Legislation

Battles are now being waged in state legislatures across the country regarding an Article V convention. Supporters of calling for such a convention are asking these legislatures to risk reliving 1787 by rewriting the Constitution. Both supporters and opponents of an Article V convention agree that the federal government is out of control, but disagree on how to rein it in.

Tim ComerfordThanks to the dedication of John Birch Society members and freedom-loving statesmen in New Hampshire, the state officially rescinded all past calls for a federal Constitutional Convention after a decades-long fight to educate legislators about the dangers.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.

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