State Legislators: Beware of Article V

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Created by Larry Greenley
Created on 06 December 2013

This video emphasizes the inability of state legislators to prevent a "runaway" federal constitutional convention. Learn why state legislatures should not apply to Congress for an Article V convention of the states based on evaluations of the con-con process by prominent constitutional scholars.

For more info: http://www.jbs.org/issues-pages/no-con-con

For a collection of documents concerning the Article V convention process click here to download a PDF of the "No Con-Con Documentation Packet."

(Media / State Legislators Warn Against a Con-Con)

This is a 12-minute video: "Beware of Con-Cons: State Legislators Warn Against a Constitutional Convention." In this video Oklahoma State Representatives Charles Key and Dr. Mike Ritze, and State Senator Randy Brogdon warn their fellow state legislators in all 50 states against passing resolutions calling for an Article V amendments convention, commonly referred to as a constitutional convention (Con-Con). They also strongly recommend that state legislators in the 34 states that have not rescinded all previous Con-Con calls, work to pass a Con-Con rescission resolution this year. Here is the list of the 16 states that have rescinded their existing Con-Con calls: Ala., Ariz., Ga., Idaho, La., Mont., N.D., N.H., Okla., Ore., S.C., S.D., Tenn., Va., Utah, and Wy. For more info: http://www.jbs.org/issues-pages/no-con-con

For a PDF of some of the documents mentioned in this video click here to download a PDF of the "No Con-Con Documentation Packet."

(Media / Beware of Con-Cons: A Deeper Look)

This is the 30-minute version of the 12-minute video: "Beware of Con-Cons: State Legislators Warn Against a Constitutional Convention." In this video Oklahoma State Representatives Charles Key and Dr. Mike Ritze, and State Senator Randy Brogdon warn their fellow state legislators in all 50 states against passing resolutions calling for an Article V amendments convention, commonly referred to as a constitutional convention (Con-Con). They also strongly recommend that state legislators in the 34 states that have not rescinded all previous Con-Con calls, work to pass a Con-Con rescission resolution this year. Here is the list of the 16 states that have rescinded their existing Con-Con calls: Ala., Ariz., Ga., Idaho, La., Mont., N.D., N.H., Okla., Ore., S.C., S.D., Tenn., Va., Utah, and Wy. For more info: http://www.jbs.org/issues-pages/no-con-con

For a PDF of some of the documents mentioned in this video click here to download a PDF of the "No Con-Con Documentation Packet."

(Media / Oppose a Balanced Budget Amendment Article V Convention)

Scott Bradley's talk about why we should oppose an Article V convention to propose a Balanced Budget Amendment was delivered at a Council Dinner of The John Birch Society in Ohio on May 4, 2013.

Click here to purchase a DVD of Scott Bradley's presentation in the above video.

For more information about The John Birch Society's "Choose Freedom -- STOP A CON-CON" action project, go to http://www.jbs.org/issues-pages/no-con-con.

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