by Bill McNally
An organization founded by Mark Meckler called “Convention of States” has its lobbyists in state houses across the United States promoting an Article V Convention. Their paid lobbyists and supporters have every right to promote one but what they don’t have a right to do is to smear honorable people who oppose one, and that is what they recently did in New Hampshire.
Good Morning Supporters,
One of the members of the NH State Senate Committee Kevin Avard is now opposing SCR4 due to a donation he recently received for his campaign by the John Birch Society who is against us. Senator Avard is from District 12 which includes Brookline, Greenville, Hollis, Mason, New Ipswich, Rindge, & Wards 1, 2, & 5 in the City of Nashua. Make a call and leave a voice message to Senator Avard today at 603-271-4151 and tell him to support SCR4! Don’t forget to leave your name and the town you are calling from.
Convention of States Project
Senator Kevin Avard was informed off this outrageous slander and accusation of bribery and contacted Ms. Mills by email only to receive an arrogant reply to the effect that if he doesn’t like it, he shouldn’t be in politics. Senator Avard then contacted the New Hampshire director of Convention of States, and he went into damage control mode and issued this weak apology:
On behalf of Convention of States Action New Hampshire, I would like to publicly apologize to Senator Avard for the email message that was sent yesterday by our former volunteer Grassroots Coordinator, Priscilla Mills. The information in the message was inaccurate and I am truly sorry that it was sent. Please disregard it in its entirety.
I believe that Senator Avard continues to seriously consider both sides of SCR4, and I hope that this recent error in judgment by one of our former volunteers will not prevent him from focusing his attention on the critical substance of this issue for our nation.
For the foreseeable future, I will be the only volunteer sending out communications on behalf of COS Action New Hampshire, and I will ensure that no further incorrect information is disseminated.
I sincerely hope that Senator Avard will forgive us and will not hold this error in judgment (made by one volunteer) against our entire statewide or national movement.
New Hampshire State Director
Mr. Therriault called Ms. Mills smear “inaccurate information”, and her deed simply “an error of judgment.” Hal Shurtleff didn’t agree… “It was not inaccurate information, it was a bold face lie, Shurtleff said, “An error of judgment?” No, it was a hateful attempt to destroy the reputation of an honorable elected official, and the good men and women who make up The John Birch Society.” Readers should note that no apology was forthcoming to members of The John Birch Society. Mr. Shurtleff wanted to make it clear that the sponsor of the resolution calling for an Article V Convention, Senator Gary Daniels of Milford, NH is “an honorable man who has nothing to do with this ugly tactic.” Please note that if wasn’t for Mr. Shurtleff’s friend, this lie would not have been uncovered. It begs the question: How many E-mails of this nature went out to Convention of States supporters that were not detected?
Convention of States has enjoyed the support of many good, decent Americans who are well-meaning. Let us hope that they will do a little research into this group that is only a few years old. May I suggest a visit to this web site for starters:
Yours for America’s future,
7 Blueberry Road
Windham, NH 03087
Mr. McNally is the host of the radio show “Literacy Matters” heard on WSMN in Nashua on Mondays 9-10am, and the recipient of the NHCCS 2015 Loalty Award (National Center for Constitutional Studies).
Mr. McNally is a NH Section Leader for The John Birch Society
2016 Promises to be a very active year for Con-Con battles across the United States. The magic number necessary for a Convention call is 34 state applications. As of this writing there are 27 states with an active call on the books. Some of these active calls are very old. Take Pennsylvania for instance; the last active call by Pennsylvania was in 1979 yet the Con-Con advocates want to count that in the total towards the necessary 34. The con-con advocates are leaving nothing to chance, however, as they routinely get newer calls introduced in those states in an effort to update the calls and remediate any potential challenges down the road.
So this is where the battle stands in PA:
#1. : HR 374 & SR 170, HR 63, HR 378 Are three new pieces of legislation being considered in Pennsylvania during the 2015-2016 legislative session. There may be more so it is important to oppose all resolutions which invoke a “Convention pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States“.
#2: There are 4 Active calls dating back to 1943. That’s right, 1943. There are no end dates on these resolutions so it is impossible to know what the Congress would do with regard to these. It would seem logical that a convention call should require a consensus of current constituents in all 34 states at one-time, however, there are no assurances with regard to this unused process. We’re blazing new ground here.
|1943||1943 PA Article V Con- Con application||Unconditional Federal Public Funds|
|1943||1943 PA Article V Con- Con application||Repeal of 16th Amendment|
|1978||1978 PA Article V Con- Con application||Right to Life (Vetoed?)|
|1979||1979 PA Article V Con- Con application||Balanced Budget Amendment|
This is where membership in a national organization is extremely helpful. You see, if Pennsylvania JBS members concentrate on opposing the con-con network in Pennsylvania, they can be assured that members in the other states will do so as well. This is at least the third iteration of this battle over the last 50 years and the con-con network has failed every time. The battle must be contested in every state to be sure the magic number 34 is not attained.
Now, the JBS needs the help of concerned citizens of Pennsylvania. Member or not, your freedom hangs in the balance and our success will allow you and your loved-ones to enjoy the protections afforded the American People by the Bill of Rights.
Here’s what needs to be done.
#1. We need to continue to oppose all con-con calls currently under consideration. Here is a letter I penned to accomplish this. Simply download this letter. Change the items in red to personalize it and send it to your local officials and the State Government Committee of the General Assembly and the Senate. Links are provided for easy lookup of those needed to be contacted.
#2. Ask you local representative or senator to have the 4 ancient active calls repealed. Here Is a packet of information to assist you in that endeavor along with a sample resolution, the 4 outstanding calls and sample rescissions in several other states.
#3. Use this petition to urge Pennsylvania Legislators to repeal the 4 ancient and active calls for a con-con: http://libertyactioncenter.com/campaign/56a52dc8-b7d4-4587-ac7e-621a68ed8cac
#4. As a more permanent solution, we should advocate legislation that would require a moratorium clause be included in future resolutions and expire all resolutions not acted upon after 7 years of passage if no moratorium is placed within the resolution. The legislation should act retroactively upon outstanding, dormant resolutions. Having to address resolutions going back to 1943 is asinine. I will be following up on this possibility. Your advice or help in this is appreciated.
- Con-Con Call
- Marshall Peters Con-Con Letter
- Michner Warnings Re: Con-Cons
- States Should Enforce Not Revise the Constitution
- Who Needs A New Constitutional Convention
- A treasure trove of Con-Con Articles
Gary Allen (August 2, 1936 – November 29, 1986) was an American conservative journalist, book author, and sociopolitical researcher. He authored Communist Revolution in the Streets, Nixon’s Palace Guard, Richard Nixon: The Man Behind the Mask, None Dare Call It Conspiracy; The Rockefeller File; Kissinger: Secret Side Of The Secretary Of State; Jimmy Carter/Jimmy Carter; Tax Target: Washington, Ted Kennedy: In Over His Head, and Say “No!” to the New World Order. He was an AMERICAN OPINION Contributing Editor.
Here is my youtube stream of Gary Allen Material: (Material Added on Occasion)
Here are links to some of his Books:
- None Dare Call It Conspiracy (1971)
- The Rockefeller File (1976)
- Richard Nixon The Man Behind the Mask (1971)
- Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter (1976)
Here are links to some of his prominent Articles:
Duke Pesta was in New Hampshire last week. By coincidence, he ran into Marc Tucker and other Common Core advocates in New Hampshire while touring the New England area. Here are the comments he delivered at the Legislative Office Building in Concord.
Support Your Local Police: Our Heroes In The Streets
Don’t miss this important lecture !!! James Fitzgerald will discuss the current administration’s drive to assemble a national police force. Using federal and state grants, Washington and Harrisburg have encouraged local police department mergers, additional federal and state-run task forces, federal and state training & technical assistance programs, mitlitarization of our local police forces, and Local-DOJ cooperatives. Ladies & gentlemen: federal money always comes with federal strings attached. Jim will shed some light on the many “strings” Washington is planning to foist on your local law enforcement agencies. As the power structure of your community police departments is transferred to bureaucrats in Washington, the people become more alienated from those who are charged with their protection. A national police force is a hallmark of tyrannies world-wide. The Department of Homeland Security would like nothing more than to control the officers on our streets. According to Rahm Emanuel, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Well the recent Ferguson and Baltimore unrest are the most recent crises being used to fuel the drive towards a police-state in America. If you think this assessment over-states the situation I invite you to investigate the White House Initiatives listed below.
Jim will help you to see where these in-roads are at play. Learn about this problem, share the information with your friends and neighbors, support your local officers, pressure your local officials to refuse the money, maintain their independence from the regulations and maintain our freedom. The law should be your friend not something you fear. Click the image above for a downloadable flyer or click here.
This lecture is a volunteer run project in need of funding to offset the expenses associated with: room rental, lodging & meals, travel, printing, advertising etc. Please support this effort through a donation or advertise your business, group, blog, book, etc in our program booklet. Our fundraising appeal letter contains all the details on supporting the program. Please email me or contact the person sharing this with you if you need to purchase tickets in advance or wish to order flyers for distribution or display.
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White House Initiatives:
- Launching the Police Data Initiative
- Building Trust Between Communities and Local Police
- Building Partnerships among Law Enforcement Agencies …
- NOW IS THE TIME – whitehouse.gov
- Using Data to Transform Policing in New Orleans …
- President Obama Creates the Task Force on 21st Century Policing …
- Vice President Biden Meets with Law Enforcement Officials in Philadelphia …
- Fact Sheet Training First Responders and Schools on Active …
- Obama Administration Awards “Vets to Cops” Hiring Grants
- Supporting Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Who Keep Our Nation Safe
- Review: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition…
- The list goes on and on … What 21st Century Policing Means
During this year’s fabulous camp, this photo was taken during the musket training provided by “Patriot” Pastor Garrett Lear. Among others, Andrew Affleck, Junior Patriot Camper dressed in colonial uniform, fires a blank round with guidance & instruction by the good Pastor. The lesson included fundamental facts about the concept of a militia, the duty and requirements of those who served, the tools of the trade and inspirational dialog. This was an extremely popular event with the entire camp. Enjoy the video.