| Dear Representative Lifferth,
I write today to clarify two misconceptions:
“There can, therefore, be no comparison between the facility of affecting an amendment, and that of establishing in the first instance a complete Constitution.” Alexander Hamilton
- An Article V Convention is NOT a Constitutional Convention, it is an Amending Convention.
He was strongly opposed to a convention for the purpose to write a “Constitution.” He actually advised a convention of states action as provided in Article V…"a targeted amendment that were adopted by the states.” That is the definition of an Article V Convention. He explains, “I figured out at one time what percentage of the populist could prevent an amendment to the Constitution and if you take a bear majority in the smallest states, by population, I think something less than two percent of the people can prevent an amendment to the Constitution. “That’s, it ought to be hard, but it shouldn’t be that hard.”
- Justice Antonin Scalia’s remarks on a “Constitutional Convention.”
An America where the citizens are afraid or unwilling to use Article V of the Constitution is a dangerous place, for the federal government has no bounds, no restraint and no limits.
Let’s move forward with saving our children’s liberty and vote for HJR 8. That’s something that Alexander Hamilton and Justice Antonin Scalia both support.
President, Citizens for Self-Governance
Rep. Ken Ivory
Utah House District 47