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George Soros-backed group blasts COS in new hit piece

Published in Blog on October 23, 2023 by Jakob Fay

“A troupe of musicians dressed in tricorne hats and other colonial-era attire escorted a parade of Republican legislators and activists to a conventional hall in Colonial Williamsburg, where they would embark on an ‘immersive experience’ — rewriting the U.S. Constitution,” described the Center for Media and Democracy, a George Soros-backed organization. The event in question was none other than the recent Article V Simulated Convention organized by Convention of States Foundation.

Followers of the Convention of States movement have become accustomed to this narrative. The media often portrays the nationwide grassroots initiative to convene an Article V convention as a radical endeavor, not only to amend the Constitution but to dismantle it entirely. In this portrayal, George Soros and his Open Society Foundations, much like the John Birch Society and other "right-wing" anti-Article V groups, want to instill fear among the American people that such a convention could “run away,” resulting in a completely new Constitution. However, to make this argument, they must selectively ignore several crucial facts.

In reality, Convention of States Foundation has zero interest in rewriting the Constitution. To the contrary, the organization has implemented numerous safeguards to ensure that any amendments proposed during the convention will only serve to reinforce the original principles of our nation's founding document and not tarnish it in any way.

SEE ALSO: Leftist hysteria over Simulated Article V Convention

For context, Article V of the Constitution dictates that whenever “two thirds of the several States… call a Convention for proposing Amendments,” Congress is legally obligated to convene such a convention, which is subsequently entrusted to the states. According to the Convention of States application, which has already been approved in 19 of the necessary 34 states, the convention's focus will be limited to considering amendments that curtail the powers and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose term limits, and introduce fiscal restraints on the federal government. While it only takes a simple majority to pass an amendment during the convention, any adopted proposal must then be ratified by three-fourths of the states before it takes effect. All things considered, the process is secure, straightforward, and firmly anchored in the Constitution.

Yet Soros’s media group accuses COSF of being “anti-democratic” and trying to “gut the ability of the federal government to protect the environment, to protect civil rights laws, [and] to protect voting rights.” They paint a sensationalized image of radical extremists and COSA patriots who recklessly upend centuries of constitutional order and stability.

Remarkably, the article fails to mention the requirement that 38 states must approve anything that comes out of the convention. In other words, the bar is set quite high, as a mere 13 state legislatures could prevent any hazardous or “anti-democratic” proposal from progressing. Contrary to the portrayal offered by the Center for Media and Democracy, the process isn't dominated by radicals or narrow interest groups but is overseen by the vast majority of the American people.

This raises a serious question: Why are George Soros-funded media groups so determined to “radicalize” the convention, even when it means disregarding clear evidence?

The answer is simple—establishment interests perceive the grassroots movement as a threat to their authority. Indeed, Convention of States poses a challenge to the ruling elite, and as the movement approaches the realization of its goal to call the first-ever convention, those in power are understandably anxious.

Unquestionably, anything that makes the ruling class this uneasy deserves to be celebrated by middle America as a significant victory. As George Soros intensifies his efforts to defame and discredit the grassroots, we invite like-minded patriots to stand with us in support of Convention of States. To join us in ruffling elitist feathers, sign the petition below and get involved today.

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