Save This Date: February 11, 2014 On February 11 at 7:00 p.m., Morris Patriots will host a major forum on the hot issue of whether a Convention of

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Save This Date: February 11, 2014

On February 11 at 7:00 p.m., Morris Patriots will host a major forum on the hot issue of whether a Convention of States should be called to amend the U.S. Constitution.

CONVENTION OF STATES FORUM
Hosted by Morris Patriots
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 7:00 p.m.
Whippany VFW Post 5381
750 Route 10 West
Whippany NJ 07981

NOTE: Advance reservations are necessary because we can only accommodate 100 at the VFW; if we anticipate a larger turnout, we will seek a larger venue - so PLEASE register using the link below and do so EARLY - we cannot change venues the day before the event!! .... Registration will also allow us to directly alert you to any change .... Thank You for your help!

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What is this all about ?

As the president and congress of the United States expand their powers while disregarding the constraints of the U.S. Constitution, the People are growing anxious. Mark Levin has authored "The Liberty Amendments," and a national organization calling itself Convention of States has been formed.

This issue is addressed in Article V of the U.S. Constitution, which specifies how the People can amend the U.S. Constitution. We urge you to become familiar with this issue.

The Constitution can be amended "3" ways:

1) Congress can propose specific Amendments and send them to the States for a vote. (this is how most Amendments to the Constitution have been adopted and some rejected)

2) The Legislatures of 2/3 of the States can petition Congress to call a convention to propose Amendments, which would then be sent to the States for a vote.

Either way, the proposed Amendment(s) shall only take effect if ratified by the LEGISLATURES of three-fourths of the States, OR by CONVENTIONS in three-fourths of the States - depending on which Mode of Ratification may be proposed by Congress.

(The Wikipedia link, below, illustrates these options)

Mark Levin says he was originally skeptical of the second amendment process, but on further research, he now believes the requirement that three-fourths of the States (Legislatures or by conventions) ratify is such a serious check on the process that it "should extinguish anxiety that the state convention process could hijack the Constitution." Yet, major Constitutional experts and national organizations disagree - Eagle Forum and the John Birch Society among them.

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National Leaders To Discuss Amending the Constitution

To Amend or not To Amend ???

Morris Patriots is proud to host a major forum on this question, February 11th. The issue is both simple and complex, but the debate is heating up and activist citizens need to understand its implications.

John F. McManus, president of the John Birch Society will be a primary speaker at this event. And, we'll have information available about the position of ConventionofStates.com. John McManus has long been involved in national issues and study of the U.S. Constitution.

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This 90-minute forum will describe the concept of a Convention of States and present both sides of the the "risk" question. Questions and answers will flesh out unclear aspects. Both organizations will have literature and resources available. We strongly encourage you to REGISTER and attend!

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Homework:

1. Here's Wikipedia's overview: < Wikipedia: Amending the Constitution >
2. Here's the link to the < Convention of States Project >
3. Here are links to: a) < The John Birch Society > b) < Concerns about a runaway convention >
4. Link to Eagle Forum's concerns: < Eagle Forum, Constitution >
5. Google "Article V convention" for other resources

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