air base believed to have been used to mount a chemical weapons attack, there is no lack of the usual debate about, “it’s right, it’s wrong; it’s good, it’s bad; we should have, we shouldn’t have.” Most of the discussion revolves around personal […]

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Winning the Battle Over Federal Power

The federal government’s march to control more and more of everything we do, every minute of the day is relentless. Their thirst for power and control is insatiable. They’ll never have enough power, they’ll never have enough control until they have it ALL and you are totally dependent on them. How did it get this way? […]

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What a Convention of the States will NOT do!

COS WOULD NEVER USE 38 STATE LEGISLATURES FOR RATIFICATION TODAY There is no way in today’s political climate that a Convention of the States (COS) Article V Constitutional Convention’s (Con-Con) delegates would send new amendments to all of the state legislatures for three-quarters of them to ratify. Look at how much infighting and stagnation exists […]

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Congressional ‘Magic’ vs. the Constitution

In recent years, it appears that an average day in Washington DC begins and ends with one common tenet: ‘Nothing spends like other peoples’ money.’ By design of the federal government, the largess of federal money we receive here in Idaho is intended to be thought of as benevolent assistance from the federal government, but perhaps […]

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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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Ten 2017 Resolutions for ONE AMERICA… Make America Great Again!

The ten proposed Resolutions below would be a significant start to healing divisiveness that has intentionally pitted one American against another in the recent decade. In fact, taking such actions as suggested below could restore a pride and luster to the very term, “American.” As citizens of our beloved country, we have all taken quite […]

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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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