Recently Virginia Democrat Delegate Mark Sickles said he would use an Article V Constitutional Convention (more aptly named "Con-Con") to "start whacking away" at our Constitution.
Like many elected officials, Sickles doesn't obey the Constitution and would scheme to re-write it if appointed a delegate to such a convention.
That's why it's so troubling politicians and professional "conservatives" on the right are pushing so hard for a Con-Con.Why would they want to make it easier for those who hate our Constitution to destroy it AND our cherished Second Amendment rights
If you and I are going to stop this scheme to gut our Constitution it's vital you click here to sign your DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION MANDATE
If you've already signed your MANDATE, thank you.
But if you and I are going to win this battle, we must join together with other freedom-loving patriots to protect our rights.Please click here to forward this email and my analysis below to your family and friends, and get them involved as well.
Thank you for your continued grassroots activism!
-- Dudley Brown, National Association for Gun Rights
“If only the Founders were as smart and trustworthy as today’s politicians, then we wouldn’t have all the problems we see nowadays.”
No, that’s not a talking point from anti-gun nanny staters like BILLIONAIRE anti-gun activist Michael Bloomberg or even President Obama.
I’m afraid it’s pure snake oil being peddled by professional “conservative” charlatans -- with help from a handful of political celebrities who should know better -- demanding a state-initiated Article V Constitutional Convention.
Nenos, I’ve ignored the Constitutional Convention con (more aptly named "Con-Con") job until now -- hoping and praying it would just fall flat before it gained too much steam.
But I can’t any longer.
I’m sick of seeing good folks get duped with this fool’s gold.
And I’m worried what this could mean for the future of our Second Amendment rights . . .
The truth is, if those pushing a Con-Con ever succeed, ALL of our freedoms protected by the United States Constitution -- including the Second Amendment -- would be put on the chopping block!
That’s why I’m counting on your action today.
There’s no doubt that Washington, D.C. has spun out-of-control in recent years.
And I know fixing their mess is the motivation behind many misguided folks who are pushing this scheme.
But a Con-Con is NOT the answer for several critical reasons.
As Article V of the United States Constitution provides, states can bypass Congress to call for a Constitutional Convention.
34 states would be required to initiate a Con-Con.
Besides those very general parameters, the Constitution is silent on much of the process. But this much is sure:>>> DELEGATES WOULD BE SELECTED BY STATE GOVERNMENTS IN THE MANNER OF THEIR OWN CHOOSING.
Just imagine the millions of dollars Bloomberg would pour in to ensure his minions are the ones rewriting our nation’s founding document in a Con-Con!
Even in the best of cases, delegate selection is likely to be little more than a popularity contest with our anti-gun media demanding the selection of “reasonable” choices who can “work with both sides.”
In fact, they're likely to be many of the exact same Congressmen and Senators who are ignoring the Constitution now!
Without patriots like James Madison and Benjamin Franklin, would you trust these folks if the convention went behind closed doors -- like the 1789 convention in Philadelphia did? >>> THE CON-CON ITSELF WOULD BE CHAOS.
Just imagine the special interests and protesters lining up to demand their piece of the pie. Imagine our anti-gun national media types doing everything they can to skew the convention outcome.
Those of us who would like to see our Second Amendment and the rest of our Constitution untouched would be immediately demonized as “backward” and “radical.” >>> A CON-CON WOULDN’T EVEN WORK.
The problems we face today are not the Founders’ faults, and there’s nothing wrong with the Constitution we have now.
The problem is that we have politicians who won’t obey it! That’s not going to change unless you and I FORCE them to take their oaths of office seriously. >>> ANY NUMBER OF AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION COULD BE CONSIDERED.
This, by far, is the biggest danger -- and the biggest lie being spread by convention proponents who claim “there’s nothing to worry about.”
Yet even the groups pushing the Con-Con scheme can’t even agree on what they want to accomplish! And as former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger wrote in 1983 -- the last time this scheme reared its ugly head:
“[T]here is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda . . . After a convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the convention if we don’t like its agenda.”
The moment a Con-Con convenes, you and I might as well kiss our Second Amendment rights goodbye.
If you’ve ever been to a political party convention, you’ve seen enough shenanigans to know they’re hardly a pristine processes.
In fact, I was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2012 and served on the Rules Committee.
There, I saw firsthand anti-gun establishment attorneys and GOP insiders run roughshod over the grassroots -- including using physical violence against an older woman.
Their goal was to ram through new rules to weaken grassroots’ influence on the Republican Party.
I was so furious I could hardly see straight.
Just imagine what you and I would see come out of a Con-Con with even more crooked players and even higher stakes!
Nenos, you and I want no part of this madness.
That’s why I’m counting on you to please sign your DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION MANDATE right away to help me ensure this never happens.
As it stands now, three states -- Alaska, Florida and Georgia -- have passed resolutions calling for a Con-Con.
22 states have passed resolutions that naively call for a convention limited to just one issue -- something that would never happen.
And other resolutions are under consideration by even more state legislatures right now and meeting little opposition.
And anti-gun activist Michael Bloomberg must be grinning from ear-to-ear.
That’s why I’m counting on your action today to help me:1) Prove to politicians in state legislatures across America that pro-Second Amendment patriots like you and me passionately OPPOSE the creation of a Con-Con; 2) Alert Second Amendment supporters in states considering this scheme to just how dangerous a Con-Con would be. My plan is to use everything from U.S. mail and email, to Internet, radio and even TV ads if necessary to ensure this scheme is stopped.
But I can’t do it without you.
The truth is, Nenos, a Con-Con is NOT the solution -- but that doesn’t mean you and I can’t rein in Washington, D.C.
I know progress can seem painfully slow.
But you and I have made big progress over these past two years.
First, against all odds, President Obama’s anti-gun assault went down to defeat in 2013.
Then, in 2014, dozens of anti-gun politicians paid the price for their attacks.
But our job isn’t done yet.
So won’t you please sign your DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION MANDATE right away?
You see, the solution to our problems is for you and millions of other patriotic Americans to continue holding politicians accountable for betraying their oaths of office.
Once politicians understand they can’t assault our freedoms without paying the price at the ballot box, they’ll stop.
It’s that simple.
You see, Nenos, there isn’t a magic wand you and I can wave to restore America overnight.
I know many Americans want there to be.
Many folks want to jump into politics for a short time, fix the problems they see and then just get back to their lives.
It’s that instinct those who are pushing a Con-Con are preying on.
But as Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
Nenos, you and I can restore America.
But it’s going to take hard work and commitment -- like signing petitions, sending faxes, writing legislators, giving contributions and holding politicians accountable -- not snake oil solutions.
Those are the guiding principles behind everything your National Association for Gun Rights does.
So won’t you please sign your MANDATE right away?
And if possible, please consider chipping in $10 or $20 to help your National Association for Gun Rights continue our important work.
Thank you for all you do.
P.S. I’ve tried to ignore this threat in hopes it would go away.
But now three states have already passed resolutions calling for a Con-Con.
Nenos, this is bad news for gun owners!
If this scheme ever succeeds, ALL of our freedoms protected by the United States Constitution -- including the Second Amendment -- would be put on the chopping block.
That’s why I’m counting on you to please sign your DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION MANDATE right away.
And if you can, please consider chipping in $10 or $20 to help the National Association for Gun Rights continue our important work.
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