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The gift of Article V

Published in Blog on July 07, 2022 by David Keckta

We were given the gift of Article V.

Article V of the U.S. Constitution states...

“The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress.”

That's a lot to digest, so allow me the opportunity to make it simple:

Under Article V, the Constitution can be amended using two methods. Congress can propose amendments to be ratified by 3/4 of the states OR 2/3 of the states can call a convention to propose Amendments for ratification by the same 3/4 of the states. 

In today's United States, we citizens face a number of issues with growing urgency that threaten the very existence of the Republic. Some of those issues are a national debt that has grown to an unsustainable level, a two- tiered justice system riddled with corrupted lawyers and judges, a corrupted election system, a bloated, corrupted political system with corrupted branches of government, a corrupted press that is owned and controlled by political elites and a dysfunctional, dirty two-party system.

Our education system is breaking down. Our culture is corrupted with moral decay to the point that societal breakdown may be imminent. To put it simply using an analogy, the ship is out of control, the compass is spinning wildly and the crew is being held hostage with nobody at the helm.

All is not lost though. There are pockets of patriots spread throughout the country working diligently to save the Republic. Many of these Patriots have organized themselves into groups using social media, podcasts or other types of media. Some are personalities appearing on radio, television or publications.

One night back in 2014, I stumbled onto one of those personalities on Facebook. His name was Michael Farris. Michael is a lawyer in Virginia who has argued cases in front of the Supreme Court. He has been a strong advocate in the fight for citizens to freely homeschool their children. He is also co-founder of the Convention of States Project.

When I first learned about Convention of States and Michael Farris, I immediately wanted to learn more. I soon found out he was to give a local talk and so I made plans to attend, asking my father to join me. During the presentation I learned about the organization that comprised the Convention of States Project. I learned that the project was an effort to call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution and that these amendments would address some of the pressing issues we face in America by changing the political structure. These changes include term limits for federal officials, limiting the size and scope of the federal government over the lives of us citizens and imposing fiscal restraints on the government.

I believe these are the types of changes we need and we need them now. Congress will NEVER impose any changes to limit itself and if Congress is hellbent on ruining this country, then we the people need to impose limits on Congress. If this country descends into instability, despotism, and chaos, how will I live with myself knowing I did nothing to stop it from happening? How will future generations of Americans survive? What will happen to the American Dream?

I believe we can start to get ourselves back on track by making some basic changes to the Constitution. Article V was a gift to us by George Mason and the other Framers, and now is the time to discuss it and the changes we need to make. The Convention of States Project affords us the opportunity RIGHT NOW to engage each other and to discuss the solutions we need to implement. The Convention of States Project is quite literally an organization made up of regular, ordinary (and sometimes extraordinary) American citizens who care deeply about Saving the Republic. We don't care about your hair color, your pronouns, or how much money is in your bank account, but we do care about your freedom to be and do as you please without government control.

I believe firmly that We the People are the solution and a Convention of States enables citizens to directly engage and enact the type of change needed to address the issues that could bring an end to the United States as we know it.

Now is the best time to act.
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