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Understanding the Constitution

Mark Meckler’s “COS” Board Member has drafted new Constitution which imposes gun control

By Publius Huldah (Joanna Martin, J.D.)

Our Framers understood that a free State cannot exist without an armed and trained populace (i.e., the Militia). Accordingly, they wrote a Constitution which prohibits the federal and State governments from infringing the natural right of the People to keep and bear arms.

Under our Constitution, the federal government has no authority to make any laws whatsoever over the Country at Large restricting the rights of the People to keep and bear arms. Gun control is not an enumerated power. Furthermore, the Second Amendment expressly forbids the federal government from infringing the right of the People (the Militia) to keep and bear arms.

The States are also prohibited from infringing the right of the People to keep and bear arms by Article I, Sec. 8, clauses 15 & 16, US Constitution. Those two clauses provide for the Militia of the Several States; and implicitly prohibit the States from making any laws which would interfere with the arming and training of the Militiamen in their States. 1

Applications for Congress to call a convention under Article V, US Constitution

But various groups, such as Mark Meckler’s Convention of “States” (COS) organizations, have been lobbying State Legislators to pass applications asking Congress to call an Article V Convention.

Whether or not State Legislatures should ask Congress to call an Article V Convention is one of the most important – and contentious – issues of our time. The Delegates to such a convention, as Sovereign Representatives of the People, have the power to throw off the Constitution we have and propose a new Constitution, with a new and easier mode of ratification, which would create a new government. 2

The Pennsylvania Senators Roundtable Discussion

On November 8, 2021, several Pennsylvania Senators conducted a roundtable discussion about whether they should pass Mark Meckler’s “COS” application (SR 152) for Congress to call an Article V convention. Mark Meckler and his allies were present in support of SR 152. Firearms Owners Against Crime was present in opposition to SR 152. Gun Owners of America was there also. 3

Much of what Meckler said at the roundtable is not true. But this paper focuses on his comments ridiculing his opponents’ concerns that, if there is an Article V convention, we could lose our existing Right to keep and bear arms.

Meckler showed up at the roundtable decked out in gun garb; and, after dropping names to show his connections with gun rights organizations, proceeded throughout the discussion to preen his commitment to “the Second Amendment”. He ridiculed the warnings that if there is an Article V Convention, Delegates would have the power to impose a new Constitution which, among other horrors, strips us of our Right to keep and bear arms without infringement.

Meckler said that Chuck Cooper, a litigator for the NRA, is on COS’s Legal Advisory Board and has written an open letter saying, “…it’s a ridiculous argument that there could be a runaway convention and we could lose our Second Amendment.” [13:31 – 13:57]

A bit later on, Meckler said:

“…Professor Robbie George at Princeton who is considered the foremost conservative constitutional scholar in America is on our Legal Advisory Board. … [43:02 – 43:25]

So who is Professor Robbie George? And who says he is the foremost conservative constitutional scholar in America?

Robbie George (Robert P. George) was on the National Constitution Center’s Constitution Drafting Project. The National Constitution Center is a quasi-official branch of the federal government.

Robbie George and three others have drafted a new Constitution which severely restricts the Right of the People to keep and bear arms! His new Constitution says at Article I, Sec. 12, clause 7:

“Neither the States nor the United State [sic] shall make or enforce any law infringing the right to keep and bear arms of the sort ordinarily used for self-defense or recreational purposes, provided that States, and the United States in places subject to its general regulatory authority, may enact and enforce reasonable regulations on the bearing of arms, and the keeping of arms by persons determined, with due process, to be dangerous to themselves or others.”

So Robbie George’s new Constitution:

  • authorizes the state and federal governments to ban the possession of all arms unless they are “ordinarily used for self-defense or recreational purposes”. Who will decide what arms are “ordinarily” used for self-defense or recreation? The governments will decide.

  • authorizes the state governments and the federal government (in those places subject to its “general regulatory authority”), to enact and enforce “reasonable regulations” on the bearing of those arms they permit us to have. What’s a “reasonable” regulation? The governments will decide; and,

  • authorizes the state and federal governments to strip us of our right to keep even those arms “ordinarily used for self-defense”, if someone in the government (presumably a judge) decides you are a danger to yourself or others.

We live in a time when Christians who read the Bible; People who read the Constitution; and Moms who speak out at School Board meetings against pornography in the schools, mask mandates, or the teaching of critical race theory, are labeled “domestic terrorists”.  Should “domestic terrorists” be allowed to keep and bear arms? Of course not- they are dangerous!

At the roundtable, John Velleco of Gun Owners of America said:

“The questions that we’re dealing with on this is how will this [Meckler’s “COS” application SR 152] impact the Second Amendment? Because that’s, as an organization, that’s all we care about. … So we need to determine if this is something that seriously could impact in a negative way the Second Amendment, then we are compelled to engage 100%. … our bigger issues in Pennsylvania are passing constitutional carry.” [1:07:05 – 1:07:51]

Yet even though Meckler’s Board Member Robbie George had already participated in the drafting of a new Constitution which imposes gun control; and thereby would rescind the Second Amendment, Meckler responded:

“And I will tell you there are 5 Million people in this country … that are signed up for convention of states. Right here, there are 90,000 in this state. 90,000!

The question was asked, will this help pass constitutional carry? The answer is hell yes, it will! Because right now, our activists are very angry with gun rights organizations in this state. And they’ll not support anything that these gun organizations are doing, because they’re now sworn enemies on Article V. … But I will say, on Kim Stolfer’s organization, they should be working with these organizations. Every one of those 90,000 should be signed up with these organizations and members of these organizations fighting for everything they [the gun organizations] want.” [1:21:21 – 1:22:05]

So Meckler, who postures as a “Second Amendment guy” [13:31-13:57] , threatened that unless Kim Stolfer supports Meckler’s SR 152 application for a convention, Mecker’s alleged 90,000 supporters in Pennsylvania 4 will not support anything Kim Stolfer’s gun rights organization does!

Look behind the Curtain

This push for an Article V Convention is the most vicious bait and switch ever perpetrated on the American People. It’s all about getting a new Constitution under the pretext of getting amendments. 5 If Congress calls an Article V convention, Robbie George’s proposed Constitution, or another just as tyrannical, can be proposed. 6 And since any new Constitution will have its own new mode of ratification (such as a national referendum), it’s sure to be approved.

The solution to our political and economic problems is to read and enforce the Constitution we already have. States and local governments and individual Citizens can take a giant step forward by not taking federal funds to participate in unconstitutional federal programs.

And rescind your States’ existing applications for an Article V convention! It doesn’t matter what the ostensible purpose of a convention is, as set forth in a State’s applications. Once the Convention assembles, the Delegates can do whatever they want including approving the Constitution Robbie George participated in drafting, or another Constitution which will also legalize the tyranny which is taking over our Country.

We are to fight tyranny by resisting it; not by legalizing it.

Endnotes:

1 With the Militia Act of 1792, Congress required all able-bodied male Citizens in the Country (with a few exceptions) between the ages of 18 and under 45 to buy a rifle, bayonet, ammo & ammo pouch, and report to their local Militia Unit for training. States may not lawfully do anything to interfere with this constitutional grant of power to Congress.

2 This is shown in these flyers:

3 These are two large gun rights organizations. John Velleco and Val Finnell appeared for GOA; Kim Stolfer of Pennsylvania appeared for Firearms Owners Against Crime.

4 It should be enlightening to ask Meckler to provide documentation of his claim to have 90,000 supporters in Pennsylvania. Legislators in other States have looked behind the curtain and found “COS” claims of support to be false: See Phony Petitions and Polls.

5 James Madison expressly warned of this stratagem: See this flyer at footnote 2.

6 Altogether, the National Constitution Center has three proposed new Constitutions. All of them transfer massive new powers to the new federal government.

Additional proposed Constitutions are discussed here.  One of them, the Constitution for the Newstates of America, was produced some 60 years ago [and factions have been pushing for an Article V convention ever since]. Under the Newstates Constitution, the States are dissolved and replaced by regional governments answerable to the new national government. Article I, Part B., Sec. 8 provides that the People are to be disarmed. Article XII, Sec. 1, provides for ratification by a national referendum – so whoever controls the voting machines will determine the outcome.

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28 Comments »

  1. THANK YOU!

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    Comment by votedanskattum | January 15, 2022 | Reply

  2. A belated Merry Christmas, Publius. And if I may suggest, some weeks ago you and I shared a thought on the “pandemic” (FRAUD/MANIPULATION/LIE) that if this continued, you might need to rename it for 2022, it now certainly appears Mengele Jr and his sycophants will not relent in their efforts to force everyone into getting the chemical injection referred to as a “vaccine”, which allows little option for critical thinking intelligent adults. The future wil be what it is, and He is in charge. Blessings to you.

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    Comment by Grog | December 26, 2021 | Reply

    • Mass refusal to comply is the answer. We must not submit to tyranny.

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      Comment by Publius Huldah | December 27, 2021 | Reply

  3. “Meckler showed up at the roundtable decked out in gun garb; and, after dropping names to show his connections with gun rights organizations, proceeded throughout the discussion to preen his commitment to “the Second Amendment”. He ridiculed the warnings that if there is an Article V Convention, Delegates would have the power to impose a new Constitution which, among other horrors, strips us of our Right to keep and bear arms without infringement.”
    Meckler is worse than a blind bull in a china shop.
    Meckler has intent.
    A Convention of States would definitely open the door to the tyranny of the highest order.
    Our 2nd Amendment is still operating in a fair fashion. And we are exercising our 1st Ammendement here on this page.
    Pressing for a Convention of States simply because of a perceived notion that that might solve a nonexistent problem is foolhardy.
    I was made aware that there have been over 4 million new gun owners this year making their first purchases in their life. I doubt that they are wanting a Convention of States. They are making use of the 2nd Amendment.
    We must make our people understand that this Country’s Constitution is not in such a sad shape as to require a complete overhaul. We however must oust the corruption that has been installed in the Offices.
    Each and every one of us needs to examine how we might be contributing to the corruption. Then make changes in ourselves.

    One last thing…
    Merry Christmas Publius Huldah

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    Comment by angelsrestranch | December 19, 2021 | Reply

  4. I’m from Pennsylvania. Need I say more? I got through the plandemic without fear. I got through the vaccine mandate without it. I got through the climate change hysteria with the weather – lol. I got through the massive tsunami of propaganda by seeing thru it. But I will NEVER get through, or over, the loss of our right to keep and bare arms without a fight!!!

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    Comment by marlene | December 18, 2021 | Reply

    • NEVER give it up! Right on, sister!

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      Comment by Publius Huldah | December 18, 2021 | Reply

  5. The so-called “PATRIOT ACT” surely was waiting on the shelf for justifications that arose in the false narratives about nine eleven. Surely, the new, improved constitution is already written and waiting on public to rise up to change the Constitution. Why can’t we have a preview of the “new” constitution without having to hold an Article V convention … a “con-con”?

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    Comment by rediscover911com | December 18, 2021 | Reply

    • for Years, I’ve been linking to some of the proposed “new” Constitutions in my papers and speeches.

      In my most recent paper, I link to the 3 new proposed Constitutions from the “National Constitutional Center”.

      This information has been out there – but People won’t look at it.

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      Comment by Publius Huldah | December 18, 2021 | Reply

  6. These commies will NEVER STOP trying to disarm you. We, in return, must NEVER STOP them from trying to disarm them by letting them NOT disarm us first. Don’t know what else to tell ya? They will ever exist and so must we – but from an ARMED stance because these are the only things that will keep them down and when the line is crossed, very much OUT – as is fitting!

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    Comment by Leethal | December 18, 2021 | Reply

    • I’m not sure what you said. But: we must NEVER surrender our arms.

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      Comment by Publius Huldah | December 18, 2021 | Reply

      • We must never give up our arms is right, Publius. You understood very much! 😉

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        Comment by Leethal | December 19, 2021 | Reply

        • And last night I met a young woman from Australia (I’d say she was in her early 30s or so) who had only recently arrived here on a visa. That woman told me that the disarming of the Australians some 22 years ago (I think it was) had NOTHING to do with what is going on in Australia today. It’s hard to believe how people swallow the propaganda they are fed.

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          Comment by Publius Huldah | December 19, 2021 | Reply

          • Continually being brainwashed. It’s sad.

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            Comment by peppers2018 | December 20, 2021

          • Yes, it is so sad how so many people uncritically accept what they are told.

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            Comment by Publius Huldah | December 20, 2021

  7. Article V Calls for “a Convention for proposing Amendments” is not a convention for ratifying pre-convention amendments. Calls are to be just that, Calls or general Calls. Just like the first two Article V Convention Calls that were from Virginia and New York.

    Specifically worded or general subject matter Calls are attempts to conflate two separate functions of the same body, one, under their state constitution which is an act of a State Legislature that requires the signature of their governor. The other, an Article V “Application of the Legislatures” whose only function is to Call for a convention. Anything more or less then this is unconstitutional.

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    Comment by Alexander Reagan | December 18, 2021 | Reply

    • What are you talking about? I don’t understand what you are saying. BUT, I love your avatar – your meme.

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      Comment by Publius Huldah | December 18, 2021 | Reply

  8. As I understand it, mostly learned from reading you, our Rights are bestowed by God and supersede this and any other laws of men. Had the Bill of Rights not been written, we would enjoy our Rights all the same. Our Rights cannot be taken from us, we can only relinquish them.

    I do not support the CoS, and I really appreciate your writings to describe why we should not undertake it.

    But, as I’ve seen you mention, the Citizen holds all the power and grants whatever authority to govern there is, to the governing body and can withdraw that grant and consent at any time.

    We but need to recognize this. We wouldn’t be in this situation today if we but did.

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    Comment by Amuzed_Traveler | December 18, 2021 | Reply

    • …and stop taking the money. The States, the local governments, and The People literally sold their retained rights and powers to the federal gov’t. they did it for the money. No, now they need to stop taking the money; and start resisting the tyranny.

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      Comment by Publius Huldah | December 18, 2021 | Reply

  9. Reblogged this on Starvin Larry.

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    Comment by gamegetterII | December 18, 2021 | Reply

  10. The assault on the Constitution and our liberty has never been more aggressive and from all sides.

    The Cloward & Piven Fabian Socialists, the BLM Marxists, power hungry narcissistic politicians, and just plain useful nihilist idiots are all closest to their goal of destroying this nation.

    We must unite against all of them. All evil needs to prevail is for good men and women to acquiesce.

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    Comment by au55teiger | December 18, 2021 | Reply

    • It’s hard getting people to wake up! and they don’t want to make the effort to learn.
      Thank you!

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      Comment by Publius Huldah | December 18, 2021 | Reply

  11. As always, great compilation and presentation of facts. I shall be ever vigilant. I live in the blue state of Oregon.

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    Comment by Douglas Smith | December 18, 2021 | Reply

  12. How can this individual be stopped?

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    Comment by shirley sale | December 18, 2021 | Reply

    • We the People are going to have to stop it and we better do it now. We are rapidly running out of time. I’ve been fighting this for some 10 years; but most Americans are ho hum, they are more interested in the latest scandal and rubbish posts.

      We must raise the alarm and get people and organizations to join us in the War to keep our Constitution. Our enemies want to get rid of our Constitution. Mark Levin, and a host of other fake “Conservatives” and fake “Christians” are pushing for a Convention.

      We must wake up our fellows and organize them and then make Delegations to their State Legislators and demand that they rescind all of their State’s existing applications for an Article V Convention, and not pass any more.

      If you tell me what State you are in, I can give you the Status of your State.

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      Comment by Publius Huldah | December 18, 2021 | Reply

  13. Wish you and yours a most blessed Christmas…!

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    Comment by M. Craig Elachie | December 18, 2021 | Reply

    • Thank you – and same to you and yours.

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      Comment by Publius Huldah | December 18, 2021 | Reply


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