Convention of the States Conference Call

We understand the frustration of those pushing for a Con Con but we’re getting uncomfortably close to a potentially disastrous event for our Constitution. As of January 4, 2019, twenty-eight states have “live” applications to Congress to call an Article V convention for the purpose of proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA). That means that if only six more states apply for such a convention, Congress will be forced to call it. The danger in calling such a convention is that based on the precedent of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, an Article V constitutional convention would have the power to make major changes in the Constitution, or even completely rewrite it, including changing the ratification process to make adoption of the revised constitution easier. This danger is referred to as “a runaway convention.”

In the early 1980s we were even closer to the calling of an Article V convention. Thirty-two of the necessary 34 states had applied to Congress to call a BBA Article V convention. Then over the years from 1988 to 2010, seventeen states rescinded (canceled) their BBA Article V convention applications based on the widespread knowledge that Article V constitutional conventions are threats to our rights as secured by the Constitution due to the power of such conventions to become runaway conventions. That meant that for a while only fifteen or sixteen states had “live” applications for a BBA Article V convention.

However, after 30 years had elapsed with no new BBA Article V convention applications approved, the momentum changed back in favor of applying for such conventions in 2013. Since then, some states that had rescinded their applications have reapplied, and some other states that had never applied, have now applied for the first time. However, 2016-2017 saw a resurgence in rescissions of BBA Article V convention applications, including rescissions in Delware (2016), Maryland (2017), Nevada (2017), and New Mexico (2017). Which brings us up to the present situation as of January 4, 2019, of twenty-eight states with “live” applications.

The new momentum of the Article V convention movement since 2013, although slowed down by the four recent rescissions, has been based on the energetic creation of new narratives by Article V convention proponents. However, these new narratives are based on numerous false marketing claims. For a rebuttal of these false marketing claims, we highly recommend that you view “Change It or Obey It? Why the Constitution Is the Solution,” an 89-minute video presentation by constitutionalist Robert Brown by clicking on the graphic.


Our concerns are deeply rooted as are those that belief wholeheartedly that this is truly the answer.

Convention of States Action/COSAction: End Federal Overreach (COSA)

Region 6 North West Tennessee will have a conference call on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7:00PM Central time.

The link for the call is, and the dial in number for phone audio is (515) 604-9530… Access code: 640584#

These calls will be on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. Please make a note of it and feel free to attend.

I look forward to meeting you on the conference call.

Gary Nelson
Regional Captain (RC-06) NWTN

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