Conference on the Constitutional Convention

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Conference on the Constitutional Convention

Postby moonhead » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:42 pm

Harvard is having a conference on calling an Article V convention. (http://www.conconcon.org/)
Is anyone attending from thirty-thousand.org?
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Re: Conference on the Constitutional Convention

Postby JEQuidam » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:44 pm

I wish people would quit erroneously calling an Article V convention a "Constitutional Convention", because it isn't!! (That subject is discussed elsewhere in this forum.) Perpetuating the myth that it's possible to authorize a "constitutional convention" dooms these efforts from the start. Who wants a constitutional convention? I certainly don't. But we desperately need a convention for the purposes of proposing amendments to the Constitution, as can be authorized by Article V of the Constitution. Maybe someone can explain this to the fine folks who are organizing this conference.

Anyway, to answer your question: It sounds quite interesting, but I'm not planning to go. Though I personally advocate that the state legislatures call for an Article V convention, that goal is not explicitly a part of TTO's mission. Of course, an Article V convention could certainly benefit our cause, as it might approve "Article the first" as originally intended by the First Congress (rather than the defective version inscribed in the charter Bill of Rights document).

I wonder if any work product will be produced by that conference that we can all read.
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Re: Conference on the Constitutional Convention

Postby moonhead » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:22 pm

They are suppose to post videos after the conference is over.
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