February 18, 2016
Urgent Alert Nebraska Legislature
Oppose LR35 which opens U.S. Constitution to Unlimited Amendments
LR35 is an Article V Constitutional Convention of the States
Oppose LR35, an application for an Article V Unlimited Constitutional Convention of the States (Con/Con) which will be debated and voted on by the entire Senate as early as Friday, Feb. 19 or possibly next week.
LR35 is an application to Congress for an Article V Constitutional Convention of the States. The language of the resolution claims to “limit” a Constitutional Convention to three subjects, which in reality opens every Article of the Constitution to unlimited amendments. The three subjects are:
- “to impose Fiscal Restraints on the Federal Government” (that could mean a Balanced Budget of some sort but it is undefined and could mean much more)
- to limit “the Power and Jurisdiction of the Federal Government,” (This opens to amendments six of the seven Articles of the Constitution in which our Founders limited the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government. In other words, it opens the door to unlimited amendments to the entire Constitution.)
- to “limit the terms of office for its officers and members of Congress.”
MESSAGE: Please Vote NO on LR35 which is an application to Congress for an Article V Constitutional Convention of the States. LR35 will open the U.S. Constitution to unlimited amendments. The three subjects of the Resolutions include limiting “the Power and Jurisdiction of the Federal Government.” The purpose of the original Constitution as written by our founders was to “limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government,” so LR35 opens the entire Constitution to amendment. Please vote No on LR35. Don’t risk our Constitution. (You can just copy and paste this message or write your own.)
Email: You can email Senators by going to this website and clicking on their names.
Roy Baker 402-471-2620
Kathy Campbell (D) 402-471-2731
Colby Coash 402-471-2632 (He said on the radio yesterday that he could support this resolution)
Joni Craighead 402-471-2714
Al Davis 402-471-2628
Jerry Johnson 402-471-2719
Brett Lindstrom 402-471-2618
John McCollister 402-471-2622
Merv Riepe 402-471-2623
Ken Schilz 402-471-2616
Les Seiler 402-471-2712
Jim Smith 402-471-2730
See Copy of LR35.
Former Chief Justice Warren Burger warned us that a Constitutional Convention cannot be limited stating, “I have also repeatedly given my opinion that there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The Convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda. Congress might try to limit the Convention to one amendment or to one issue, but there is no way to assure that the Convention would obey. After a Convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the convention if we don’t like its agenda…”
A Constitutional Convention jeopardizes the Second Amendment.
Liberal former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens recently published a book about the Six Constitutional amendments he is promoting. Specifically he wants to change the Second Amendment. Stevens proposes that the Second Amendment should be modified by adding five words, as follows: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.” This change adding “when serving in the militia” eliminates the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms. A Convention would be a real opportunity for the Gun Grabbers. Phyllis Schlafly wrote an article about this threat to our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Just ask yourself: Do we control our City Council, County Commission, State Legislature or Congress? How in the world are “conservatives” going to control an Article V Constitutional Convention of the States? This is the myth being promoted by the Constitutional Convention of the States groups…that the people, of course the conservatives, will control a Convention. Does Congress obey the Constitution now?
Janine Hansen, Eagle Forum National Constitutional Issues Chairman