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Read "Oppose Any New State Calls for a Constitutional Convention" to learn more about the new drive to call a constitutional convention (Con-Con), why it's a bad idea, and what you can do to help stop any new Con-Con calls.
In this four-minute video JBS CEO Art Thompson raises some questions about the new drive for a constitutional convention (Con-Con) and recommends taking action to prevent a Con-Con by visiting The John Birch Society's new "Choose Freedom — STOP A Con-Con" campaign web page.
http://www.jbs.org/images/stories/Aug_10/athompsonra92710.001.jpg JBS CEO Art Thompson says the new Republican Contract and economic control means people control. Since when have the Republicans stood for the Constitution? They have only been able to convince people for 150 years that they do.
Thanks to the dedication of John Birch Society members and freedom-loving statesmen in New Hampshire, the state officially rescinded all past calls for a federal Constitutional Convention after a decades-long fight to educate legislators about the dangers. Using materials such as Larry Greenley’s 2009 article for The New American magazine entitled "Dangers of a Constitutional Convention," a JBS DVD called "Beware of Article V," and a model resolution available on JBS.org, Birchers spread information and testified at committee hearings to highlight the enormous risks of a “con-con.” And this time around, they were successful.
http://www.jbs.org/images/stories/Aug_10/art_august2r.001.jpg  JBS CEO Art Thompson wades into the controversy surrounding President Obama's birth certificate in his weekly analysis on the news. He shares a website to use as a resource for tracking stimulus spending, covers the concern regarding healthcare privacy and electronic medical records, previews the Aug. 30 issue of The New American magazine and discusses the last combat brigade leaving Iraq.
images/stories/July_10/sebel.jpg The privacy of our medical records has already been compromised by federal legislation prior to the passage of ObamaCare, such as the Stimulus bill of 2009. In an article entitled, "Obesity Rating for Every American Must Be Included in Stimulus-Mandated Electronic Health Records, Says HHS," CNSNews.com reported on July 15 that:
images/stories/July_10/demint.jpg A very important and worthy amendment was just defeated  in the Senate by a 55-43 vote. Senators Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and David Vitter (R-La.) introduced an amendment designed to stop the Obama Administration’s lawsuit against the State of Arizona and its taxpayers for SB 1070, the immigration bill that was recently passed and goes into effect July 29.
http://www.jbs.org/images/stories/June_10/kingr2.001.jpg Update, July 2: Yesterday Rep. King's discharge petition got 29 new signers for a total of 109! Immediately after ObamaCare was passed into law back in March, many representatives and senators introduced repeal ObamaCare bills, including Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). Those bills are now in limbo in various congressional committees and will never see the light of day, much less come to a vote, unless further action is taken.
http://www.jbs.org/images/stories/June_10/obamasour.001.jpg UPDATE, June 24: House passed H.R. 5175 by 219-206 today. Senate still must vote. As you might be already aware, House Speaker Pelosi had to pull the DISCLOSE Act, H.R. 5175, from a scheduled vote last Friday, when widespread outrage erupted over a special exemption for the NRA in exchange for not opposing the bill. Well, the bill is still alive and well with a vote now scheduled in the House for tomorrow, June 24. The Senate leadership has already promised Pelosi that if the House passes the bill, then the Senate will vote on it in time for it to take effect for the elections this fall.
http://www.jbs.org/images/stories/June_10/startr.001.jpg On April 8, 2010, in Prague, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dimitry Medvedev signed the New START Treaty. It must be ratified by 67 U.S. senators, and the Russian Parliament, of course, in order to take effect. The Obama Administration and top brass in the military are in favor of quick ratification.
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