From: Charles Kacprowicz
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: NEWS RELEASE - ARTICLE 5 COUNTERMANDS VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE - LEGISLATORS
Date: Sun Apr 27 23:58:41 MDT 2014
Body:
NEWS RELEASE - COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT CONVENTION VIDEO
CITIZEN INITIATIVES, Charles Kacprowicz April 24, 2014
 
Under Article V of the United States Constitution, State Legislatures are sovereign and are the final arbiters in all constitutional matters through to ratification.  They must never abdicate their sovereignty  to delegates, Congress, the Courts or Executive Branch.  If they do the Article V process will be mired in politics for generations to come. 
 
State Legislatures are the deliberative body, not the delegates who are sent to a Convention.  Delegates are Ambassadors for their Legislatures - they are not free agents. 
 
Delegates to an Article V Convention are not equivalent to the delegates (Founders) at the Constitutional Convention.  The Founders were commissioned to rewrite the Articles of Confederation.  Delegates to an Article V Convention are restricted to representing their Legislatures (not Congress, nor the Courts, nor the Executive) for the purpose of proposing Amendments to the United States Constitution.  Article V delegates have no Constitutional authority to conduct a 2
nd Constitutional Convention. 
 
Article V is a new beginning for the States.  It allows the Legislatures to "Apply" for an Amendment Convention for the purpose of proposing Amendments to remedy egregious wrongs suffered by their  citizens when the Federal government refuses to address them.    The Article does not authorize the convening of an Open Convention or 2
nd Constitutional Convention. 
 
When 26 or more Delegate Resolutions are passed by the Legislatures with a pre approved text for the Countermand Amendment, the Countermand Amendment Convention will be safe, quick and successful.  Delegates will be bound to the instructions their Legislatures give them in the Delegate Resolution.   Critical questions will be settled by the Legislatures before the Countermand Amendment Convention convenes: 1) how to organize the Convention, 2) how to establish Rules of Order, 3) how to establish one vote per State, 4) how to agree on majority rule at roll calls, and 5) how the pre approved text for the Countermand Amendment will be voted on at the Convention.  Legal precedence and Convention experience before the Constitutional Convention, as some have argued, will not be controlling at a Convention.  These matters have to be settled by the State Legislatures in Delegate Resolutions before the Convention in convened. 
 
COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT CONVENTION: 
http://youtu.be/4IqtADyUs14

COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT:  https://www.countermands.us/  JOIN THE ARTICLE V CAMPAIGN THAT IS MAKING HISTORY!

Charles Kacprowicz
CITIZENINITIATIVES
Countermand Amendment Convention
P.O. Box 523
Spruce Pine, North Carolina 28777
director@countermands.us

To contact our National Director Charles Kacprowicz: phone  828-783-0599

email:  director@federalamendments.us   


Sincerely,
Edie Wiske
Citizen Initiatives
State Director for Wisconsin
http://www.citizeninitiatives.org





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