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Balanced Budget Amendment A Dangerous Gimmick


It surprises me that so many Republicans and Tea Partiers (of which I am both) are so excited about passing a Balanced Budget Amendment to our U.S. Constitution. All conservatives favor balanced budgets, but the catch is in HOW to balance the budget

at Mar 30, 2011 5:59 PM

A Constitutional Convention... Can you say Pandora's Box?

Many people, including our own US Senator John Cornyn, are calling for the convening of a US Constitutional Convention (con-con) to require the balancing of the federal budget by Constitutional Amendment.  A con-con in this day in time is a VERY BAD idea for many reasons. Not the least of which is giving our current extremist liberal/socialists an open book opportunity to edit the very core foundational document of our nation, the US Constitution. Additionally, the merrit of a balanced budget amendment (BBA) in and of itself will address the problem of an over-spending and over-reaching federal government. Balancing the budget does nothing if you do not address the issue of the size and scope of the government.   Read more »

at Mar 29, 2011 6:08 PM

Upholding America's Constitution - No Constitutional Convention - Action Required!

A Day In The Park: The Answer to 1984 is 1776 Video Contest Entry

We have been engaged the last few weeks on opposing any Resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention for any purpose. The American Constitution has stood the test of time.

at Mar 5, 2011 10:41 AM

Sovereign Truth

Late Thursday night and early Friday morning, March 3-4, 2011, the new Select Committee on State Sovereignty met for the first time, under the direction of Chairman Brandon Creighton (R-16, Conroe, Montgomery County), and Vice Chairman Drew Darby (R- 72, San Angelo). Of the four Bills on the revised agenda, two, HJR 34 and HJR 100, call for what those of us in attendance learned are properly called “Article V Conventions.” These Conventions are very loosely described in Article V of the US Constitution,

at Mar 4, 2011 5:03 PM

Serious Questions For Texas House Members. If You Cannot Answer These Questions...

If You Cannot Answer These Questions, Then You Have A Moral Responsibility To Vote Against A Concon

How would delegates from Texas be selected or elected to a Con Con?

How would delegates from other states be selected or elected to a Con Con?

How many delegates do you think Texas should send to a Con Con?   Read more »

at Feb 28, 2011 9:25 AM

Don’t Ask For What You Don’t Want For You Surely May Get It!!

That is exactly what happened in the Texas Senate

After visiting the offices of every Texas Senator, providing them with factual information as to the risks to our God-given constitutional liberty, all of the Senators with the exception of three Republicans and four Democrats, chose to ignore the warning from the late Supreme

at Feb 25, 2011 4:19 PM

State Republican Senators About To Make A Big Mistake! Senate Resolutions Calling for a ConCon Must be Blocked!

As I watched the Senate State Affairs Committee hearing on SJR10 and SJR1, I could not believe the lack of understanding as to the risks to our original constitution that is posed by a Constitutional Convention. I detected reservations on the part of several committee members, so I am wondering if passing it out of committee was in order to please the Governor and Lt.Governor?

at Feb 19, 2011 1:16 PM

More On The Constitutional Convention Debate

have joined with Shirley Spellerberg’s posts calling for dismissal of the idea of a national Constitutional Convention. This and the fact that she was at the center of the 1996 convention fight to have Initiative And Referendum removed from The Republican Party of Texas platform, tell me that she is a thinker

at Feb 7, 2011 9:43 AM

Constitutional Convention Obtusely Misses The Point

Sometimes another post pushes a button for a further discussion. Shirley Spellerberg is 100% right about avoiding a constitutional convention. That interest raises a broader question. Do we mistakenly think new federal laws pose solutions and that our Constitution was inadequate, and not just our custodianship of it? Consider

at Feb 4, 2011 10:09 AM

Texas Senate Should Reject the Constitutional Convention (ConCon) Resolutions

The Senate State Affairs Committee should Kill the ConCon Resolutios

Lt. Governor Dewhurst is misguidedly calling for a Constitutional Convention for the purpose of a federal Balanced Budget Amendment. The BBA is only one of numerous amendments being suggested by the public-at-large fueled by frustration with the lack of action on the part of our elected officials to act responsibly in fiscal matters.   Read more »

at Feb 3, 2011 9:46 AM


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