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Anti-COS socialist uplifts John Birch Society in new smear campaign against the Article V solution

Published in Blog on September 08, 2022 by Article V Patriot

The media’s misinformation on an Article V Convention of States has evolved into a smear campaign due to a new book by socialist former Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin. 

Feingold targets COS in a newly released book titled, “The Constitution in Jeopardy: An Unprecedented Effort to Rewrite Our Fundamental Law and What We Can Do About It.” In his decades of involvement in leftist politics, he founded the PAC Progressives United, which funded campaigns for Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, and many other far-left politicians. 

The book gives an overview of what the authors claim is “a hushed effort to radically change our Constitution, offering a warning and a way forward.”

COS is anything but hushed, and we also aren’t changing what’s in the Constitution, we’re adding amendments exactly as the U.S. Congress has done in the past. Only this time, the states would propose amendments to target the power abuses of the federal government.

Coincidentally, the far-leftist writer uplifts the supposedly conservative organization the John Birch Society numerous times in his book, a peculiar unification of what appears to be two completely different ideologies. 

We ask ourselves here at Convention of States Action a simple question: Why do these two vastly different organizations so adamantly oppose our freedom-enhancing efforts that they’re willing to fabricate a claim that COS is rewriting the Constitution?

The book alleges conservative opposition is prominent. “In almost every state, a sizable number of Republicans have voted against the measure, often following the John Birch Society’s sound advice…”

Fact check: A slim number of Republicans – if any – oppose using Article V, and polls show all political makeups are in support of calling a Convention of States. The critics always misconstrue our efforts because they don't actually want to limit the wealth and power accumulated by D.C. elites. 

Feingold believes that COS opposition in Nebraska “was fostered by the John Birch Society…. But the application will be resubmitted in the new legislative session and has a chance of success.”

News flash for Feingold and JBS critics: Nebraska successfully passed the COS Resolution earlier this year, becoming the 17th state to pass the COS Resolution and bringing us to the halfway point. 

Furthermore, why would a socialist think so highly of a conservative organization like JBS, unless there’s more behind the curtain.

The authors continue with fearful titles throughout the book. The first chapter is titled, “Bloodless Revolution: The Radical Idea of Peaceful Constitutional Change.”

The Founding Fathers didn’t think it was radical that changes may be one day needed, but in a century where control is of utmost importance, getting rid of power would appear to be “radical.”

If you know anything about COS, you know there’s three specific topics of discussion each state that passes the Resolution agrees to. Don’t forget, these are topics to contemplate – only achievable when three-fourths (38) of the states ratify any drafted amendments.

  • Term limits on federal officials
  • Federal balanced budget
  • Restraints to the size and jurisdiction of the federal government

We'll say it louder for the people in the back – there’s absolutely no desire to rewrite the U.S. Constitution. These are amendments, plain and simple, to fix the ineffective, wasteful federal government.

There have been 26 amendments to the Constitution since it was formally adopted in 1788, so if amendments on the basis of the above subjects are too radical, we'd like to see what better alternative exists. 

Feingold's attempt to take down a mission that is intended to restore independence and self-governance to America is expected, but the even more peculiar angle lies within the John Birch Society. The connection between the John Birch Society and leftists groups and politicians is startling.  

Whatever the collusion, neither can be trusted. Click here to learn more about JBS.

Year after year, elections don’t work, politicians show their phony characters, and things don’t actually improve in Washington. Self-centered bureaucrats negatively impact our lives and have no business continuing to do so from the marble halls of Washington.

COS is not partaking in meaningless action, which is why we're utilizing the Article V option right in front of us. Take action and help us call a Convention of States, add your name to the petition below. 

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