California Article V Convention Initiative Cleared for Circulation

As Americans it is our first Constitutional Right that Congress convene an Article V Convention upon application of 2/3 of the states. The ballot intiative process is the proper legal mechanism for citizens to direct their state to apply to congress for an Article V convention. Or for citizens to enforce the constitution.

Article V of the U.S. Constitution:

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.

Notice: The page at the link on the left below was removed from the WAG website within 3 months of being created on this page.
Opinion of Attorney General of Washington State, 1983
Congress never has, but the 2/3 of State Legislature requirement of the Constitution has been satisfied. Congress is not even counting. Up to 700, depending on interpretations not constitutional.
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http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-measures/cleared-for-circulation.htm

Title and summary as it will appear on the ballot if qualified.

1480. (11-0003) Federal Constitutional Convention. Initiative Statute.
Finds California environmental and other public benefit laws have been effectively nullified by the federal government. Directs the California Legislature to request that Congress call a federal constitutional convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution. Requires California's delegate to the convention to be determined by general election after televised public debate. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: No direct fiscal impact, as any effect would depend on decisions of other states, members of the constitutional convention, and future federal and state elected officials.

If, you realize the urgent need for amendment, and amendment is actually the only way for the citizens, through the states, to enforce the Constitution, which is defined in the Constitution, then consider downloading this petition form .pdf,

(download)California Article V Convention Intiative Petition (Federal Constitutional Convention. Initiative Statute)

and making copies to gather signatures. To know this is absolutely consistent with the most fundamental American principles, indeed, returning over two thirds of the original meanings from the Declaration of Independence, the 1st Amendment and the 14th Amendment, examine the specific revisions and amendments I logically we need to make to our Constitution in order to enforce, support and defend it.

Freedom of speech is seriously impeded preventing effective support and defense of the Constitution making your support vital to the recovery and continuity of Constitutional government on this continent. This is for you, and your descendents, so you may have rights and freedoms secured.

For your reference, the final meaning of signatures gathered when they are presented to the Secretary of State at the end of each petition with the following language.

To the Honorable Secretary of State of California

We, the undersigned, registered, qualified voters of California, residents of ______________ County, hereby propose that the California Legislation, act with status, duty and jurisdiction as one of several states, to invoke and apply to congress to convene an Article V Convention under authority of the U.S. Constitution and petition the Secretary of State to submit the same to the voters of California for their adoption or rejection at the next succeeding general election or at any special statewide election held prior to that general election or otherwise provided by law. The proposed Initiative seeking California State legislative action reads as follows:


Federal Constitutional Convention. Initiative Statute

SECTION 1. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS
A. Properly enacted California environmental laws and other California laws greatly benefiting the public have been effectively nullified by the federal government in conditions questionable as to conformance to the Constitution of the United States, and which has drastically effected the environment and economy to the detriment of the public.

B. The convening of state delegates, under Article V, valid to all intents and purposes of the Constitution of the United States, upon 2/3 of the state legislators casting applications for a convention, the Congress is thereby mandated to issue the call. The constitutional process of electing delegates and convening in a federal assembly is right of any and all sovereign U.S. Citizens. Over the decades 2/3 of the states legislatures have repeatedly cast applications for a federal convention and Congress has since failed to carry out its constitutional obligation to issue the call.

C. California citizens are presented with the opportunity to formally direct their legislature, as a state of the union, to begin enforcement of the Constitution of the United States by promulgation to other states and the United States Congress, to convoke the Article V Convention on the authority of the Constitution. This would cost Californians perhaps several million dollars but ultimately save billions of dollars and prevent unnecessary miseries to both the public and environment over the course of a decade and likely longer.

D. California citizens and businesses need interaction with a fully constitutional federal government for economic recovery and creation of jobs in transitioning to greater sustainability. To insure an effort addressing state specific impacts, the California delegate is to be determined by general election after public debate hosted on all state regional government access television channels.

E. Californians cannot afford to continue to integrate with a federal government that is not Constitutional.

SECTION 2. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
A. The people desire to direct their state legislature to act with as many other state legislatures which have made the call for the Article V Convention for the benefit of their citizens, and with the Citizens of California, promulgate, petition, and call upon the United States Congress to formally issue the call for the Article V Convention.

Through this California State Ballot Intiative, and the Article v Convention the state can contribute to global peace by working with other states to purify the US government, addressing the many issues of the emergency powers statutes, gatt and nafta then focusing on national sustainability.

EXPLANATIONS OF NEED FOR REVISION:

The revision of the 1st amendment addresses two critical issues. Primary is the literal expression of the principles of the Declaration of Independence, "Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness". Those principles are extended through the specific mention of human social, psychological attributes that promote unity and cooperation which preserve and promote the conditions needed for "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". Secondary is the Congressional duty of seeing that the peoples practice of free speech is not abridged by powerful forces that might use technology or artificially assembled groups of people to subvert the people natural uses of it. Specifically, the manipulation of the internet from its first form that was properly provided to the people through the usenet, the first form of internet that was subverted and given to commercial interests with .com.

This would include television and radio as the human psychological part of the "method" with its the knowledge of themselves or their purposes as they are controlled by the common form of social sharing of information. I have personally seen the public access television system disabled as it was congressionally intended. I've also seen that Circuit courts make secret revisions of court rules effectively removing pro se access to courts, and powerful non profit organizations dedicated to correcting such, do not care.

Mention of the 1st amendment in the 2nd amendment revision relates the peoples use of the 1st in the proper creation of a well regulated militia as having or forming intents parallel with the Constitution. The U.S. Constitution mentions the ""Law of Nations" (Article I, section 8) and it is referred to in this revision to create continuity under Roman law but as the "people of the day" perceive it.

The mention of "mental health care" in the 2nd amendment is due to the fact that people with violent psychosis who obtain guns, instead of the absent mental health care they need, then commit mass murder etc., which is in turn used by anti gun rights factions to justify un constitutional gun laws. The mention of "mental health care" specifically counters the effect of gun rights activists inability to recognize deficiencies in "mental health care" being responsible for un constitutional gun control.

REV. Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; Congress shall see that nothing abridges the freedom of speech and the primary methods or systems of it shall be first accessible for the unity of the people with its possible greater meaning through understanding one another in; forgiveness, tolerance, acceptance, respect, trust, friendship and love protecting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Congress shall see that nothing abridges freedom of the press in its service to the unity of the people; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances or defense of this constitution.

EXISTING:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

REV. Amendment II
A well regulated Militia and people mentally sound, as they might find through use of the first amendment, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed in the absense of development of the most effective mental health care possible in the interest of the peoples unity under the principles of, and defense of this Constitution.

EXISTING:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

REV. Amendment III
No Soldier shall, in time of peace, be sent to war in context of the intent of the Law of Nations as is held by the people of the day under this constitution, using the first amendment, or be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

EXISTING:
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

The economy, another reason amendment of the constitution is a necessity, there are many.

A very comprehensive opinion from a blog at salon.com showing an approximate economic timetable and actions of corporate entities, which includes the corporate United States in sequence of economic changes described. Basically, that sequence shows how only constitutional amendment can adequately effect the nation towards complete recovery of constitutional government and the economy from causes of compromise to free speech, over time.

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