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Former US Senator from South Carlina and former president of The Heritage Foundation Jim DeMint has been held up by conservatives as something of a poster boy for conservatism, but his record is anything but that.  Now, he is pushing for a Balanced Budget Amendment via an Article V convention to
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The BBA Made Simple Say you want your Butler to buy some groceries; so you give him your credit card.  You can: Give him an ENUMERATED LIST of what you want him to buy:  1 chicken, 5# of apples, two heads of cabbage, a 2# sack of brown rice, and
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Does our existing Constitution permit the federal government to spend money on whatever they want? No! It contains precise limits on federal spending. Federal spending is limited by the enumerated powers delegated to the federal government. If you go through the Constitution and highlight all the powers delegated to Congress
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You can not responsibly support a proposed Amendment to Our Constitution unless you have read and understand the proposal and how it would change our Constitution. You must look behind the nice sounding name! Will the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) really “reign in” the federal government? Will it really “show
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Q: Doesn’t our Constitution already provide for controlling federal spending? A: Yes. It lists the purposes for which Congress may spend money. Spending is limited by the “enumerated powers” listed in the Constitution: If it’s on the list of powers delegated to Congress or the President, Congress may lawfully appropriate
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Bottom line is any “proposal” or “amendment,” added to the law or Constitution, will not prevent Congress from limiting its spending to the enumerated powers since it will do what it wants regardless until the people correct it.
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“When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party. But when Republicans are in power, it seems there is no conservative party.” -Senator Rand Paul
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On Tuesday, I received an email to attend Compact Commission Meeting and Inquiry into H. Con. Res. 73: Partnering with the States on a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment from BalancedBudgetCompact.org.  While making “conservative and constitutional sounding” statements, they are promoting the same non-action of most of the push by BBA supporters
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Do you remember the public discussions which went on for years about the proposed equal rights amendment to our federal Constitution?  That’s how it’s supposed to be before an amendment is ratified:  The People get an opportunity to hear the arguments, discuss it among themselves and their state legislators, and
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What those who ignorantly support the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) overlook is that our Constitution is one of enumerated powers only. That means that everything which we authorized the federal government to do is actually listed in the Constitution. Look at Art. I, Sec. 8, clauses 3-16: It lists –
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