From: Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Conference Call: Tennessee State Senate Approved SJR 493 Balanced Budget Amendment Application By A Vote Of 28-0-1 - Friday, March 7, 2014 at 4:00 EST
Date: Thu Mar 06 20:25:00 MST 2014
 Tennessee State Senate Approved 
SJR 492 Balanced Budget Amendment Application by a vote of 28-0-1!

Dear Honorable Dean Sanpei,  


You are invited to participate in the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force's weekly conference call to move forward the campaign to reach the necessary 34 state applications requesting a Convention for Proposing Amendments to solely consider a Balanced Budget Amendment.


We have assembled the nation's best experts on the history of Article V and the Balanced Budget Amendment. We hope you will join the campaign!


Please join us Fridays at 4:00 PM EST


BBA Campaign Weekly Conference Call


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Conference Call Agenda


4:00 - 4:05 Self Introductions

  • Balanced Budget Amendment Application Updates from Our Sponsors                                                                
  • Tennessee State Senate Approved SJR 493 Balanced Budget Amendment Application By A Vote Of 28-0-1
  • Discuss Utah BBA Application Vote
  • BBA Campaign Next Steps
  • Updates from the BBA Task Force and Coalition Members

4:56 - 5:00 New Business


In Liberty,


Scott Rogers

Executive Director

Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force

P.O. Box 1261

Leesburg, Virginia 20175



The Stealth Campaign to Defeat Article V
This excerpt from a report by the Congressional Research Service notes the stealth campaign initiated by the left to stop the BBA movement by using scare tactics.  Unfortunately, it worked (Eagle Forum and JBS bought in) and our nation is dealing with the repercussions of this stealth misinformation campaign to this very day.

"As the number of state applications mounted, critics mobilized to oppose the campaign; a counter-convention group, Citizens for the Constitution, was established to make the case against an Article V balanced budget amendment convention. The newly formed organization described that effort as a stealth campaign: Vice President Walter Mondale's chief of staff asserted that,"[t]hey were remarkably successful until it became known what they were doing.... Nobody was paying any attention." Some opponents claimed that a balanced budget amendment would place federal finances in a "straight jacket," while others warned against the dangers of a runaway convention. Supporters of the convention accused the opposition of using "scare tactics," but the campaign appeared to lose momentum. New applications "no longer breezed through state legislative chambers ..."


Source: Congressional Research Service - The Article V Convention for Proposing Constitutional Amendments: Historical Perspectives for Congress - Thomas H. Neale, Specialist in American National Government, October 22, 2012

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The Stealth Campaign to Defeat Article V
BBA Campaign News in the States
BBA State Campaign Map
Article V BBA Resources



We Demand a Balanced Budget


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National Tax-Limitation Committee


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