Dear Colorado State Affairs Committee member,
I hope and pray you realize that your Federal Constitution Article V State Legislature bi-partisan responsibility, in light of our central government’s drastic violations of the Constitution, compel you to support a Convention of States.
You have no higher duty to Colorado and your constituents, despite your extensive State Legislative responsibilities (like my own Representative, Don Coram).
Some are intimidated by the magnitude of an Article V Convention but what solution do you propose for restoring our Constitutional Republic that compares with the magnitude of our Constitutional Emergency? If you’ve researched this you know there’s extensive legal tradition and precedents for state conventions, preceding and following 1987.
Would you kindly notify me whether you are supportive of Lori Saine’s Resolution for the Colorado General Assembly to apply to the U.S. Congress for a Convention of States?
Here’s the essence of the application Lori (and Kevin Lundberg) is proposing: “The legislature of the State of Colorado hereby applies to Congress, under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.”
Hundreds of Colorado Convention of States’ volunteers are following up our State Director’s (Patricia Anthone) mailing to each of the Legislators in which she sought your pledge to support Lori Saine’s resolution. It would be a great service to your constituents to help us focus our time and energy appropriately by notifying us of your position and for you to take leadership on this issue of massive and historic importance.
Three states have applied to Congress for a Convention of States. Thirty more states have legislators advancing a COS resolution. The leaders of COS believe a Convention for proposing Amendments could occur in 2016. Over 80,000 citizens from 95% of the 4,861 U.S. State House districts have signed the online Petition at www.conventionofstates.com to compel their State Representatives to support COS.
My article “Constitutional Emergency” is at https://climber.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/state-legislators-and-article-vour-last-best-hope/
Please let me know if you’d like to receive any of the following:
1) A meeting with our Legislative Liasion, Rick Radditz (Rickrad@me.com, 303-720-9913) to explain more about COS.
2) An extensive list of resources for researching Article V.
3) A list of arguments rebutting underinformed, cynical, fear-based views against a Convention of States.
Do you believe America’s State Legislators and Citizens don’t have the wisdom and virtue to accomplish this? Why not use this huge movement to help counteract Constitutional illiteracy?
Here’s an extremely helpful 2 minute video on COS:
How will our government be restored to its Constitutional mandate (that’s all an Article V Convention would address) without State Legislatures using their Amendment V power to:
1) Reduce Congressional and Supreme Court terms of office
2) Reduce government jurisdiction (restore the correct application of the welfare clause and the commerce clause)
3) Reduce Government pillage of the taxpayers and not enslaving your children to our national debt.
Thank you very much for your prompt response of “Yay” or “Nay” and thank you for serving all the people of Colorado, as well as our entire nation.
Colorado Convention of States District Captain