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Wolf PAC’s Application (supposedly for “fair and free elections”) for an Article V Convention

By Publius Huldah

The ostensible purpose of Wolf PAC’s proposed amendment to the US Constitution is to circumvent or repeal the US Supreme Court’s opinion in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010). The proposed amendment would permit the federal government to restrict political speech and campaign contributions by corporations. Such a proposed amendment would be a major step in eliminating free speech and the private use of money in this country.

1. The federal government does not now have the constitutional authority over the country at large to restrict any form of speech, to restrict campaign contributions, or to limit the spending of money. These are not enumerated powers delegated to the federal government. Furthermore, the exercise of such powers is expressly forbidden by the First Amendment. 1

2. The effect of the Wolf PAC amendment would be to increase the powers of the federal government over The People by delegating to the federal government the power to prevent or restrict certain groups and combinations of people from speaking in the public square on the critically important area of political speech. And we won’t find out, until the amendment is drafted  and then construed (and re-construed from time to time) by the federal courts, which groups or combinations of people will be allowed to speak out on political issues and donate money to the causes or candidates they support; and which groups or combinations of people will be prohibited from doing the same.

3. Our problem isn’t that corporations donate money to political campaigns – our problem is that everyone ignores the Constitution. How many of us know the enumerated powers delegated to the federal government? How many know that our Constitution created a federal government of enumerated powers only? If “We the People” had demanded that Congress restrict itself to the enumerated powers, no one would want to spend large sums to influence federal legislation. Who would pay large sums of money to influence Congress’s laws respecting the Bankruptcy Code (Art. I, §8, cl. 4); the patent and copyright office (Art. I, §8, cl. 8); and the standard of Weights and Measures (Art. I, § 8, cl. 5)?!

4. Our federal government is corrupt because it exercises thousands of usurped powers – and special interest groups pay large sums to get unconstitutional legislation favorable to them passed; and legislation unfavorable to them killed.

5. Finally, nothing in Article V, US Constitution, permits the federal or State governments to control the Delegates to an Article V convention. As Sovereign Representatives of “We the People,” the Delegates have the power to do whatever they want, including proposing a new Constitution with a new mode of ratification. Our Declaration of Independence recognizes the “self-evident Right” of a people to throw off one government and set up a new one.

As this Rescission flyer shows, it is the globalists who are financing the push for an Article V convention. They use “hooks” – proposed amendments which sound so nice on the surface, such as “term limits”, “getting money out of politics”, a “balanced budget amendment”, “regulation freedom” amendment, amendments to “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government”, etc. – but it’s bait designed to appeal to specific groups of people to get them to support an Article V convention.

And the reason they want an Article V convention is to get a new Constitution for this Country.

Endnote:

1 To the extent that Congress and the federal courts have in the past restricted such speech and contributions, their acts have been unconstitutional as outside the scope of powers delegated by our Constitution, and as in violation of the First Amendment.

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November 1, 2019 - Posted by | Article V Convention, Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, free and fair elections, Free Speech, Wolf-PAC | , , , ,

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  2. Thanks you, would I be allowed to print this and give to my friends?

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    Comment by scrapiron1031@aol.com | November 4, 2019 | Reply

    • Of course!!!

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      Comment by Publius Huldah | November 4, 2019 | Reply

  3. Reblogged this on Starvin Larry.

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    Comment by gamegetterII | November 2, 2019 | Reply

  4. Reblogged this on stepman2001 and commented:
    Another valid reason to get knowledgable about Our Conststution.

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    Comment by Edward Durfee | November 2, 2019 | Reply

  5. As polls of ‘American citizens’ today show a majority in favor of impeaching President Trump it would stand to my reasoning that such would also be the case for an Article V convention. We can thank our educational system in the 50 States for promoting a liberal agenda for the past 40 to 50 years. By not demanding the teaching of the Constitutions (State and Federal) in our ‘public’ schools has led us to the abyss. If the Federal government would get their thumb off the States educational scale and tenure abolished then in 2 or 3 decades we might have a population up to the task of holding our elected officials and State and Federal employees accountable. Then we wouldn’t need an Article V convention.

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    Comment by Douglas Smith | November 1, 2019 | Reply

    • Even with most Americans being ignorant, we don’t “need” an Article V convention. Our Constitution isn’t broken – it doesn’t need “fixing” – it merely needs to be READ and ENFORCED.

      The States can get the federal government out of education RIGHT NOW – all they have to do is stop taking federal funds to enforce federal “education” programs. Easy as can be.

      In the early 1900s, the public schools were already teaching progressivism – my mother was “educated” in such a school and her parents’ generation were educated in such schools. How do you think progressives like Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt got elected! They offered what the public school educated American citizens wanted.

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      Comment by Publius Huldah | November 1, 2019 | Reply

      • I agree most Americans are ignorant and the Constitution doesn’t need “fixing” but where is the enforcement to adhere to what the Constitution says about impeachment? AOC and her gang of three are the darlings of the far left progressives and the like minded flock and swoon to her every word without thinking. This gives support to all progressives and they continue further left of center.

        It’s easy to say to the States to stop taking Federal funds but try and persuade the State funded educational system. For me private education for K through 12 and colleges as well.

        Progressives amended Oregon’s Constitution with the Initiative and Referendum Act in 1900 and followed with the introduction of ‘this state’ in 1910. So I am well aware of the Progressive ideology. Indoctrination has become acute from the 1970’s on and culminating on college campuses today..

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        Comment by Douglas Smith | November 1, 2019 | Reply

        • Congress alone has power over the impeachment process. The federal courts have NO ROLE to play. Americans elected to the House people who are so ignorant & depraved that they do exactly what you say. Only the Senate has the power to refuse to convict persons whom the House has impeached. Do see my Impeachment Primer: https://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/impeachment-all-you-need-to-know-and-you-do-need-to-know-it/

          Yes, State governments will continue to sell our reserved powers – and the minds of our children & young people – to the federal government in exchange for federal funds. I talked to a State Legislator about shutting down the public schools and she said it is impossible – the education lobby is too strong… Of course, enough Legislators with spines could shut down the public schools, but Americans don’t elect to office people with spines b/c Americans don’t have spines.

          THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ELECTORATE BECOMES IGNORANT AND MORALLY CORRUPT and will do anything for money. There is no “fix” – no “remedy” – other than a moral regeneration of The People. If that doesn’t happen, America will go the way of all other Countries of the past – we will fall.

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          Comment by Publius Huldah | November 1, 2019 | Reply

  6. Unfortunately, the schools have done a tremendous job of dumbing down the people. Many of them don’t know which side of the toast to put the butter on. So they’ll go for this gimmick in a heartbeat.

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    Comment by bobmonty | November 1, 2019 | Reply

    • That’s the Truth. Americans seem to fall for every cheap gimmick scoundrels come up with.

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      Comment by Publius Huldah | November 1, 2019 | Reply


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