Legislation has been introduced in Wyoming that could spell the end of the U.S. Constitution as we know it.
The legislation calls for a disastrous Article V Convention (a.k.a. ConCon), where all of your rights would be open to revision -- or worse.
Instead of holding politicians in D.C. accountable for violating the law, misguided state legislators simply want to CHANGE the Constitution. . .
. . . the SAME Constitution politicians currently refuse to abide by!
But there is an even bigger problem -- because an Article V ConCon has never been attempted, none of the self-proclaimed “experts” behind this effort know what will happen if they get their way.
And the truth is coercive, progressive activists -- like BILLIONAIRE George Soros -- will be able to use their power and influence to direct the entire process.
And that’s just one reason why Wyoming Campaign for Liberty opposes this terrible idea.
Wyoming C4L is preparing a plan to fight this dangerous scheme in the coming legislative session.
But our opposition has been working behind the scenes for months, and I’m going to need your help to stop them.
Establishment politicians from both parties have been incrementally dismantling your rights for decades upon decades.
An Article V Convention would allow them to lay waste to all of your rights in one single, devastating action.
Sadly, some well-meaning Wyomingites have been misled into believing a ConCon will help create new “limits” on the federal government.
And many believe a constitutional convention can be limited to certain types or categories of changes.
But that simply is not true. Article V itself does not back up any assertions that a convention can be limited -- and noted constitutional scholars agree.
The Constitution itself doesn’t place limits or restrictions on subject matter, spell out the convention process, or determine how delegates should be chosen.
But that’s not all.
The risk of a “runaway convention” is extreme -– especially in today’s political climate.
Just think about America’s own history. . .
Our Founding Fathers met in Philadelphia with instructions to fix issues with the Articles of Confederation. The delegates from those 13 states couldn’t agree, and we ended up with a whole new Constitution.
That’s right, once the convention was convened, the instructions were thrown out the window.
We were extremely blessed that most of those at the convention favored limited government. But there are few true advocates of limited government alive today that would be invited to an Article V ConCon.
One group supportive of a ConCon -- Convention of States Project -- points out on its own website that if a convention is called. . .
“. . . the convention of states itself would determine which ideas deserve serious consideration. . .”
And what they fail to point out is that literally hundreds of progressive organizations, such as Wolf PAC, Sierra Club, Code Pink, Alliance for Progressive Values, MoveOn, and “Occupy,” have been pushing for a convention since 2009!
Many of them want to limit your political speech rights protected by the First Amendment.
Others want to do away with the Second Amendment entirely.
Former Barack Obama campaign advisor Lawrence Lessig -- who supports the efforts of BOTH Wolf PAC and Convention of States Project -- recently said the following about a ConCon:
“The beauty of a convention is that it would provide a forum of possibility for conservative Tea Party types... as well as progressives.
“The only requirement is that two-thirds of the states apply, and then begins the drama of an unscripted national convention to debate questions of fundamental law. It would be a grand circus of democracy at its best.”
A “grand circus” indeed!
Do you trust the hundreds of progressive organizations calling for an Article V Convention to do the right thing and rein in the federal government?
Do you trust the powerful special interests, backed by George Soros and his ilk, to do the right thing?
Just imagine what will happen at a convention being held to manipulate the U.S. Constitution, with BOTH Republican and Democrat establishment and hundreds of progressive, George Soros-types pulling the strings.
A convention is extremely dangerous -- especially today!