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Montana's Treasure Of Truth For Convention Of States Project

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"But such is the irresistible nature of truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing." —Thomas Paine

"Humanity has won its battle.
Liberty now has a country."— Marquis de Lafayette

"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." — Calvin Coolidge

"If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions." —Calvin Coolidge

 

MARK MECKLER - CONVENTION OF STATES ACTION PRESIDENT

Mark Meckler Testifies For Convention of States

in Pennsylvania

 

MARK R. LEVIN - AMERICAN LAWYER, AUTHOR, RADIO/TV PERSONALITY (LIST OF BOOKS)

Watch the complete, 40-minute conversation
between the three most prominent leaders of the Article V Convention of States movement. They cover everything from why we still need a Convention of States to how one might actually function.
 
 
LISTEN TO WHY  PEOPLE ARE ENDORSING THE CONVENTION OF STATE PROJECT:
 
DR. JAMES DOBSON
Tune In! Mark Meckler to appear on Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk
 
ALLEN WEST  (VIDEO)
COL. Allen West: Convention Of States Is Critical To Saving Our Republic
 
SENATOR JIM DEMINT (VIDEO)
Hillsdale University Radio Talks Convention Of States With Sen. Jim DeMint
 
SEANTOR MIKE HUCKABEE (VIDEO)
Huckabee Convention of States Interview with Michael Farris
 
BEN SHAPIRO (VIDEO)
Ben Shapiro: "James Madison And The Founders Weren't Afraid Of A Runaway Convention"
 
RAND PAUL (VIDEO)
Rand Paul endorses Convention of States to rein in feds and strengthen Constitution
 
WANT TO GET INSPIRED? WATCH COS MISSOURI
Missouri Is State #12 To Adopt Convention of States!
 
 
MILLIONS OF CONCERNED CITIZENS HAVE JOINED THIS MONUMENTAL MOVEMENT TO PRESERVE LIBERTY, WON'T YOU?
 
CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS NOW
 
 


Defying Constitutional Wisdom: The Constitution Was Not The Product Of A Runaway Convention

Written by Michael P. Farris, president, CEO, & general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom

[The Constitution stands at the pinnacle of our legal and political system as the “supreme Law of the Land,”1 but it is far more important than just a set of rules. We do not take oaths to defend our nation, our government, or our leaders. Our ultimate oath of loyalty affirms that we “will to the best of [our] Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”2 Each president, every member of the Supreme Court, legislators in both houses of Congress, all members of the military, countless state and federal officials, all new citizens, and all members of the legal profession pledge our honor and duty to defend this document. Despite this formal and symbolic profession of devotion, many leaders, lawyers, and citizens repeat the apparently inconsistent claim that the Constitution was illegally adopted by a runaway convention.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE V: THE AMENDING ARTICLE
 
The Founders Pointed to Article V
as a Cure for Federal Abuse

By Professor Rob Natelson 

[I recently came across one of those silly websites in which a writer largely ignorant of the Constitution’s background purports to lecture us about it. One of the claims made was that the Founders inserted the Article V amendment process only to remedy defects in the Constitution, not to address abuses of federal power.
This would be news to the Founders who adopted the Bill of Rights and the 11th Amendment. The first eight amendments were focused largely on forestalling potential abuses of otherwise constitutional federal powers. In fact, the congressional preamble to the Bill of Rights stated it was adopted “in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers.” The 11th amendment, adopted in 1795, was not designed to change the Constitution but to correct an abuse: It reversed the Supreme Court’s decision in Chisholm v. Georgia, in which the Court had assumed jurisdiction not granted to it in Article III.]

 

VISIT THE ARTICLE V INFORMATION CENTER 

Article V Information Center
A Project of the Independence Institute

[The Article V Information Center promotes truthful, unbiased information about the U.S. Constitution's amendment process. It does not take stands on particular amendments, but instead functions much like a non-partisan voter information center. Just as a voter information center provides correct information and helps prevent efforts to suppress the vote, the Article V Information Center corrects misinformation so citizens may exercise an important constitutional right.]

 

 
 
The Law of Article V: State Initiation of Constitutional Amendments

Why the Founders Adopted the Proposal Convention in Article V.An early draft of the Constitution permitted amendments to be proposed and adopted only by a multi-state convention.[52] Then the Framers added provisions allowing Congress to propose amendments and requiring state ratification.[53] Congress received the power to propose because the Framers believed that Congress’s position would enable it readily to see defects in the system. However, some delegates—notably George Mason of Virginia—pointed out that Congress might become abusive or exceed its powers.[54] It might refuse to adopt a necessary or desirable amendment, particularly one designed to curb its own authority. Accordingly, the Framers inserted the convention for proposing amendments as a way for the states to present corrective amendments for ratification without substantive congressional participation.[

Natelson, Robert. The Law of Article V: State Initiation of Constitutional Amendments (Kindle Locations 605-614). Kindle Edition.

Convention of States: The Plan to Restore America

This video was produced by Garrett Humbertson, a Convention of States supporter dedicated to limiting the power of the federal government with a Convention of States. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jy8noyy to join the fight.

 

[During the debates over the ratification, Tench Coxe of Pennsylvania—delegate in the last session of the Confederation Congress and later Assistant Secretary of the Treasury—was one of the most influential Federalist writers. In his essay addressed to the New York ratifying convention” Coxe wrote:

If two thirds of those legislatures require it, Congress must call a general convention, even though they dislike the proposed amendments, and if three fourths of the state legislatures or conventions approve such proposed amendments, they become an actual and binding part of the constitution, without any possible interference of Congress. If then, contrary to the opinion of the eight adopting states, the federal government should prove dangerous, it seems the members of the confederacy will have a full and uncontroulable [sic]power to alter its nature, and render it completely safe and useful.] 

Read More Here

 

 

MASON'S MANUAL

Mason's Manual

is not a standard parliamentary manual.  It is compiled to meet the particular needs of legislative bodies.  In fact, it is the only parliamentary manual designed specifically for state legislatures.

 

MONTANA'S COS WEBINAR

MONTANA CONVENTION OF STATES PRESENTATION

WATCH A VERY THOROUGH AND INFORMATIVE PRESENTATION Put together by Terry Kramer, Montana's State Events Director, COSMTProject

 

MONTANA'S STUDY GUIDE:

 

WHAT ARE MONTANANS CONCERNED ABOUT

NATIONAL DEBT

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National Debt Crisis: What Does $136 Trillion Look Like?

National Debt Clock In Real Time

Five BIG Reasons To Be Worried About The National Debt


Mark Levin and Senator Tom Coburn: How To Solve The Debt Crisis

Our Mountains are majestic, initially they may seem too grand to explore, but what is grandest of all is the sense of triumph that you get after climbing one. Ironically, you find that what you have gained, wasn't as much about reaching the summit as it was about what you learned along the way: initiative, motivation, courage, perseverance, determination, self-discipline, confidence, endurance, independence, freedom, and inner peace, are all qualities, that once experienced, make one more independent and life more meaningful. 

Sadly, our National Debt is not a majestic mountain created by supernatural or geological event, it is the result of decades of mounting irresponsible federal government spending.  

It wont be an easy mountain to climb, but we need to accept the difficult challenge and initiate the journey by imposing the necessary fiscal restraints upon the indifferent federal government. Our future generations and our current society will be benefit from the attributes of self-responsibility and independence which will come from beginning this long arduous trek as soon as possible.

 

PUBLIC LANDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE NEED COMMON SENSE FOREST POLICIES

We Can Prevent Forest Fires! If Only The Federal Government Would Let Us

WHY OUR FORESTS BURN SO EASILY 

Public Lands: A “Generational Vision”

 

HEALTHCARE

HEALTHCARE

 

Surgeon: Health Care Is Crumbling Due To D.C. Overreach

Dr. Tom Coburn: There's Nothing Affordable About Obamacare

Sick Children In Canada May Soon Be Euthanized Without Parental Consent

Venezuela's Health Care System Ready To Collapse Amid Economic Crisis

 

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Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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