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History gives context to uneducated Fox News panel

Published in Blog on July 31, 2018 by Kimberly Hogan

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The following was written by Bill Grill.

The Founding Fathers. The Founders.  The Framers of the Constitution.

What ever term you use, they all refer to the men who came together for one cause, the formation of an American nation. The most famous of these men have become household names: Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Hamilton, and Franklin. Of these, four attended the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Jefferson and Adams were on diplomatic missions at the time.

There were many others involved in the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the framing of our Constitution. Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence. Twelve of the 13 states named 74 delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 (Rhode Island did not send a delegation). Fifty-five delegates attended. Thirty-nine of the 55 men at the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution and sent it to the 13 states to be ratified. 

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution, making it the law of the land. Virginia and New York became the 10th and 11th states to ratify.

Upon proposal of the Bill of Rights in Congress in 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify. Finally, on May 29, 1790 Rhode Island ratified the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791.

There were men with a vision who stood up against tyranny and oppression. They literally committed treason against England and King George to give us the freedom we take for granted today. Had those who fought the Revolutionary War lost, they would have been executed as traitors. Instead, they are the patriots we call The Founding Fathers, and their wisdom and vision live on in the Constitution they wrote. 

It is because of this history that I cannot accept what the panel said on Steve Hilton’s show The Next Revolution.

Tomi Larhen and Jason Chaffetz are wrong in their analysis of Convention of States. They have given credence to a government that refuses to listen to the people.

They completely ignored the Founders' wisdom and the people's right to self-governance. They have a clouded vision of the meaning of "We the People."

Miss Lahren and Mr. Chaffetz are both entitled to their opinion, but I was disappointed in their lack of knowledge about Article V and the Convention of States Project. Our resolution limits the convention to three topics for proposals: limits on federal power, limits on federal spending and taxation, and term limits for elected officials and government appointees. 

This is not a "re-write" of our Constitution. It is the power of the people exercising their right of self-governance through lawful petition of their state legislatures. It is the American people fighting to preserve our Constitutional republic against the scourge of centralization.

I would suggest that Miss Lahren and Mr. Chaffetz do more research into the Convention of States Project and talk to the supporters before they condemn this constitutional right. 

God bless you and may God bless and preserve the United States of America.

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