Interview with Dr. Michael Farris, National Director of the Convention of States Project.  Learn more about what it will take, dangers and changes that could happen with an Article V convention of the Constitution.

Convention of States Project – Article V Convention

This week Ann and Ted did a podcast with Dr. Michael Farris, National Director of the Convention of States project,  This group believes that we can solve our national problem of federal overreach through the use of an Article V Convention of the states. Listen to the interview.  Dr. Farris will be in locations all over Ohio in early October.

Questions in the podcast include… What is a convention of states?  What are the possible problems with opening up the Constitution?  How far along are we in the process?

The Convention of States believes that the problem that we face is the federal government has overreached its constitutionally-established boundaries and has its hands in almost every area of our lives. Our children and grandchildren will inherit a bankrupt nation run by an unaccountable bureaucracy.

They believe that the solution to that problem is an Article V convention.  Article V allows us to call a Convention of States to restrict the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, effectively returning the citizens’ rightful power over the ruling elite.

The way they plan to achieve this is together, state legislators and citizens can recover the checks and balances on federal power to protect our liberty from the abuses in Washington DC.

Speaking Dates in Ohio -Dr. Farris speaking events:

Thursday October 9th – 7 to 9 pm: Museum Gallery, Ohio State Capitol

Friday, October 10th – 7 to 9 pm, Grace Evangelical Free Church, 605 Meadowcrest Cincinnati, OH  45231

Saturday, October 11th – 3 to 5 pm, Auditorium of the Parma-Snow branch of the Cuyahoga Public Library, 2121 Snow Road Parma, OH  44134

Dr. Michael Farris, National Director of the Convention of States Project.  Dr. Farris is a Constitutional Lawyer.  He founded the Home School Legal Defense Association, which helps homeschool families protect their legal rights to educate their children.  He is also the founder of Patrick Henry College, which was founded as a Christian institution with the mission of training students through a classical liberal arts curriculum and apprenticeship methodology to impact the world ‘for Christ and for Liberty.  Right now he working on the Convention of States project.


4 replies
  1. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    Read article V. States only petition Congress to hold it, but Congress calls it and Congress chooses how constitutional amendments (changes) will be ratified. Our problem is not the words of the constitution, it is the people we elect who do not obey it. Changing its text will not ensure compliance anymore than changing the text of the Ten Commandments would ensure compliance with them. Why would we trust Congress to obey a changed constitution if they disregard the document now? Further, a balanced budget amendment could force Congress to raise taxes if Congress doesn’t cut spending. “Balancing” is not the same as “cutting.” And term limits will create many lame duck legislators who can vote without considering the electorate in their last term of office. Taxpayers would also have to fund many more retirement pensions. States are hardly better than Congress in protecting the people. A third of state budgets come from the Feds with long strings attached. Only seven states refused to implement Common Core and most expanded Medicaid. Having a few more “Republican” state legislatures does not ensure a conservative convention outcome! The liberals have been trying to “improve” the constitution for decades! There are 400+ liberal organizations pushing the Article V Convention. Contact your state legislator to VOTE AGAINST AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION!

    • Scott
      Scott says:

      Right you are, Cathy.

      State legislatures can ENFORCE the Constitution by refusing to comply with and enforce UNCONSTITUTIONAL federal “laws”. In addition, state legislatures must stop accepting bribes (Race to the Top grants, etc.) from ‘Uncle Sam’.

  2. Brenda S Wolfe
    Brenda S Wolfe says:

    I read Article V. It was my impression that the states controlled the congress when it meets. Kinda the point of the states taking over.
    I agree that Washington is corrupt and votes only for themselves. I would hope term limits would help; however it can’t hurt since they are already voting for themselves and afraid to cross Obama.
    I think the states should specify cutting spending and how to cut spending starting with stopping the ludicrous retirement and other insane benefits that the taxpayers are paying for. Why not take that money and pay the military and veterans? They haven’t earned a free ride whether they serve one term or life. We have to stop career politicians and paying for them after. They had jobs before office. Join the rest of us and work. Put the money they earn while in office into a retirement fund (ie ira?) like the rest of us.
    Liberals are everywhere. That doesn’t mean we don’t act. If we don’t act we are no better than they are. We have to be heard whether they choose to listen or not. I mean good grief! Nixon did a fraction of what Obama and his entire admin has done. Shouldn’t we try to reign in Big Brother? Win or lose we have to try. Right?


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