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Article 5 – Amending the Constitution

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What the Convention Lobby isn’t telling you about
our Declaration of Independence
Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution provides two ways of amending
our Constitution: (1) Congress proposes amendments and sends
them to the States for ratification (this was done with our existing
27 Amendments); or (2) Congress calls a convention for proposing
amendments if 2/3 of the State Legislatures apply for it.
Congress has never called a convention under Article V – they are
But today, various factions are lobbying State Legislators to ask Congress to call an Article V convention. They
use various “hooks” – proposed amendments on such appealing subjects as “congressional term limits”,
“balancing the federal budget”, “taking money out of politics”, or “limiting the power and jurisdiction of the
federal government”. But nothing in Article V limits the convention to subjects specified by State legislatures
[link]. So the subject of a state’s application for a convention is nothing more than bait designed to attract
specific groups of people to get them to support an Article V convention.
Moreover, the phrase, “a Convention for proposing Amendments”, which appears within Article V,
doesn’t restrict the Delegates to the Convention to proposing Amendments! That’s because our
Declaration of Independence recognizes that a People have the “self-evident Right” “to alter or to
abolish” their government and set up a new government.
We’ve already invoked that Right twice: In 1776
we invoked it to throw off the British Monarchy; and in 1787, James Madison invoked it to throw off our first
Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, and set up our current Constitution which created a new Form of
This is what happened:
There were defects in the Articles of Confederation, so on Feb. 21, 1787 [link], the Continental Congress called
a convention to be held in Philadelphia
“for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation”
But the Delegates ignored their instructions from Congress and similar instructions from the States [link]
and wrote a new Constitution which created a new Form of Government. Furthermore, the new
Constitution included its own new and easier mode of ratification: Whereas amendments to the Articles of
Confederation had to be approved by the Continental Congress and all of the then 13 States; 2
the new
Constitution provided at Article VII thereof, that it would be ratified when only 9 States approved it.

The Declaration of Independence is the Fundamental Act of Our Founding and is part of the “Organic Law” of our Land
[link]. The provision regarding altering or abolishing existing governments and setting up a new one is here.
See ART. 13 of the Articles of Confederation [link].
And in Federalist No. 40, James Madison, who was a Delegate to the Federal “amendments” Convention
of 1787, invoked the Declaration of Independence as justification for the Delegates’ ignoring their
instructions and writing a new Constitution which created a new Form of Government.
If we have a convention today, the Delegates will have that same power to get rid of our second Constitution
and impose a third Constitution. New Constitutions are already prepared or in the works! One of them, the
Constitution for the Newstates of America [link], is ratified by a national referendum (Art. XII, §1). The States
are dissolved and replaced by regional governments answerable to the new national government. And we are to
be disarmed under this proposed Constitution (Art. I, Part B. §8).
So why was the convention method added to Article V? The Anti-federalists at the Convention wanted
another convention so they could get rid of the Constitution just drafted [link]. Madison & Alexander
Hamilton went along with adding the convention method because they understood that a people always
have the right to meet in convention and draft a new constitution whether the convention method were in
Article V or not. And when, shortly after the Convention, the Anti-federalists started clamoring for another
convention, Madison, Hamilton and John Jay promptly started warning against it [link].
So now we can see the real agenda of those (primarily George Soros and the Kochs) who are financing the push
for a convention:
4 A convention provides the opportunity (under the pretext of merely seeking amendments) to
replace our existing Constitution with a new constitution which moves us into a completely new system of
government, such as the North American Union (NAU). Under the NAU, Canada, the United States, and
Mexico are politically integrated and a Parliament and combined militarized police force are set up over them. 5
This War over our Constitution isn’t between “Conservatives” and “Liberals”. It is between the Globalists and
those of us who want to maintain our existing Constitution and national sovereignty. Of the 4 US Supreme
Court Justices who warned against another convention, two were Liberals and two were Conservatives [link].
When convention supporters insist that the Framers meant for State Legislatures to use the convention method
of amending the Constitution to rein in an out-of-control federal government, they are making stuff up. Please
don’t pass any more applications for an Article V convention; and please rescind the applications your State has
already passed.

In Federalist No. 40 (15th para), James Madison says the Delegates knew that reform such as was set forth in the
new Constitution was necessary for our peace and prosperity. They knew that sometimes great and momentous
changes in established governments are necessary – and a rigid adherence to the old government takes away the
“transcendent and precious right” of a people to “abolish or alter their governments as to them shall seem most
likely to effect their safety and happiness,” … “and it is therefore essential that such changes be instituted by some
INFORMAL AND UNAUTHORIZED PROPOSITIONS, made by some patriotic and respectable citizen or
number of citizens…” [capitals are Madison’s].
4 As to the funding behind the push for another convention, see, e.g., link and link and link.
For the Love of God, our Country and our posterity, READ the Council on Foreign Relations’ Task Force Report
on the NAU [link]. This is what the Globalist Elite want and can get with a convention!
Contact Joanna Martin, J.D. at [email protected] or


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