Objectives of the Article V Convention of the States include limiting the powers of the federal government pursuant to the Constitution as ratified by the States and practiced by the people. Having the Article V provision in the Constitution reflects the caliber of the leaders who were delegates to the Constitutional Convention, May 25 to September 17, 1787!

On January 8, 2016, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas joined other states for an Article V Convention of the States to restore the Rule of Law. Governor Abbott’s leadership and the Texas Plan proposal of ten Amendments would be an asset to the Article V Convention of the States.

Governor Abbott wrote that these changes would force the federal government to “…take the Constitution seriously again. The only true downside comes from doing nothing and allowing the federal government to continue ignoring the very document that created it.”

We recommend three additions that would add important meaning to the Article V Convention of the States Amendments for restoring the Rule of Law. In 1954, U.S. Senators and Representatives, belonging to many different church denominations, authorized the addition of a Prayer Room for the U.S. Capitol building. The most important action by the Article V Convention of the States would be an Amendment that empowers local communities to include a duplicate non-church denomination Prayer Room in their public schools. For local schools, the window could be a banner that duplicates the inspiring Prayer Room window. The Prayer Room portrays the unity of belief in Creation’s God and His Providence that has characterized American history.

Judge Robert H. Bork has written, the Supreme Court, has “. . . become the enemy of traditional culture, in areas including speech, religion, abortion, sexuality, welfare public education and much else. It is not too much to say that the suffocating vulgarity of popular culture is in large measure the work of the Court.” As the liberal Supreme Court majority’s twist of religious liberty continues to shame classroom references to the goodness of Creation’s God and voluntary non-denominational prayer, the culture deteriorates. Lord Acton, British historian, said: “All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

It is time to hold liberal lawyers serving as judges on the Supreme Court accountable. That starts with a nationwide grassroots neighbor-to-neighbor re-education in foundational American history. This is a big job and that is the reason for the “The Spirit of Freedom/Definitions and Reality Matter” history review. If you and I and other citizens reach our communities with this history, victory for American greatness is assured.

Creation’s God has responded to the righteous prayers of His people in supernatural ways. For one, He liberated the Israelites from the tyranny of Pharaoh’s army (Exodus 14). The United States’ victory in the War for Independence from Great Britain, the greatest army on earth, was the result of supernatural intervention as well.

Americans should disassociate from any feelings of guilt caused by the incessant bad-mouthing of liberal God-wannabes. In 1776, when things were worse than now, America won, and the enemies of freedom who were bad-mouthing us, LOST.

~ D. Norris

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