From the South and Midwest
By Dan Sexson, Regional Field Director
From the “out of the ordinary” activity area, Coordinator Jim Sandman reports that an Alabama member came up with a novel idea to get the word out. He began regularly calling in to a local radio talk show in order to espouse JBS views on subjects and then learned of a local promotion where he was able to meet the host, give him a copy of The Shadows of Power, and even offer to pay the host if he would read it. The member noted in later broadcasts that the host would, from time to time, refer to subjects covered in the book, e.g. the CFR, Federal Reserve and the world conspiracy. One morning, this newly awakened radio host actually read from the book over the air. Listeners started calling to ask what he was reading from. He told them and related the history of his relationship with the member.
Jim is keeping tabs on Con-Con activity in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, and it appears that the situation is under control in those states. Jim has been assured by state legislators that there is no way a call would pass in either Tennessee or Alabama. There are no calls for a Con-Con in Georgia.
Coordinator Mitch Shaw reports that several members waged an effective war against the four Con-Con calls in Virginia, even one submitted to the legislature by the governor. They successfully stopped all the calls, as the legislature adjourned before any were passed. No calls have been located in South Carolina; there are four calls pending in North Carolina, but they are being held in check.
Coordinator Ken Hoover reports that members are fighting a total of eight calls for a Con-Con in Texas. He believes that only one has a slim chance of being approved. Support for other bills to prohibit full body scans and intrusive “pat downs” by TSA is needed.
Members in Kansas have been working hard to get a Con-Con rescission resolution passed.
In Missouri, members have successfully stopped one Con-Con call, and at this writing, a second effort is not moving. Members are now working to convince their state reps and senators to support SCR 9, a Con-Con rescission resolution.
There do not appear to be any calls for a convention in either Minnesota or Wisconsin.
In Nebraska, a call for a Con-Con has been indefinitely postponed.
In Iowa, members are faced with two Con-Con calls, HJR 4 and HJR 15.