Two false claims have been peddled by Convention of States opponents in recent months: 1) we cannot know the rules that would govern a convention and 2) Congress would control the rule making process. Both of these claims contradict known history and established convention precedent.
Some conservative groups have argued that the Tenth Amendment allows an individual state to “nullify” any federal law that exceeds the enumerated powers delegated to the federal government under the Constitution. It is important to examine this claim carefully as we evaluate our options in addressing the current crisis of a runaway...
Opponents of an Article V convention have been repeatedly defeated in their claims that an Article V convention would “run away.”1 The Framers of our Constitution were wiser than that, and placed numerous checks and balances to ensure the safety of such a convention.
Some have suggested that Congress might simply refuse to call an Article V Convention of the States, even if it receives 34 applications from state legislatures for a convention. While we agree that Congress is generally disinclined to relinquish its own power (which is precisely why an Article V Convention is necessary), it is a...
The Liberal Establishment’s Disinformation Campaign...
July 18, 2017
Convention Of States Project
This article by Professor Rob Natelson explains how the first Article V movement was hindered by an intentional misinformation campaign to promote fear of using the Founders' tool to limit the federal government.