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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 …

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; …

What did our Framers really say we must do when the federal government usurps power? They never said, “When the federal government ignores the Constitution, amend the Constitution.” They never said, “File a lawsuit and let federal judges decide.” Instead, they advised two manly remedies. We’ll look at one of …

During April 2015, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Obergefell v Hodges and consolidated cases. The questions presented for the Court to decide are: 1 Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a State to license a marriage of two people of the same sex? Does the Fourteenth Amendment require …

We will never solve our political and fiscal problems if we continue in our present state of ignorance of the fundamental distinction between the federal Constitution and the State Constitutions. With our federal Constitution, we created a national government to which we delegated only a handful of enumerated powers. If …

If the U.S. Senate ratifies the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, will it become part of the supreme Law of the Land?   If the Senate ratifies the “cap and trade” climate change treaty, will that become part of the supreme Law of the Land? We hear it …