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We just celebrated Independence Day last week.  From that initial struggle against the British to the present day, we have honored our military veterans for their courageous sacrifice in helping keep us free. Sadly, many of these veterans have recently seen their courage “rewarded” with a gun ban. And this …

A “constitution free zone” is totally unconstitutional. What with Barack Obama’s “constitution free zone” and the Barnett/Levin/Natelson/Farris/Barton gang calling for an Article V convention to gut our Constitution or replace it altogether, our Constitution is under deadly attack. At Art. I, Sec. 8, next to last clause, the Constitution delegates …

The “Convention of States” (COS) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page contains 989 words – none of them true – except for these which appear in the first paragraph: “The federal government is spending this country into the ground … It’s time American citizens took a stand and made a legitimate …

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 …

The tea party movement failed – was co-opted by RINOs and lying progressives – because it was never founded on principles.  It was founded on slogans: “limited government,” “the Constitution,” “stop the spending,” and “abolish the fed.”  But they didn’t have a principled understanding of these concepts.  They didn’t know what …