It's a real shame we don't have more men and women like Chuck Baldwin - true patriots who love this country - serving in politics in Washington, D.C.
I'd swear that Chuck Baldwin and I are brothers from another mother because we seem to echo each other on policy positions affecting us here in the United States.
One thing it looks like we're going to be more vocal about these days is our opposition to the states calling a Constitutional Convention. That's right! No, it's not 1787 again (the last time a Con Con was called to replace the Articles of Confederation with the U.S. Constitution), but this movement is picking up support - and fast!
This is a very serious matter, and, yes, it is very close to happening! If called, a modern Constitutional Convention could declare the U.S. Constitution to be null and void, and could completely rewrite the document.
Once again, his comments echo what we've already proposed here as being a definite possibility if this were to actually occur. You can read Baldwin's full article below.
"My good friend, Tom DeWeese, chairman of the American Policy Center, recently issued an urgent alert regarding a revived effort to assemble a modern Constitutional Convention. Mind you, the United States has not assembled such a Convention since 1787, when a Constitutional Convention replaced the Articles of Confederation with the U.S. Constitution. Fortunately, the delegates to the Con Con of 1787 were composed of freedom-loving patriots who had just fought a bloody war for independence and were in no mind to reenact tyranny upon the land they had just fought to liberate. However, can one imagine what would happen if the current bunch of politically correct leftists in Washington, D.C., were to be granted the power to rewrite our Constitution? It would be the end of the United States of America, and that is no hyperbole.
The modern Con Con effort began back in the 1970s. Since then, 32 states have issued the call. The total number of states that are required to enact the Con Con is 34. Simple math reveals that we are only two states short of this disaster. As word of this potential calamity began to surface, the effort stalled with the total states issuing the call stuck at 32. With the election of Barack Obama, however, supporters of a Con Con have been emboldened and are now trying to resurrect the momentum. The state that is currently in the crosshairs appears to be Ohio.
States that have already approved a Con Con include Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. A few of these states have since seen the error of their ways and have voted to rescind their approvals. This fact, alone, should be enough to kill the push for another Con Con, but don't expect the powers that be to see it that way.
Therefore, it seems that if Ohio approves the Con Con, only one more state would be required, and upon the call of that 34th state, a Con Con would be seated. And, no doubt, state number 34 is already sitting quietly, but excitedly, in the wings, ready to act with "lightning speed" to seal the deal.
Lest anyone take this lightly or think that a Constitutional Convention is no big deal, DeWeese properly warned, 'In truth no restrictive language from any state can legally limit the scope or outcome of a [Constitutional] Convention! Once a Convention is called Congress determines how the delegates to the Convention are chosen. Once chosen, those Convention delegates possess more power than the U.S. Congress itself.'
DeWeese is right. If called, a modern Constitutional Convention could declare the U.S. Constitution to be null and void, and could completely rewrite the document. For example, former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger once declared, '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.'
Given the fact that Washington, D.C., is comprised mostly of Big-Government liberals and neocons, it is almost certain that the founders' Constitution--which was founded on the principles of Natural Law that protects individual liberty--would be replaced with some sort of 'collective rights' document protecting an ambiguous 'common good.' At that point, there is no more United States of America. There would be no more Bill of Rights protecting individuals from governmental abuse and overreach. Furthermore, the principles of Natural Law would be forever removed as a basis of all our nation's laws and statutes. The nation that had been bequeathed to us by our forebears would be gone forever.
Yes, it is that bad, and, yes, it is that close to happening!
In the short term, every freedom-loving American must do everything they can RIGHT NOW to prevent this from happening. Since the state of Ohio is currently in the crosshairs, it would behoove us to contact every person we know in Ohio and do whatever it takes to motivate them to be sure to let their Ohio legislators know how dangerous this is. Residents and citizens of Ohio need to make sure the Ohio legislature rejects the call for a Constitutional Convention. By the same token, it would be wise for all of us who live in states that have not yet ratified the call for a Con Con to contact our state legislators to make sure that they understand the issue, and that they will do everything in their power to resist any attempt to call for a Constitutional Convention.
For more information on the status of a new Con Con and how to fight it, go to the American Policy Center website by clicking this link.
In the longer term, there is another question that must be addressed. What will we do if and when a modern Constitutional Convention is called and our U.S. Constitution is declared null and void, with a completely new constitution enacted? Which states will reject the new constitution? Which states will declare their independence from any such new union? Or, will they all surrender their state constitutions and go along with this Twenty-First Century New World Order--a New World Order that will doubtless incorporate some form of North American Community or Union?
It might be a very good idea to immediately begin identifying those states that would unequivocally reject any new union, and would be willing to declare their independence from whatever government would evolve from a modern Constitutional Convention. Yes, I am saying it: we may need to resurrect the original Thirteen Colonies, except they would probably not number thirteen, and, in all likelihood, they would not be located on the East Coast.
I am convinced that there are still millions of Americans who are sick and tired of surrendering their liberties to Big-Government sycophants in both the Democrat and Republican parties, and that if a Constitutional Convention is called--and our U.S. Constitution is wiped away or rewritten--are ready and willing to declare their independence all over again. So, I issue the call: where are the new Thirteen Colonies?
We better start looking now, because there will come a point when the time for looking for good ground is over and the time to stand our ground will be upon us."
Wow. Serious indeed, but the real question is whether people even care. I've mentioned this to people since learning about it myself last week, and no one seems to be as upset as I am. What happened to us? When did we stop caring? Probably, the moment we turned the corner and entered the end times.
A little known Article of the U.S. Constitution unfortunately paints a grim picture for us even if we are successful in getting a spotlight to shine on this movement. Article V (of the U.S. Constitution) contains no requirement that the states be represented in a Con Con. You may want to read that again!
Calling a Con Con is not only wholly unnecessary to the purpose of a balanced federal budget, but will unquestionably result in an outcome as unimaginable to most Americans as it will be lethal to our nation.
Also, how bizarre is it that there's real discussion about a Constitutional Convention (one that could theoretically divide the country, and dare I say ignite a civil war) only a few weeks after we looked at the strange phenomenon of Synchronicity specifically suggesting the very same scenario? Heck, we even discussed last week (before learning about a modern Con Con) the push for a North American Union type regional nation state and government. Ironic indeed!
Lastly, we're weeks away from seeing a new President and his administration take office. We all know what's been said about the man in religious and non-religious circles alike, and how interesting it all is to the study of prophecy.
That being said, does any of this news bring to mind what we're told in Daniel 7:25 about the Antichrist? It should!
Daniel 7:25 - "And he shall speak words against the Most High and shall expect to change seasons and laws, and everything shall be delivered into his hands for a time and times and until half a time." (New English Translation of the Septuagint; for more info on why we're looking at the Septuagint text, please refer to the 2-part series referenced below titled "The Antichrist's Checkmate?")
Certainly, all of the above is food for thought.
***UPDATE 12/1708: Wyoming Lawmakers Oppose Constitutional Convention***
America: Time To Pull The Plug?
North American Union (NAU)
The Antichrist's Checkmate? (PART 1)
The Antichrist's Checkmate? (PART 2)
Shattered Union, Shattered Universe
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Just Say No No To A Con Con
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