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Mid Peninsula Tea Party to General Assembly – ‘Oppose a Constitutional Convention’

Members of the Save Our Constitution (SOC) committee met to discuss plans for pointing out the pitfalls of applying for a constitutional convention, sometimes known as an Article Five Convention or a Convention of the States.

In the Virginia State legislature of 2014, the five constitutional convention related bills were all voted down with bi-partisan votes.

Also, SOC is announcing that the Mid Peninsula Tea Party has signed the following Resolution.  This group comprises members from the counties of Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex in eastern Virginia.  The Resolution passed with only one dissenting vote.


Resolution Opposing Any Application from the State of Virginia for an Article Five Convention

Whereas, the Mid Peninsula Tea Party believes that the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations;

Whereas, in the 2014 Virginia General Assembly session,  a bill is pending for our state to ask Congress to call a Constitutional Convention for proposing amendments instead  of proposing  amendments as has been done historically;

Whereas, in the past, Virginia Republicans found the idea of a Constitutional Convention so undesirable that they rescinded the previously passed bill calling for one;

Whereas, some people supporting a Constitutional Convention (now called a Convention of the States) believe that Article V gives the states the power to set rules or dictate policy in such a convention when Article V clearly gives no such authorization;

Whereas, the 1787 Constitutional Convention, the only such convention held to date, totally scrapped the Articles of Confederation, although they were convened for the sole purpose of amending the Articles and a convention today could follow suit; and it lowered the number of states needed for ratification having set a precedent;

Whereas, the repeated failure of legislators to abide by the Constitution is the problem with our overreaching federal government, not the constitution; and

Whereas, the Virginia government can use the Tenth Amendment to nullify unconstitutional federal legislation; and Virginians can vote out legislators who do not abide by the US Constitution, rather than taking the risk of  having Congress call a Constitutional Convention,

Now therefore, be it resolved that the Mid Peninsula Tea Party calls upon the Virginia General Assembly to oppose any legislation applying for a Constitutional Convention.


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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