Dear Senator Biggs,
Thank you for consistently standing up for what you know is right and for being a true statesman. Good people disagree, and many good conservatives believe that Arizona should join other states in supporting an Article V Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution.
You have your reasons for opposing SCR1016. Here are mine:
An Article Five Convention is not a magic “fix” that will protect Individual Liberties. Until the American people take action day in and day out, or even 15 minutes a week, to preserve our Republic, there is nothing that can be written on paper that will do it for them.
Arizonans and the American people already have the power to change the Constitution if that’s their desire. The Declaration of Independence states, “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.” The Arizona Constitution, Article 2, Sect. 2, states it like this: “All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.”
Conservatives aren’t the only ones who want an Article V Convention. So does the Left. They want to abolish Individual Liberties, not preserve them. According to this article titled “Former Justice Stevens Wants to Change Constitution,” he believes that Americans do not have the right to protect their lives and property. He would change the Second Amendment to make clear that only a state’s militia, not its citizens, has a constitutional right to bear arms. .
Here’s another article on this subject: “Socialists and Soros Fights for an Article V Convention.”
This article highlights Wolf-Pac. On its website, Wolf-Pac pushes for an Article V “convention of the states” as the best way to accomplish its “ultimate goal": To restore true democracy in the United States by pressuring our State Representatives to pass a much needed 28th Amendment to our Constitution which would end corporate personhood and publicly finance all elections in our country.
Another organization that wants to Amend the Constitution is Move to Amend. This group is made up of organizations that include: Code Pink, Friends of the Earth, Independent Progressive Politics Network, Progressive Democrats of America, and others.
The solution to our problems with our Constitution and Amendments is not a call for an Article V Convention. The solution is to educate Americans so they understand that they already have the power to preserve our Republic, if they would only exercise it.
In the Name of God, Family, and Self-Governance,
Anita Christy, Publisher