Updated: Feb 19, 2021
The United States Congress is out of control and negligent in doing its job. They have placed our nation in jeopardy. Their priorities are reelection and political agenda and not the welfare of the American people. They took a sworn oath to uphold our Constitution and they have broken that oath. It's time to hold them accountable.
The Constitution says," We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are ... endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.... That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men.... That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government."
Sounds reasonable right? Not so fast, in 1948 they added to title 18 section 2385. "Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State ... by force or violence, Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both."
So the people have an absolute right to alter or abolish any given form of government, but the persons in power absolutely never want people to exercise that right. But it can still be done without the torches and pitchforks Its called Article 5, Convention of states and it says:
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; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
Now in layman's terms, this means Article V of the U.S. Constitution gives states the power to call a Convention of States to propose amendments. It requires 34 states to call the convention and 38 states to ratify any proposed amendments. The objective is to discuss amendments that would limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal government, impose fiscal restraint and pass term limits on Federal officials.
This would be a dream come true.
If you would like to sign the petition for Article V Convention of States go to conventionofstates.com. We need to take our country back.
Remember Congress is not above the law.
Written by Walt Ryba February 10, 2021