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"This is the second year HJR112, sponsored by Rep. Ken Johnson (R-Moulton) and cosponsored by 52 additional Republicans, has been approved by the House. Last year the resolution died in the Senate, but Rep. Johnson has high hopes that this year will be the year Alabama officially signs on to the idea of a Article V convention."


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“We’re calling for restraints on the federal government,” Johnson told Yellowhammer when the resolution passed last year. “That means an amendment that forces them to balance the budget and stops these overreaching federal mandates. We’re also calling for term limits on federal elected offices.”


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I applaud the 'Bama congress critters spirit but if you can't get the sentiment to take root among the house and senate members in DC it is a mere token effort and a pointless exercise.
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Thanks for the pin! rockon
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it will never happen till we take big money out of politics
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Bump for bama and 5 stars
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"This is the second year HJR112, sponsored by Rep. Ken Johnson (R-Moulton) and cosponsored by 52 additional Republicans, has been approved by the House. Last year the resolution died in the Senate, but Rep. Johnson has high hopes that this year will be the year Alabama officially signs on to the idea of a Article V convention."


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Long Overdue! clappa

can we get rid of the Fucking TSA too please? clappa
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By mandated law most states must have balanced budgets from year to year. Federal government now spends twice as much money than is taken in.

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I applaud the 'Bama congress critters spirit but if you can't get the sentiment to take root among the house and senate members in DC it is a mere token effort and a pointless exercise.
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somebody please explain...
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I think its a great idea, just a lil early.

The Libs and Progressives are not nearly whipped enough.

When they are bleeding from every orifice, and beg to go home to Mother Russia, then push them off the cliff and tell the to swim for their lives.

After that enema, rebuilding the da,mage should be a piece of cake. Just imagine: No more FED, no more Dept. of Edumacation, flat tax, rebuild manufacturing base, rebuild America.

I'll fight for that.
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Stopping the federal government will never happen at the federal level. It can only happen at the state level, and more states need to join us. Although, there still is a lot of corruption at the state level here.
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"This is the second year HJR112, sponsored by Rep. Ken Johnson (R-Moulton) and cosponsored by 52 additional Republicans, has been approved by the House. Last year the resolution died in the Senate, but Rep. Johnson has high hopes that this year will be the year Alabama officially signs on to the idea of a Article V convention."


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AKA we aren't getting our way so let's stomp our feet some more...if they were in the drivers seat and Dems tried to do this, oh boy would be hear about it.


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"This is the second year HJR112, sponsored by Rep. Ken Johnson (R-Moulton) and cosponsored by 52 additional Republicans, has been approved by the House. Last year the resolution died in the Senate, but Rep. Johnson has high hopes that this year will be the year Alabama officially signs on to the idea of a Article V convention."


[link to yellowhammernews.com]
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AKA we aren't getting our way so let's stomp our feet some more...if they were in the drivers seat and Dems tried to do this, oh boy would be hear about it.


I know this place is pub heavy, sorry guys :/
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The thing you don't get is that it's not a left/right issue. It's an issue of the federal gov. not following or enforcing laws based on the constitution. The reason this has boiled over to such a large degree is mainly due to the millions of people like yourself that believe these calls for change are partisan. It prevents any action from taking place. Grow a brian moran.
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For the record, there is only one white democrat in the Alabama Senate, and I think 6 in the house.
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I would suggest we call for an amendment to require mandatory service,preferably in the military,to witness the good as well the bad.With this effort I believe you will have an entire country involved and motivated.
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"The math is simple - to win a statewide (Alabama) election or take back a legislative majorities, Democrats have to win back white voters. Nationally, the party has been successful by cobbling together lots of smaller constituencies - minorities, women, LGBT - into majorities, but the Alabama Democratic Party has failed to do the same.

And it won't - not ever - until it learns what diversity really means, until it shucks off the superficial quotas, and gets comfortable in its own skin - whatever color that is."

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I would suggest we call for an amendment to require mandatory service,preferably in the military,to witness the good as well the bad.With this effort I believe you will have an entire country involved and motivated.
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so no freedom? bigger gubmint is the answer? Mandatory "service"?

laugh
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do you remember the last 6 votes in the house? you know the ones where republicans fully backed obama and the democrats..
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The Constitution was made to rein in the fed gov and the way they treat it like a joke, it will be a laughing stock...send in the a$$ clowns.
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Re: Alabama House calls for Convention of States to rein in federal government
I would suggest we call for an amendment to require mandatory service,preferably in the military,to witness the good as well the bad.With this effort I believe you will have an entire country involved and motivated.
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Fuck that. Mandatory service and financial contribution for those who advocate war. Let the armchair general pussies put their money where they mouth is, then come home and personally pay for their pussification.
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I would suggest we call for an amendment to require mandatory service,preferably in the military,to witness the good as well the bad.With this effort I believe you will have an entire country involved and motivated.
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so no freedom? bigger gubmint is the answer? Mandatory "service"?

laugh
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First of all with the US holding reserve currency status you are never going to value a balanced budget,hopefully you will leverage debt and default then shove a gun up the debtors adds when he wants to get paid.If you had the whole counter with some skin in the game maybe you could change the game board
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I applaud the 'Bama congress critters spirit but if you can't get the sentiment to take root among the house and senate members in DC it is a mere token effort and a pointless exercise.
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Incorrect. If a certain number of States call for a Convention of the Constitution the Federal government has zero say in it. They have zero power to oversee, change, influence, or anything else. The power of the Federal Government in only there because the States recognize and approve of that power. If the States call a convention then the States get to decide what they want to do in terms of Amendments. And if it's ratified then the Federal government has to abide by that, by law, without question. So if 40 States, say, called for a Constitutional Convention and term limits and a federal balanced budget were voted on and ratified by those States, bam the Federal government has to do it, there's no way out of it.

This was built into the system in case the Federal level got out of control and no longer was doing the will of the States. The process was created so the States could do an end around of an overreaching Federal government and force them back into the will of the States.

The hard part, getting the required number of States to call for a convention and then to actually agree on the amendments and then to actually ratify them.

And in this day and age where our schools are teaching that Federal trumps all we have States full of lawmakers that simply do not understand or are actively willing to allow their individual State's Rights power to be usurped.
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"This is the second year HJR112, sponsored by Rep. Ken Johnson (R-Moulton) and cosponsored by 52 additional Republicans, has been approved by the House. Last year the resolution died in the Senate, but Rep. Johnson has high hopes that this year will be the year Alabama officially signs on to the idea of a Article V convention."


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the problem is this-

How can you strictly limit an article V convention?

As stated-
The resolution passed today by the Alabama House strictly limits the purpose of the proposed convention to three areas:

1) imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government through a balanced budget amendment;
2) limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government; and
3) implementing term limits on federal elected officials.

Every single right in the Bill of Rights and every other right is in peril if the various communists/progressives/socialists/rinos/neo cons get what they want.
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This is cool, just wondering if those who want it are prepared for what the outcome may actually be. You go into a constitutional convention hoping to restore the original, and you come out with one that codifies the current state of the nation....or worse.
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I would suggest we call for an amendment to require mandatory service,preferably in the military,to witness the good as well the bad.With this effort I believe you will have an entire country involved and motivated.
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Not military. A standing army is illegal. We technically should not have a professional army.
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I would suggest we call for an amendment to require mandatory service,preferably in the military,to witness the good as well the bad.With this effort I believe you will have an entire country involved and motivated.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 66016502


so no freedom? bigger gubmint is the answer? Mandatory "service"?

laugh
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First of all with the US holding reserve currency status you are never going to value a balanced budget,hopefully you will leverage debt and default then shove a gun up the debtors adds when he wants to get paid.If you had the whole counter with some skin in the game maybe you could change the game board
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reserve currency status won't last much longer.

Any solution that calls for ever larger and more powerful central government is a bad solution.
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I would suggest we call for an amendment to require mandatory service,preferably in the military,to witness the good as well the bad.With this effort I believe you will have an entire country involved and motivated.
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Not military. A standing army is illegal. We technically should not have a professional army.
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Nothing technical about it. A standing army is unconstitutional.
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I applaud the 'Bama congress critters spirit but if you can't get the sentiment to take root among the house and senate members in DC it is a mere token effort and a pointless exercise.
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The United States Congress has anything to do with the state legislatures amending the constitution. I think this guy is talking about the Alabama House and Senate. The states can amend it with 3/4 of the state legislatures approving it and there's nothing the feds can do about it except convince the States that if they do, the federal government will punish them via their control of federal dollars, etc.
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I would suggest we call for an amendment to require mandatory service,preferably in the military,to witness the good as well the bad.With this effort I believe you will have an entire country involved and motivated.
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Fuck that. Mandatory service and financial contribution for those who advocate war. Let the armchair general pussies put their money where they mouth is, then come home and personally pay for their pussification.
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Major General Smedley Butler nailed it many years ago.

Those who vote for Wars based on lies fraud and deceit, false flags like 911, should have their familes and themselves sent to the front lines until the war is over. They shoyld have all of their assets seized to pay for the wars.

NO MORE WARS.





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