COS Admits it Cannot Defend the Convention Method of Amending the Constitution

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Publius Huldah

Pub­lius Hul­dah

Con­ven­tion Of States’ mas­sive, well-fund­ed nation­al cam­paign to “sell” their decep­tive tool with which to tear down our Founders’ dis­ci­plined, prin­ci­pled, lim­its on fed­er­al pow­ers has been run­ning into an over­whelm­ing, pow­er­ful force of truth and light — a 5′, 80lb, 70-year-young lady who many of us know, respect and admire as Pub­lius Hul­dah.

We do not need a con­ven­tion to change the Con­sti­tu­tion — we need to observe the Con­sti­tu­tion we already have. Fur­ther­more, pro­posed Amend­ments so far pre­sent­ed by con­ven­tion sup­port­ers would only degrade the Con­sti­tu­tion!

For exam­ple, a Bal­anced Bud­get Amend­ment (BBA) would ELIMINATE Art. I, Sec 8’s grant of pow­er to the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to con­duct ONLY a very lim­it­ed range of ACTIVITIESBBA would there­by allow the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to spend some spec­i­fied dol­lar lim­it amount on ANY activ­i­ty. Fur­ther, we are NOT pro­tect­ed by requir­ing States’ votes to increase those lim­its because the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment would extort the States into doing so by threat­en­ing to reduce fed­er­al con­tri­bu­tions to States’ bud­gets (between 22–45% of all States’ bud­gets) while leav­ing fed­er­al man­dates in place and also by threat­en­ing to reduce even larg­er amounts of oth­er fed­er­al spend­ing in those States.

When snake oil sales­men are con­front­ed by Con­sumer Reports, they know their jig is up and become des­per­ate to keep their scam alive.

They ADMIT to their scam by sur­ren­der­ing their fight to defend their pitch on SUBSTANTIVE grounds and by resort­ing to false innu­en­dos. They also appar­ent­ly avoid debat­ing against Pub­lius at all costs and even appar­ent­ly attempt to pre­vent audi­ences from hear­ing her truths. They expose the lack of mer­it of COS by resort­ing to Saul Alin­sky tac­tics that seek to destroy the mes­sen­ger of those truths that would expose their scam! They would not have to stoop to such tac­tics if they could win the debate on the mer­its, giv­en all of their fund­ing and orga­ni­za­tion. This expos­es that the COS “Emper­ors” indeed have no clothes.

Pub­lius, appar­ent­ly, has received copies of cor­re­spon­dence sent to orga­ni­za­tions which have invit­ed her to speak, to encour­age those orga­ni­za­tions to with­draw their invi­ta­tions to her. She has received cor­re­spon­dence sent to a pub­lish­er which encour­ages that pub­lish­er to stop pub­lish­ing Pub­lius’ papers. These let­ters, which bear the “fin­ger­prints” of COS, smear Pub­lius with false and mali­cious INNUENDOS of racial and eth­nic hatred designed to destroy her rep­u­ta­tion and to get her ban­ished from the Court of Pub­lic Dis­cus­sion.

First, sec­ond and third in impor­tance and rel­e­vance, none of those innu­en­dos address ANY aspect of Pub­lius’ sub­stan­tive points that expose COS’ assault against the Con­sti­tu­tion.

Next, while not even approach­ing rel­e­vance, none of COS’ innu­en­dos address any­thing about Pub­lius her­self! COS’ innu­en­dos address events involv­ing OTHERS which occurred many decades ago.

SO,
WHERE’S THE BEEF?
OF WHAT CONCEIVABLE RELEVANCE DO ANY OF THESE COS FALSE AND MALICIOUS INNUENDOS BRING TO BEAR UPON PUBLIUSCONSTITUTIONAL ANALYSES?

It is painful for me to learn that a few groups have can­celled Pub­lius’ appear­ance based upon this COS-dri­ven false smear cam­paign. It is sad that peo­ple are so weak-mind­ed (and unprin­ci­pled) as to fall for such dri­v­el. I guess that W. C. Fields was right when he said, “There’s a suck­er born every day.” I have also seen group lead­ers who block their group from hear­ing views that do not agree with their own and would use the COS non­sense as a mere “excuse” to can­cel or decline — mem­bers should demand to hear Pub­lius.

When the TV sales­men resort to such tac­tics, they are igno­rant­ly admit­ting to their scam and so it’s time to turn to a dif­fer­ent chan­nel. COS’ tac­tics expose the fact that they have noth­ing of val­ue to offer us.

We must help Pub­lius fight this on the web and in the court of pub­lic opin­ion. When you see the COS hate­ful pro­pa­gan­da, speak up – let the pub­lic hear that you reject COS’ false and vicious and not-even-close-to-being-rel­e­vant smears and that you can see that COS, there­by, admits to its intel­lec­tu­al bank­rupt­cy. Demand to hear Pub­lius!