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Liberty Amendments Miss the "Mark"
In his newly released book, “The Liberty Amendments—Restoring The American Republic” national conservative radio talk show host Mark R. Levin discusses an Article V Convention and offers twelve amendments he believes a convention should propose. To its credit his book has caused a stir of public interest in an Article V Convention. This is no surprise given the fact Americans are totally fed up with the national government and are desperate for a solution—any reasonable solution—so long as it works. Whatever other issues surround Article V, it is irrefutable—amendments work.
Unfortunately, Levin’s book is a perfect example of a golden opportunity deliberately perverted to advance a dangerous political agenda having nothing to do with “his” proposed amendments. Combined with the fact the book is woefully inaccurate, misleading and was obsolete before publication Levin’s book is presently worthless—except for the fact, as already noted, it has greatly raised public awareness about an Article V Convention. Read More...
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Congress Sets State Applications As Zero; Passes Law Mandating Delegates Elected
In only what can be only described as a kiss off response Kirk Boyle, legal counsel of the House of Representatives responded in a one page letter to Dan Marks' request for an official count of state applications currently recognized by Congress for an Article V Convention call. The sheer volume of applications in question is best appreciated by examination of this map.
Mr. Boyle’s response was succinct—number of applying states counted by Congress: zero.Mr. Boyle stated Karen Haas, Clerk of the House of Representatives, Read More...
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ArticleV.Org Letter To Congress
At the suggestion of House of Representatives Parliamentarian Tom Wickman, Dan Marks of ArticleV.org has sent a letter of inquiry to Karen Haas, Clerk for the United States House of Representatives regarding the official congressional count of applications by the states for a convention call. Read More...
What is Happening to Our Country?
Are you aware that We The People are being denied our constitutional right to an Article V Convention to propose amendments, despite a whopping 700+ (or more) Article V applications from the state legislatures of 49 of all 50 states? Only 34 (i.e. two thirds) are required. So why has Congress ignored the Constitution? We need your help. If you want to help reclaim our constitutional rights, then you have come to the right place.
What is the Issue and Our Mission?
Hello and welcome to Friends Of the Article V Convention (FOAVC). We are a non-partisan association of American citizens from every state comprised of a broad range of occupations, ethnicities, religious affiliations and political persuasions. Our common bond and mission is a deep commitment to preserving the values and principles embodied in our founding documents - the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America - upon which this nation was founded.
Article V of the United States Constitution provides that Congress, "on the application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments...". The Founding Fathers of our nation recognized the importance of providing this means by which the citizens of our country could initiate amendments to change and/or clarify the Constitution; the fundamental document which they intended to be not only the blueprint for our federal system but also "the supreme Law of the Land".
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Simulated Convention to be held In Sacramento
A simulated Article V Convention will held Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3-4, 2013 in room 4202 at the state capitol, 1315 10th St., Sacramento, California.
The convention, the first of its kind held in a state capitol, is not endorsed by any state agency. The two day event will feature debates and discussion over possible proposed amendments to the United States Constitution. As the event is simulated, any vote taken at the convention for any proposed amendment is considered advisory and therefore does not "count."
Seating is limited to 200. Anyone interested in attending the event either as a delegate or spectator should arrive by 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday for per-registration. Plans call for the convention to have 150 delegates. Anyone wishing to be a delegate must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States and take a brief political survey on the sponsor's website. Attendees must provide for their own lodging and means during the two day event.
The website for the event is www.conventionsacramento.org . Contact information is at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Specific itinerary information will be announced at a later date.