Arizona: Vote Tomorrow — Contact State Reps
March 11, 2014
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ALERT: Article V Convention of the States (Con Con)
VOTE: Wednesday, March 12, 1 p.m. in full House.
MESSAGE: Vote NO on HCR 2027 Convention of the States. This bill opens the U.S. Constitution to a wide-open Article V Convention with multiple amendments and special interests of every kind. Right now radical liberals who are supporting an Article V Convention have plans for their own amendments to an Article V Convention of the States. Move to Amend is planning to take away our right to free speech by entirely restricting campaign donations so that only the government can give money to candidates. They have hundreds of leftist organizations from around the nation already signed up to support this amendment. www.movetoamend.org Please protect our Constitution from radicals who would take away our Constitutional Rights. Oppose HCR 2027. (You can write your own message).
Doug Coleman: firstname.lastname@example.org, 602-926-3160.
Ethan Orr: email@example.com, 602-926-3235.
Frank Pratt: firstname.lastname@example.org, 602-926-5761.
Bob Robson: email@example.com, 602-926-5549.
Question: Why do we think that the Congress that ignores the Constitution now would be any more likely to abide by a new amendment to the Constitution to restrict their unconstitutional spending?
Move to Amend www.movetoamend.org opposes the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United. https://movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendment Move to Amend wants to take away our right to fund campaigns (free speech) and limit campaigns to government money only (which will silence dissent). Below are quotes from their website which show they support an Article V convention.
https://movetoamend.org/2013-highlights “We will win our amendment through Congress or through a Constitutional Convention (Article V), but either way we will need no less than 3/4 of the states on our side. The Pledge to Amend Campaign, a new project we launched this year, is an effort to educate and build relationships with state legislators about the We the People Amendment. A number of affiliates were part of this project in 2013.”
https://movetoamend.org/organizing-local-action-toolkit-0 “You can lobby your elected officials to educate them about the need for a constitutional amendment, and to ask for their support in calling for one. You can ask state legislators to sponsor (or at least vote for) a resolution calling for a constitutional convention (Article V), and federal legislators to propose (or at least vote for) an actual amendment.”
Move to Amend Proposed Amendment
“Section 1. [Artificial Entities Such as Corporations Do Not Have Constitutional Rights]
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only.
Artificial entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.
The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.
Section 2. [Money is Not Free Speech]
Federal, State, and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of their money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure.
Federal, State, and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.”
Article V of the U.S. Constitution states: “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress…” Notice that Congress Calls the Convention and will set the rules…not the States.
A Convention cannot be Limited: Former Chief Justice Warren Burger stated: “I have also repeatedly given my opinion that there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The Convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda. Congress might try to limit the Convention to one amendment or to one issue, but there is no way to assure that the Convention would obey. After a Convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the convention if we don’t like its agenda…”
More Information from Eagle Forum: http://www.eagleforum.org/topics/concon/
Copy of HCR 2027: http://www.azleg.gov//FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/51leg/2r/bills/hcr2027h.htm&Session_ID=112.