To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: NEWS RELEASE - ARTICLE 5 COUNTERMANDS VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE - LEGISLATORS
Date: Sun Apr 27 23:58:41 MDT 2014
|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 2nd 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 2nd 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!
Countermand Amendment Convention
P.O. Box 523
Spruce Pine, North Carolina 28777
To contact our National Director Charles Kacprowicz: phone 828-783-0599
State Director for Wisconsin