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Elevating the Constitution

Published in Blog on July 26, 2023 by Matt May

At the end of his opening statement to the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, 2024 presidential candidate, attorney, and civil rights activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., stated a self-evident truth. 

In a coda to a recitation of how Americans can become countrymen once again, he declared:

"Above all, we need to elevate the Constitution of the United States, which was written for hard times, and that has to be the premier compass for all of our activities."

The phrase "elevate the Constitution" no doubt struck every supporter of an Article V convention, as did the notion of the Constitution as our compass.

The Constitution is, always has been, and always will be our compass. That is precisely why we look to that compass to return our unmoored republic to the safe harbor of the first principles of limited government and ordered liberty. 

Using Article V to hold a state convention will honor, observe, and activate the gift that George Mason and the delegates in Philadelphia bequeathed to future generations: Utilizing the Constitution to make a more perfect Union.

The strident and malicious attempts by far too many sitting members of Congress who attempted to scratch Kennedy from the witness list of the hearing resemble the illiberal, false, and wild claims by those who oppose the effort to call an Article V convention.

Silencing unique voices, slandering those who call for a legal and proper redress of grievances, or attempting to run roughshod over the voice of the people seems to be a common theme among those who hold office or sway in the media; those who would silence Kennedy, and those who object to holding even the simulated convention. 

We live in the hard times, to which Kennedy alluded. The overt effort to silence free speech, coerce "approved" speech, and block any attempt to place the proper restraints upon the federal government will be difficult to overcome. 

Yet we recognize the necessity of elevating the Constitution in order to re-establish sovereignty and govern the federal government. 

Convention of States elevates the Constitution, uses it as our guide, and puts to rest false and frenzied claims about what a convention can and cannot do.

Join the effort by signing the petition below calling for an Article V Convention of States. 

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Almost everyone knows that our federal government is on a dangerous course. The unsustainable debt combined with crushing regulations on states and businesses is a recipe for disaster.

What is less known is that the Founders gave state legislatures the power to act as a final check on abuses of power by Washington, DC. Article V of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention to proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington DC.

I support Convention of States; a national movement to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.

I want our state to be one of the necessary 34 states to pass a resolution calling for this kind of an Article V convention. You can find a copy of the model resolution and the Article V Pocket Guide (which explains the process and answers many questions) here:

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