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The stated purpose of Compact for America, Inc. is to get a balanced budget amendment (BBA) ratified. Here is their proposed BBA. State Legislators recently introduced it in Arizona. 1 The gap between what this BBA pretends to do – and what it actually does – is enormous. It has

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

Q: How are amendments to the federal Constitution made? A: Article V of our Constitution provides two method of amending the Constitution: Congress proposes amendments and presents them to the States for ratification; or When 2/3 of the States apply for it, Congress calls a convention to propose amendments.  

For 100 years, the federal government has usurped powers not delegated to it in our Constitution. What should we do about it? Should we reclaim our existing Constitution and put an end to the usurpations? Or should we “modernize” the Constitution by delegating to the federal government the powers it

Those pushing for the so-called “convention of states” 1 say we must amend the Constitution because the people in Washington “don’t understand it.” Rubbish! Our Constitution is so simple that Alexander Hamilton expected us to be “enlightened enough to distinguish between a legal exercise and an illegal usurpation of authority”;

This speech was presented to Campaign For Liberty – Memphis on March 24, 2014. It exposes some of the false claims made by those pushing for the so-called “convention of states”. 1 Below are hyperlinks to the exhibits referred to in the speech. Additional resources are also included. The one

Our Declaration of Independence says the Creator God endowed us with Rights, and that the purpose of government is to “secure” the Rights God gave us. What does this mean? How does a government go about “securing” God given rights? I will show you. The miracle of our federal Constitution

The issue of how to count the applications from the States is confused by the practice of States to apply for “limited conventions” to propose this specific amendment or that specific amendment. So, how is Congress to count such applications? Does it need 34 applications all asking for a convention

In former law professor Rob Natelson’s recent paper, “No, the Necessary and Proper Clause Does NOT Empower Congress to Control an Amendments Convention” [read it HERE or HERE], he makes several untrue statements and commits the gross fallacy of making a circular argument, which begs the question. Natelson is the

Our Declaration of Independence (2nd para) sets forth our long forgotten Founding Principles that:   All men are created equal. Rights come from God. People create governments to secure God-given rights. The first three words of our Constitution throw off the European model where political power originates with the State;