Last Thursday House Rep. Briscoe Cain, a freshman, objected to a House floor motion to suspend the Rules that notice be posted for 5 days prior to a bill being heard in a committee hearing (HJR 56).
I bet Rep. Cain is starting to understand how politics is conducted – notwithstanding the “rules”. Rep. Cain is author and coauthor of no less than 3 bills that support an Article V convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. One of those bills, HB 506 proposes to place limitations on Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. Perhaps now Rep. Cain can see why opponents to the Article V convention don’t buy the lie that Texas can control delegates to such a convention. A modern day constitutional convention has the same inherent ability as the 1787 constitutional convention to suspend rules, throw out the press, meet in secret, and work with George Soros-supported-delegates to propose an entirely new constitution. Continue reading “The Irony – A Con Con Could Suspend Rules Too?”
The broad and vague wording of the “Convention of States Project” application for an Article V convention to propose amendments has the power to amend one word or all words. That is the reason the bill’s author in Montana withdrew his bill from consideration on Feb 15, 2017.
TEXAS NEEDS TO DO THE SAME
Texas legislators should follow and find comfort in the principled actions of Montana…
Here’s the official audio from that committee hearing, with time stamps of the compelling arguments:
Montana – HJ 8 – COS application http://montanalegislature.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?clip_id=21870&meta_id=192240
Rep. Brad Tschida (R) Bill sponsor’s opening remarks 15:00 – 18:20
Rep. Brad Tschida (R) Bill sponsor’s closing remarks 1:05:20 – 1:09:25
Compelling Testimony AGAINST Art. V Convention
Constitutional scholar, Robert Brown’s testimony 31:45 – 37:22
Follow-up questions for constitutional scholar Robert Brown 56:30 – 1:05:16
Article V is not the tool to reign in a rogue federal body.
Article VI is the correct and peaceful tool to reign in a rogue federal body.
See how the “Simulated” Art. V convention produced UN-intended consequences using the COS application: https://tinyurl.com/joujps6 and accidentally EXPANDED federal powers through proposed amendments.