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|Editor’s Note: Heads up ALABAMA— Below is a blast alert on HJR23 working its way through the legislature. We need to act IMMEDIATELY, before the morning of TUESDAY 1/16/2018. Please pass on to your family members, neighbors and friends. Thank you.
In the last two years, 4 States have rescinded their applications for an Article V convention. The way that is done is by our educating the State Legislators. That’s where you come in!
Let’s educate the Alabama Senate – read below to see the tricks the convention lobby has to pull to get their stuff passed! Have the House vote on it and pass it even before the Public finds out about it! That’s an outrage!
Remember, you can copy and paste the addresses in your bcc line!
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From: Judi Caler
Date: Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:43 PM
Subject: URGENT Blast Alert against Alabama HJR23 (term limits/ Lame Duck)
To: Judi Caler
HJR23 passed Alabama’s House today (1/11/18) on a voice vote—on the same day as a supposed committee hearing and only 2 days after the Alabama Legislature opened! It is now in the Senate Rules committee and will probably be discussed early next Tuesday morning 1/16/18. If passed, it could be debated on the Senate Floor anytime thereafter!
The Alabama House gave HJR23 all the thought they’d give a non-controversial, non-binding resolution offering congratulations on the birth of a child or a wedding anniversary! It’s time to educate the Senate.
This is the latest tactic the proponents find useful: introduce and pass legislation in one house before the public can find out the bill exists. This is what passes for “returning government to the people” and has been necessary for many states to get their Article V convention (A5C) applications passed.
HJR23 asks Congress to call a convention ostensibly for the purpose of proposing amendments limiting the number of terms a person can be elected to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
In this excellent JBS VIDEO (4:23 – 9:22) Robert Brown shows the absurdity of a term limits amendment when he explains why it should be called the “Lame Duck amendment.”
Here are talking points against Term Limits and general talking points against an Article V convention.
THIS ARTICLE by PH explains why term limits won’t cure the real problem: disregard for our Constitution.
Alabama has already passed the COS and BBA applications for an A5C; their Senators need to be educated so we can turn the tide in Alabama and get them to rescind the applications they have already passed!
Please write all 34 Alabama Senators and ask them to VOTE NO on HJR23. And let them know how the legislative process was circumvented in the House because the public received no adequate notice of the hearing until after the resolution passed!
Some people have a challenge sending to addresses without semi-colons. So, I included semi-colons at the end of each address this time. I think this will work for everyone—and if you experience any problem sending with the semi-colons, please let me know.
26 Republicans and 1 Independent (listed first), a former Republican (Dear Senator):
7 Democratic Senators (Dear Senator):
Thank you for defending our Constitution!