The disastrous results of the 2020 election have proved a few things. They’re lessons hard learned, but if we are to survive as a free people, we must learn them. The lessons are as follows…
- The Republican Party (GOP) is essentially dead. The “Republican In Name Only” (RINO) career-politicians have completely turned their backs on Trump-supporting Patriots and made it crystal clear, in no uncertain terms, that they are willing to go on without us, and they would rather remain a minority party indefinitely, or go the way of the Whigs, than accept our support.
- When it comes to the issues that most conservative Americans care about (abortion, religious freedom, anchor-babies, illegal immigration, free speech, keeping small businesses open, blue-collar jobs, economic future, stopping unnecessary wars, gun rights, stopping Marxism, etc.) it’s become crystal clear that neither the Republican Party, nor any third party, is the answer.
- Any attempt to use a political party, like the Republican Party, to effect the changes we want, not only won’t work, but will result in the fracture and breakup of that party.
- Widespread election fraud has only served to complicate the political process even more, and it will not likely be addressed, in any kind of meaningful way, any time soon.
- The changes that are needed to preserve the blessings of liberty, that our American forefathers fought so hard to secure, cannot be obtained through the standard political method of partisan politics.
That’s why the only solution left for us is the Article V: Convention of States. What is this? I’ll explain it in a nutshell…
- The federal government must be restrained and downsized. This can only be done one way, and that is through the constitutional amendment process.
- The US Constitution can only be amended in two ways. The first is by a joint resolution of the US Congress which is then sent to the states for ratification. The second is through a resolution from a Convention of States, which is then sent to the states for ratification. Article V of the US Constitution reads as follows: “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States…“
- Article V makes it possible for the states to bypass the US Congress in proposing amendments to the US Constitution. This is important, because Congress, whether controlled by Democrats or Republicans, will never propose amendments to the Constitution that will limit their power or curtail their abuses of power. For example, Americans overwhelmingly want term limits on Congress. They’ve wanted this for forty years, but it never happens. Why? Because a corrupt Congress (whether Democrat or Republican), made up of career politicians, is never going to propose a constitutional amendment that would limit their terms, and the US Supreme Court has already ruled that only a constitutional amendment can make this happen. So as long as the people remain ignorant about the possibility of a Convention of States, Congress can keep promising term limits, but never actually deliver them. Which is exactly what they’ve done for forty years.
- By calling for the Article V: Convention of States, the state legislatures (all by themselves), can totally bypass Congress, the President and the Supreme Court, to amend the US Constitution in a way that limits the power and abuses of the federal government. This is a power the states have that federal politicians don’t want us to know about, which is why they’ll say literally anything (ANYTHING!) to distract us from it, or discourage us from exercising this power.
Exactly thirty-three of the fifty states are needed to call for an Article V: Convention of States. That may seem like a lot, but we’re nearly half way there already. As of the date of this writing (1-8-2021), fifteen states have already passed such a resolution, so only eighteen more are needed, and twenty-two already have resolutions working their way through the state legislatures. That’s more than enough! I suspect even more states will soon throw their hat into the ring.
So what do we need to do? It’s simple…
- Go to the Convention of States website by clicking here.
- Sign the Convention of States Petition on the website.
- Scroll down this page to find the map with the colored states. It’s called the “Progress Map.”
- If your state is colored blue, yellow or white, contact your STATE legislators and them them to “support the Article V: Convention of States.” Continue doing this every week until your state turns green.
- If your state is already colored green, contact everyone you know in a state that is not colored green and tell them to do #4 above. Continue doing this every month until their state turns green.
It’s time to put away the partisan politics. Forget about the Republicans, the Democrats or any third-party wannabees. Focus on the five steps above for the next few years. If we do that, the Convention of States WILL happen eventually. Now, once we’ve reached the necessary number of states, and the ball is set into motion, the real work begins. Having a Convention of States is only half of the battle. The next half is getting the proposed amendments we need for state ratification. The following are my suggestions which, if ratified by the states, will have the effect of significantly reducing the size, reach, power and corruption of the federal government…
- Require that the national debt shall not be increased except upon a recorded vote of two-thirds of each house of Congress.
- Set term limits on Congress.
- Limiting federal overreach by returning the Commerce Clause to its original meaning.
- Limiting the power of federal regulations by giving an easy congressional override.
- Limiting the jurisdiction of the federal courts over things like abortion, euthanasia and stem-cell research.
- Require a super majority for federal taxes.
- Repeal the 16th Amendment, and leave all tax collection and methods up to state governments. The federal government would obtain funding through tariffs, excise taxes and direct taxation on states via census results.
- Revise the 14th Amendment to stop the practice of “anchor babies.”
- Give the states (by a three-fifths majority) the power to totally abrogate or repeal any federal law, regulation, executive order or federal court judgement.
- Officially recognize the power of any state to nullify any federal law, regulation or executive order (within its own borders), just as many states are already doing with federal gun laws and federal drug laws.
Shane Schaetzel is an Evangelical convert to the Catholic Church through Anglicanism and was trained as a catechist through the University of Dayton – a Catholic Marianist Institution. Shane’s articles have been featured on LifeSiteNews, ChurchMilitant, The Remnant Newspaper, Forward in Christ, and Catholic Online. Shane is an author of Catholic books, which can be read here.