Health & Freedom

Constitutional Convention: A Constitutional Trap?

by Ben Taylor

This morning I received an email from a friend with an article toting the need for a Constitutional Convention to pass a 28th Amendment (read that article below). Such an amendment sounds great, but let’s not be foolish. A Constitutional Convention could be a trap! An Amendment process can be accomplished other ways; rather than by potentially opening up the Constitution to wholesale change. Does anyone think that we have any Jeffersons, Madisons or Adams around? I don’t see any. Who do you trust in government now to either take part or appoint someone to take part is such a convention? Both political parties have become so corrupted (that is why we have the problems we now face), there may be no more than a few dozen trustworthy people in state or federal government to engage in such a task who might be untainted by undue influences. Then, how can it be ensured that they are appointed to the convention process? Just look at what the Republican Party does to its own (i.e. Ron Paul) who actually tries to take us back to a Constitutional government. The National Republican Party seldom supports such candidates and often runs others against them in the primaries. 

What is first needed is for the people to realize that America is being destroyed from within by design by international federalist forces who have already bought and paid for control of our state departments, our judicial and our legislative processes (both state and federally). Next, we need to stop electing Republicans and Democrats because of their party affiliation. We then must determine which candidates believe that governments’ sole purpose is as enunciated in our founding document, The Declaration of Independence. That sole purpose is to secure the god-given Rights of The People. ”We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,…” If we vote for anyone who does not believe this above all other concepts of American government, then shame on us; we will get what we deserve! ….On second thought we have gotten what we deserve!

We don’t need more Constitutional Amendments; rather we need for the current one to be followed using the ‘original intent’ of the Founders with The Declaration of Independence as the bedrock for any ‘amendments’ or legislation. The Constitution if mis-amended (as with the 14th Amendment), misinterpreted, and misapplied can result in disaster for our Republic. The Declaration of Independence cannot be revised or amended and is written clearly enough so that it is very difficult to mis-interpret. Could that be why we seldom if ever hear it talked about?

If we want to do something that might really change American political culture, we each need to educate 20 other people so that they will understand that The Constitution is simply a supporting document to help ensure that government does not violate the principles of The Declaration of Independence. If we all start talking about The Declaration of Independence first and foremost instead of the Constitution, then America might once again start to understand what our government should be.

Below is the email article I received.


The Time Has Indeed Come!

Governors of 35 states have already filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them.  It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.

This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please pass it on.  

An idea whose time has come!

For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress.  Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for  sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest was to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform … in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law.

I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop.

A Constitutional Convention – this is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come.  And, with the advent of modern communication, the process can be moved along with incredible speed.  There is talk out there that the "government" doesn't care what the people think.  That is irrelevant.  It is incumbent on the population to address elected officials to the wrongs afflicted against the populace…you and me.  Think about this…
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified!  Why?  Simple!  The people demanded it.  That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.

I'm asking each addressee to forward this Email to a minimum of twenty people on their Address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one proposal that  really should be passed around.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ."


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