The next Greenwich Tea Party meeting will host Lisa Mezik, Coalition Director for Convention of the States in New Jersey debating live at the Elmer Grange Hall Peter Boyce, US Constitution Course Instructor.
This spirited debate by two opposing experts will address the rapidly growing and equally divisive movement now sweeping through the State Legislatures of America.
Is the Convention to amend the U.S. Constitution, promoted by such personalities as Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity under the title "Convention of States Project," a safe, appropriate, Founder-endorsed solution to reign in an out-of-control Federal Government, or will it subject the U.S. Constitution and our Bill of Rights to radical structural changes while doing nothing to prevent the Federal Government's continued violations of the Constitution?
Once 2/3rds (34) of the State Legislatures pass Resolutions petitioning the U.S. Congress to call a Convention as per Article V of the U.S. Constitution, Congress will be forced to call for a Convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. Many constitutional scholars contend that once triggered, an Article V Constitutional Convention cannot be restrained and will result in the scrapping of the U.S. Constitution. That, just as the delegates in 1787 chose to scrap the Articles of Confederation which had gone into convention to simply "be revised and amended," the same could and would happen again with no certainty of a positive outcome. That it will thrust America into constitutional chaos. The Convention of States promoters contend that there is no other recourse to deal with the overwhelming problems caused by our out of control federal government, all three branches of which blatantly ignore the Constitution's limitations on their authority.
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Place: Elmer Grange, 535 Daretown Road, Elmer, NJ 08318
Time: 7PM-9PM (Doors open at 6PM)