Article V

Who infiltrated the John Birch Society?

by Ken Quinn, Convention of States In a recent article entitled “Falsehoods Mark the Campaign for a Constitutional Convention,” the John Birch Society (JBS) President John McManus, paints a picture of longstanding, consistent JBS opposition to the use of Article V’s convention mechanism. He states: “For one excellent reason, The John Birch Society has always …

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Revolutionists, Not Constitutionalists

by Tim Baldwin, Liberty Defense League I am convinced that most advocates of state nullification who oppose Article V (hereinafter referred to as “nullification purists”) are effectively revolutionists, not constitutionalists. An article that demonstrates my point is entitled Tool for Liberty: Nullifying for the Sake of Nullification, which was written by Tate Fegley and posted …

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Excellent Debate on Article V Convention

[youtube id=”5HBVzS9c8ZQ”] Oklahoma Senator Rob Standridge and Dr. Michael Farris (above) destroy the illogical arguments of the Oklahoma John Birch Society leaders in this definitive debate on calling for an Article V Convention of States.

An Article V Convention of States is Dangerous

I disagree with Tom DeWeese on Article V. – Ed by Tom DeWeese, American Policy Center I’ve written many articles in the past concerning my opposition to a Constitutional Convention (Con Con). I’ve also helped in successful fights in Ohio and Kansas to stop Con Con Resolutions. But recently there is a new twist in …

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JBS does not support Article V Convention

by Mark Agather, Kalispell, Montana As many of you know, I was invited to meet with representatives of the John Birch Society (JBS), namely Chris Stevens, their field coordinator out of Seely Lake and Bliss Tew, their field director out of Orem, Utah. The meeting took place at Sykes restaurant yesterday and lasted for over …

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What Can the People Do to Restore Liberty, Part 7 (Constitutional Convention)

by Tim Baldwin, Liberty Defense League America’s Declaration of Independence declares, the people have a right “to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” Essential to …

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What Can the People Do to Restore Liberty, Part 6 (Constitutional Amendment)

by Tim Baldwin, Liberty Defense League The subject of this article is restoring liberty through the use of Article V in the Constitution—an amendment convention and ratification. Some scholars have concluded that there are already enough State applications to call an amendment convention,[1] so conservatives should get used to the idea being discussed candidly and …

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What Can the People Do To Restore Liberty, Part 4 (The States)

by Tim Baldwin, Liberty Defense League This article addresses what the States can do to restore liberty in the United States of America through “active interposition.” Today’s Context It may be a foregone conclusion to some that the States can do anything to resist unconstitutional federal laws. In typical form, opponents of Federalism claim that …

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What Can the People Do To Restore Liberty, Part 3 (Political Pressure)

by Tim Baldwin, Liberty Defense League The matter addressed here is the use of political pressure (i.e. parties) to help restore liberty. What is the source of political parties? As much as some citizens may disdain “party politics”, parties originate from human nature. James Madison described our nature to form political parties this way, The …

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What Can the People Do To Restore Liberty, Part 2 (Voting)

by Tim Baldwin, Liberty Defense League The matter addressed here is that of voting for public officials whose office is obtained through suffrage. If one is to discover sound conclusions regarding how to vote, he must discover the ethics of voting and prudently apply the maxims. I will attempt to explain some of the key …

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