Please make sure you write letters to North Carolina, if you haven’t written in the past week or so. I’ll be blasting about once every week or 10 days for those States– so please keep blasting them with different thoughts. It worked in Iowa, and 2018 has been sweet so far. We don’t need COSP gloating. They’re bad enough when they have nothing to brag about!
The purpose of this blast is to update you and bring your attention to a couple of new articles/cartoons.
Convention of States Project:
COSP has added no states yet in 2018 and hasn’t added one state since May 12, 2017 (MO).They have a total of 12.Their best prospects are NC and MI. They’ve failed in 17 states so far in 2018: HI, IA, ID, KS, KY, MD, MN, MS, NE, NH, SC, SD, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY.
Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force:
BBATF has added no states in 2018, and we don’t see any prospects for them for the rest of the year. The last state they added was on Nov. 7, 2017 (WI). They have a total of 28. They’ve failed in 6 states in 2018: KY, ME, MS, SC, VA, WA.
So far, Wolf-PAC has added no states in 2018. Their best prospect is Massachusetts. WP has failed to add a state since June 17, 2016 (RI). They have a total of 5. Fourteen States declined to pass Wolf-PAC in 2018: CO, HI, IA, LA, MD, ME, MO, NE, NM, OK, SC, WA, WI, WV
Term Limits USA:
So far, TML added 2 states in 2018 (AL and MO), making a grand total of 3. But that doesn’t matter because those states have already passed the COSP and BBA applications. So far in 2018, these 9 States declined to pass the TML application: AZ, GA, MD, ME, MS, NH, SC, TN, VT
Compact for America:
CFA seems to be dying a long overdue death. By passing CFA’s legislation, states are actually pre-ratifying an amendment to the US Constitution which authorizes Congress to impose a national sales tax and a national value added tax, in addition to keeping (and increasing) the income tax. CFA’s new taxes amendment has been ratified in 5 states. During 2018, CFA filed in only one state (OK), where they failed.
Categories of AVC Applications (i.e. COSP, BBA, WP, TML, etc.):
Remember- no one is limited by the bogus restrictions set forth in the applications. It doesn’t matter what the ostensible purpose of the application is, Congress has the power to count the applications any way they want; and the Delegates can ignore the pretended restrictions in the applications and do whatever they want at the convention. At the federal “amendments” convention of 1787, the Delegates ignored their instructions from the Continental Congress and their States and wrote a new Constitution which created a new government.
It is probable that the underlying purpose of the different forms of applications is to create the false belief in the minds of Americans that the Delegates to an Article V convention can be limited by the wording of the applications from the States. But that is a Big Lie.
Important DEL bills sponsored by COSP:
Here are the states where COSP failed to pass important Delegate bills in 2018: NE, TN, VA, WV. VA’s and TN’s bills created new gimmicks and would have been used as model legislation throughout the country had they passed; and NE’s and WV’s bills were prioritized above COSP applications to facilitate COSP’s passage at a later time. Hah!
Here are two recent articles that you may want to use in letters where appropriate. And attached is Bliss’s latest cartoon (Lynette’s idea) plus a picture and meme.
Here is Publius’s latest article “Honest discourse about an Article V convention needed.”
Thank you for all your letters! Thanks to a big team effort, we’ve had a great year! There are only about 10 states still in session, and most of those don’t look like anything is moving. But North Carolina needs your help!