United States
Article V Convention

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"The Constitution is the fundamental pact between the people and the Government.
This pact has been abrogated by the Government. We need to re-claim our government.
I call for an Article V Convention as a peaceful way to accomplish this." - Steve Moyer
Article V of the United States Constitution

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.

Article V Convention Discussion Group
Since the Constitution is silent on the particulars of how a Convention would operate, and the Congress refuses to call a convention, the responsibility for these specifics rests with the States and the people. We want to help facilitate a consensus among the State legislatures about how a convention shall operate when it convenes.

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U.S. TERM LIMITS, INC., and DENNIS POLHILL,
SUPREME COURT, STATE OF COLORADO , January 20, 1998
West Virginia Application for a Convention: HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 22 ( 1994 )
Call for a Convention from Virginia
Memorializing the Congress of the United States to propose an amendment to Article V of the Constitution of the United States to provide for the calling of limited national constitutional conventions. Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 23, 1995 Agreed to by the Senate, February 21, 1995
Pennsylvania Resolution regarding Balanced Budget (1991 )
Pennsylvania's rescinding of a request for a convention for a balanced budget. Requests Congress to prepare and submit to the several states a balanced budget amendment
Idaho's call for a Convention
Regarding term limits for Congress.
Constitutional Conventions: Political and Legal Issues : The Unanswered Questions
Meredith McCoy and David C. Huckabee
Ratification of Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
David C. Huckabee ( CRS Report for Congress )
General Theory of Article V: The Constitutional Lessons of the 27th Amendment
Michael Stokes Paulsen [ Home Page ]
Amending the Constitution by the Convention Method
The Heritage Foundation [ Home Page ]
Why You Must Lead the Congress : The Limited Constitutional Convention
National Taxpayers Union [ Home Page ]
"The real danger facing America is national bankruptcy brought on by deficit spending by the United States Congress."
The Hoax of a Runaway Constitutional Convention
National Taxpayers Union [ Home Page ]
"I think the fear of a runaway convention is just a nonexistent constitutional ghost conjured up by people who are opposed to balancing the budget ..." - Senator Sam Ervin
A Constitutional Convention to Achieve Term Limits
Independence Institute [ Home Page ]
Balancing the Budget in a Conventional Way
The Wall Street Journal [ Home Page ]
Why We Need a Separate Constitutional Convention Now
James Dale Davidson ( Delaware State Bar Association )
"The Congress is a freestanding, unlimited constitutional convention.
We need a separate Constitutional Convention to control the Congress."
Amending the Federal Constitution -- Procedures of the General Services Administration and of the State Legislatures
Michael V. Seitzinger ( Congressional Research Service )
Democracy's Journey
Dennis Polhill
Calls for a Constitutional Convention
Hamline Law Review
There have been 399 calls from 49 States.
What's next?


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