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by Tim Baldwin Michigan just passed an application to call an amendment convention under Article V of the Constitution for the explicit purpose of requiring a balanced federal budget.  The Washington Times reports, “Michigan lawmakers last week voted to demand a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.” This report highlights that this application may be the 34th application on the subject, thus triggering Congress’ duty to call a convention for that purpose.   However, some States have rescinded their balanced budget applications. Citing Prof. Rob Natelson as authorit...
Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
by Tim Baldwin I have shown before (here, here, here, and here)  how a so-called “runaway” Article V convention is, in fact, a secession act of the States that propose and/or ratify a new constitution. Despite the hollow echoes of those who oppose Article V for fear of such a runaway/secession movement, they ignore the reality that, first, no State is going to try to secede from the union and second, no sufficient number of States would propose and ratify a new constitution to secede from the Constitution of the United States. The evidence shows, the only amendments that are popular enough to ...
Published: Monday, March 31, 2014
by Tim Baldwin Polymontana reposted Prof. Rob Natelson's article on why Amendments will work (note: I reposted this article too). Someone self-named as "fredh" posted in the comment section an article by John Birch Society coordinator, Rob Brown, on why we can't use or trust Article V; namely, because Congress will control the convention and the States will be left with worse than what they wanted or nothing at all. Rob Brown's article follows, and after this, I reposted my comment to Brown's article below. Congressional report validates JBS convention concerns https://www.fas...
Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
by Tim Baldwin Read Part 1. The following are my responses to Tom’s Premises To Oppose Article V. Tom claims that the “original document [Constitution] has been basically put in a museum…and forgotten.” This is a common mischaracterization of constitutional jurisprudence, but it is not accurate and displays an elementary view of constitutional law. First, if you consider the Anti-Federalists’ views of the Constitution in 1787, the Constitution has been and is being applied the way it was intended; or at least, the way it’s natural progression permitted. So,...
Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014
by Tim Baldwin “Caution and investigation are a necessary armor against error and imposition. But this untractableness may be carried too far, and may degenerate into obstinacy, perverseness, or disingenuity.” Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Paper 31. Tom DeWeese expressed his opposition to using Article V in an article entitled, Some Thoughts on the Article V Issue. I respect Tom and what he has done regarding liberty issues, but I believe his logic and approach to Article V is flawed. I believe Hamilton’s description (above) of the Constitution’s opponents in 1787 applies to Articl...
Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014

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