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Article V "Convention of States": The Wrong Solution to the Wrong Problem

In the mid 1980s they tried to get former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, then chair of the Constitutional Bicentennial Committee, to support an Article V convention and showed him their new Constitution. In a letter to Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum, the Judge said that the "professors" were proposing to do away with the states and in their place set up federal regions that were subordinate to the central government (that in D.C.) The Judge was vehemently opposed to their efforts.

Now new NGOs and organizations are promoting changing our Constitution. On the “conservative" side we have the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and on the progressive side we have the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), and there are more, many more.

These two have even supported each other's efforts. In 1995 the NCSL came out with the model resolutions for the Conference of States.

It seems these folks make a push for an Article V convention about every decade or so and this is the push for the 21st century. It is the biggest and best organized yet. And, each time there is a crisis or sense of urgency.

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We must work to preserve individual state rights, not create another majority rule. Nullification is indeed the Rightful Remedy.


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