When an earlier version of The Spirit of Freedom/Definitions and Reality Matter was being blogged, several readers responded and placed new importance on the Article V Convention of the States.

Although an Article V Convention of the States has not been used in the past, having that provision in the Constitution reflects the caliber and foresight of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention back in 1787. A group of states are now uniting to amend with unmistakable clarity parts of the Constitution and original Amendments that have been twisted by liberal lawyer majorities on the Supreme Court.

Morality-based education responsibility. Christianity changed education in the Western world. Why do secular militants object to lighted trees in schoolhouses at Christmas time? Contrary to the superstitions of countless religions, Christianity breaks down all barriers to civil decency. Although women have different roles, the Bible places them on the same equality footing as men. It respects the traditional family, impartiality between the races as well as respect for both the poor and rich.

Freedom responsibility. First Amendment religious liberty and the politicized rule of man are virtual enemies. Freedom responsibility includes the people’s duty to prevent illegitimate use of the taxpayers’ treasury for big government welfare incentives. This use of taxpayers’ money is a violation of man’s God-given right to justice that every individual possesses. The difference between belief in the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God and those whose priority is to lord it over the people is the difference between citizen freedom responsibility and the tyranny of servitude.

Defending the Constitution responsibility. The entire Bill of [unalienable citizen] Rights has been seriously compromised. This is particularly true of the First, Fourth, Tenth and Fourteenth Amendments. The Second Amendment has held up to a degree, but is under relentless attack. And good judges are under duress. Reversing the cultural and political consequences arising from tyranny of supremacist judges is essential. On June 10, 2014, a courageous California Superior Court Judge, Rolf M. Treu, declared, “Statutes protecting teacher tenure are hurting students’ chances to succeed.” Leaders such as Judge Treu and America need our support.

The underlying goal for the Article V Convention of the States is to reassert Tenth Amendment jurisdiction in support of the states and sovereignty of the people. The states and people could again stand united according to morality-based Common Law. Article V requires petitions from at least 34 states to call a convention. The Texas Article V Convention of the States, published by Governor Greg Abbott January 8, 2016, is very well done.

~ D. Norris

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