Is a Convention of States a good thing or a bad thing? Yvonne and Hilliard Rogers presented the pros and Publius Huldah addresses the potential risks.
Publius Huldah and Yvonne and Hilliard Rogers Debate Article V Convention of States.
Links to documents presented:
- Congressional Research Service Reports what CONGRESS believes will happen if an Article V Convention is called
- Publius Huldah’s Blog
- More Documents to learn and understand
This meeting was held at the Ward Ag Center in Lebanon on Monday, June 22, 2015. Yvonne and Hilliard Rogers and Publius Huldah presented views for and against having a Convention of States to propose Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Does our Constitution need to be changed or simply followed as it is written to administer the will of a free people as to how they shall be governed?
Article V of the Constitution states the following:
“The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress…”
In other words, the convention is for proposing amendments only. Any proposed amendment must then be ratified by 3/4 of the states or 38 states total to become an Amendment to the Constitution.
Yvonne and Hilliard Rogers are long time Tea Party members having started a group in California before moving to Tennessee a year and a half ago. Yvonne holds a Phd. in Clinical Psychology and has worked in psychiatric hospitals, private practices and taught at community colleges. Hill Rogers holds a Masters Degree, has worked as a Marriage and Family Counselor and taught in the California Community College system. Upon retiring in May 2013, he and Yvonne moved to Lebanon and now serve as District Captains for the Convention of States project in Tennessee.
Publius Huldah is a former Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer and retired litigation attorney who lives in Tennessee. Before getting a law degree, she got a degree in philosophy where she specialized in political philosophy and epistemology (theories of knowledge).
She now writes and speaks throughout the United States on the U.S. Constitution, using the Federalist Papers to prove its original meaning and intent. She shows how federal judges and politicians have ignored our Constitution and replaced it with their personal opinions and beliefs. She also shows how The People can, by learning our founding principles themselves, restore our Constitutional Republic.
At this event, she will speak on the risk associated with convening an Article V Convention of States. She will share her views about the glorious Constitution we already have, how we have abandoned it and that the claims of convention supporters are false. She will point out the risk of having a new Constitution imposed on us if there is a Convention and why we have never had one before.
In addition, she will share evidence of how State governments have collaborated with the usurpations of the national government will also warn of how Free Speech is being eliminated in our Country.
Mike Warner of TennesseeWatchman.com recorded our Monday, June 22nd 7:00 pm meeting at the Schoolhouse, Building G, at the Ward Ag Center, 945 East Baddour Parkway in Lebanon, TN.