Please contact your SREC members and State Rep and Senator in support of this Resolution that has been submitted to the SREC members who meet this coming weekend.
Former member of SREC and 6 times a member of the RPT Platform Committee
Subject: Resolution Opposing a Constitutional Convention for SREC consideration
Dear Members of the Texas State Republican Executive Committee,
I am asking you to call for adoption of the following resolution in the upcoming SREC meeting and that you personally contact your State Rep and Senator to oppose any legislation calling for a ConCon for any reason, however well-intended. No Constitutional Convention in this day of little understanding of the Constitution ,with political chaos and a liberal media, is worth risking the loss of our God-given liberty protected under the original constitution. Please oppose this rush to disaster.
Shirley Spellerberg, former member of the SREC Resolutions Committee and six times a member of the RPT Platform Committee.
RESOLUTION OPPOSING CALL FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
WHEREAS, a group called ‘Compact for America’ has called for a July 4th one-day meeting in Dallas with 38 Governors and delegates from other states to call for a
Constitutional Convention, pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, to pass a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget, and,
WHEREAS, various other groups and Individuals are urging various other constitutional amendments, and,
WHEREAS, Article V states that a proposed convention will be for “proposing AmendmentS “(plural), and,
WHEREAS, a ConCon cannot be limited to any specific amendment/s once the convention is called to order according to Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe,
former Chief Justice Warren Burger, former Supreme Court Justice, Arthur Goldberg and a number of other constitutionalists have warned of the dangers to our original constitution once a ConCon is convened, and,
WHEREAS, no one can assure that such a convention will be on the basis of one-state-one-vote (like the 1787 constitutional convention) or apportioned by population (like Congress); and,
WHEREAS any Compact among the states would have to be approved by Congress, now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS that we notify Texas State Legislators and Senators, that the RPT opposes legislation calling for a Constitutional Convention for any purpose and urge them to oppose any such legislation, and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to our U.S. Representatives and Senators, Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Attorney General Greg Abbott, and Speaker of the House Joe Straus.
Note: Two groups pushing for a ConCon are The Goldwater Institute (not conservative) and ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)