The Sovereignty Dynamic

By Don Fotheringham State legislators need to beware: Nothing written in a state’s application for a constitutional convention has any force or validity once that convention is called to order. That is the nature of a sovereign assembly. That explains why America’s founders put the needs of the people...
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Status of New (2015) Con-con Resolutions by State

Last updated 5-24-15 Based on Research by Andrew Carver The states were last updated 5-24-15. The latest significant updates apply to: Alabama — HJR 112 (passed), SB 414 California – AJR 10 Delaware – SCR 6 Maine – HP 804 Minnesota (adjournment) Missouri (adjournment — though two bills almost...
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Expose the Article V Con-con Fraud — Report

Our  Expose the Article V Con-con Fraud Campaign Action Report targets, in particular, the “Convention of States” project — one of several insidious attacks on our Constitution using the pretext of addressing legitimate conservative concerns.  Please read the report, and, when you understand the danger, support our campaign to derail...
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It’s a Whole New Con-Con Game

By Don Fotheringham I do not believe the Constitution could survive a modern constitutional convention (con-con). So for many years I have been on the front lines of the anti-convention fight. By 1983 a con-con drive had come within two states of the 34 required to trigger a convention....
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SBAC Concerns Need a Fair and Open Hearing Now

Op-ed by Mrs. Julianne Young New Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing (now being called the ISAT in Idaho — someone thinks we won’t notice the change) has elicited an unprecedented negative response from students, parents, and educators all across the country. Local students have nicknamed it the “SweatBAC.”...
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The Common Core Cabal Strikes Again

Op-ed by Mrs. Julianne Young The Common Core Cabal has struck again, this time to the tune of 61 million Idaho tax-payer dollars, as was reported on the front page of the Morning News, March 25, 2015. This money was reportedly “wasted” on a student data tracking system which,...
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Congress Caves on Amnesty

On February 27, the Senate passed a “clean” version of H.R. 240, the FY 2015 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security. The original House version included a provision denying any funding to implement President Obama’s executive orders regarding “temporary” “amnesty” for illegal immigrants.   On March 3,...
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The Danger of a Convention of States

by Don Fotheringham, Constitution Advisor for Freedom First Society This article refutes the most common claims of an intense drive to stampede the public and state legislators into calling for a dangerous second constitutional convention (con-con) under the pretense of solving the very real problem of an out-of-control federal...
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Monthly Action Report Excerpts re Common Core

October 2014 Action Report “Getting to the Core of Common Core”  “The longitudinal student data tracking systems which are currently being put in place in states all across the country will compile personally identifiable data on every student. That means that a student’s test results, academic and disciplinary records,...
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House Votes to Prevent Executive Overreach

by Tom Gow On December 4, 2014, the lame duck House of Representatives passed H.R. 5759, Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014. The House measure was a response to President Obama’s November 20th televised address in which he announced that he would act unilaterally to “fix” America’s...
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