Ok, as my articles (published, in the process of being written, or yet to be written) show, we (conservatives and liberals alike) actually face the same set of enemies: Big Government, Big Labor, Big Business, Big Environmentalism, etc. Most of us are just pawns in this scheme, meant to be dependent on the government via checks or wage slaves for greedy employers who are in league with the federal government and are planning to weaken our country and are the greatest of traitors. While not all in the business, union, or environmental fields, but the ones linked to the Big Government types (our ultimate enemy, well, other than the devil himself), are the ones we need to fight.
While we debate on wages, who is lazy or not, which party is better (they both STINK at the national level), which media is better (all the network shows are pretty much in the tank for the DC Establishment), who is racist or not, who is sexist or not, who is a bigot or not, etc, etc, the establishment is running to the banks while Rome burns. It’s time for us to stop fiddling and get the water!
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the establishment, even Hollywood, hopes to keep us distracted with indoctrination or silly stuff on TV, the media has endless circuses that don’t address the real issues, academia is more indoctrination than education, and both parties really are too corrupt (at least at the national level) to help us. The checks and balances have almost totally fallen in apart in our federal government. The Supreme Court, the Presidency, and the bureaucracies seem to have the real power and the Congress, the one branch that was supposed to be breaking the laws, has become little more than highly paid benchwarmers.
These presidential debates are a joke, as the media has the thing rigged so that the establishment can target whom they want, ignore whom they want, and try and favor and dupe the uninformed into supporting whomever they want. Big Money is paying the politicians in DC.
And, to make matters worse, they are trying to defer more and more power to the United Nations. In short, we are losing our country. We have GOT to get power out of Washington D.C.!!!!
To be sure, our state and local governments have their problems, but DC has the most power and hence all the bigshots and masterminds are working through there. Getting the bigshots, the 1%, the Man, whatever you wanna call them, weakened by taking a lot of power from DC will be the greatest uphill battle since the American Revolution, don’t get me wrong. However, it will be a huge setback for them and a big victory for We the People.
Under the constitution, who has the ultimate power in this country? Is it Congress or the President or the Supreme Court? The supremacy clause of the constitution says federal laws supersede state laws. Does this mean, then, that the ultimate power in this country lies in the federal government?
What did the Founders say?
Thankfully, the Founders did not give the ultimate power to those who make the laws (Congress) or those who enforce the laws (Executive branch) or those who interpret the law (Judicial branch), but rather by those with those who control how laws are made, interpreted and enforced and who can bind specific changes and boundaries on lawmaking, law enforcement and legal interpretation.
The ultimate power lies not in the players of the game, but rather those who can change the rules of the game. Under our Constitution, the ultimate power lies in those who can change the Constitution itself and create new rules.
Article V of the constitution lays out the process for amending the constitution — for changing the rules.
Article V says that amendments can be proposed two ways.
The first method for proposing amendments is by a 2/3 majority vote of both houses of Congress. Any such amendments must then be ratified by 3/4 of the states. Congress can only propose amendments — they cannot ratify them. In this method of changing the rules, the ultimate power resides in the states.
But any thinking person would say our country is going “off the rails”, that Congress is part of the problem and that Congress refuses to act to save our Republic. Congress will never propose the amendments we need! What then?
Thankfully, the Founders, and in particular George Mason, realized this might one day happen.
In Article V, they provided a second way for amendments to the constitution, the rules of the game, to be proposed. 2/3 of the state legislatures, prompted by the people in each state, can call a convention of the states to propose amendments. But even the convention cannot directly modify the constitution. The amendments proposed by the convention must still be ratified by 3/4 of the states to become part of the constitution.
[ Note: People today are not familiar with interstate conventions, such as the one included in Article V, but they were common in the 1700’s. They happened every few years prior to the Philadelphia Convention and some have occurred after the constitution in the 1790’s and 1800’s, but no convention has occurred under the rules, authority and purpose of Article V. In fact, many of the founders had participated in several conventions. (The convention of 1787 was the sixth interstate convention for one of the Founders.). ]
The ultimate power in this country does not reside with Congress or the President or the Supreme Court. It resides in our state legislatures and, ultimately, in the people who elect them.
Unfortunately, the people and many of our state legislators do not realize that they have this power.
The Convention of States Project is changing that. As the people wake up, and as they pressure their state legislators, the state Representatives and Senators are waking up and taking action to support the COSP application for:
1) Term limits on Congress and federal officials.
2) Fiscal constraints (limit federal spending and taxation)
3) limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government
We can use an Article V convention to rein in the federal government by applying for a convention to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose term limits on federal office holders, and impose fiscal restraints.
There is one movement going that seeks to do this. I have copied their information to here for reference:
What is a Convention of States?
A convention of states is a convention called by the state legislatures for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. They are given power to do this under Article V of the Constitution. It is not a constitutional convention. It cannot throw out the Constitution because its authority is derived from the Constitution.
We explain a Convention of States further here.
How Do the State Legislatures Call a Convention of States?
Thirty-four state legislatures must pass a bill called an “application” calling for a convention of states. The applications must request a Convention of the States for the same subject matter. The applications are delivered to Congress.
Can Congress Block a Convention of States?
No. As long as each states applies for a convention that deals with the same issue (i.e., limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government), Congress must call the convention. Congress can name the place and the time for the convention to begin. If it fails to exercise this power reasonably, either the courts or the states themselves can override Congressional inaction.
Article V says Congress “calls” the convention. Does this mean they control the Convention and choose the delegates?
No. The Founders made this very clear. Once 34 states apply, Congress has no discretion whether to call a convention and no control over the delegates (see Federalist No. 85, see paragraph beginning “In opposition to the probability…”). George Mason proposed to add the Convention of States provision to Article V because he thought Congress had too much control over the amendment process. The Framers unanimously agreed with him. It makes no sense to interpret Article V to give more power to Congress, when the whole point was to take power away.
This claim that Congress gets to choose the delegates also goes against common sense. Just because one party “calls” a convention, doesn’t mean it gets to choose the delegates for the other parties. Think about it. Virginia called the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. Did it get to choose the delegates for Massachusetts? Of course not. Massachusetts did. Each state chooses its own delegates; it doesn’t matter who calls the convention. This is Agency law 101 and basic common sense.
How Do States Choose Their Delegates?
States are free to develop their own selection process for choosing their delegates—properly called “commissioners.” Historically, the most common method used was an election by a joint session of both houses of the state legislature.
Rob Natelson explains this further in his handbook (page 14).
What Happens at a Convention of States?
Commissioners from each state propose, discuss, and vote on amendments to the Constitution. All amendments the convention passes by a simple majority of the states will be sent back to the states for ratification. Each state has one vote at the Convention. If North Carolina sends seven commissioners and Nebraska sends nine, each state must caucus on each vote. North Carolina’s one vote would be cast when at least four of its commissioners agreed. Nebraska’s vote would be cast by the agreement of at least five of its commissioners.
How are Proposed Amendments Ratified?
Thirty-eight states must ratify any proposed amendments. Once states ratify, the amendments become part of the Constitution. Normally, Congress designates the state legislatures as the ratifying body—but it may choose to have the states call ratifying conventions. If so, an election by the people would be held in each state to choose delegates to the ratifying conventions.
How Do We Know How a Convention of States Will Work?
Interstate conventions were common during the Founding era, and the procedures and rules for such conventions were widely accepted. Thus, we can know how a Convention of States would operate by studying the historical record. Dr. Rob Natelson has done extensive research on this topic, and more details can be found here and here.
Is a Convention of the States Safe?
Yes. The ratification process ensures no amendments will be passed that do not reflect the desires of the American people. In addition to this, there are numerous other safeguards against a “runaway convention,” all of which can be found in the Handbook.
You can also read this page, watch this video, or read page 17 of Prof. Rob Natelson’s handbook.
Can an Article V Convention be Limited to a Single Subject?
Yes. The text, history, and purpose of Article V all point to the ability of the states to limit a convention to the consideration of a single topic or set of topics.
Click here for a more detailed explanation.
If the Federal Government Ignores the Current Constitution, Why Would They Adhere to an Amended Constitution?
When the Founders wrote the Constitution, they did not anticipate modern-day politicians who take advantage of loopholes and vague phraseology. Even though it is obvious to all reasonable Americans that the federal government is violating the original meaning of the Constitution, Washington pretends otherwise, claiming the Constitution contains broad and flexible language. Amendments at a Convention of States today will be written with the current state of the federal government in mind. The language they use for these amendments will be unequivocal. There will be no doubt as to their meaning, no possibility of alternate interpretations, and no way for them to be legitimately broken. For example, the General Welfare Clause could be amended to add this phrase: “If the States have the jurisdiction to spend money on a subject matter, Congress may not tax or spend for this same subject matter.”
In addition to this, it should be noted that the federal government has not violated the amendments passed in recent years. Women’s suffrage, for example, has been 100% upheld.
Who is Citizens for Self-Governance and How Do They Relate to the COS Project?
Citizens for Self-Governance (CSG) is the parent organization of the Convention of States Project. They provide the resources and experience necessary to make this project a success. The CSG mission is as follows:
“Self-governance must be restored across America. Citizens for Self-Governance will elevate awareness and provide resources, advocacy, and education to grassroots organizations and individuals exercising their rights to govern themselves.”
CSG sees the COS Project as a means by which they can accomplish this mission.
Visit their website at http://www.selfgovern.com.
You might think, what Amendment ideas can be any good and how would this work? Well, I’ve got some Amendment ideas that should make a lot of headway.
Entitlement, Federal Pension, Federal Reserve Reform Amendment, and Bureaucracy Ending Amendment and to Check Congress, Executive Orders, and Federal Courts as Well as to Stop Subsidizing of Lobbyists(28th Amendment)
All entitlement programs are hereby transferred to state control. This includes social security and others. All that people pay into shall now have their funds managed by a third party entity rather than any governmental agency. The federal government shall not be able to spend the savings accounts of its citizens.
All matters that may go across state lines shall be managed by an interstate committee, appointed by the states themselves. The member amounts may vary as necessary but each state shall have to reach agreement in matters of disputes between states.
Effective upon ratification, all new federal employees shall pay no less than 50% of their own pensions and other pay into program.
The heads of the Federal Reserve shall now be appointed by the several States and may be removed from office for bad behavior.
All federal departments shall sunset within six months of the ratification of this amendment unless they are individually voted to continue by legislatures of 3/5 of the several States. All departments made after the ratification of this amendment shall sunset every three years unless they are voted to continue by the legislatures of 3/5 of the several States. When they sunset, all their regulations shall be automatically repealed and defunded and the weapons that every dissolved bureaucracy has shall be given over to the United States military for use.
Upon the request of 3/5 of the legislatures of the several states, a Congressional law, executive order, or federal decision may be overturned. Also, by a vote of the majority of both Houses of Congress and a signature of the President, a federal court decision may also be overturned (though this can be undone by 3/5 of the legislatures of the several States.)
Upon the vote of 3/5 of the Supreme Courts of the several states, a federal court decision shall be overturned. Upon the vote of 3/5 of the Supreme Courts of the several States, a Congressional bill shall be overturned.
- No federal money may be given via subsidies to any group which lobbies any level of government or donates to candidates for any level of government.
- No business may be bailed out of bankruptcy using federal money.
- No federal money shall be given to a private foundation to try and bypass a and b.
An Amendment to Amend the Treaty Clause and Protect National Sovereignty and Security as well As State and Local Police Forces and to Restore the 4th Amendment (29th Amendment)
The Treaty clause is hereby amended to require 2/3 of Senators rather than 2/3 of Senators present.
After a treaty is put out, the treaty can be repealed by 3/5 of the state legislators voting to nullify it within 18 months, after which, they cannot nullify it.
The details of the treaty, in full, SHALL be presented to the legislatures of the several states, no later than a week after 2/3 of the Senators present have voted to approve it. The treaty shall not go into effect unless 3/5 of the States have no blocked it within the required time. Shall the federal government neglect to provide states info or have hidden parts of the treaty, the treaty shall be considered null and void. The same shall hold true if the President and/or other members of the executive branch similarly withhold such information from the Senate or without it until after the Senate ratifies it.
International agreements or any deal with a group outside the nation that obliges the United States to abide by any conditions shall be considered a treaty and must go through the ratification process proscribed as such.
Shall the President or other members or the executive branch breach Section 4., he/she/they shall be instantly dismissed for bad behavior.
The state and local police forces shall NOT be subject to federal oversight and the control of the National Guard for each state shall rest with the governor. The right of any state to police itself shall NOT be infringed unless in a state of open rebellion or upon the concurrence of a majority of the several States.
If the federal government shall refuse to secure the border of a state from invasion by illegal aliens or shall fail in its duty to protect the people from invasion, either foreign or domestic, the state may act even without the approval of the federal government.
The 4th Amendment is hereby applied to all technologies, current and future. The federal government shall not contract 3rd party companies to harvest data on its citizens to try and get around this provision The federal government may not hand out information about individuals either directly or through a third party to another party unless it is part of a criminal investigation or similar matter. State governments are hereby given power to see that this Amendment is enforced within their jurisdiction.
No federal officeholder or candidate may accept donations from any foreign group or leader nor may they use a private foundation to do so.
An Amendment to Limit the Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts, Have the States Control Federal Appointments, Limit Congressional Bills, Limit the Power of the President, and to Allow States to Investigate the Federal Government (30th Amendment)
All appointments for executive or judicial offices shall be confirmed by 3/5 of the several States instead of a simple majority of the Senate. Shall 10 successive appointments for the above fail, the states shall nominate their own person for the position and confirmation shall be by 3/5 of the several States and this shall keep applying for each new person till a person is chosen.
Upon the request of 10 states, members, appointed by 10 more random states, shall begin into the federal government. They shall have 59 members in total on the committee. Decisions shall be done by the majority and shall be final except in the case of section 2. The decision in can be overridden by 30 or more states. Nobody shall serve on this committee for more than four years.
In all the cases in Article 3 Section 2 where Congress can limit the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, 3/5 of the states can also limit it, and such limitation shall not be overridden by Congress or any other federal agency. 3/5 of the states may dissolve a lower federal court and 3/5 of the states can set the jurisdiction of a lower federal court that again, such limitations shall not be overridden by Congress or any other federal agency.
By the vote of 3/5 of the states within 180 days of a veto, the States may override a Presidential veto. By a vote of 3/5 of both Houses of Congress within 180 days of the veto, Congress may override a Presidential veto. By a vote of 3/5 of the states, the President may be removed from office. The President shall not be allowed to exercise line item vetoes. The President may not pardon anyone within his or her administration or that had been part of his/her administration. Upon the vote of 3/5 vote of both Houses of Congress or upon the vote of 3/5 of the legislatures of the several states, a Presidential Pardon may be overturned. Neither the President nor any other member of the executive may set up courts or tribunals that only answer to the executive branch for their authority or decision making.
No Congressional bill shall exceed 1000 pages. Congress shall make no law, nor shall any regulation be enforced that exempts any elected or appointed official, nor any employee, contractor, staffer, intern, or volunteer of any branch of the government from the restrictions binding upon the people. All bills must have a subject matter header that shall not exceed 10 pages that shall determine the subject of each bill. Nothing in the bill may deviate from what is in this section. All Congressional bills must be available for public viewing by the general public at least thirty days between the time the bill is fully engrossed and when it is taken up for a vote.
All spending measures must be passed by Congress as standalone bills and shall require renewal every year. Everything that is not passed shall be automatically defunded.
Congressional Term Limit and Lobbying Ban Amendment and Pay and Benefits Limitation Amendment and Other Term Limits (31st Amendment)
The term of the Senate is reduced from six years to two years.
No member of Congress may serve more than eight years in total, either exclusively in one chamber or in a combination of both.
No member of the federal government or their staffers may be lobbyists five years before their service, during their service, or for five years thereafter.
Members who have served more than eight years but are midterm after the passage of the amendment can serve the rest of their term but must leave upon completion of their term.
Immediately upon ratification, all pay and benefits for a Congressman shall be determined by the state that they represent and paid for out of the treasury of said state.
For all other federal office holders other than the Congress and the federal courts, the maximum amount of time one may hold the office shall be 20 years. All members in office over 20 years, other than the aforementioned ones, shall leave immediately.
Federal Court Term Limit Amendment (32nd Amendment)
No person may serve as Chief Justice or Associate Justice of the Supreme Court for more than a combined total of twelve years.
Immediately upon ratification of this Amendment, Congress will organize the justices of as equally as possible into three classes, with the justices assigned to each class in reverse seniority order, with the most senior justices in the earliest class. The terms of office for the justices in the First Class will expire at the end of the fourth Year following the ratification of this Amendment, the terms for the justices in the Second Class will expire at the end of the eighth year, the terms for the justices in the Third Class shall expire at the end of the twelfth year, so that one-third of the justices shall be chosen every fourth year.
When a vacancy occurs in the Supreme Court, the President shall nominate a new justice who, with the approval of a 3/5 of the several States, shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term. Justices who fill a vacancy for longer than half of an unexpired term may not be renominated to a full term.
All lower federal courts shall also have term limits of 12 years at most and shall have the same rules on 1-3 as the Supreme Court.
All members of any federal court must be U.S. born and must be at least 30 years of age.
An Amendment to Fix the Voting System (33rd Amendment)
Each state shall set its own rules for all elections, including federal, provided that they follow the US Constitutional requirements for voting under Amendment 15, Amendment 19, Amendment 24, and Amendment 26.
In the event that the federal government argues that the states are discriminating, the federal government may bring a suit, but the suit shall be dismissed by the vote of a majority of the legislatures of the several states.
An Amendment to End Cronyism, End Concurrent Jurisdiction, Restore the Commerce Clause, and Restore Balance of Powers (34th Amendment)
The Commerce Clause shall only allow Congress, and Congress only, to regulate shipping between states.
The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act and all similar measures are hereby extended to all federal offices and appointments and shall bear the force of constitutional law. Enforcement shall be by the states when said jobs or service positions are within the jurisdiction of a state and by Congress within a federal jurisdiction and shall be done by appropriate legislation by both. Legislation by Congress here is still subject to any countermand of the states.
The federal government shall have no jurisdiction to spend money or issue a law in any state in any way that could reasonably be done by the government of said state without the federal government acting.
No branch of the federal government may hold legislative, judicial, or executive power concurrently nor shall any branch hold more than its proscribed powers. In addition, no branch may delegate its authority to another branch.
16th Amendment Repeal Amendment (35th Amendment)
This 16th Amendment is hereby repealed.
There shall not be any federal estate tax or federal internet tax
17th Amendment Repeal Amendment (36th Amendment)
The 17th Amendment is hereby repealed.
The state legislators shall pick two pools of Senators.
The city councils of the state shall vote on the members picked from the pool. The two candidates who get the most votes, with each city council collectively getting one vote, shall be the winners.
In the event that a Senator is not picked within six months, the governor may appoint a temporary one until such time as one is picked.
Senators already in before this Amendment passes shall serve the rest of their term.
For more information, go to www.convenitonofstates.com and www.cosaction.com and see these following videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHd1xUo-_XE&list=PLnUqWRlNGMAjCVlXFT6Yw9c1uxndE-rlp
Here are some amendments that my friends and I came up with:
Amendment Proposal 1 – Federal Spending
The power of Congress to tax and spend is exclusively limited to the fulfillment of its enumerated powers. Nothing in the General Welfare Clause shall be construed to give Congress the power to tax and spend for any subject matter within the jurisdictional competence of the several states.
Members of state legislatures shall have standing to file any claim alleging violation of this amendment.
Amendment Proposal 2 – Federal Taxing
All federal taxes, excises, and fees shall be void three years from the date of the ratification of this article unless otherwise repealed and replaced as specified herein.
No tax, excise, or fee shall be imposed by Congress except upon the vote of sixty percent of the total membership of both houses of Congress.
Members of state legislatures shall have standing to file any claim alleging violation of this amendment.
Amendment Proposal 3 – Balanced Budget Amendment
No money may be expended by the United States except as authorized by a balanced budget approved as specified herein.
For the purposes of this article, money shall be deemed to be expended either by a cash outlay or by incurring an obligation, even if that obligation is contingent in nature.
The maximum amount which may be budgeted for expenditure shall be the amount actually collected by the United States for these purposes on a basis of an average of the last three fiscal years.
Congress may enact a temporary exception to this requirement under the following conditions: if the United States is engaged in a war which has been declared by Congress as specified in Article I, then by a majority of the full membership of both houses of Congress; otherwise, upon a national emergency as declared by a seventy-five percent majority vote of the full membership of both houses of Congress. Provided however, that if Congress votes to declare an emergency for three consecutive budgets then all members of Congress shall be permanently ineligible to seek re-election to either house of Congress at the end of their individual current term of service.
Amendment Proposal 4 – Federal Jurisdiction Over Commerce
The power of Congress to regulate commerce among the several states shall be limited to the regulation of the shipment, transportation, or other movement of goods, articles or persons. Congress may not regulate activity solely because it affects commerce among the several states.
Members of state legislatures shall have standing to file any claim alleging violation of this amendment.
Amendment Proposal 5 – Executive Orders and Regulations
Neither the president nor any executive agency of any description whatsoever shall have the authority to make a rule, regulation, or order that is binding on any private person or entity. This shall not be construed to apply to any rule, regulation, or order that, in its essence, concerns the internal operations of government even if incidentally applicable to a private person or entity.
Amendment Proposal 6 – Vacating Decisions of the Supreme Court
Any decision of the Supreme Court may be vacated by a resolution passed by the legislatures of three-fifths of the several states or by three-fifths of both houses of Congress. No state legislative resolution older than five years shall be counted to aggregate the necessary number.
A decision that is vacated within six months of the date of the entry of the judgment shall result in a vacation of the judgment itself. Otherwise, a decision vacated as provided herein shall not disturb the judgment as between the named parties.
Amendment Proposal 7 – Preserving American Sovereignty
A treaty is an international agreement executed by the United States in written form and governed by international law, whether embodied in a single instrument or in two or more related instruments and whatever its particular designation.
No treaty may be adopted by the United States except by the ratification of two-thirds of the full membership of the United States Senate or, when applicable, the process specified in Section 3 of this Article.
Any treaty which primarily obligates the United States respecting its relationship to its own citizens and residents shall be ratified in a two-step process requiring a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress followed by approving resolutions by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states. All such approvals shall be completed not later than five years after the date upon which the United States executed the relevant treaty.
Appointment and Term Limits for Justices of the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of thirteen justices appointed in the manner specified in this article.
The first class of justices appointed herein shall consist of seven justices appointed for a six-year term and six justices appointed for a four-year term. At the expiration of these initial terms, either six or seven justices shall be appointed every two years for a four-year term to maintain a composition of thirteen justices. No justice shall be reappointed to fill a second term. A STATE MAY FILL A vacancy occurring if its appointed justice is unable or unwilling to serve or is removed by impeachment.
JUSTICES SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE SEVERAL STATES by a method determined by STATE LAW. Each STATE shall appoint one justice for one term in rotational order. The order of appointment shall be determined by the order of ratification of this amendment by the several states. After three-fourths of the several states have ratified this amendment, THE REMAINING STATES shall then follow in alphabetical order.
This article shall take effect on the July 1 after the date of ratification, provided that the ratification takes place at least six months before July 1. Otherwise, the effective date shall be on the following July 1. All justices serving on the effective date shall be retired from active service and shall have all the rights and privileges of a senior federal judge as established by law.
Presidential Power Limit Amendment
The President shall not have the power to make denizens of aliens nor may he or she create a pathway for the same.
The president shall not have any power to create or appoint members to, any office that has not been authorized by the Congress and the states.
The President shall not make any agreement with any foreign power or other entity (such as the UN) without the Consent of Congress and the states.
The President may not create any law or regulation or use any agency within the executive branch to do the same.
The President shall not cut off any funding for entities that have already been approved by Congress by spending and which have not been vetoed within the requisite time nor may he or she use any agency of the executive branch to do the same.
The President shall not commit the United States, nor its armed forces, to armed conflict, either foreign or domestic, without the approval of the Congress.
The amendments below are some that they came up with at the Article V Convention of States Simulation:
Fiscal Restraints Proposal 1.
The public debt shall not be increased except upon a recorded vote of two-thirds of each house of Congress, and only for a period not to exceed one year.
No state or any subdivision thereof shall be compelled or coerced by Congress or the President to appropriate money.
The provisions of the first section of this amendment shall take effect 3 years after ratification.
Federal Legislative & Executive Jurisdiction Proposal 1.
The power of Congress to regulate commerce among the several states shall be limited to the regulation of the sale, shipment, transportation, or other movement of goods, articles or persons. Congress may not regulate activity solely because it affects commerce among the several states.
The power of Congress to make all laws that are necessary and proper to regulate commerce among the several states, or with foreign nations, shall not be construed to include the power to regulate or prohibit any activity that is confined within a single state regardless of its effects outside the state, whether it employs instrumentalities therefrom, or whether its regulation or prohibition is part of a comprehensive regulatory scheme; but Congress shall have power to define and provide for punishment of offenses constituting acts of war or violent insurrection against the United States.
SECTION 3. The Legislatures of the States shall have standing to file any claim alleging violation of this article. Nothing in this article shall be construed to limit standing that may otherwise exist for a person.
SECTION 4. This article shall become effective five years from the date of its ratification.
Federal Term Limits & Judicial Jurisdiction Proposal 1.
No person shall be elected to more than six full terms in the House of Representatives. No person shall be elected to more than two full terms in the Senate. These limits shall include the time served prior to the enactment of this Article.
Federal Legislative & Executive Jurisdiction Proposal 2.
SECTION 1. The Legislatures of the States shall have authority to abrogate any provision of federal law issued by the Congress, President, or Administrative Agencies of the United States, whether in the form of a statute, decree, order, regulation, rule, opinion, decision, or other form.
SECTION 2. Such abrogation shall be effective when the Legislatures of three-fifths of the States approve a resolution declaring the same provision or provisions of federal law to be abrogated. This abrogation authority may also be applied to provisions of federal law existing at the time this amendment is ratified.
SECTION 3. No government entity or official may take any action to enforce a provision of federal law after it is abrogated according to this Amendment. Any action to enforce a provision of abrogated federal law may be enjoined by a federal or state court of general jurisdiction in the state where the enforcement action occurs, and costs and attorney fees of such injunction shall be awarded against the entity or official attempting to enforce the abrogated provision.
SECTION 4. No provision of federal law abrogated pursuant to this amendment may be reenacted or reissued for six years from the date of the abrogation.
Fiscal Restraints Proposal 2.
SECTION 1. Congress shall not impose taxes or other exactions upon incomes, gifts, or estates.
SECTION 2. Congress shall not impose or increase any tax, duty, impost or excise without the approval of three-fifths of the House of Representatives and three-fifths of the Senate, and shall separately present such to the President.
SECTION 3. This Article shall be effective five years from the date of its ratification, at which time the Sixteenth Article of amendment is repealed.
Here are the contacts for the state reps. Maybe this isn’t the most updated, but it’s the best I’ve got so far
Convention of States Contact List
State Director List
Illinois – COS.Liaison.IL@gmail.com
Nevada: email@example.com ?
States Fully Passed: 8
States that Passed in One House: 15
States that Have Filed an Application: 44
States That Have Not Filed Yet: 6
Senate Rules Committee
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Pennsylvania (HR 63)
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House Judiciary Committee
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House Judiciary Committee
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