Calls For A Continental Congress Con

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” Thomas Jefferson quotes (American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1762-1826)

Calls for a Continental Congress are growing louder by the minute.  The con of the century is being laid before those in each State government. And it is a con. Would you trust Nacy Pelosi or Harry Reid to lead such a convention? Neither would I and yet that is exactly who would be in charge of a Continental Congress. These legislators have already trampled over the Will of We the People in passing a healthcare plan that 80% of Citizens opposed, passed cap and trade legislation to perpetuate taxes on green-house gasses which are actually GOOD for the world but are reported as bad by the global elite.

This is the worst possible time in our history to have such a convention. There is rampant infiltration of our government by those who would destroy our Republic already. They would then be in charge of this continental congress, set its agenda, pass binding rules, and eliminate what freedom we can as yet lay claim to.

Those who are pushing for this continental congress scoff at the notion that we risk losing all because three-fourths of the States must ratify the findings of the Continental congress.  They claim that the voters would never allow the congress to come up with anything that is detrimental to the States and the People.  But history shows us a different face.  Have we learned nothing in the past 40 years?

1787 Continental Congress Meets Wikipedia

The very first, and only, continental congress to be convened was in 1787.  Many of the delegates were given explicit instructions by their States in what they could, or should, discuss.  Those instructions promptly flew out the window upon these men gathering.  Lucky for us that men such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson were there and that they came up with the document we have today. These men stood for the highest good of We the People!

That is not true today. Today trust in congress is so minuscule that the thought of these people forming a continental congress is absolutely abhorrent to me personally, and I hope the same feeling goes for all those who desire a return to the original Constitution.  No greater document exists in all the world.  To change it now with the people we have in congress is like asking for mass suicide.  Are those in our State government so careless with what remains of our freedoms?

The ride of Paul Revere April 18, 1775 Wikipedia

Article 5 of the Constitution sets up the ability of States to call a continental congress but doesn’t say anything else.  No limits are put upon the ability of those attending as to what they can or cannot do.  With corruption rampant in congress our fate would be wrest from our hands altogether.  We cannot allow this to happen at this time!

Article 5 – Amendment

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, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.

It sounds as though the guidelines for the convention are set and certain conditions are in effect. But that isn’t true.


by Tom DeWeese
May 3, 2010

The fact is, once 34 states petition Congress to convene a Constitutional Convention, the matter is completely out of the States’ hands. There is absolutely no ability to control what the delegates do in the convention. Attempting to instruct delegates to discuss only a specific issue like a balanced budget – or the whole package offered by the 10 Amendments for Freedom group — is absolutely impossible. Instead, once the convention starts, the delegates become super delegates which can take any action they desire concerning the Constitution. In short, at the convention the Constitution can be literally put on an operating table and the delegates can take a “scalpel” (pen) to it and change any section or even the entire document if they desire.


Article V gives absolutely no guidelines as to how it will be run, how delegates can be selected and who can do the selecting. Once the 34 states make the request, the entire matter is in the hands of Congress to decide. It does not matter if the states passed resolutions as Fruth proposes, containing absolute guidelines for delegate selection. The Constitution provides no rules – it is up to Congress to decide how delegates are selected and what qualifications they will have. The guidelines proposed by Fruth carry absolutely no weight in the final process – even if every state passes the exact same resolution including those rules. Again, Article V simply says that when 34 states have called for a Con Con the Congress “shall call a Convention…” Period.

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I am not the smartest person in this country, I make no claims to that, but even I can understand the danger presented here.  Wouldn’t Pelosi and Reid just LOVE to have the opportunity to destroy our Constitution and hand over this country to U.N. control?  We could become like all the other countries out there and not have our personal freedoms to count on.  World domination and control from the U.N. would be complete.

Already numerous socialistic programs have been implemented by congress such as the healthcare bill, but there are others still being written in the hopes we will forget they exist.  One of those is the Serve America Act which makes it mandatory to volunteer.  How can someone volunteer if they are required by law to do so?  Another horrible bill is S.510 which would dictate whether or not we can have supplements in our diets, implement CODEX, set nutrition standards so low that most of us will starve while being told we are healthy.  Is this they type of people we want messing with our Constitution?  Not just NO, but HELL NO!

Now, a minute portion of congress are working like demons to try to check what is being done, but they are so few!  Ron Paul is one of these.  The call for Audit the Fed is dying as I write this.  New legislation is being written that will do nothing to bring the federal reserve into line.  Do you really want these people to rewrite our Constitution?  THINK!

I decided to look up William H. Fruth and see what I could find. About the only thing available is on the POLICOM Corporation website. Interestingly enough he has visited, and done economic studies for, 34 of the nation’s States.  And isn’t it interesting that only 34 States need to pass resolutions for a continental congress to make it a binding 3/4 demand that it happen.  In 2008 William (Bill) Fruth was stopped.  But now there is a determined effort by conservatives to make this happen.

William (Bill) Fruth knows these legislators well.  He knows what will push their buttons.  His arguments are attractive to those legislators who are worried and concerned over the power grab by the federal government.  His foot is in the door and they will listen unless the people of this country make it clear that this is NOT the time for such actions!

This is Bartholdi's design patent for the Statue of Liberty, issued in 1879. Wikipedia

I would love to have faith in congress and the federal government. But right now I do not trust them as far as I could throw them and that would be impossible.

The danger for all of us is real, in the here and now distracted as we are by so many other issues. There is illegal migration, healthcare, the cap and trade hoax, wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. So many issues are polarizing and demanding our attention that congress can and will do exactly what it wants.  With the danger so real we cannot afford to trust in those who have proven themselves untrustworthy.  Having watched how my senators and representatives vote against my wishes, this could prove nothing short of disaster for our beleaguered country.  We must stand against any call for a continental congress.

According to the latest Gallup Poll, (scroll down the page to Congress Job approval rating), congress overall rating is actually up from the 20% in 2007 to 23% as of April 2010.  That is nothing to brag about and I have to wonder just who Gallup called to get the improved numbers.  That translates to 77% of the population disapprove of the job done by congress.  That’s most of the Citizenry of this country.  And calls for a continental congress are being raised?

Two powerful groups are also pushing this agenda. 10 Amendments for Freedom, Inc founded and managed by Fruth, and American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). While you can view the board of directors, you cannot view who the member States are unless you join the group. The question begging to be answered is, WHY NOT?  If there is nothing to hide by this group, why not allow anyone to view the membership?  I think we all know the answer to that one by now…

It is up to We the People to make sure this does NOT happen. This is NOT the time for a continental congress especially with all the distrust for our legislators.

Today the need is to defend and endeavor to restore what we  hold dear and true, our current Constitution.  Until honor among men can be realized we must hold the line we have drawn in the sand of this nation’s soil.  We the People must use our voting power to restore law and order to the chaos around us.  Vote people!  Do not let bad legislators remain in office because it depresses you to see them there.  That is what they want you to do!  If you use the power of your vote this nation’s current path of destruction CAN BE TURNED!  But it is up to YOU and it is up to ME. We hold the true power. Use it!


~ by justmytruth on May 7, 2010.

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