What would you say would be the worst idea the right has going? Bi-partisanship simply to ‘get things done’? Funding the largesse programs of the left? How about continuing to nominate weak candidates? None of the above according to an associate editor at Hot Air.
Noah Rothman has firmly established himself as an establishment shill. Or merely an uniformed hack, take your pick. By the way, if you follow along with these types of things, we’re seeing more and more media sources on the right shake up their staffs by hiring these types of centrists. Apparently ‘fair and balanced’ is the financial model as even MSNBC is attempting to alter its image and be seen as less extremist.
Rothman calls the Article V convention a “fringe notion” and that it’s a “top to bottom review” of our founding document. Right away, we know he has no understanding of what he’s talking about. Since the mechanism for the convention is included in the Constitution itself, one would think that trivializing it by labeling it “fringe” shows the same type of disparagement that Constitution haters usually spew when it contains something they disagree with. Such as our POTUS when he considers the Constitution a “charter of negative liberties”.
A “top to bottom review”? What is an Article V convention?
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution,or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states,or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.
A “convention for proposing amendments”. Those proposed amendments still must be ratified by a three fourths majority, a tall order in any circumstance.
Rather than refuting the Rothman piece point by point, or other detractor hit pieces, I would simply direct you to learn for yourself what the process really is. Start here – http://www.conventionofstates.com/
We need to remember that the media has a vested interest in seeing the status quo remain in place. The entire political machine of all things big government has a long history of the fourth branch, or the media, doing its level best to protect its own. Labeling the Article V movement as fringe and bizarre is standard operating procedure when attacking a threat. We see it in every election.
It should give true conservatives cause for hope. Whenever the hate machine starts to go after your cause, you can feel confident that your on the right path. Article V is a huge threat to the political machine and you’ll see even more attacks coming from sources you may not have considered likely.