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Defying Conventional Wisdom: The Constitution Was Not The...

Published in Objections on September 28, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 40, Number 1, April 2017. Defying Conventional Wisdom: The Constitution Was Not The Product of a Runaway Convention By Michael Farris

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We Know the Rules, Congress Does Not Control a Convention...

Published in Grassroots Library Objections on July 31, 2017 by

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.

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Is "Nullification" the Answer?

Published in Grassroots Library Objections on July 31, 2017 by

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...

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The States Control the Article V Process

Published in Grassroots Library Objections on July 31, 2017 by

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.

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What if Congress Refuses to Call an Article V Convention?

Published in Grassroots Library Objections on July 31, 2017 by

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...

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The Liberal Establishment’s Disinformation Campaign...

Published in Objections on July 18, 2017 by 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.

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Article 4 - An Open Letter Concerning the Second...

Published in Objections Surge Article on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Surge Article 4: Charles J. Cooper, a long-time constitutional law litigator for the NRA, outlines in this article why a Convention of States poses no threat to the Second Amendment.

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Article 13 - Five Myths about an Article V Convention

Published in Objections Surge Article on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Surge Article 13: Many myths surround the Article V process. Rita Dunaway puts five of the most common to rest in this article.

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Real Answers to Article V Questions

Published in Objections on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

This six-page document provides more in-depth answers to many of same questions posed in the Frequently Asked Questions document.

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Answers to Questions Posed by the JBS

Published in Objections on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

This article by Michael Farris directly and thoroughly responds to the 16 so-called “unanswerable” questions posed by the John Birch Society.

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Is “Nullification” the Answer?

Published in Objections on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

If you’ve been wondering about state nullification of federal laws, you’ll want to read this document.

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Response to the NAGR

Published in Objections on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

The National Association for Gun Rights has recently undertaken a campaign to smear hundreds of thousands of great patriots around the nation. This article outlines our response.

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Article 14 - An Article V Convention is not a...

Published in Objections Surge Article on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Surge Article 14: As Ken Quinn outlines in this piece, there is a huge difference between what the states did in 1787 and what they'll do at a Convention of States.

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Article 21 - The JBS Denies Its history and Betrays its...

Published in Objections Surge Article on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Surge Article 21: The John Birch Society claims to have always opposed an Article V Convention of States, but as Ken Quinn outlines in this article, that may not be the case.

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