Month: February 2014

Article V Convention

New Amendments: Balanced Budget

We need a balanced budget, but even more simply, we need a budget. Congress’ recent tendency to operate without even passing a budget at all is entirely unacceptable. They must be held accountable. The text below is one idea for an amendment to force that to happen. The federal government may not spend more than […]

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Amendments
Current Events

Understanding What a Convention of States (COS) Might Be

The Convention of States movement is a call for an Article V convention to amend the US Constitution, within specified limits. This is not some kind of whack-o internet theory. State legislatures (multiple with more being added regularly) are moving on this. Some are in committee, some have moved on to the full Legislature.  Please […]

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The Up-Side to Reality TV
Pop Culture

The Up-Side of Reality TV

Clearly, there are far more edifying activities one can partake in than simply perching one’s posterior upon the divan and gazing at the “boob tube”.  But seriously, are we really that uptight? People need to relax their bodies and their brains sometimes. The simple truth is that in the modern US, that tends to involve […]

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Amendments
Article V Convention
General
The Bill of Rights
The Executive Branch

Amending the Constitution

The Founders knew there were unresolved issues (slavery in particular) and others they couldn’t foresee, so Article V of the Constitution makes it possible to amend, or change, our Constitution. There are two methods, neither of which involve either the Executive or Judicial Branches. Both rely heavily on the states. So far, there have been […]

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