fbpx

Stopping a Dangerous Article V Convention

The only way to defend our values against this threat is if ordinary people like us step up to make a difference. Join the fight today.

Former Governors Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker Descend on SC State House and Create Confusion

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently visited the South Carolina State House to gather support for their “balanced budget amendment.”  

What they did not discuss, however, was the damage a convention could do to the United States and the Constitution if this were to be called.  

This pro-convention campaign is the one that has progressed the furthest and it works to add a federal balanced budget to the Constitution.  

Those working to advance the legislation are being primarily organized by the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force (BBATF) and its affiliate, the Center for State-Led National Debt Solutions (CSNDS). For more about the history of the Balanced Budget Amendment and those who are leading it, see here 

This visit was, presumably, to garner support for Senate majority leader Shane Massey’s bill (S. 125).  

An outspoken critic of the BBA is none other than the governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster. Reporter Jamie Lovegrove with The Post and Courier tweeted that McMaster told him in an interview that calling such a convention could strip Americans of their gun rights and abolish the Electoral College.  

McMaster is not wrong, and he is right to worry. Although there is no telling what could happen or what rights laid out in the Constitution could be altered, they are up for grabs if a constitutional convention comes to fruition.  

There is simply too much at stake if we allow our elected officials to gamble with our rights as they continue to push legislation they cannot control.  

The many questions the Constitution leaves unanswered are how the delegates would be chosen, what the rules for a convention would be and by whom they would be written, and whether the convention would be limited to just one pre-assigned topic.  

Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker are visiting South Carolina to push an agenda they do not fully understand towards people who do not want it. These men did not serve the people of South Carolina, they do not know the needs of the constituents, and more importantly, they do not know the needs of the country overall.   

It is time we stand up to Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker, their agenda, and make it known we do not want leaders without knowledge of the state and severely lacking in federal leadership making decisions for people they have never represented.  

Related News

Convention of States “Reopen America” Ploy

“I don’t think it’s helpful to encourage demonstrations and encourage people to go against the president’s own policy,” Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, said. “It just doesn’t make any sense.”   And yet, that is what is happening around the country as Facebook groups and special interest lobbying organizations are engineering protests at capitols around the nation for states continuing stay-at-home orders as […]

Read More >

New Polling Shows Americans Oppose Changing Constitution Through Convention

Americans across the political spectrum believe our constitutional rights must be protected and oppose calling a new constitutional convention to change the Constitution, according to new polling conducted last month. Research by J. Wallin Opinion Research concludes that after the tumultuous year marked by a national election, civil rights demonstrations, and a historic health pandemic, […]

Read More >

Colorado Rescinds Calls for Article V Constitutional Convention

Last week, lawmakers in Colorado took the important action of rescinding all of Colorado’s previous calls for an Article V constitutional convention. This crucial legislation removes Colorado from the dangerous equation many state legislatures have fallen prey to by wealthy special interests looking to start a constitutional convention when they hit the 34 state threshold […]

Read More >

Turning to a Convention of States in Times of National Crisis is Not the Answer

Turning to a Convention of States in Times of National Crisis is Not the Answer By Dorothy Moon, IDGOP Chairwoman January 4, 2023 Our country is in a rough place right now, perhaps the worst since the Civil War. Spending is out of control, our southern border is wide open, and Congress seems to be […]

Read More >

The Legislature’s con-con con job | Editorial

The Legislature’s con-con con job | Editorial By SUN SENTINEL EDITORIAL BOARD | Sun Sentinel PUBLISHED: January 4, 2024 at 11:59 a.m. | UPDATED: January 4, 2024 at 12:05 p.m. The 2024 Florida legislative session kicks into gear Tuesday, and the opening day’s agenda tells you all you need to know about what deserves immediate […]

Read More >

Do you know what your legislators are working on?

The Constitution has our rights and values woven through it so carefully and so cautiously because of the immense strength it needs to uphold the pillars of our democracy.   But these rights and the values at the core of our nation, the freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and right to vote, are now at stake. With […]

Read More >

Article V Proponent Mark Meckler Takes Over as Right-Wing Media CEO

Americans deserve a free and fair democracy that is brought to them through factual information and trusted leadership. However, with the re-emergence of Parler under the direction of a known right-wing extremist figure that is actively working to dismantle those very rights, only further proves that the site is not intended to engage in dialogue. […]

Read More >

Exposed: The Balanced Budget Amendment Convention Campaign

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wealthy special interest groups convinced dozens of state legislatures to pass resolutions or “calls” for an Article V convention to propose a balanced budget amendment (BBA). At one point, BBA advocates were just a few states short of reaching the constitutionally required 34 state required to call a convention. However, […]

Read More >

Stay Connected

We need your help before it's too late. Join our mailing list to receive important updates and help us mobilize.