The Case for the Liberty Amendments in Virginia

While this legislative session has passed, we as conservatives need to be preparing not only ourselves but our elected representatives for the next chance to pass these common sense Amendments.

We The PeopleSo what does this process entail and what are the Liberty Amendments? The Liberty Amendments are a series of Amendments that would be passed through each State’s House of Representatives. Once they are passed, they would be sent, along with delegates, to a Convention of the States for Amendment ratification. If three fourths of the States vote during that process to ratify these Amendments then they would turn into Constitutional Amendments and begin the process of returning the balance of power from Washington DC back to the States and ultimately “We the People”!

While technically there are more nuts and bolts to this process, the main point is that this process is outlined in our Constitution under Article 5 and our elected State Representatives are the key to making this a reality. So we need to pressure them to support this process early and often.

Let me make the point, this is NOT just a republican “pet project”. These Amendments cross party lines. Washington is not going to fix the budget problems in Virginia or in any other State and for that matter, they aren’t going to fix any other problem unless it solidifies power in Washington. So it’s time we stand up and fix Washington.

These 11 Amendments are as Mark Levin presented them in his book “The Liberty Amendments” and I believe them to be the most effective way to reach many voters from all walks of life… because they are common sense… Everyone, but Nancy Pelosi and the Leadership in the Democrat Party believes there is a problem…

Here is the solution:

  1. An Amendment to Establish Term Limits for Members of Congress
  2. An Amendment to Restore the Senate; the repeal of the 17th Amendment
  3. An Amendment to Establish Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices and Super-Majority Legislative Override
  4. An Amendment to Limit Federal Spending
  5. An Amendment to Limit Federal Taxing
  6. An Amendment to Limit the Federal Bureaucracy
  7. An Amendment to Promote Free Enterprise
  8. An Amendment to Protect Private Property
  9. An Amendment to Grant the States Authority to Directly Amend the Constitution
  10. An Amendment to Grant the States Authority to Check Congress
  11. An Amendment to Protect the Vote

Each of these Amendments address, at some point, a failure of government that arises in every conversation between neighbors as soon as the conversation turns to government. If I had a nickel for every person that said to me “Those Senators have been there too long” or “I can’t believe how expensive these taxes are”, I would be a rich man.

So the next time that you hear your neighbor complain about a various aspect of government, tell them… There is a solution, The Liberty Amendments! Then do the next step and both of you call your Representatives and let them know that you are going to be watching their response on this issue!

Matthew Groves                                                                                                                                                                 New Baltimore



3 Responses to The Case for the Liberty Amendments in Virginia

  1. Matthew Groves Reply

    April 14, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Glorious Winged Eagle, you said that it would be madness if we have a convention of the States… do you not see the madness going on now???

    Do you not think that the left has taken over now? We have cases decided today that stand in stark opposition to the Constitution. Plus Congress/Washington DC passes all sorts of laws that strip the citizens of their freedom. We have Federal departments that are out of control. Look at the IRS, LMB for examples… do you see congress keeping them in check?

    Plus let me remind you that between 2001 – 2006 Republicans controlled the Senate, The House, and we had a Republican President. How much did they do to control spending during that time frame?

  2. Anton Afterwit Reply

    April 7, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I have to agree with Glorious Winged Eagle. If there was real support for these initiatives the Congress and States would enact laws to make the changes as they did when they created the 17th Amendment.

    Many of these protections are already within our founding documents, but an activist judiciary simply ignores the law and takes action on a whim. They base decisions on political expediency rather than legal and moral fact.

    About the only one I think just about everyone could agree on would be the limits on federal taxing and spending. This (like all taxes) should be linked to a certain percentage of GDP. After all, this is how businesses are run. They take a certain percentage of their gross revenue to plan for their own perks and when there is not enough money then the perks shrink or disappear.

    That same principle needs to be applied to the US Federal Government and if we have the money left after meeting our obligations then we can create new programs and provide new benefits. If not, then just like our citizens we must cut back and either do without or save for the future. This is what happens when you get a bunch of lawyers who believe in bankruptcy (discharging debt) running the government where they think they can just magically make our debt disappear one day.

    If you want to discuss the merits or demerits of any of these in particular, please feel free to post individually and we can discuss them.

  3. Glorious Winged Eagle Reply

    April 5, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I would never support a convention of the states. It would be madness and the libs would rig the process to get their druthers. Be careful what you ask for, it borders on anarchy.

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