I’m Still reporting on the coup.
As we pointed out in Still Report 2350, the dangers of a new Constitutional
Convention is really a Con-Con con job.
This afternoon, I spoke to Janine Hansen, the Constitutional Issues Chairman for
Eagle Forum, the outfit Phyllis Schlafly founded.
What a shocker. I didn’t realize how close we came last year to triggering an
Article V Constitutional Convention. According to Janine – who is probably the
leading expert in these matters for the home team:
Quote “In an unprecedented victory this session of the Nevada Legislature, all
Republicans and all Democrats in the State Senate and Assembly voted
unanimously to pass SJR10 which repealed all previous Nevada Legislative
Article V applications including the so called Balanced Budget Amendment.
This was so important because nationally the BBA had amassed 31 of the 34
state applications needed to call for a Convention. Their efforts are remarkably
well funded. However the push back is happening. In 2016 Delaware rescinded
all of their previous applications and this year. New Mexico, Maryland and finally
Nevada rescinded all previous Article V’s taking the BBA Article V efforts back to
27 states.” Unquote
So, just as I predicted in Report 2350, this many-headed hydra just won’t die.
Why? Because if they win, it’s the fastest way to destroy the foundations of this
I put up Report 2350 around midnight. There were lots of positive comments
throughout the night, but virtually no negative comments. Then once the sun rose
over the east coast, the pro-Con-Con forces unleashed their paid trolls.
What that told me was this battle is still going on, and that means I’m going to
have to make the Con-Con con an ongoing feature.
In report 2350, I replayed a bit from Mark Levin’s show from 12 days ago saying
that the left hates the idea of a Con-Con. Here’s how Janine Hansen responded:
Quote “George Soros, John Paul Stevens former Supreme Court Justice, Wolf
Pac and Move to Amend, among others on the Left, are working for an Article V
Constitutional Convention to repeal Citizens United and possibly the Second
“The Koch Brothers through the American Legislative Exchange Council and
BBB4USA, the Convention of States, Mark Levin and other prominent
conservatives are working for an Article V Constitutional Convention on the
“Can you imagine the political forces and ensuing chaos that would be in play if
the greatest political event since our founding, an Article V Constitutional
Convention, were ever to take place?” Unquote.
Michael Farris, co-founder of the Convention of States Project, and co-founder of
the famed home schoolers’ Patrick Henry University – a man I know personally
from my days in Northern Virginia – was one of the most prominent – and
disappointing Trump turncoat during the run-up to the 2016 election. Farris says:
Quote “I propose reconfiguring the Supreme Court after the model of the
European Court of Human Rights. There are 46 nations in that court’s
jurisdiction, and every nation appoints one judge. We should expand the
Supreme Court to 50 justices and have the states appoint the justices for a
specific term (six or eight years) with no right of reappointment. That one change
would do more to ensure a constitutional government than anything I know.”
I don’t think we should enshrine anything the EU does into our precious
Unfortunately, this battle has been going on in the deep background for many
years – mostly unnoticed. For example, Convention of the States folks believe
that they can keep Congress out of their convention entirely. Well, take a look at
According to an April 14, 2014 report by the Congressional Research Service:
Quote: “Between 1973 and 1992, 22 bills were introduced in the U.S. House and
19 in the U.S. Senate that sought to establish a procedural framework that would
apply to an Article V Convention…The Senate…passed constitutional
Convention procedures bills, the ‘Federal Constitutional Convention Procedures
Act,’ on two separate occasions; as S 215 in 1971 and as S 1272 in 1983.”
I’ve seen the Convention of States folks claim Justice Antonin Scolia supported
an Article 5 Convention of a COS. Well, instead of just vaguely making such a
claim, here is his exact quote from 2015. According to Eagle Forum, April 26,
2018 edition, Judge Scolia called an Article 5 Convention quote a “horrible idea”
unquote. And he even explained what would happen when you got the right-wing
Article 5 folks together with the left-wingers:
“Once you get those together, you never know what they’re going to do. You’ll get
everything but the kitchen sink written into the Constitution.”
I’m still reporting from outside of the one-time, free-speech capital of the world.