“If only the Founders were as smart and trustworthy as today’s politicians, then we wouldn’t have all the problems we see nowadays.”
No, that’s not a talking point from anti-gun nanny staters like BILLIONAIRE anti-gun activist Michael Bloomberg or even President Obama.
I’m afraid it’s pure snake oil being peddled by professional “conservative” charlatans — with help from a handful of political celebrities who should know better — demanding a state-initiated Article V Constitutional Convention.
I’ve ignored the Constitutional Convention con job until now — hoping and praying it would just fall flat before it gained too much steam.
But I can’t any longer.
I’m sick of seeing good folks get duped with this fool’s gold.
And I’m worried what this could mean for the future of our Second Amendment rights . . .
The truth is, if those pushing an Article V Constitutional Convention ever succeed, ALL of our freedoms protected by the United States Constitution — including the Second Amendment — would be put on the chopping block!
That’s why I’m counting on your action today.
Last week the Iowa House passed a version of the Constitutional Convention and sent the bill over to the Senate!
I need you to take a moment – right now – to call your Senator and insist that he vote no on the “Con-Con” and not vote to open up our constitution to radical BILLIONAIRES like George Soros and Michael Bloomberg who want to destroy our freedoms!
The Senate switchboard number is 515-281-3371.
In addition, send them a message via Facebook, telling them the same thing! If you need help in determining who your Senator is, simply go here.
There’s no doubt that Washington, D.C. has spun out-of-control in recent years.
And I know fixing their mess is the motivation behind many misguided folks who are pushing this scheme.
But a Constitutional Convention is NOT the answer for several critical reasons.
As Article V of the United States Constitution provides, states can bypass Congress to call for a Constitutional Convention.
34 states would be required to initiate a “Con-Con” as it’s sometimes referred to.
Besides those very general parameters, the Constitution is silent on much of the process. But this much is sure:
>>> DELEGATES WOULD BE SELECTED BY STATE GOVERNMENTS IN THE MANNER OF THEIR OWN CHOOSING.
Just imagine the millions of dollars Bloomberg would pour in to ensure his minions are the ones rewriting our nation’s founding document in a Constitutional Convention!
Even in the best of cases, delegate selection is likely to be little more than a popularity contest with our anti-gun media demanding the selection of “reasonable” choices who can “work with both sides.”
In fact, they’re likely to be many of the exact same Congressmen and Senators who are ignoring the Constitution now!
Without patriots like James Madison and Benjamin Franklin, would you trust these folks if the convention went behind closed doors — like the 1789 convention in Philadelphia did?
>>> THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION ITSELF WOULD BE CHAOS.
Just imagine the special interests and protesters lining up to demand their piece of the pie. Imagine our anti-gun national media types doing everything they can to skew the convention outcome.
Those of us who would like to see our Second Amendment and the rest of our Constitution untouched would be immediately demonized as “backward” and “radical.”
>>> AN ARTICLE V CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION WOULDN’T EVEN WORK.
The problems we face today are not the Founders’ faults, and there’s nothing wrong with the Constitution we have now.
The problem is that we have politicians who won’t obey it! That’s not going to change unless you and I FORCE them to take their oaths of office seriously.
>>> ANY NUMBER OF AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION COULD BE CONSIDERED.
This, by far, is the biggest danger — and the biggest lie being spread by convention proponents who claim “there’s nothing to worry about.”
Yet even the groups pushing the Article V Convention scheme can’t even agree on what they want to accomplish!
So please take 5 minutes and call your State Senator in Des Moines and urge him/her to vote NO on any Article 5 Constitutional Convention language.
The switchboard number is 515-281-3371.
If you want, send your Senator a Facebook message as well.
And as former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger wrote in 1983 — the last time this scheme reared its ugly head:
“[T]here is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda . . . After a convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the convention if we don’t like its agenda.”
The moment a Constitutional Convention convenes, you and I might as well kiss our Second Amendment rights goodbye.
If you’ve ever been to a local political party convention, you’ve seen enough shenanigans to know they’re hardly a pristine processes.
Just imagine what you and I would see come out of a Constitutional Convention with even more crooked players and even higher stakes!
You see, there isn’t a magic wand you and I can wave to restore our freedoms overnight.
I know many Iowans want there to be.
Many folks want to jump into politics for a short time, fix the problems they see and then just get back to their lives.
It’s that instinct those who are pushing an Article V Constitutional Convention are preying on.
But as Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
We can restore our rights and freedoms in Iowa, and across the country.
But it’s going to take hard work and commitment — like signing petitions, sending faxes, writing legislators, giving contributions and holding politicians accountable — not snake oil solutions.
Those are the guiding principles behind everything we do hear at Iowa Gun Owners.
Please do your part by calling your State Senator at 515-281-3371 and tell him/her to VOTE NO on a Article 5 convention!
P.S. I’ve tried to ignore this threat in hopes it would go away.
But last week the Iowa House passed a version of the Constitutional Convention and sent it to the Senate!
This is bad news for gun owners!
If this scheme ever succeeds, ALL of our freedoms protected by the United States Constitution — including the Second Amendment — would be put on the chopping block.
I need you to take moment – right now – to call your Senator and insist that he vote no on the “Con-Con” and not vote to open up our constitution to radical BILLIONAIRES like George Soros and others who want to destroy our freedoms!
The Senate switchboard number is 515-281-3371.