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Page 6 G--Continuing The Discussion of JBS/Eagle Forum

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 lie. More...

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
Bill Walker

I. Introduction

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. More...

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...

The Truth
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...

Opening Remarks
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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