My Proposed New U.S. Constitution through Article V Convention of the States. (MS Word Version)
The linked New U.S. Constitution is sized for 11 x 17 inch paper for a color lazer printer.
Please print the Proposed New U.S. Constitution and mail it to the Governors and legislatures of all 50 States or to the Governor and legislature of your State.
Subject: RE: NEW CONSTITUTION – ARTICLE V CONVENTION OF THE STATES
From: Bill Walker, Co-Founder Friends of Article V Convention (email@example.com)
To: Don Hamrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:53 AM
Dear Mr. Hamrick,
The Constitution strictly forbids the writing of a new constitution by a convention. The language is in Article V and requires that any amendment become “part” of the present constitution. Moreover the convention, like Congress, is only limited to proposing amendments to “this” constitution. Thus you would have your new constitution and the old constitution an impossible situation. Sorry. To be able to do what you suggest requires you first get an amendment in our constitution to do so and even if you do not all the constitution can be removed. The senate must remain as the constitution mandates a unanimous vote to do so which is impossible as ratification of any amendment is achieved at three fourths count thus making it impossible to accomplish.
Subject: Re: NEW CONSTITUTION – ARTICLE V CONVENTION OF THE STATES
From: Don Hamrick (email@example.com)
To: Bill Walker, Co-Founder Friends of Article V Convention (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:08 AM
I have to disagree with you. The right of the People, (the People being the ultimate sovereignty of the States, and of the United States) to submit a new Constitution is found in the Declaration of Independence.
TO THE GOVERNORS OF ALL 50 STATES!
There is no excuse for Congress to have ignored the Article V Convention of the States for a complete rewrite of the Constitution throughout the history of the United States. The interpretation and authority for the States to choose an Article V Convention of the States for a new constitution is found in the Declaration of Independence. See Article V.
To that end, I present a new Constitution in MS Word as it might have been written according to most of the Article V applications from all 50 states. You are free to edit this new Constitution because I do not claim to present a perfect Constitution. It is a work in progess. It is only a suggested version for a new Constitution.
In the new Constitution: New text. Deleted text. Original text.
(8.6) QUESTION: What can you tell me about the so-called Burger Letter of 1988 that the opponents to an Article V Convention make so much about?
The so-called Burger Letter is a one-page letter [see below] purportedly written by Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Burger in 1988 at the behest of Phyllis Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum, a conservative political action group. Mrs. Schlafly is best known for her political opposition to the proposed ERA amendment during the 1980’s.
Article V of the Constitution requires Congress call an Article V Convention if two-thirds of the state legislatures apply for a convention call (“on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments”). All 50 state legislatures have submitted over 400 (or more) applications for an Article V Convention, nearly twenty times the number of applications required to cause a convention call. Article V limits an Article V Convention only to proposing amendments to the current Constitution (“as part of this Constitution”). An Article V Convention is thus not constitutionally empowered to rewrite or propose a new constitution to replace our current Constitution. Hence, an Article V Convention, authorized by Article V of the Constitution, and a constitutional convention, not authorized by Article V of the Constitution, is two separate and distinct conventions. The former is constitutional. The latter is not.
“As of this date, the public record of applications shows Congress is obligated to call TEN conventions.”
FOAVC NOTE: “Last updated on October 1, 2016 the FOAVC’s list may not be complete, because there may be some missing applications. Please contact us at Questions@FOAVC.ORG if you find any errors, duplicates, or know of any missing applications. Thank you!”
FOAVC IMPORTANT NOTICES:
With the advent of Congress (the House of Representatives) at last beginning an official count of applications, that list of course is the official list of state applications recognized by the government. FOAVC has sent links to the appropriate committee of the list below to aid in their efforts to list all state applications and ultimately issue a convention call based on those applications as required by Article V. When in the opinion of FOAVC it is apparent the congressional list is complete so as to truly present the full record of applications (a task which may take several years to complete) FOAVC will no longer post its present list as its purpose of providing for the first time a compilation of applications in a single location until the government shall list the applications will have been accomplished.
Messer Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Address Article V Recordkeeping
WASHINGTON—This week, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Article V Records Transparency Act (H.R. 5306), to ensure states are able to exercise their authority under Article V of the Constitution by restructuring the recordkeeping process of Article V applications.
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(1). TASK FORCE TO BUILD A BETTER AMERICA
(2). TASK FORCE RESTORING CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY
(3). HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
(4). SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE
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(6). SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS
(7). SUBCOMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
(8). HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE