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Georgia become first State to pass Convention of States Resolution
Measure calls for Convention to propose amendments to limit federal power.

By: Buzz Brockway (Diary)  |  March 6th, 2014 at 01:23 PM

PRESS RELEASE

March 6, 2014

Contact Rep. Buzz Brockway (678) 895-9064

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Representative Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville) Celebrates Passage of Convention of States Resolution.

(Atlanta, GA) State Representative Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville) celebrated the passage today of Senate Resolution 736 by Senator Cecil Staton (R- Macon) in the Georgia House of Representatives. SR736 calls for an Article V Convention of States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the United States Constitution on the limited topics of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and establishing term limits for federal officials

Brockway, the resolution’s primary sponsor in the Georgia House said, “I’m proud Georgia has taken the lead on the very important work of restoring our Republic. An Article V Convention of States would provide an opportunity for the citizens of this great nation to restore the balance of power between the States and the Federal government. I urge Legislators in the other 49 states to join Georgia and call for a Convention of States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the U.S. constitution.”

By a vote of 107-58, Georgia becomes the first state in the country to pass this historic resolution which is being promoted nationwide by the Convention of States Project (“COS”), a grassroots, non-profit organization founded this past August by constitutional attorney, Dr. Michael Farris, of Virginia, and Mark Meckler, founder of the political think tank, Citizens for Self-Governance. The same resolution has been introduced into 13 different state legislatures in 2014 with more to come. COS hopes to gain passage in 34 states in time for a convention to be held in 2016.

Buzz Brockway was first elected to the State House of Representatives in November of 2010. He is a Majority Caucus Deputy Whip and serves as Vice Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the Appropriations, Economic Development, and Insurance Committees. He has been named a ‘Defender of Liberty” by the American Conservative Union for the past two years, and scored 100% on Legislative scorecards for Americans for Prosperity and the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Buzz holds a B+ average from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and an A+ average from the Georgia Parents Alliance.

Buzz has been involved in local politics since the mid-1990′s and served as Chairman of the Gwinnett Republican Party from 2002 – 2005. He also served the Gwinnett Republican Party as a Precinct Captain, District Manager and 2nd Vice Chairman. Since 2005 Buzz has blogged at Peach Pundit, the State’s most popular independent political blog. He is a 1990 graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and runs a small business in Lawrenceville with his wife Christa. They are the proud parents of three daughters. The Brockway’s are active members of Victory World Church at Hamilton Mill. Buzz has lived Lawrenceville since 1976.

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The problem with this is, it opens up the Constitution to any and all changes.

Get enough libs and they could remove the 2nd Amendment, the right of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or any other thing that stands in their way.
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BREAKING: Georgia Officially Demands a “Convention of the States” to Stop Obama

It’s finally happening. Several weeks ago, Georgia’s House voted for a resolution to bring about a “Convention of the States” to stop Obama and end the growth of federal tyranny. Now, the state has officially demanded that it does happen. This is the first official demand in American history.

This could be the great political shift that stops out of control federal taxing, spending, and regulating. Term limits, balanced budgets, tax caps — it’s all now possible if enough states move forward.

Expect the hatred and the attacks from the left to pick up steam over the next few months as more and more states consider filing their own “Convention of the States” application.

More at link: http://www.capitalisminstitute.org/georgia-demands-convention/

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The problem with this is, it opens up the Constitution to any and all changes.

Get enough libs and they could remove the 2nd Amendment, the right of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or any other thing that stands in their way.

No. It's not a constitutional convention. It's an article V convention of states. That's different from a Constitutional convention which originates in Congress. The Constitution provides for two different methods of amending the Constitution. This is this second method. It's never been used before.

This is limited and begins with two thirds of the states passing a resolution to conduct an article V convention of the States and concludes with three fourths of the states voting to ratify limited and specific amendments to limit federal power.
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No. It's not a constitutional convention. It's an article V convention of states. That's different from a Constitutional convention which originates in Congress. The Constitution provides for two different methods of amending the Constitution. This is this second method. It's never been used before.

This is limited and begins with two thirds of the states passing a resolution to conduct an article V convention of the States and concludes with three fourths of the states voting to ratify limited and specific amendments to limit federal power.

Good explanation, aligncare.
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No. It's not a constitutional convention. It's an article V convention of states. That's different from a Constitutional convention which originates in Congress. The Constitution provides for two different methods of amending the Constitution. This is this second method. It's never been used before.

This is limited and begins with two thirds of the states passing a resolution to conduct an article V convention of the States and concludes with three fourths of the states voting to ratify limited and specific amendments to limit federal power.

If ever a time in history, now is the time.
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