Why We Must Avoid an Article V Constitutional Convention!!!
There has been a lot of talk and controversy recently about a solution to our current “Constitutional Crisis” by having a Constitutional Convention.
For those that don’t know, the possibility of a Constitutional Convention is enabled in Article V of our Constitution and provides two methods of amending the Constitution:
1. Congress can propose amendments and then submit them to the States for ratification; or
2. If two thirds of the States make application for a Constitutional Convention, the Congress can call a convention to propose amendments.
It is interesting to note that every one of the 27 current amendments to the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, were completed using the first method above.
The current push by many, both liberals and conservatives, to hold an Article V convention actually started a long time ago. Not surprisingly, it was first promoted in 1963 by the Ford and the Rockefeller Foundations.
Today, the idea of a Constitutional Convention is being pushed by hundreds of progressive (Marxist) groups such as; the Alliance for Democracy, the Center for Media and Democracy, Code Pink, the Coffee Party USA, Democracy Unlimited, the Progressive Democrats of America, Sierra Club, Alliance for Progressive Values, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio, Media Action Center, MoveOn.org, Occupy, SEIU, and hundreds more…
Other notable promoters of the idea are:
· Michael Farris, Esq., of “Convention of States” (COS), and author of the “parental rights” amendment which delegates power over children to the federal & state governments.
· Nick Dranias, Esq., of the Compact for America, Inc., whose “balanced budget” amendment imposes a new national sales or VAT tax on the American People (over and above the income tax).
· Mark Levin, Esq., - His “balanced budget” amendment legalizes the unconstitutional spending of Congress and does nothing to control the debt.
One has to ask, why do all these people, liberals and conservatives, want an Article V Convention? The answer is simple; to re-write the Constitution!
One of the Arguments I hear in favor of such a Convention is “the Constitutional Convention can’t rewrite the Constitution if the States don’t agree to it.” This isn’t true!
Only amendments require ratification by ¾ of the States (see Art. V). However, a new constitution would have its own method of ratification – it can be whatever the drafters want. Can a convention be stopped from proposing a new Constitution? No!
Once the delegates are duly appointed and assembled, they are acting under the inherent authority of “The People” to alter or abolish their form of government (Declaration of Independence, 2nd paragraph); and have the sovereign power to do whatever they want at the convention.
This is what happened at the Federal Convention of 1787 where we got our current Constitution! To believe otherwise is to deny reality and our real founding history.
For those of you who have not attended my full “Constitution as the Founders Understood It” class, or my recent series of 10 classes held in Hill County, this may seem to completely go against what you have been taught about the creation of our Constitution, but it is verifiable true history.
The truth is that when the current Constitution Convention was held under Article XIII of The Articles of Confederation, the Continental Congress resolved on February 21, 1787 (p 71-74) to call a convention to be held at Philadelphia “for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation.” It wasn’t to create a NEW Constitution!
The delegates who attended this convention were ONLY authorized to Amend the Articles of Confederation. However, when they arrived they were shown a completely NEW Constitution, authored predominantly by Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. The Rhode Island delegation and half the New York delegation left the convention at this point as they had not been authorized to create a new Constitution!
Those delegates who remained ignored their duty and submitted this new Constitution to the legislators of their states.
This is why we do not want another Constitutional Convention with promises that the people would NOT have their rights infringed! Several of the legislatures would not move forward without the guarantee that a Bill of Rights be included.
Of course, with few exceptions, almost all of our rights have been infringed upon over time using the “generic” language included in this new “Constitution for the United States.”
Many authorities now believe that the “generic” clauses in the Constitution, such as the general welfare clause and the commerce clause, used to justify most of the abuses of our rights, were intentionally placed there to allow the federal government to usurp power, corrupt our form of government, and impose a new “neo-feudal” system over the American people over time.
With the way our out-of-control government is currently being run, we know that there will be corrupt appointees from the states that have their own agenda and NO intention of protecting YOUR rights!
Most of their proposals and writings indicate that the primary purpose of holding another Constitutional Convention is to “fundamentally transform” our form of government and achieve their Marxist/Fascist goals without the people’s consent.
Therefore, we don’t want another Constitutional Convention. It could be the biggest mistake America has ever made. Why?
All of our problems, whether they be our massive unemployment, our national deficit, the devaluation of our dollar, the rise of a militarized police-state, illegal immigration, attacks on the 2nd Amendment, etc...are all symptoms of abuse.
The only means to fix these problems is to return to the fundamental principles this country was founded upon. Without an immediate response by people unwilling to consent to these many abuses, America will shortly find itself a third-world nation, with no rights, enslaved by our own lack of action!
Why The Bundy Ranch Issue Has So Much Controversy
Why The Bundy Ranch Issue Has So Much Controversy
One of the main issues arising out of the Bundy Ranch fiasco, is the underlying issue of allodial title in all states that has been ignored by the federal government and most state governments.
Allodial title is “non-feudal” title. At America’s founding, this was commonly termed as “fee simple absolute.” When the Treaty of Paris was signed, there were many meetings with the English Parliament to explain that we would NOT be under a feudal form of land (or other property) ownership where the government, kings or other "nobles" actually held primary ownership of all land.
At the signing, ALL land was to be turned over to the people directly and not to the individual colonies/states under common law. This was now a fundamental property right that "shall not be infringed." This was the original meaning of the “Castle Doctrine” and where we got the quote “A Man’s Home is His Castle.”
Most of the western states (including Texas) reinforced this doctrine. Property taxes are a fairly recent usurpation and most states had no property tax at all until the 1940's and 1950's. In most of the United States, we were all open range where “first usage” was applied to rights to water, mineral, and forage rights. Actual purchase of the land was a completely separate set of rights and could be (and often was). “Real Estate” refers to everything that is built ON THE LAND and not necessarily anything that either grows on it, or like water or minerals, that are found under it. This is where land patent law comes into play.
The court cases the Bundy’s have been fighting have been ignoring these fundamental principles.
In Texas, there are many instances where people have traced their land back to Allodial title (Mexican land grants) and, since once land is held in Allodial title “it can never be otherwise,” they have had judges rule and no longer pay property taxes. Texas is one of the few states that still recognize allodial title, but it is not common knowledge. The state would not want that to be very public for obvious reasons.
We can expect that Harry Reid and the BLM (or the Chinese) will not just let this issue go. They will back up and find a new strategy to get these lands and kick the Bundy family off their ranch.
I would imagine that the Chinese, who are intent on finding a way to convert the massive amounts of U.S. debt they have covered into real, tangible assets, are having long-winded conversations with Reid and the White House.
What this has really exposed is that laws, regardless of how long they have been in force and "on the books," when they violate the fundamental tenets of our Supreme Law, the Common Law, and have no moral authority, are null and void (nunc pro tunc as in the verbiage of Marbury vs Madison) from their inception.
As a blatant example, the prima nocte law was in force in England for hundreds of years. This was the law that allowed nobles to have intercourse with a bride on her wedding night. This was morally and ethically wrong and everyone knew it, but this law continued until it was finally overturned by a massive outcry from the people.
Violations of our fundamental unalienable rights, as guaranteed by our Constitution and Bill of Rights as "rights the government SHALL NOT INFRINGE UPON, such as our right to property, our freedom of speech and the press, freedom of assembly, right to travel and, of course, our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms, all fit into the same category.
Until we stand up and exercise these rights in the face of immoral, unconstitutional laws, they will continue to be enforced by a tyrannical government and their thugs.
This past week's standoff at Bundy Ranch is just a stepping stone, a small victory, but it is obviously not over until we actually turn this government and its immoral and unconstitutional laws back to what our founders intended.
Fighting Corruption Wherever We Find It!
As most Americans are aware, corruption is rampant across the nation. We find it in the government and in business. We have a systemic issue and not just one that we can single out and address.
For those that were not regular listeners to the "Our Constitution: Foundation and Principles" radio show, its host Gerry Donaldson, in addition to being a Constitutional Scholar and teacher, works to bring accountability and stewardship to corporations.
Many times, Gerry's work makes life uncomfortable while it exposes errors that could, in certain circumstances, be considered fraud if the company stood behind them.
His current role is Data Governance Program Manager for a financial services company in Dallas, Texas that is making efforts at cleaning up their systems and making the business themselves owners of the data that they report to the outside world.
This is an effort that should be taken on by every American at the companies they work for or own! It's all about integrity, accountability, and honesty.
The principles that this country was founded upon should be evident in everyone's personal life and carried into our businesses and workplace.
Just as we should hold our public servants accountable to their Oaths of Office, we also need to hold ourselves and our employers to a much higher standard than the level of apathy and corruption we have allowed to pervade our society.
For more information about how you can carry this accountability into your business, contact Gerry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Making a REAL Difference at Restoring America
Over the previous few years, especially since the rise of the Tea Party Movement, Gerry Donaldson, 20+ year Constitutional Scholar and activist, has reached out to thousands with his Internet Radio Show, "Our Constitution: Foundation and Principles." He has also spoken at the State Capital in Austin 7 times to rally We The People into taking action to Restore America from the ground up, just as our founders did.
The economy is still sliding off the cliff and only holding on due to the weight of the money that is being printed in the Fed's attempts to stave off the inevitable.
The police state encroachments have gotten much more pronounced and are no longer covert, stealthy attempts to control the population, they are in-your-face blatant about the spying, increase in surveillance, increase in weaponry, and the growth and feeding of a domestic military force to be used against the American people, and MUCH MUCH MORE!
Recently, in cooperation with the Hill County Tea Party of Texas, and since the final airing of the Radio Show, Gerry continued his efforts by delivering a series of presentations intended not only to educate, but to initiate REAL action Restoring America from the City and County right where he lives.
Each of these classes focused on specific fundamentals NOT taught in our Public School System nor in any major university, followed by specific actions that can be taken by ANYONE...ANYWHERE!
If you are a Freedom-loving American, you have heard and read hundreds if not thousands of speakers, authors, and media personalities tell you how you need to take action by using the "existing process" to change things, then we give you our condolences!
These speakers, authors and media personalities have all been trained and coached by the same public school system and universities. They mean well and some of these actually get it about 90% right, but miss the point where YOU are the REAL POWER...
YOU ARE THE GOVERNMENT...
YOU ARE THE FINAL ARBITER OF WHAT IS CONSTITUTIONAL AND WHAT IS NOT...
ONLY YOU CAN ASSURE FREEDOM AND LIBERTY FOR YOUR POSTERITY!
YOU NOT ONLY CAN, BUT MUST CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SAME WAY THAT OUR FOUNDERS DID, FROM THE BOTTOM UP!
NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT WHAT YOU WILL HEAR FROM YOUR SCHOOLS, YOUR GOVERNMENT, OR THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA! THEY ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE STRICT GUIDELINES, THE PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES, SET DOWN BY YOUR FOUNDING FATHERS! THIS IS WHY WE HAVE BEEN FAILING!
If you have "ears to hear" and a willingness to unlearn what you have been taught and see REAL Freedom in your lifetime and that of your children and grandchildren, I invite you to get involved by following along as Gerry works with his City and County to make REAL CHANGE at Restoring America from the Bottom Up.
Disclaimer: This course is NOT for those who want to let others do the work! If you expect to change government, don't expect to do it by writing your representatives (Federal and State), the President, your Governor. It will not change by petitions nor by "Voting in the right candidate!" It will only change once you change your worldview and adopt the worldview and character of our Founders. You will have to act! You will have to step outside your comfort zones! You will have to begin Exercising your God-given, unalienable rights in order to keep them!
Each class builds on the previous one and each gives you actions to take to IMMEDIATELY!
If you commit to following through with each class, step-by-step, you will see the changes right where you live!
Each class is being recorded on DVD and in Audio format. You may purchase DVD's and they will be mailed to you. For the Audio version of the class, once you complete your order through PayPal, you will receive a link via email for the Audio file to download (including any handouts, presentations, or other materials you might need).
Restoring America Classes
|Class 1 - Marxism in America
Fundamental principles where our form
of government is being changed.
|Class 2 - Restoring America
Covers the 5 main areas where we need
to focus our attention locally to restore
our control over government and see real
|Class 3 - The Importance of
the 2nd Amendment
This talk addresses the real foundation and intent of this age-old right and why it is imperative that we protect this right that allows us to defend all the others!
|Class 4 - Holding Public
When an out-of-control government has not responded to outcries for the violation of our rights, the changes to out structure of government, and the endangerment of our economy, most ask the HARD question:
“How Do We Hold Our Public Servants Accountable?”
|Class 5 - Accountability
Most Americans talk about the importance of “Grassroots” efforts to turn America around, but many are not aware that our Founders were only able to achieve our independence from tyranny through “Accountability Committees!”
|Class 6 - Constitutional
Long before America was founded, the office of Sheriff played a crucial role in the protection of the lives, liberty, and property of the citizens in his care. This is still true today! Therefore, we need a “Constitutional County Sheriff!”
|Class 7 - American Providence
and The Harbinger
American Christians today are being demonized and our history changed, all to promote a Marxist agenda over God’s providence in our obtaining liberty and establishing a nation based upon principles directly from the Bible.
Since the collapse of 911, events fell into a definite pattern described in the book, The Harbinger, exactly as occurred in ancient Israel described in Isaiah 9:10.
|Class 8 - The Tea Party, The
New Civil Rights Movement
Since the rise of the Tea Party Movement in 2009, there have been constant aspersions of racism and bigotry. What makes this all the more ludicrous is that the Tea Party movement is very similar to the Civil Rights Movement and the Women’s Rights Movement!
Class 9 - Hamilton's Economic Curse
In this class, we see how Alexander Hamilton’s vision for America has resulted in the massive
central government, continually escalating debt, and the growth of an American aristocracy!
Class 10 - The Abraham Lincoln We Don't Know
In this final class, we will dispel the myths of Abraham Lincoln and unveil his hidden agenda to turn a confederated Constitutional Republic into an imperial national government run from
Washington D.C. We will see how the physical slavery of a portion of the public was replaced with a different form of slavery over all Americans and what we can do about it!
Upon receipt of payment, DVDs will be arrive within 2 weeks by USPS. Upon purchase of Audio MP3s, you will receive an email with a link to the MP3 and any other handouts, materials, presentation, etc... for the class!
The Constitution As The Founders Understood It
This class, "The Constitution as Our Founders Understood It," is one that has truly shaken up the mainstream establishment media, local and state public servants, and Tea Parties. The primary reason that this class is so different is that it teaches our founding history in a non-revisionist manner. The information I shared terrifies those who have come to believe that the State is in charge and "We the People," should be under the dominion of government rather than living free, independent lives, enjoying the liberties and freedoms our founders intended. No one who has taken my class has come out without being energized and empowered to restore our government to the fundamental principles, morals, ethics and values that made this country stand out from all the despots, dictators, and tyrants that have always ruled the world!
Download the Class MP3s Below!
THIS STOPS TODAY!
THIS STOPS TODAY!
WE SAY, "NOT ON OUR WATCH!"
WE SAY, "NOT ON OUR WATCH!"
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Download Gerry's 2001 Research paper, "Treason by Public Officials" discussed on the "Our Constitution: Foundation and Principles" show on
March 27th, 2012! Learn about why the Oath of Office is SO important.
A public servant who fails to observe their Oath is actually commiting
TREASON! Click below to download.
Download Gerry's 2001 Research paper, "Treason by Public Officials" discussed on the "Our Constitution: Foundation and Principles" show on March 27th, 2012! Learn about why the Oath of Office is SO important. A public servant who fails to observe their Oath is actually commiting TREASON! Click below to download.
Real American History and the Citizens Grand Jury
In this comprehensive lecture, Gerry Donaldson reveals American history without the revisionist leanings of today's progressive historians and then provides the solution to Restoring America One County at a Time. This extensive class will give any patriot the means to educate friends, family, and neighbors! Excellent video for homeschooling!
Gold, Banking and the Threat to your Money
This audio lecture gives you a strong overview of our desperate current economic situation and the cause; the socialistic, Keynesian economic system which has been forced upon the American people. If you want to understand where our economy is truly heading, this is a must have audio! Excellent material for homeschooling!
The Politics of Jesus
In this controversial audio lecture, Gerry goes into a side of Jesus that is not often seen. The Politics of Jesus is a wakeup call to Christians and their pastors to act against tyrannical government. Excellent material for churches and homeschooling.
The Right to Travel
This DVD lecture covers the unalienable Right to Travel and his, now famous, "Constitutional Traffic Stop." A MUST HAVE for anyone wishing to take control of their lives and build a future for our posterity! Excellent material for homeschooling!
Now is the time to educate yourself!