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Thursday, February 16, 2017 21:22
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And the Battle Continues on the Article V Convention (Con-Con)…

Representative Bob Ballinger

Sponsor of HJR 1001

From Hindsville, Arkansas



A.K.A. Convention of States (COS) Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) 

HJR 1001 is scheduled in the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee for 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 in Room 151, State Capitol. 
UPDATE:  This resolution has just been put on the Deferred List again,
but be sure to CALL and EMAIL the legislators anyway!



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What are the weapons of Choice of the Government – Corporate Complex?

“Whereas Corporations use the impervious “Shield of Limited Liability” with great effect, it is their “Deep Coffers of Influence-Peddling” that allow them to serve their narrow and selfish interests with virtual impunity.  The Government, on the other hand, uses the “Threat of Criminal Prosecution“, “Predatory Taxation” and “Oppressive Laws” to keep the citizenry from straying from the reservation.” 
        — State of the Nation

There is a Plan to Replace Our Existing Constitution.  No Rights — Just Privileges!  When the Government colludes with the major corporations, it results in Fascism. 


So, what’s the MOTIVE for lawmakers applying for a Constitutional Convention?  Our misguided legislators are either naive or have been bought off… or they have SEARED their consciences and just don’t care about anything but their own selfish motives, including power and their pocketbook. This includes the corporate state which has taken over America.


PLEASE NOTE:  There are NO RULES in the U.S. Constitution or in any law to limit a Con-Con’s purpose, procedure, agenda, or election of delegates or the subject matter!  Congress has repeatedly rejected ALL bills to establish rules or procedures, so one cannot control a Constitutional Convention in advance.


We Have Been Infiltrated by Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Many grassroots, Tea Party, and Christian groups are being infiltrated with progressive ideas by people presenting themselves as Conservatives, Christians, or Patriots.   We must all be truth seekers.  Don’t  accept any information without checking out both the message AND the person.  That includes everything.  Just because someone claims to be something, that doesn’t mean they are.  Everyone and everything needs to be vetted.  Sometimes the truth is hard to swallow, but it is the truth.

Say NO to a Con-Con

The terrible threats and current goals to rewrite the U.S. Constitution started over 50 years ago as part of the globalist Rockefeller and Ford Foundations’ billion dollar effort to fundamentally change the Constitution and transform our form of government. This New States of America Constitution Is listed on page 626 to 652 of a book “The Emerging Constitution” by Rexford G. Tugwell.  Click_here for a PDF copy to your computer. The New States of America Constitution is listed from page 626 to page 652 of this document.  These U.N.-type goals involving a new constitution are still in place today. Do not embrace this diabolical deception!

There are many front_groups on both the political right and the left that want do away with our existing Constitution, as we have revealed in this previous article. The method of their madness will be an Article V Amendment Convention that will end up as a Constitutional Convention. If this ever happens, once started and convened, you can kiss our current U.S. Constitution good-bye, and America will never be the same. 


Yes, you can bet change will happen for the worse because the global elite has a new U.S. Constitution waiting for us! Is this what you really want? Do you want MORE of your personal rights and private property rights further violated, subverted, and REMOVED? We are headed straight into a fascist dictatorship, but our U.S. Constitution keeps getting in the way of U.N. goals. A One World Government and a One World Religion are already in place. Yes, corporate America wants a convention!!... and they want YOU to be dumb enough to support it!  The government-corporate complex has taken control of the United States.


While the Article V Amendment Convention movement appears to be a grassroots effort coming from the states, it’s quite the opposite. National groups have been conducting workshops, publishing tips, holding mock conventions, and staying very busy designing model_legislation (ALEC) for yearsto convince legislators to pass legislation applying for a convention. 


What does Article V of the U.S. Constitution say?


Article V provides two methods of proposing amendments to our Constitution:

  • Congress proposes amendments and submits them to the States for ratification; or 
  • Congress “calls” a convention if 2/3 of the States apply to Congress for a convention. 


All of our existing 27 amendments were proposed using the first method. Remember, we have never had a constitutional convention!  It’s a U.N. global trap, folks! 


Click here to read the U.S. Constitution from the National Archives.

An important point also comes from the Necessary and Proper Clause in Article 1 of the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION regarding how the delegates are chosen:

Article I, §8, clause 17 (last clause) says:





How Does the Necessary and Proper Clause APPLY to Article V?

Legislators, pay attention! Article V delegates to Congress the power to “call” the convention. The necessary and proper clause (Article I, §8, clause 17) delegates to Congress the power to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out its power to “call” the convention.

All the States can do is apply for an Article V Amendment Convention (Con-Con), and after that, Congress takes over, and the states are done!  Period! (See  Article I, §8, clause 17)

But Rob Natelson — author of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) handbook written for State Lawmakers and representing corporate America — deceptively insists that the necessary and proper clause does NOT delegate to Congress the power to organize & set up an Article V Convention. See  Article I, §8, clause 17. 

Hello?! The April 11, 2014 Report R42589  The_Article_V_Convention_to_Propose Constitutional_Amendments_Contemporary_Issues_for_Congress of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) shows that Congress claims exclusive authority over both methods of amending the Constitution, and that Congress claims the power to organize, set up, and control a convention.

But apparently, some individuals want to usurp that power… 

This article will reveal information about George Soros, the billionaire psychopath globalist who wants to rewrite our Constitution and/or mislead our state legislators and patriots about applying an Article V Amendment Convention (which will lead to a One World Government!).  He is a manipulator of public and legislative opinion!

George Soros is bankrolling and heavily supporting the Constitution 2020 movement.

George Soros - billionaire and investor

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Billionaire George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management and Chairman & Founder of Open Society Foundation.  He has VOWED to replace the U.S. Constitution by year 2020 and is in a position to take advantage of a convention to do so. Thus, we have Constitution 2020 movement.


Some of the reasons George Soros is a dangerous person:

  • Gives billions to left-wing causes using his Open Society Institute
  • Influences U.S. elections
  • Wants to end American Sovereignty
  • Financial backer of progressive Media Matters for America
  • Major funder of progressive group
  • Supported Environmental Extremism
  • Currency manipulation – a large amount of Soros’ multibillion-dollar fortune has come from manipulation currencies.


George Soros’ CURRENT relationships:

Brain Trauma Foundation – director

Breakthrough Energy Coalition – member

Bretton Woods Committee – member

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) – member

Drug Policy Alliance – director

Geosor Corp. – owner

Institute for New Economic Thinking – co-founder

International Crisis Group – board member

Most Influential New Yorkers – listed

Open Society Foundations – founder & chairman

  • Mark Malloch Brown, Global Board Member of Open Society Foundation and administrator of United Nations Development Programme
  • Funded United Nations Development Programme (also funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Quantum Fund – founder

Ready PAC – co-chair, national finance council

Refugees International – director emeritus

Soros Charitable Foundation – trustee

Soros Economic Development Fund – founder

Soros Fund Charitable Foundation – director

Soros Fund Management – founder

Soros Humanitarian Foundation – chair

Soros Strategic Partners – founder


George Soros PAST relationships:

2009 Barack Obama inaugural committee – major contributor

America Coming Together – supporter

American Bridge 21st Century – contributor

Catalist – investor

Center for American Progress – supporter

Michael Crichton (deceased) – bought Bedford (NY) estate from

Democracy Alliance – member

Earth Institute – advisory board member

Foundation to Promote Open Society – chairman

Harlem Children’s Zone – benefactor

Human Rights Watch – benefactor

Immigrant Voters Win – contributor

Joint Victory Campaign – contributor

Laureate Education Inc. – investor

Majority PAC – contributor

Media Fund – contributor – contributor

NPR (formerly called National Public Radio) – benefactor

OneWest Bank Group LLC – investor

Nancy Pelosi – invited to 2013 wedding reception

Priorities USA Action – contributor

Safety & Justice – contributor

Mark Schwartz – senior advisor

Annaliese Witschak Soros – spouse

Susan Weber Soros – spouse

White House visits (2009) – visitor

Kimba M. Wood – officiated at 2013 wedding

World Economic Forum 2008 – attendee

World Economic Forum 2009 – attendee

William D. Zabel – divorce lawyer


American Constitution Society (ACS) is the main organization behind the Con-Con movement to ensure a more “progressive” constitution, having received MILLIONS of dollars from Soros’ Open Society since 2002.  Here are their sponsors.

At least three previous White House advisers and officials, including President Obama’s regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, have ties to an effort funded by billionaire George Soros to push for a new “progressive” U.S. Constitution by the year 2020.

Don’t fall for the lies of the elitists.  Say NO to a Con-Con or whatever label they put on it.


MINI HISTORY LESSON:  All 27 amendments to our Constitution originated in Congress and were then ratified by the states. The second method, by federal convention, has never been used because it places too much power in the hands of few. The first and only convention was held in 1787, during which our Constitution was framed.


Here are some names of other very prominent Professors of Constitutional Law who CORRECTLY claim that it is impossible to restrict the agenda of a Constitutional Convention to just one issue:

  • Charles Alan Wright of the University of Texas - He wrote in this letter to then-Representative Clint Hackney on April 16, 1987, “We have only one Precedent, the Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. It was summoned, ‘for the sole and express purpose of revising the Article of Confederation and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such alterations and provisions therein.’ From the very beginning it did not feel confined by the call and gave us a totally new Constitution that completely replaced the Articles of Confederation. I see no reason to believe that a constitutional convention, 200 years later, could be more narrowly circumscribed.
    We wiII have a balanced budget when we have a President and a Congress with the determination to adopt such a budget. I hope that day comes soon, but I hope even more that the day never comes when the country is exposed to the divisiveness and the possible untoward results of a constitutional convention.”
  • Walter Dellinger of Duke University - leading constitutional scholar and Supreme Court advocate.  Here is his response paper to the question “Who Controls a Constitutional Convention?”
  • Charles Black of Yale University -  asserted that the many hundreds of state applications for a convention to consider amendments on a limited subject matter should be considered null and void. He also maintained that state applications for a single-issue convention were practically unknown in the 19th century, implying that they were not foreseen by the founders.  He also claimed that limited constitutional conventions would be constitutionally impermissible because Article V doesn’t contains any language that would authorize them.
  • Gerald Gunther of Stanford University (deceased) – “Perhaps Gunther’s greatest contribution was the casebook, Constitutional Law, which, beginning in the 1960s, became the most widely used constitutional law text in American law schools, greatly shaping the field of constitutional law. ‘It set the gold standard for casebooks to follow,’ noted [Stanford Law School Dean Kathleen M.] Sullivan, who became co-author of the book’s 13th edition, published in 1997. The late Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. wrote in 1994 that the casebook was ‘the leading publication in the field, from which a generation of American lawyers have learned constitutional law.’ In 1990, Casper, then provost of the University of Chicago, said in an interview, ‘It is quite rare for a casebook to make an independent contribution, but his certainly has. It is a reflective, learned casebook, which places the cases and the problems in a context which is both historical and philosophical and which gives the reader Gunther’s own sense that the law is a worthy subject matter, to be taken seriously, and one which is not altogether open to manipulation, by law teacher, student, lawyer or judge.’”


These constitutional law professors stand together saying that if Congress calls for a Con Con to consider just one issue, the Convention delegates can ignore that instruction and also that the delegates can set their own agenda and make their OWN rules!


This document is a Law Review on an Article V Amendment Convention.

In conclusion, Secure Arkansas should have presented a case for some doubt concerning the so-called safe way the Convention Of States actors/ players are proposing for Congress to call an Article V Amendment Convention. Remember, there are many unscrupulous players that would be involved in the process. Can you see that now? To have a Con Con should never be considered. This extremely high risk scheme will come with a United Nations agenda and price tag if a convention is convened. Surprise!


Here in Arkansas, we have 4 resolutions applying for an Article V Amendment Convention:

  • HJR1001   By: Representatives Ballinger, Womack, Gonzales, Brown, Sullivan, M. Gray, Payton, Miller, Drown, Bentley, Lundstrum, J. Williams, McCollum, Dotson  By: Senators G. Stubblefield, Hester, Bledsoe, Rice, A. Clark, Flippo, Collins-Smith, Rapert
  • SJR2  By: Senators G. Stubblefield, Hester, Bledsoe, Rice, A. Clark, Flippo, Collins-Smith, Rapert   By: Representatives Ballinger, Womack, Gonzales, Brown, Sullivan, M. Gray, Payton, Miller, Drown, Bentley, Lundstrum, J. Williams, McCollum, Dotson
  • SJR7  By: Senators Rapert, Bledsoe, Caldwell, A. Clark, Collins-Smith, J. Cooper, L. Eads, Flippo, Hester,  Irvin, Rice, D. Sanders, Standridge, D. Wallace, E. Williams  By: Representatives Gates, Ballinger, Dotson, Payton, Richmond, Rye 
  • SJR9  By: Senators Rapert, Bledsoe, Caldwell, A. Clark, L. Eads, Flippo, Hester, D. Sanders, Standridge, D.  Wallace, E. Williams  By: Representatives Ballinger, Gates, Dotson, Payton, Richmond


ARKANSAS READERS:  Call and email your Representatives and Senators, and tell them to VOTE NO on HJR1001, SJR2, SJR7, and SJR9 and on ALL Article V Convention (Con Con) legislation.  Their names and contact numbers are shown below the list of hyperlinked email addresses.

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Bob Ballinger, Chair


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Jack Ladyman, Vice Chair


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Andy Davis


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Jim Dotson


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Charlotte V. Douglas


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Trevor Drown


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Jon S. Eubanks


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Kenneth B. Ferguson


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Justin Gonzales


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Michelle Gray


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Kim Hammer


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Kim Hendren


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Douglas House


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Josh Miller


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Warwick Sabin


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Brandt Smith


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James Sturch


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Dwight Tosh


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Jeff Wardlaw


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Richard Womack


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Please share this article far and wide because some state legislators all around the country are unfortunately being convinced that proposing an Article V Amendment Convention is the right thing to do, thanks to ALEC Legislative Handbook. The legislators behind this scheme have all been wrongly briefed and have memorized their misleading talking points.


LEGISLATORS:  FOR THE RECORD, Secure Arkansas is AGAINST States applying for a Article V Amendment Convention (Con-Con). There is NO way that the State Legislatures can limit a convention’s purpose, procedure, agenda, or election of delegates OR the subject matter! Both the Left and the Right want an Article V Amendment Convention so they can add all their selfish, corporatist wants and desires.  You’ve been warned. Let the blood be on your hands.  Remember, this is all part of a global agenda operated by shadow government, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), and corporations.


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