Michigan Emergency Alert:
Call Now on Article V Con Con
February 13, 2014
Please forward to everyone you know!
Emergency Alert: Vote could be as early as this evening.
Article V Constitutional Convention HJR CC
MESSAGE: Please vote NO on HJR CC and SJ V. Don’t Risk our Constitution. An Article V Constitutional Convention is very dangerous. Once convened anything could happen as it cannot be limited. (use your own words)
Action: Contact your own Michigan Representative: Emails & phone numbers at link:
Also CONTACT these Representatives:
Martin Howrylak: 517-373-1783
Kevin Daley: 517-373-1800
Mike Shirkey: 517-373-1775
Bob Genetski: 517-373-0836
Anthony Forlini: 517-373-0113
Kevin Cotter: 517-373-1789
Thomas Hooker: 517-373-2277
Dan Lauwers: 517-373-1790
Ed McBroom: 517-373-0156
Kurt Heise: 517-373-3816
Ken Goike: 517-373-0820
EMAIL:MartinHowrylak@house.mi.gov, KevinDaley@house.mi.gov, MikeShirkey@house.mi.gov, BobGenetski@house.mi.gov, AnthonyForlini@house.mi.gov, KevinCotter@house.mi.gov, ThomasHooker@house.mi.gov, DanLauwers@house.mi.gov, EdMcBroom@house.mi.gov, KurtHeise@house.mi.gov, KenGoike@house.mi.gov,
Copy of Bill: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/jointresolutionintroduced/House/htm/2014-HIJR-CC.htm
Article V of the U.S. Constitution: “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…” Notice that Congress Calls the Convention and will set the rules…not the States.
Question: Why do we think that the Congress that ignores the Constitution now would be any more likely to abide by a new amendment to the Constitution?
Michigan gets 33.74% of its state budget from the Federal Government. If Michigan really wants the federal government to balance the federal budget then Michigan should send back all federal money coming into Michigan. Legislators are not willing to refuse the federal money and mandates. Unless they are, an application for an Article V Constitutional Convention for a balanced budget is a sham. This is why a Balanced Budget Amendment won’t work, because the Legislators, conservative or not, will not vote to reject federal funds and mandates.
A Convention cannot be Limited: Former Chief Justice Warren Burger stated: “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 mike 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…”