The following was written by Convention of States President Mark Meckler and originally published on his Patheos blog.
You can tell a lot about a man by his enemies, and I’d say the same thing is true about an organization. The Convention of States Project is using Article V of the Constitution to save the Constitution, because our Founders predicted the federal government might grow so large, corrupt, and unwieldy that it would never voluntarily restrain itself. They realized the citizens would need to reel it all back, so they gave us a tool in Article V to do just that. Though we are just a grassroots organization, we are animated by the spirit of our founders – a patriotism unwilling to let this nation be ruined by a bunch of incompetent, unelected bureaucrats. To call a Convention of States, we need 34 states to pass an application. Twelve already have.
Some radical organizations have self-identified as our enemies. At first, two hundred and thirty of them, to be precise, have organized to oppose a Convention of States including: Common Cause, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Daily Kos, Greenpeace USA, NAACP, National Council of La Raza Action Fund, Sierra Club, People For the American Way, Democracy 21, large national unions like the Service Employees International Unionand the AFL-CIO, Emily’s List, and Planned Parenthood. The groups are the most left-wing groups you can find, dedicated to Marxism, fascism, radical environmentalism, and abortion-on-demand. It’s actually quite flattering that we’ve gotten them to do what Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders couldn’t: unify with one voice.
But now there are even more. This month, Common Cause updated their list. That way, you can know that even more leftists hate us.
They know the stakes. As much as the election of Donald Trump grieved half this nation, the left knows his ascension to the Oval Office is temporary. There’s nothing he’s doing right now that can’t be undone in the next couple of elections. (The only possible exception to that is his Supreme Court selections, but even the Supreme Court is mired in the politics that determine which cases are actually heard.) The Left is uniting against us because they know we’re about to make permanent, structural change. They find the idea of us fixing the problems they’ve spent over a hundred years creating as more horrifying than President Trump, more horrifying than an Obamacare repeal, and more horrifying than a Republican appointed Supreme Court pick.
Common Cause, you may already know, has received funding from George Soros’ Open Society Institute. You can tell by his lies that he’s desperate to stop us. Common Cause has described what’s going on in the most inaccurate, fear-inducing ways possible. Mark Levin, who popularly introduced the Article V convention to the nation in his best selling book “The Liberty Amendments,” said, “They are purposefully lying or they are utterly contemptible or illiterate when it comes to our Constitutional system.” Perhaps, Mark needs to embrace the healing power of “both/and.”
The big question is, why are they joined by Eagle Forum, the John Birch Society, and tiny minority of others on the right? Have these groups been fooled by decades of leftist propaganda? According to David Horowitz, a renowned expert on the radical American left, the answer is an unequivocal “yes.” The Eagle Forum has unintentionally locked arms with Planned Parenthood to oppose the states’ use of Article V of our Constitution to impose and enforce constitutional limits on Washington. The John Birch Society has unintentionally locked arms with the real Marxists in America, those who wish to continue centralizing power in Washington, DC. Most members of these organizations don’t even know they’ve been duped by Soros, yet the proof exists. Denying it makes them complicit if they don’t change their position. The time has come to choose.
Horowitz wrote that the Eagle Forum and John Birch Society have “placed themselves in opposition to a long list of prominent conservatives that includes Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, Jeb Bush, Allen West, Ben Shapiro, Bobby Jindal, Greg Abbott, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Michael Farris, and many, many others. As more and more well-respected conservatives sign on to the Convention of States Project, I suspect that Eagle Forum and John Birch Society will grow increasingly uncomfortable with standing on the side of George Soros, Democracy 21, and Planned Parenthood.”
You can read more of his thoughts here.
I, for one, love it that the list of radicals keeps growing. As they out themselves, America realizes that a Convention of States is the only way that reasonable Americans can save this nation — through the power of the Constitution.