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Page 6 G--Continuing The Discussion of
FOAVC has published
several articles dealing with
JBS/Eagle Forum. We invite you to read the articles as they provide
further information and detail about JBS/Eagle Forum. The articles are
listed in publication order. In some instances the articles appear on
other pages of this website. (Note: in many instances links to the
JBS/Eagle Forum blog or post contained in these articles no longer
function as it appears JBS/Eagle Forum have removed the original
articles shortly after the FOAVC article correcting them appeared).
A Question of Accuracy--Shall The John Birch Society Decide The Constitution?
Recently Mr. Tom
Deweese of the American Policy enter led an effort to prevent the state
of Ohio and its citizens from exercising their constitutional right to
apply for an Article V Convention. Based on comments Mr. Deweese has
made, it is clear he is quite proud of the fact he has denied the right
of alter or abolish to the citizens of Ohio. More...
A Question of Accuracy--Shall the John Birch Society Decide The Constitution? (Part 2)
In any political
campaign, it is expected (though certainly not always done) that any
information in the form of a factual statement presented by a political
campaign is, in fact, factual. By factual, I mean that information
stated by that political campaign purporting to be fact is actually
true and accurate. More...
A Question of Accuracy--What Else Can You Tell Me About The Burger Letter?
By Bill Walker
In an earlier column I
discussed questions of authenticity regarding the so-called Burger
Letter. Since then FOAVC has conducted further research on the
so-called Burger Letter and uncovered additional facts discussed in
this column. More...
Proposing the Constitution And Article V; What If They Had No Choice?
One of the major
arguments made by opponents of the calling of an Article V Convention
as Congress is presently required to do is such a convention will
create a new Constitution and impose new ratification procedures on the
nation in order to force it to accept this new constitution just as was done by the 1787 Constitutional Convention. More...
The Heart Of The Attacker
What lies in the heart of an attacker? A recent Phyllis Schlafly
Reports column entitled "Beware of Attacks on the Constitution" Phyllis
Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum, discusses attacks on the
Constitution. As reported in her bio page, Mrs. Schlafly's column is
authored by her. More...
Misquoting James Madison's Article V Convention Position
When you expose Article V Convention opponents' lies, the best course
is simply let the facts speaker for themselves. When an opponent is
foolish enough to misquote or take comments out of context of a famous
historical figure and then proceed to build an entire house of cards
argument on that misdeed the recourse is even more clear: let the
historic figure speak for himself to correct the record and expose the
The Fear Of An Article V Convention: What Should JBS Be Saying?
What should the John
Birch Society and other JBS allies such as Phyllis Schlafly, Chuck
Baldwin, and Tom DeWeese be saying about an Article V Convention? These
convention opponents say they want to "preserve" the Constitution, as it currently exists so we should not have an Article V Convention even though Article V mandates that one be held. More...
The Misconstrued Article V Application
If people interpreted
all the Constitution as they interpret the Article V convention clause,
spinning its simple, plain words into whatever they please, our country
would be more of a mess than it is now. The president would be a
federal judge, Congress would be an army and the judiciary would be
marching in the streets under command of who knows whom. More...
The Article V Convention: Discussing the Reality Versus the Fantasy
First I'd like to
thank Cooley Law School for inviting me to address you. Most speakers
at such events have a legal background. Mine is journalism--finding
facts and reporting them. While many are qualified to discuss the
theory of an Article V convention, my expertise lies in the reality of
an Article V convention. More...
The Law and The Article V Convention
One of the major
concerns shared by many people in regards to an Article V convention is
that it be "safe." By "safe," these people mean that the convention
will operate within the confines of a particular prescribed outline of
law. In other words, the convention operates within the law. More...
The Ten Point Mythology of a Runaway Convention; Separating Fact From Fiction
Recently the Goldwater
Institute, which, as of late, has been active in the Article V
Convention movement, publish a paper intended to rebuttal the myths
expounded by the sole political opposition to an Article V
Convention--the John Birch Society. As expected the ubiquitous John
Birch Society published a rebuttal to the Goldwater Institute. More...
Answers to Mrs. Schlafly's "Twenty Questions About a Constitutional Convention"
In a March 14, 2011 Eagle Forum blog, Phyllis Schlafly (or an
unidentified person approved by Eagle Forum) posted a blog entitled
"Twenty Questions About A Constitutional Convention." The twenty
questions concern the operational aspects of an Article V Convention.
Let's Leave the Constitution "As Is"; Exposing the Fallacious Argument
"We have problems in
this country caused by government officials not obeying the
Constitution. We don't need a convention. All we have to do is obey the
Constitution AS IS." More...
By Bill Walker
I'd like to tell you
the truth about the Article V convention option. Many have expressed
concerns about the convention being a runaway convention that might
create a new Constitution, remove our rights and so forth. Others have
expressed many other concerns, some valid, many not. More...
Speech given by Bill Walker at Harvard Law School "Conference on the Constitutional Convention"
No doubt many here have studied the official public record of an
Article V Convention including all pertinent historic documentation,
congressional proceedings, judicial rulings and current events.
Originally, I was to prepare a speech for this conference discussing
these aspects. More...
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