Dear Activist, Don’t ever believe calling your elected officials is a waste of time! Because of your efforts, the Virginia House adjourned on Friday without voting on HJ 497 & HJ 499, the dangerous plans calling for an Article V Constitutional Convention. You stopped these bills two days in a row. But the State Senate is prepared to vote as early as today on their version of this plot, SJ 252 and SJ 269. If any of these resolutions pass, other states could soon follow Virginia’s footsteps and the Constitution could be shredded. Please contact your state senator immediately and urge him or her to oppose the third reading of SJ 252 and SJ 269. Then contact your state delegate and urge him or her to oppose HJ 497 and HJ 499. Click here for contact information. In a desperate effort to whip up last-second votes, well-funded special interest groups and their leaders are viciously spreading lies about liberty activists who oppose this. And they’re promising political payback against our strongest pro-liberty allies in Richmond who oppose their plot. That’s why your immediate action is critical to stopping it. Please take action immediately, and then read my message below. -Dustin
Dear Activist,The bills applying for a dangerous Article V Convention could be voted on TODAY! It’s critical you take action immediately to stop these bills in the General Assembly – the vote could come at any time! You can find your State Legislator’s contact information by clicking here. Demand your State Legislators vote NO on any bill to call an Article V Constitutional Convention. Do you remember how Establishment Republicans treated the liberty delegates at the 2012 GOP conventions? Just imagine what will happen at a convention being held to manipulate the U.S. Constitution, with BOTH Republican and Democrat Establishment and hundreds of progressive, George Soros-types pulling the strings. Without an outpouring of opposition to this bill, I’m afraid every amendment in our Constitution will be put at risk – some groups are pushing for amendments to rewrite the Second Amendment and limit free speech! That’s why it’s so urgent you take action immediately. Article V of the Constitution allows states to apply to Congress for a convention to amend the Constitution. Once a majority of states have submitted similar applications, Congress must “call” the convention. It’s true that our federal government has strayed. And many well-meaning conservatives believe an Article V Convention is the proper remedy. But Article V does not empower the states to have any control over the convention itself. Once the required number of states apply for the convention, the rest is up to Congress! You would have NO control over the rules of the convention, proposed amendments, or who attends to represent you – contrary to what some convention supporters are saying. And the organization behind one of the applications admits on its own website that if a convention is called, “the convention of states itself would determine which ideas deserve consideration. . .” It’s critical you take action immediately to stop these bills in the General Assembly – the vote could come at any time! Demand your State Legislators vote NO on any bill to call an Article V Constitutional Convention. You can find your State Legislator’s contact information by clicking here. Dustin, literally hundreds of progressive organizations, such as Sierra Club, Code Pink, Alliance for Progressive Values, MoveOn, and “Occupy,” have been pushing for a convention since 2009! Attendees of the convention will come from all political persuasions, and each one will have the opportunity to tamper with the Constitution. Do you trust the hundreds of progressive organizations calling for an Article V Convention to do the right thing and rein in the federal government? Do you trust the powerful special interests, backed by George Soros and his ilk, to do the right thing? Do you trust progressive states like California, New York, and Illinois to fall in line with what Virginia wants? For all these reasons (and more), Virginia Campaign for Liberty opposes an Article V Convention. It’s critical you take action immediately to stop these bills in the General Assembly. Demand your State legislators vote NO on any bill to call an Article V Constitutional Convention. You can find your State Legislator’s contact information by clicking here. A convention is extremely dangerous – especially today! These bills must be stopped. In Liberty, Dustin Curtis Virginia State Coordinator Campaign for Liberty
UPDATE: Con-Con Debacle Vote Today?
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:34:46 GMT