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Proof that the Convention of States (COS) is working with the LEFT

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A Convention could be triggered this year! We are alerting you before we get into this article that Congress may count the applications however that want – they may aggregate them to get the needed 34 total state legislatures for Congress to be able to call a Con-Con. So, it is mandatory that we stop ANY more applications from getting passed in ANY state, including Arkansas, on any “brand” and no matter what it’s called because most applications sound good!

Also, we MUST have our current legislators rescind any previous applications existing and lingering around from past years! Click here for an example of a resolution to rescind ALL calls for an Article V Convention.

2019 is a critical session, dear reader! We cannot afford to let SJR3 get out of the Arkansas Senate Committee for State Agencies & Governmental Affairs.

This article contains information about the top players promoting a convention in our legislatures across the U.S.:  George Soros, Mark Meckler, Tom Coburn, and Robert Natelson. They seem to be in this for the money!

The Convention of States Project (COSP) is desperate to keep their funding. In 2017, one state after another defeated the Article V Convention applications. Last legislative session, Arkansas played dirty and used tactics to expunge the votes on such legislation so they could start over on new legislation – as if the previous votes never occurred!

Many legislators are denying that the Political Left is working with the Convention of States Project. However, Progressive groups and leaders ARE working hand-in-hand with “conservative” groups to promote a rewrite of our federal Constitution. Some of these progressive left-wing groups are Wolf PAC,,, and many more.

KEEP READING, and scroll to see the picture included below. Looks like both the Left and the Right are working to destroy our existing Constitution and America, and George Soros DOES directly affect action in Washington D.C.

Here’s the first highly-paid lobbyist/ player we’ll be revealing…

Mark Meckler – Founder: Convention of States, Tea Party Patriots, and President/ CEO of John Hancock Committee For The States doing business as Citizens For Self Governance. Looks like he’s just a puppet easily controlled for the money.

  • The Convention of States (COS) is an Article V Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) supported and funded by the elitists. Mark Meckler, the President/CEO of COS, was compensated $238,452 in 2016. Another person bought and paid by COS is Jim DeMint, a paid mouthpiece for COS. Another: Tom A Coburn is paid $240,000 per year as a lobbyist for COS. COS transferred $1,649,848 to Citizens For Self Governance. Click here for the 2016 IRS 990 filing for the Convention of States (COS) Action.

  • Follow the money! Mark Meckler has another organization in which he is the President/CEO called John Hancock Committee For The States (doing business as Citizens for Self Governance) in which he received a compensation of $238,452 for 2016. Click here for the 2016 IRS 990 filing for John Hancock Committee For The States.


Mark Meckler’s total compensation for 2016 from COS and John Hancock Committee For The States (doing business as Citizens For Self Governance) was $476,904 plus $75,000 that Patricia Meckler received, for a total of $551,904.

Mark Meckler Finds Common Ground with Strange Bedfellows, by Orlean Koehle

Mark Meckler has developed a working relationship with at least two far left leaders who also want an Article V Convention. They are: Joan Blades, co-founder of the,” one of the prominent groups that are part of Move to Amendfunded by George Soros; the other leader is Harvard law professor, Lawrence Lessig. Both leftist groups want an Article V Convention because of their desire to overturn the Supreme Court ruling of “Citizens’ United,” and Lessig just happens to believe the Constitution needs to be totally rewritten.


Joan Blades co-founder and on the board for and Mark Meckler of the Covention of States (COS) .  The Left and Right working together… so, there you have it! A picture speaks a thousand words. George Soros is a big funder for

Truth is, MoveOn’s Joan Blades and COS Mark Meckler, have been talking online and over the phone for a few years now. Quietly, until now.

So, what is wrong with Mark Meckler cozying up to different organizations (no matter how liberal) if they all want the same thing – an Article V Convention (AVC)? Because the COS Project presents themselves as very conservative, they should be diametrically opposed to what Move to Amend wants and stands for. Should it also not bother Meckler that George Soros is also funding these liberal groups and also wants an Article V Convention to take place? Would that not make one a little suspicious of their motives? COS Project leaders also tell their supporters that the AVC will be limited and held only for their conservative amendments, not for liberal ones. How can they say that? There is nothing written in the Article V that authorizes it to be a limited AVC. That is all speculation.

Mark Meckler used to warn people against an Article V Convention of the States: In his book that he co-authored with Jennie Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots, published in 2012, Meckler quotes from and agrees with political analyst Dick Morris who states:

But no amendment has ever been passed by a convention. Those who have considered such are righty fearful that an open-ended Convention could produce changes that would alter the very frame-work that guarantees us freedom. Who wants a group of politicians to have the power to repeal the First Amendment or mess with our system of elected representatives? More likely any convention would get so tangled up in such issues as abortion, gay marriage , and gun control that it would never be able to address anything else. p. 106 (Emphasis added)


Meckler’s change of heart: Now Meckler and other conservative leaders are all for a COS Convention. What happened to change their minds? Could it be all the money that is pouring in, in support of this cause?

Couldn’t conspiring men/women disguise themselves as patriots, attend as delegates, and then propose that the U.S. Constitution be scrapped as an old, outmoded, out-of-date document? As stated above, should we not be rightly fearful that it would be an “open-ended convention and would alter the very framework that protects our freedom?

This powerful professor of propaganda guides the details of the Con-Con and influences legislative bodies across the country! What a sham!!!

Meckler needs to get a real job and quit depending on his donors to support him.

Now, we’ll introduce you to another player/ highly-paid lobbyist.

Tom Coburn - Former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma

Career Timeline 

  • 1970: Graduated from Oklahoma State University

  • 1970-1978: Worked as manufacturing manager, Coburn Opthalmic Division, 

                    Coburn Optical Industries

  1. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee

  2. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

  3. United States Senate Committee on Intelligence

  4. Finance Committee 

  5. Senate Judiciary Committee


2011 Senate Ethics Report: Senator Tom Coburn helped cover up Senator John Ensign (Nevada) Scandalous Affair. Click here to read the news article.

Watch this eye-opening video to see what happened in the Montana legislature in 2017 - how the sponsor of House Resolution 8 (HJ8) (Montana Representative Tschida) to make an application for an Article V convention withdrew his sponsorship. Secure Arkansas thanks Rep. Tschida for his conviction, his courage, and his leadership! His behavior shows that he’s a man of honor and integrity.

The Montana victory is especially sweet because the University of Montana is where Professor Robert Natelson was denied Emeritus status after his long tenure there. Natelson is yet another player in this web of deceit.

What is “Emeritus status”? From this Missoulian article:  Emeritus status is granted to a retiring professor whose colleagues feel he or she is worthy of the academic recognition and prestige based on the faculty member’s research, service and instruction during his teaching tenure.  


Robert G. Natelson is also on the Board of Scholars with the globally corporate-controlled American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  This professor of propaganda is the author of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Legislative Handbook written for State Lawmakers representing corporate America. (The handbook he wrote includes the disclaimer that nothing in it should be taken as legal advice and that readers should search out counsel in their own states.)

He was better-known as a political activist and talk show host in Montana.

Now a team member of a manipulative Think Tank based in Colorado called the Independence Institute, here’s Natelson’s profile there.

He’s also the editor at the Article V Information Center: a project of the Independence Institute. Unfortunately, this is a propaganda center to which many of our lawmakers are directed for “answers” to their questions regarding an Article V convention. Much of the information found there may be factual, but there’s just enough error and misinformation to lead people astray…

Legislators, beware! These institutes and lobbyists have consolidated their misinformation to be distributed throughout the state legislatures and groups regarding a convention.

“Limited Convention”: Notice that Wolf-PAC also has claimed that this would be a limited convention only for the “sole purpose” of proposing their amendment: 

“Be it further Resolved, That this application is for a limited constitutional convention and does not grant Congress the authority to call a constitutional convention for any purpose other than for the sole purpose set forth in this resolution.”7 


We’ve shared with you several times that it’s not possible to limit the actions of the delegates, once a convention is underway. If a convention is convened, many legislators will say, “Oh, what have we done?!”


CALL TO ACTION #1:  We must demand immediate action from our lawmakers! 
Call AND email them and respectfully ask that they pull their sponsorship AND rescind ALL applications for an Article V convention. Click here for an example of a resolution to rescind ALL calls for an Article V Convention.

We especially need to call Senator Gary Stubblefield and ask him to withdraw the sponsorship of this dreadful bill, SJR3. He’s a dairy farmer from Branch, Arkansas, and owns Valley View Farms. He’s also served on the Environment and Agriculture Task Force for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). 

Senator Stubblefield has over $12,500 in sources of income from each of the following:  

  • Oklahoma National Stockyards

  • I-40 Livestock Inc, and

  • Springfield Livestock Mareting Center 


Stubblefield also has over $12,500 in business or holdings in each of the following: 

  • Bank of the Ozarks, which is now re-named Bank of OZK (the bank that is involved in the bonds for NABORS Landfill in Baxter County) and

  • Edward Jones


Seventeen of the 35 Arkansas Senators have sponsored/co-sponsor the SJR3 legislation, and they MUST pull their sponsorship. They are as follows:

Lead Sponsor:  Senator Gary Stubblefield - cell 479-965-3078

Senator Ronald Caldwell - 501-682-6107 - Chair of State Agencies & Govt’l Affairs Cmte 

Senator Jimmy Hickey – 903-824-8861 - State Agencies & Govt’l Affairs Cmte

Senator Ricky Hill - 501-286-2285

Senator Terry Rice - 479-637-3100

Senator Scott Flippo - 870-421-3420

Senator Alan Clark - 501-262-3360

Senator Bart Hester- 479-531-4176 - State Agencies & Govt’l Affairs Cmte

Senator Bob Ballinger - 870-350-5175 - State Agencies & Govt’l Affairs Cmte

Senator Jason Rapert - 501-336-0918

Senator David Wallace - 870-919-8046

Senator Cecile Bledsoe – cell 479-685-5394 or 479-636-2115

Senator Kim Hammer – 501-682-6107

Senator John Cooper – 870-761-0130

Senator Trent Garner – 870-818-9219 – Vice Chair of State Agencies & Govt’l Affairs Cmte

Senator Missy Irvin – cell 870-740-9694

Senator Breanne Davis – cell 479-970-0081 - State Agencies & Govt’l Affairs Cmte


Below are the emails of the above 17 Senators sponsoring or co-sponsoring SJB3:

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CALL TO ACTION #2:  Call AND email these Senators and respectfully ask that they vote NO on SJR3.

TWO of the 8 Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee members are NOT sponsors of the ambiguously-written bill: Senator Will Bond and Senator Bill Sample.

  • Chair: Senator Ronald Caldwell 501-682-6107

  • Vice Chair: Senator Trent Garner 870-818-9219

  • Senator Bob Ballinger (870) 350-5175

  • Senator Will Bond 501-396-5400

  • Senator Breanne Davis (479) 970-0081

  • Senator Bart Hester 479-531-4176

  • Senator Jimmy Hickey, Jr. 903-824-8861

  • Senator Bill Sample 501-624-3445

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Thank you, dear readers, for getting involved because without your help, our Constitution would be in jeopardy!


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Remember:  eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.


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Securing the blessings of liberty,

Secure Arkansas
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