Crosstalk: October 25, 2017

There has been a push to amend the U.S. Constitution for the purposes of balancing the budget. Some have referred to this as a Con-Con or constitutional convention. Some have referred to it as an Article V convention or a convention of states and some have called it an amendments convention. A number of state legislatures have considered voting for an Article V convention. Some have passed such a resolution while others have not. There have been very respectable people of both sides of the matter.

Joining Jim to discuss this issue was William Federer. William is a nationally known speaker, author and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America's noble heritage. He has authored numerous books including, 'America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations', 'The Original 13: History of Religion in America's First Thirteen States', 'Who is the King in America?' and 'For God and Country: A Handbook for the Statesman-Citizen'.

In his farewell address, George Washington communicated that there should be no change by usurpation (which is what judges do when they legislate from the bench). Instead, he wanted any such change to come about via the amendment process. So the idea is that the U.S. Constitution has within it a feature that allows it to evolve. However, the founders wanted to make sure that any evolution would be approved by the will of the people. This means that two-thirds of the House and Senate vote for an amendment which is then ratified by three-fourths of the states or two-thirds of the states could decide they want a convention.

Bill doesn't have any arguments with those who want such a convention in the sense that they're brilliant scholars who understand legally how this could work. The question that he'd want to have answered before he could get behind such a convention called by the states is this: How would you keep the money of George Soros out of it when he just put 18 billion into organizations designed to affect the politics in America?

William noted that since Barack Obama became president, we've begun to see opposition research done on all sitting congressman and senators. When combined with the use of the NSA and investigative resources, if the political parties don't like something, they leak some of the opposition research to the press. It's to the point that this doesn't take place just during campaigns, it also happens whenever a vote comes up. In other words, congressmen and senators are told that if they vote a certain way there will be a benefit for them and if they don't, any 'dirt' that's been obtained will be leaked to the press. Bill referred to it as 'the bribe or the bullet'/'the silver or the lead'. It's the way gangs operate and we've been seeing this strategy implemented on the national level.

William believes Soros will probably do background checks on every delegate to an Article V convention. He'll have money on one side to advance the careers of some politicians while those on the other side will receive threats.

 

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