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Page 3 A--Other Article V Convention Articles

Throughout the years FOAVC has published works related to an Article V Convention by numerous authors which are reproduced on this page. While FOAVC believes the information contained in these works is important, as a non-partisan organization publication of any article does not imply endorsement of any position taken by any author nor endorsement of any amendment proposal. The opinions expressed by the authors are strictly their own. Anyone wishing to submit an article for publication may do so by using the contact information found on Page 16 of this site.

Augustus Hunt Shearer, PhD

A list of 679 American State Constitutional Conventions held between 1776 and 1917 (Published 1917). As none of these conventions were recorded as a "runaway" convention FOAVC believes this is conclusive proof that not only is a "runaway" convention a total myth but that more than enough experience exists in the American political system to convene an Article V Convention. Hundreds more state conventions have been held since 1917.

Roger Sherman Hoar

Constitutional Conventions - Their Nature, Powers, and Limitations (1917)

Federal District Court Judge Bruce M. Van Sickle and Attorney Lynn M. Boughey

Authors of the seminal work "A Lawful and Peaceful Revolution: Article V and Congress' Present Duty to Call a Convention for Proposing Amendments" published in 1990 in the Hamline Law Review, Judge Van Sickle and Attorney Lynn Boughey presented the first evidence based on references to the Congressional Record that Congress had received sufficient applications to cause an Article V Convention call. The article is published in three parts:

Chief Justice Thomas E. Brennan

Former Michigan State Chief Justice Thomas E. Brennan has written several articles on an Article V Convention including his seminal work "Return to Philadelphia" published in 1982 in the Cooley Law Review. He is co-founder of FOAVC. More information about Judge Brennan may be found on page 12 of this site.

Joel S. Hirschhorn

FOAVC co-founder Joel S. Hirschhorn is a well respected journalist who has written numerous articles on an Article V Convention. He has also authored the book, "Delusional Democracy--Fixing the Republic without overthrowing the Government" More information about Mr. Hirschhorn may be found on page 13 of this site.




Richard Backus

The John Birch Society


While the John Birch Society (JBS) has blocked publication of responses by FOAVC to its anti-convention position on its website, FOAVC does not share the JBS enthusiasm for censorship. A letter was sent to the JBS by FOAVC in 2007. Mr. Joel Hirschhorn, co-founder of FOAVC also wrote two articles about an Article V Convention which received responses from JBS. All are reprinted below.

Other Authors Published in 2007-2008

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