Debate over calling for an Article V Constitutional Convention (Con-Con)

Patrick Krey

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The Constitutional Coalition will be having on two experts to debate whether or not American citizens should encourage their state legislatures to call for an Article V Constitutional Convention (commonly referred to as a Con-Con). Arguing for a Con-Con will be Professor Kevin R.C. Gutzman, who is an expert in the Middle Period of American history, 1760-1877, with additional areas of expertise in American constitutional and Southern history. Professor Gutzman is also the author of Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush (co-authored with Thomas E. Woods, Jr.), Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. Arguing against the Con-Con will be John Michael Tomaso, Jr. from stoptheconcon.com. Stoptheconcon.com is a coalition of organizations and individuals throughout Ohio and across the country dedicated to protecting the U.S. Constitution by working to prevent an Article V convention. Their coalition groups include The John Birch Society, Campaign for Liberty, The Constitution Party of Ohio, Liberty Heritage Center, The Institute for Principled Policy and the Ohio Freedom Alliance. Mr. Tomaso is the Executive Director of the Liberty Heritage Center and an expert numismatist. Mr. Tomaso has successfully worked to oppose three separate Article V applications in Ohio (1987, 1995 & 2008). During the 1995 Con Con fight, he and his coalition “flipped” the lead sponsor, a Harvard educated lawyer who remains an ardent Article V opponent to this day. The debate will take place on Monday, June 8th at 7 PM eastern time and be live-streamed over the web at www.blogtalkradio.com/constitutionalcoalition. You can join in on the conversation by calling us up at (347) 308-8877!
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