Opposing Calls for a Constitution Article V Convention Resolution

by Constitution Party National Committee – June 2009 – Newark, New Jersey

Whereas, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States have been our nation’s standard and title of liberty respectively for more than two centuries; and
Whereas, the freedom and liberty of all Americans can and will continue to be maintained by adherence to the principles contained therein; and
Whereas, thirty-two states have called for an Article V Constitutional Convention, and of those, twelve have rescinded their call, leaving twenty states with open calls for a Convention; and
Whereas, the original Constitution Convention did not limit itself to the subject for which it was called; and
Whereas, the American people have no assurance that a Constitutional Convention will safeguard the liberty and freedom that have been bequeathed to us by the Founding Fathers as a result of the Constitutional Convention of 1787; and
Whereas, a Constitutional Convention has the potential to undo the protections of our unalienable rights and limits on government defined by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights enumerated in the first 10 Amendments; Therefore be it
Resolved, the Constitution Party National Committee calls upon all Americans to defend the Constitution by opposing calls for a Constitutional Convention, and be it further
Resolved, we call upon citizens of the states which have approved and still have an open call for a Constitutional Convention to petition their state to rescind a call for a constitutional convention; and be it further
Resolved, we call upon all Americans to learn the principles contained in the Constitution and apply those principles and power, inherent in the people and reserved to States in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, to safeguard our liberties.