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Re: Is this forum being used at all to discuss calling a convention?

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  • Eric Reinhardt
    Compact for America links below: http://www.compactforamerica.org http://www.compactforamerica.org/timeline/
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 1 5:32 PM
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      Compact for America links below:

      http://www.compactforamerica.org

      http://www.compactforamerica.org/timeline/

      --- In NationalConstitutionalConvention06@yahoogroups.com, Michael Bindner <christianlibertarianparty@...> wrote:
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      > If not, we should end it.  I see a lot of people, including myself, posting a lot of stuff - but no planning or discussion.
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      > The gay marriage decisions may form the nexus for calling a National Constitutional Convention by the states, however shifting public opinion on this issue may diffuse it so much that when gay marriage is nationalized, less than 34 state legislatures will care to overturn it by amendment (and for all practical purposes - no one will really go for it without 38).
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      > We still need to find an "in" to request that the Congress reveal their rules for considering convention calls - answering both the question of whether calls expire after the end of a Congress and whether they must all be on the same topic.
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      > The person to ask the question - who must be answered - is either the governor or leadership of the state legislature of at least one state, asking their members of Congress to investigate.  We can also ask our own congressmen.  So far in doing so I have had no answer.  No member is actually required to answer controversial citizens questions - so it may require groups of citizens in a single state, along with the membership of a state government, to demand an answer.
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      > Does anyone have the Tea Party connections to use that route?  I don't, but would think that would be the best shot.
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      > Michael Bindner
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      > The Blog
      > http://xianlp.blogspot.com/
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