Call for Convention of States Project
“Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealist acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.” (The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, Robert A. Heinlein, 1973)
Are you among those who believe in the U.S. Constitution and its protection of the sovereign individual’s unalienable right of self-governance? Are you harassed by regulations that are difficult to understand? Do you see government, in particular the Federal Government as a spendthrift ne’er-do-well speeding toward bankruptcy? Worse, where will it leave our progeny, whom were taxed without representation holding the bag.
None of this just happened. Nor is it strictly a Democrat or Republican “thing.” Five generations ago our political system was infected with a philosophy from Europe alien to our founding and American culture. Fabian Socialism, the bastard child of 18th and early 19th century philosophers Rousseau, Hegel and activist Karl Marx, was incipiently introduced to many in the late 19th and early 20th century as “progressive” – because “socialism” wouldn’t sell. Best known of these early “progressives” is John Dewey whose philosophy was early adopted into our education system. Progressives don’t believe in the U.S. Constitution – it demands that the fiduciaries of the sovereign people act within the constitutional framework of the contract and protect the unalienable rights of the sovereign people.
One of our first avowed prominent progressives was Republican President Theodore Roosevelt. He was responsible for the election Democrat Woodrow Wilson, child of the defeated Confederacy and arguably a more grounded philosopher of progressivism than T.R. He declared “socialism” is equivalent to “democracy.”
For all who believe our political elites have all but destroyed the republic, there is a solution besides the ultimate safe guard of liberty in the Constitution, the second amendment.
On the last day of the Constitutional Convention, sovereign Virginia states’ delegate, Col. James Mason, proposed amending Article V of the proposed Constitution, adding a second method of amending the Constitution to correct unforeseen structural flaws and guard against tyrannical laws.
“[If Congress had the sole power to write amendments] no amendments of the proper kind would ever be obtained by the people, if the Government should be come oppressive.” “[I] will better to provide them [Article V] in an easy, regular and Constitutional way than to trust to chance and violence.” (George Mason. 1787 Federal Convention Debates) Mason’s proposal was immediately adopted without debate.
There are forces, both expected and unexpected that vehemently oppose exercising this sovereign right of the people. These are refuted by such eminent scholars and experts as Montana’s own Law Professor emeritus Robert Natelson, (Senior Fellow in Constitution Jurisprudence, Independence Institute in Denver, http://constitution. i2i.org/about) and others.
For more information regarding the Convention of States Project and how you can get involved in saving our liberty, go to info@ cosaction.com, or call 540- 441-7227. Or, contact local Project representatives, Lt. Col. Glenn Timm USAF (ret), timmaerosvs@yahoo. com, 406-250-7987; Mauri Morin, maurv8@gmail. com, 406-249-2250.