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Myth Busting

Below you will find links to the most common myths surrounding the Article V convention process.  In each case, we separate fact from fiction by citing the historical record and judicial opinions relevant to each topic.

The opponents I expected, (for it ever has been that the adversaries to a measure are more active than its Friends) would endeavor to stamp it with unfavourable impressions, in order to bias the Judgment that is ultimately to decide on it, this is evidently the case with the writers in opposition, whose objections are better calculated to alarm the fears, than to convince the Judgment, of their readers. They build their objections upon principles that do not exist, which the Constitution does not support them in, and the existence of which has been, by an appeal to the Constitution itself flatly denied; and then, as if they were unanswerable, draw all the dreadful consequences that are necessary to alarm the apprehensions of the ignorant or unthinking.

- George Washington to Bushrod Washington, Nove 1787

Myth Busting: Was the Philadelphia Convention really a Runaway Convention?

Myth Busting: Did the Constitutional Convention Cheat on the Ratification Process?

Myth Busting: Are There Really No Rules for An Amendments Convention?

Myth Busting: Is Everything really up for grabs at an Amendments Convention?

Myth Busting: Don't Legal Dictionaries call it a Constitutional Convention?

Myth Busting: Is it even possible to control an Amendments Convention?

Myth Busting: Who really controls the process from Beginning to End?

Myth Busting: Do Amendments Really Work?

Myth Busting: George Soros will take it over

Myth Busting: Why use the term Convention of States?

Myth Busting: One State/One Vote

Myth Busting: States control the process from beginning to end

Myth Busting: Amendments are only for fixing defects

Myth Busting: A Terrible Time for a Convention

Myth Busting: Is Nullification a legitimate approach when dealing with Federal Overreach?

Myth Busting: Article VI

Myth Busting: Did Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia have a Change of Heart?

Myth Busting: What was Madison Trembling about?


See also

The Liberal Establishment's Disinformation Campaign Against Article V

A list of other interstate conventions held in America

Federalist 40

Federalist 85

Legal Compendium

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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
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