By: Voice of Reason |
For anyone who is a regular listener of Mark Levin’s radio program, you know that the Article V Convention of the States is something Mark has been supporting for some time now, because it is one of the last possible solutions in a long list of what was originally intended to be safeguards against runaway tyrants like Barack Obama.
In the first video below, get a brief background on the Constitutional provision, and why certain current and former members of Congress support it, along with various media personalities, not the least of which is Mark Levin. The proposal aims to invoke Article V of the U.S. Constitution to propose new amendments to the founding document. Opponents to invoking Article V say that there’s no telling what compromises crooked politicians will make at an Article V Convention, and the end result could be far worse than what we have now… but we are left with very few options.
Agreeably, there is potential for compromises that could lead to disaster when it comes to proposing new amendments to the Constitution, however the witching hour draws near, and time is running out for the United States. Check out the following video:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott led the charge in court against President Obama’s amnesty program for illegal aliens. Now, he’s joining the fight on another front, pushing a “convention of the states” proposal that has gained momentum in Obama’s second term as many conservatives attempt to rein in the federal government.
The proposal aims to invoke Article V of the U.S. Constitution to propose new amendments to the founding document.
On Friday, Abbott officially called for just such a convention to seize power from a federal government that is out of control and return it to the states. He called his proposed amendments “The Texas Plan.”
Some of the amendments in the proposal include prohibiting administrative agencies and the unelected bureaucrats from creating and preempting federal law; mandating that Congress balance its budget; allowing a two-thirds majority of the states to override a U.S. Supreme Court decision, federal law or regulation; and prohibiting Congress from regulating activity that occurs within one state’s borders.
“If this is allowed, the United States Constitution has been completely rewritten,” Abbott said in an interview with the Examiner.
“The United States Supreme Court is a co-conspirator in tearing down our Constitution, which is exactly why I am calling for a Convention of States so we can restore the Constitution to its original principles,” he added.
Abbott argues that a convention would force the federal government to “take the Constitution seriously again.”
Abbott has already launched a groundbreaking fight against the imperial presidency with his lawsuit over Obama’s executive action to open the door to citizenship to millions of illegal aliens living in the country.
States that have joined Abbott in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The Supreme Court is expected to decide the case in June.
So far, only five other states have joined the call for a constitutional convention, but with Abbott now on board, the movement will likely only get stronger. The following we Governor Abbot’s remarks recently:
Mark Levin is an American lawyer, author, and the host of American syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show. Levin worked in the administration of President Ronald Reagan and was a chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese. He is president of the Landmark Legal Foundation, has authored five books, and contributes commentary to various media outlets such as National Review Online. On September 1, 2015, Levin was named Editor-in-Chief of Conservative Review.
Mark is a huge advocate for the Article V Convention, and below he details why in a speech at CPAC:
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