We must stop the call for a Constitutional Convention!
Article V of the Constitution:
1. Gives NO guidelines for how to conduct a Con Con.
2. NO rules on how delegates will be eligible or selected
3. States have NO Guarantees they will even be represented
4. Con Con could result in a COMPLETE CHANGE of our way of government
5. There simply are NO controls over the delegates once selected.
We must stop the call for a
I desperately hope you will immediately sign. I am not exaggerating when I
say the future of our nation is at stake.
I am becoming more alarmed by the day.
Because the drive to force a Constitutional Convention (Con Con) is growing
I am getting phone calls and notes from APC supporters telling me that they
are receiving appeals asking them to support a Con Con.
I am seeing more and more articles in Conservative publications supporting
the call for a Constitutional Convention.
The Internet is full of such messages. Many in the Tea Party are beginning
to support the idea of a Con Con.
Those pushing the idea are powerful and well funded. Every single state
government and all state legislators in the nation have received very
expensive, professionally-produced packages detailing how a Con Con could be
called and controlled for a Conservative agenda.
This is an outright lie. A Con Con can not be controlled and there can be no
guarantee that delegates will do anything they are instructed to do.
By calling a Con Con our precious Constitution will be placed on an
operating table and cut to ribbons. Nothing is more dangerous to our
But the movement for a Constitutional Convention is gaining strength.
Conservatives are being targeted because of our love of the Constitution and
our frustration over how it is being ignored by those leading our
The effort is misguided, dangerous and just plan wrong.
We must stop this movement now.
Urgent: I have enclosed a petition to your state’s Governor asking him/her
not to sign on to the Con Con movement.
You and I must deliver thousands of these petitions to every single Governor
as fast as we can. They must know that Americans across the nation do not
support this certain destruction of our Constitution.
Please sign your petition and we will email it immediately to your state
This new Con Con effort is very serious. The organizers are misguided in
thinking they can control a Con Con once it has been called.
But that’s what they are telling state legislators and Governors. And many
who truly want to fix our problems are starting to believe it.
These legislators are being seriously duped.
APC has been leading the fight to stop a Con Con for the past three years.
That’s because one cannot call a Con Con to discuss just one issue. Once a
Con Con is in place, there is no way to control the agenda.
The fact is, I’m fighting to stop the Con Con because of fear. Today there
is massive ignorance among the American people about the Constitution.
Worse, there are powerful forces, including Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and
Harry Reid, who consider that document to be antiquated and a hindrance to
their vision of an all powerful central government.
These things, and more, make today the worst possible time in our nation’s
history to mess with the greatest governing document of all time.
APC has helped to stop calls for a Con Con in Ohio, Kansas, and in Virginia.
And that’s just this year!
But the battle is growing because very powerful forces are pushing hard to
pressure the nation’s governors and state legislatures to pass Con Con
Again, this is not the work of wild-eyed leftists intending to gut the Bill
of Rights. This is an effort by conservative legislators who are alarmed by
the growing power of government.
The new plan for a Con Con now making its rounds in state capitals is much
more ambitious than ever before. Frankly, it has been created especially to
appeal to frustrated and frightened conservatives. .
Now an entire package of ten amendments to the Constitution is being
proposed and promoted to state legislatures. It sounds appealing to them.
The main groups pushing for a Con Con are the American Legislative Exchange
Council (ALEC), a conservative association of state legislators; and a new
group calling itself the 10 Amendments for Freedom, Inc, chaired by William
Fruth, President of POLICOM Corporation. I’ve never heard of him before.
While ALEC is working behind the scenes to build support for a Con Con among
state legislators, Fruth and his 10 Amendments for Freedom group has moved
into the public eye to sell the Con Con idea to mainstream America.
Last Spring Fruth kicked off his campaign by mailing out a slick, expensive
package to conservative leaders and to over 7,000 state legislators. The
package contained a book written by Fruth entitled “10 Amendments for
Fruth is pushing for a total package of 10 Amendments to the Constitution
* the balanced budget;
* repay the national debt in 50 years;
* government transparency;
* line item veto; term limits for Congress;
* control illegal immigration;
* English-speaking nation;
* no foreign law shall bind us;
* government restraint (preventing the Federal Government from growth
beyond constitutional powers;
* an amendment declaring “in God we trust.”
All items you and I would probably enthusiastically support.
And Fruth tells state legislators that they can have all of those things AND
control the agenda and the delegates of a Constitutional Convention to pass
only these resolutions.
That is a lie!
Article V of the Constitution says absolutely nothing about the rules. It
just says once 2/3rds of the states call for a Con Con then Congress must
act to make it happen. No rules on how delegate are selected. No rules on
History proves that the delegates to a Con Con are under no obligation to
follow any rules. They can make them up as they go.
And remember, just two years ago, when the entire nation was protesting and
demanding that Congress not pass the Obama health care bill – they did it
anyway – against all odds.
You and I witnessed the raw power of those who have no regard for the
Constitution. They are now just waiting for misguided REPUBLICAN state
legislators to make the fatal mistake of voting for a Con Con.
Then they will swoop down and take control of the process and the agenda. Do
you have any doubt of that happening?
It is folly and madness to call for a Con Con today!
What massive government power will they write into a new constitution? No
Bill of Rights? No 2nd Amendment? No property rights? I shutter to think of
Please, it is urgent that you join me now to stop the Con Con. I need to
flood the offices of governors across the country with petitions demanding
they not allow a Constitutional Convention vote in their state.
Please sign you petition and return it to me today. It is urgent that we
make our voices heard now – loud and strong.
APC has been an effective voice in this battle since it began about three
years ago. It was then that APC helped stop the first resolution in Ohio.
After that defeat the pro Con Con forces had to regroup and come up with
this new, more powerful effort. They are now bringing other groups into the
battle Many of these groups I have never heard, of like “Citizen’s
Guardian.” But they are mailing millions of letters to conservative
supporters to make it seem as if the whole conservative movement is behind
this effort. It is very dishonest.
But it’s starting to work.
Already, Con Con efforts are underway in Florida, South Carolina and Idaho.
I hear from more states every day. This can snowball overnight – unless we
stop it now.
So, I have been forced to regroup APC’s efforts as well. I am reaching out
to other organizations and leaders to join us in this fight to save our
I am writing articles, appearing on radio and television and sending out our
own mail program to reach all Americans across the nation.
APC does not have the rich and powerful war chests of the American
Legislative Exchange Council or these other groups that are driving this Con
Con effort. I have no large corporation to fill my bank accounts. I have
But together you and I can beat them. We’ve done it before. Our position is
right and the truth will win – but only if we can get this message to
governors and state legislators now to counter the lies they are being told
about a Con Con.
So please, it is urgent that you sign your petition to your governor.
But I absolutely cannot lead this battle without the funds to do it. I don’t
have the war chest of those pushing the Con Con. I have only voluntary
donations from loyal American like you.
But you know what? Together, you and I have stunned the Left in our
incredible battle to stop Agenda 21. And we can do it again in this battle
to stop this dangerous, outrageous call for a Constitutional Convention.
I need your financial support. Will you send an emergency contribution of at
least $25 today. If you can send at much as $50 or even $100, I will need
every penny to wage this battle.
We can and we must stop the threat of a Constitutional Convention today – or
our beloved Constitution may be ripped apart behind closed doors.
Please help me.
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