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Convention of States to Host Town Hall in Indian River County Jan 21st, 2023

January 3, 2023

Convention of States will be holding a Town Hall at the Main Indian River County Library on January 21st, 2023. The Town Hall will start at 2:00PM and end at around 3:00PM.

Address for the Main Indian River County Library is 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Indian River News will be livestreaming the event on its Facebook, YouTube and Rumble pages.

The Town Hall will be an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the Convention of States and its mission.

Attendees will be shown a presentation about the Convention of States and what the organization does.

Attendees will be introduced to local Convention of States leaders at the Town Hall and be given the opportunity to get involved with the organization as a volunteer.

At the end of the presentation will be a Q&A with the audience.

According to the Convention of States website, the organization is looking to propose amendments via a Constitutional Convention to stop Federal Government overreach, fiscal responsibility and Congressional Term Limits.

Currently, Florida and 18 other states have passed resolutions to hold a Constitutional Convention. Seven states have had a resolution pass in one chamber of their State Legislature. 14 States have active legislation in at least one chamber of their State Legislature.

The same exact language was used in each of the resolutions that have been successfully passed.

When the Convention itself is held, the States will be selecting delegates to attend the convention to answer the three main questions outlined in the resolutions, which are Federal Government overreach, fiscal responsibility and Congressional Term Limits.

The Convention will be held when two thirds of the States (34 States) pass the same resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention.

A Constitutional Convention to amend the United States Constitution has never been held before in American History.

The criteria for a Constitutional Convention can be found in Article V of the U.S. Constitution.

According to the Convention of States website, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) have both expressed support for Convention of States.

Governor DeSantis is quoted on the Convention of States website saying “I’ve spent years fighting the D.C. Swamp, and as a candidate for Governor of Florida, I know the states need to use Article V to take the power away from D.C. The permanent bureaucracy will never voluntarily give up an ounce of its power. Florida was the second of twelve states that have already passed the Resolution, and I encourage all other state legislatures to support the Convention of States Project and pass the resolution today.”

Prior to serving as Governor of Florida, Governor DeSantis served as a member of Congress from 2013 to 2018, representing Florida’s 6th Congressional District, located in the Palm Coast-Daytona Beach area.

Former Governor Bush is quoted on the Convention of States website saying “(I) support convening a [Convention of States] to pass term limits, a balanced-budget amendment and restraints on the Commerce Clause, which has given the federal government far more regulatory power than the Founders intended.”

Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe has also spoken favorably of the Convention of States. O’Keefe is quoted on the Convention of States website saying “I’ve dedicated my life to exposing the lies, the criminal acts, and unethical practices committed by the Deep State in Washington D.C. I am under no illusion that those in D.C. will ever voluntarily give up their power. That’s why I am proud to stand with my good friend Mark Meckler and endorse the Convention of States Project. Calling an Article V Convention of States will restore liberty and bring the power back to the people where it belongs.”

The John Birch Society has been critical of the Article V Convention and the Convention of States efforts.

The John Birch Society claims the Constitutional Convention has the risk of becoming a runaway convention that could permanently harm the United States.

Convention of States says there is no chance of a runaway Convention will happen and anything passed from a Convention, have to be ratified by 38 states, similar to how the other 27 amendments to the United States Constitution have been ratified.

Convention of States says the 38 state (3/4ths) thresh-hold to ratify an amendment is a “safeguard” against any such runaway convention.

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