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Con Con 2014: A Gridlock of Fact and Fiction with Jackie Patru

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A Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) is just that, regardless the various softened names it has recently been given. The call for a Con-Con is on the march throughout this country; it is armed and it is dangerous.

Its arms: Fabrications, confusing language, legal 'terms of art', and outright lies by advocates manipulating the current fast-paced movement by legislators.

Its danger: In today's economic climate states are broke; legislators are frantic, panicking and grasping at straws. They've been lulled and seduced into believing every deceitful lie they've been told, and are now rushing to get resolutions passed so they can "fix" the problem.  

Their solution? An "Article V Amendment Convention (Con-Con) to add a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. . . or is it their solution?

Legislators know and admit that most officials in all branches of government pay no attention to the Constitution. In fact, today we could say the U.S. Government and Congress have trampled the Constitution, ignoring the Bill of Rights at every turn.

How, then, can any state legislator convince him/her self that a balanced budget amendment would be treated any differently?

We discover that "the fix" is being promulgated - again - by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a non-partisan membership organization boasting a membership of over 2,000 conservative state legislators. To set the fix, a 43 page handbook, titled: "Proposing Constitutional Amendments by a Convention of the States", was provided to their mostly-republican members, along with model legislation to carry back to their states