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Convention of States Project

The purpose of this group is to educate ourselves on Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution which allows state legislators to call a convention of states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution that would limit the abuses of the federal government.

This group is participating with "Citizens for Self-Governance" which has launched the "Convention of States Project".

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At the Constitutional Convention, George Mason insisted that the states be given the power to propose amendments to the Constitution without needing approval from Congress. He argued that if the federal government abused its power – as he predicted it certainly would – it would never consent to any corrective action. Only the states could be trusted to rein in federal abuses of power.

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Join this group in restoring the power back to the states and the people.

Website: http://www.conventionofstates.com/
Members: 8
Latest Activity: Jun 11

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States That Have Passed the COS Project, Article V Application

These states have passed the Article V Application:AlaskaFloridaGeorgiaContinue

Started by Tommy Buch Jun 11.

Updates from the States 1 Reply

South Dakota - 8 votes short to passing a bill to submit an application.  Video Update (09/10/2013)Continue

Tags: South Dakota, Convention of States, states, update

Started by Tommy Buch. Last reply by Tommy Buch Feb 25.

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Comment by Tommy Buch on June 11, 2014 at 8:51pm

WallBuilders Live Article V Webinar with Michael Farris and David Barton

Register here:  http://conventionofstates.com/wallbuilders-live-article-v-webinar-m...

Comment by Tommy Buch on May 16, 2014 at 8:28pm
Comment by Tommy Buch on May 15, 2014 at 9:09pm

May 13, 2014 . . . COS Project Facebook page reached 100,000 likes (followers).

https://www.facebook.com/conventionofstates

Comment by Tommy Buch on May 13, 2014 at 6:05pm

Here's the link to the debate between Michael Farris and Andy Schlafly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1UiBqrjHtQ&feature=share

Comment by Tommy Buch on March 27, 2014 at 8:10pm

COS Project update here in Louisiana:

Louisiana HCR 6 and Louisiana HCR 15 was considered on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Details at http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/home.aspx

Update ( http://house.louisiana.gov/H_CmteRecordRolCallVotes/RollCallVotes/H... ):

Louisiana HCR 6 by Lorusso

Motion made by:  Timothy G. Burns

Motion:  Defer Voluntary

Vote:  8-0 (Barras, Berthelot, Brossett, Danahay, Gaines, Miller, Pugh, Burns)

Vote Date:  3/26/2014 10:39:47 AM

Final Action:  Defer Voluntary. (8-0)

Louisiana HCR 15 by Garofalo

Motion made by:  Michael E. Danahay

Motion:  Defer Involuntary

Vote:  7-0 (Barras, Berthelot, Brossett, Danahay, Gaines, Miller, Pugh)

Vote Date:  3/26/2014 10:31:14 AM

Final Action:  Involuntarily Deferred. (7-0)

Video broadcast of the discussion on HCR 15 is available for those interested:

1. Goto http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/home.aspx

2. Click on the "Home" tab (top left of screen)

3. Click on "Broadcast Archives" menu item (6th item listed on left side of screen)

4. Click on "House Broadcast Archives"

5. Click on "March" under the year 2014

6. Scroll down until you see "March 26 | Session Day 11"

7. Click on "House & Gov" wording (first column, 6th item listed)

8. Wait for the video to load and start playing OR you may have to start the video yourself after it loads.  Note:  Give the video enough time to load (buffer).  The discussion on HCR 15 starts about 15 minutes (?) into the video and last for about 35 minutes.

Comment by Tommy Buch on March 11, 2014 at 9:34pm

Update . . . 

HCR6 - 03/11 - House Chamber - Read by title, under the rules, referred to the Committee on House and Governmental Affairs.

HCR15 - 03/11 - House Chamber - Read by title, under the rules, referred to the Committee on House and Governmental Affairs.

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TAKE ACTION . . .

Here's the link to the 11 members of the House and Governmental Affairs Committee:

http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Cmtes/H_CMTE_HG.asp

Please call, fax, mail, e-mail or visit them in person asking them to join with the other states in passing this Article V Application.

The members' phone, fax and mailing addresses are listed here:

http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Cmtes/H_Cmte_HGaddresses.asp

The members' e-mail address is listed here:

http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/H_Reps_Email.asp

Comment by Tommy Buch on March 10, 2014 at 8:57pm

It's official ... Louisiana House has officially filed the Convention of States Article V Application.

http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?i=225186

HCR6 - U.S. CONSTITUTION: Applies to congress to call a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit terms of office for U.S. officials and for members of congress 

http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?i=225210

HCR15 - U.S. CONSTITUTION: Applies to congress under U.S. Const. Art. V to call a convention of the states to propose U.S. constitutional amendments to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit federal government power, and provide for term limits for federal officials and members of congress

Comment by Tommy Buch on March 6, 2014 at 7:41pm

It's official . . . Georgia becomes the first state in history to pass the Convention of States Article V Application.

Details here.

Comment by Tommy Buch on February 25, 2014 at 10:42pm

Want to get involved with this movement right here in Louisiana?

Click here for details.

Comment by Tommy Buch on February 21, 2014 at 12:39am

Georgia becomes (almost) the first state to pass the COS Article V application.  The House and Senate have both passed their own version.  So, they will have to decide which version they want to go with.

I have asked Rep. Johnny Guinn to introduce the application on behalf of Louisiana.  He is working on it.

 

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