John T. Flynn, patriot journalist during the middle of the last century (who also, by the way, predicted in 1939 that Social Security would be under water by 1970, and bankrupt by 1980) wrote the following immediately post WWII: “A Republic : If You Can Keep It..”
Fascism will come at the hands of perfectly authentic Americans, as violently against Hitler and Mussolini as the next one, but who are convinced that the present economic system is washed up and that the present political system in America has outlived its usefulness and who wish to commit this country to the rule of the bureaucratic state. Interfering in the affairs of the States and cities; taking part in the management of industry and finance and agriculture; assuming the role of great national banker and investor, borrowing millions every year and spending them on all sorts of projects through which such a government can paralyze opposition and command public support; marshaling great armies and navies at crushing costs to support the industry of war and preparation for war which will become our greatest industry; and adding to all this the most romantic adventures in global planning, regeneration, and domination, all to be done under the authority of a powerfully centralized government in which the executive will hold in effect all the powers with Congress reduced to the role of a debating society. There is your fascist. And the sooner America realizes this dreadful fact the sooner it will arm itself to make an end of American fascism masquerading under the guise of the champion of democracy.
75 years later the fascist oligarchy is firmly established and rushing headlong to disaster. “Obamacareabomination-with-a-pen-and-a-phone” anyone? Indeed, “A Republic : If You Can Keep It.”
Allen Mendenhall walks us through the solution aided by Mark Levin’s The Liberty Amendments.
We’ve talked endlessly about using a Constitutional convention to wrest the reins of government from entrenched interests and put them back in the hands of the people. Enough talk: It’s time to put the theory into action.
To recap, the Constitution may be amended in two ways: by a two-thirds vote of Congress, or by a convention called by two-thirds (34) of the (50) state legislatures. All amendments to date have arisen through the first mechanism, although conservatives and libertarians increasingly are calling for state lawmakers to pursue the second. If 34 states pass convention measures, Congress must convene a convention to discuss amending the constitution. In the words of James Madison, who was instrumental to the drafting of Article V, “If two thirds of the States make application, Congress cannot refuse to call one.” Even the centralizer Alexander Hamilton conceded that the wording of Article V leaves “nothing…to the discretion of Congress.”