AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
May 25, 2022
Why Don’t They Call It a Constitutional Convention?
Those pushing for an Article V convention or Convention of States try to avoid the term “constitutional convention” because that would acknowledge the entire US Constitution is being opened up for review. Advocates of the convention are trying to limit it to certain issues i.e. balanced budget, term limits, limiting the power of the federal government. Yes, the US government has overreached its power. The 10th Amendment already exists to limit the power of the US government: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” How many states are using their 10th Amendment authority?
What would such a “convention” look like? No one knows because it has never been done before! If such a convention is held, do you believe the media would play a role in its outcome? How about George Soros and his big money? Yes, to both those questions?
In the last paragraph of Federalist No. 85, Alexander Hamilton said he dreads the consequences of another convention because “powerful individuals, in this and in other States are enemies to a general national government in every possible shape.” And that was stated before the likes of anti-American billionaires like George Soros and Bill Gates!
In a June 1988 letter to Eagle Forum president Phyllis Schlafly, Chief Justice Warren Burger wrote, “. . . there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. After a Convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the Convention if we don’t like its agenda. . . A new Convention could plunge our Nation into constitutional confusion and confrontation at every turn. . . .”
On April l7, 2014, during a panel discussion, Justice Antonin Scalia said, “I certainly would not want a Constitutional Convention. I mean whoa. Who knows what would come out of that?” In 2017, the United States Justice Foundation wrote a legal policy paper “The Dangerous Proposals for States to Apply for an Article V Constitutional Convention”. That can be found here
The State Senate may consider SR 152, “A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a Convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States . . . “ The Senate is playing a little game! According to the Rules, the Senate had to take some action on SR 152 on Monday because it was its 10th legislative day . . . so with one motion it was tabled and immediately took off the table with another. So, the count starts all over again with yesterday, Tuesday, being Day * 1 on the Senate calendar! Contact your State Senator and ask him or her not to support SR 152.