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New Video! Mark Meckler DECIMATES the "runaway convention" myth

Published in Blog on October 12, 2021 by Article V Patriot

You've heard this myth before.

If we call and convene the first-ever Article V Convention of States, the convention will "run away."

In this doomsday scenario, radical leftists take control of the convention, propose amendments stripping us of our rights, and then (somehow) force 38 states to ratify those amendments.

The idea is ridiculous after even a little consideration, but fear is a powerful motivator, so some Americans have fallen for the lie. 

To answer those lies with the truth, Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler addressed the "runaway convention" myth on a recent episode of his show, The Battlecry.

So there you have it. The 1787 constitutional convention didn't "run away," and neither will a Convention of States. There are multiple, overlapping protections in place to ensure that only the best, most popular amendments are ratified.

State legislatures control which kinds of amendments their delegates consider, and 38 states must ratify any amendment proposals. The nation will be watching these proceedings, and legal precedent proves that only amendments that limit federal power, spending, and terms of office will be permitted to be considered. 

It's time to stop allowing fear and misinformation to dictate our decisions. We must step out in courage, trust the Founders, and use the tool they gave us to rein in an overreaching federal government.

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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 for proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington, DC.

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