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Fw: Resolution Opposing a Con-Con for SREC consideration

From: Kurt H.
Sent on: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7:39 AM
I suggest forwarding this to your Republican Party SREC committeeman and committeewoman.  It asks them to put the Republican Party of Texas on record as saying NO to calling for a constitutional convention (aka Con-Con) to rewrite and replace the US Constitution.



Nor yet, O Freedom! close thy lids in slumber for thine enemy never sleeps. -- The Antiquity of Freedom By William Cullen Bryant

--- On Tue, 2/26/13, kelly holt <[address removed]> wrote:

From: kelly holt <[address removed]>
Subject: Resolution Opposing a Con-Con for SREC consideration
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 8:59 PM


Please review the message below, asking SREC members to oppose a con-con.  The SREC members apparently have considerable influence with Republican reps.  This is one more tool, provided by Shirley Spellerberg in north Texas.  According to Mrs. Spellerberg, the Committee meets this weekend, so should be contacted immediately.

Please contact your local SREC member, and send this also to your rep and senator.  You can find your SREC member here:

 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.
Shirley Spellerberg
Former member of SREC and 6 times a member of the RPT Platform Committee
Denton County
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.
Thank you,
Shirley Spellerberg, former member of the SREC Resolutions Committee and six times a member of the RPT Platform Committee.
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.
Talking Points:
Note: Two groups pushing for a ConCon are The Goldwater Institute (not conservative) and ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)

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