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Constitutional Convention Promoters Like Marie Antoinette Say “Let them eat cake”

testimony of John Perna
given to a sub-committee of the SC House of Representatives
on 05-14-2015:
The statement “Let them eat cake” is commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette, while being so ignorant and naive as to not understand the reality that when the people have no bread, that also means that the people have no cake.
Historians find it noteworthy that anyone could be so naive.
The mobs of the French people also certainly found it to be an outrage.
While we muse about the foolishness of the past, we should ask ourselves whether such naive foolishness still exists. Today we see a mass movement that is so naive that they make Marie Antoinette look clever and astute.
The fact is that every spending bill must be passed by the House.
Every Congressman must be re-elected every two years.
The fact is that we cannot get 51% of the voters to demand that elected representatives balance the budget.
Of course 51% of the voters can also limit terms on any election day.
Yet today there exists a movement that goes beyond the naivete of Marie Antoinette’s statement: “Let them eat cake”:
The assertion is that; while we do not have enough public awareness to use a process that requires only 51% of the voters, we will be able to prevail with another process, which requires three fourths of the state legislatures.
There seems to be no notice taken of the fact that all of these state legislators are elected by the same voters, who could change the congressman at any election.
These state legislators are to select some assortment of delegates, who will not be elected directly by the people. The illusion is that this group of delegates, who will not be elected directly by the people, will save the people from these elected congressmen who continuously vote for an unbalanced budget.  
“They have no bread, so let them eat cake”
The illusion is that this group of delegates, will be men like those who were at that Constitutional Convention of 1789. Those were the leaders of a freedom movement; which had just defeated a tyranny.  Who will be the delegates to a convention this time? George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison will not be there. How many states are there TODAY, which would ratify the constitution for the “Union of Soviet Socialist America”?
Go down to your State House and talk with your current elected officials. Can you consistently pass legislation that protects you from unconstitutional usurpation now? What is to stop them from again throwing the whole thing out, and again changing the rules for ratification?

Do these legislatures consistently pass legislation that protects us from unconstitutional usurpation now? We are being told that it is BECAUSE OF all of the unconstitutional usurpation that we need to amend the constitution. That which the constitution already says should not be done, is what is being done. So we are told that we need to TELL THEM AGAIN, by writing another amendment, that this is what they should not do. Try this: Put some money on the sidewalk, and put a sign out there that says no one is allowed to steal that money. You come back the next day and the money is gone. So what are you going to do? Put some more money on the sidewalk? But this time you are going to put TWO signs out there that says no one is allowed to steal that money.

Do we have the votes now, in our state legislature, or in ANY state legislature, to stand up against unconstitutional federal usurpation? If we did they would have already nullified Obamacare, and they would have already stopped the federal government from infringing on the right to keep and bear arms, and so many other things.

We are being told that states cannot nullify unconstitutional federal usurpations, but it has been done over and over again.

There was a time when congress passed a law called The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which mandated that states to which escaped slaves fled, were obligated to return them to the slave masters upon their discovery. This law also subjected persons, who helped runaway slaves to criminal sanctions. In 1854, the Wisconsin Supreme Court declared the Fugitive Slave Act to be unconstitutional, without regard to the rulings of the federal government. The Vermont legislature approved the “Habeas Corpus Law,” requiring Vermont judicial and law enforcement officials to assist captured fugitive slaves. “Jury nullification” took effect as local juries acquitted people who were accused of violating the Fugitive Slave Act. Ultimately the Fugitive Slave Act was not enforced in any state where slavery was not condoned.

At one time there was the Alien and Sedition Act, which made it illegal to criticize the President. In 1798 Jefferson and Madison drafted The Kentucky Resolutions and the Virginia Resolutions, which declared the Alien and Sedition Act to be null and void.

Prohibition was repealed because it was unenforceable and widely ignored. Prohibition was CONSTITUTIONAL because it resulted from an amendment to the Constitution. Regardless of this, prohibition was nullified because it was not the will of the people.
The important and obvious reality is that the Alien and Sedition Act, the Fugitive Slave Act, and myriads of other outrageously unconstitutional usurpations were perfectly acceptable to the Supreme Court. The most outrageous unconstitutional usurpations of our own time are Obamacare, The Patriot Act and the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). Any semi-literate, with an IQ above room temperature, could have quickly determined that none of the usurpations mentioned here are even close to being constitutional.

If our state legislators had the backbone to stand up to the federal government they could do it right now without a constitutional convention.

While paying lip service to the concept of a balanced budget, have our state legislators refused to accept federal money? If they are not willing to refuse federal money how likely is it that they will limit the federal government from offering it?

Subterfuge: Call it “Convention of the States” instead of Constitutional Convention, and claim that these are not the same thing. BUT at THE SAME TIME make it a call that is derived from Article V.
Article V is about a Constitutional Convention.
They are calling for an Article V Constitutional Convention, pure and simple, and nothing else.
AT THE SAME TIME, claim that all of the states that called for a Constitutional Convention, count in their tally.
If what they are calling for now, is not the same thing, why would these other calls for a Constitutional Convention, count in their tally?

Article V of The Constitution lays out the only two ways to change The Constitution:

1. The Amendment process: A specific, and clearly defined, change that is limited to what is written in the amendment.

2. The Constitutional Convention: A process to scrap the entire constitution and replace it with something else. ANY type of amendment can be considered.

If it were possible to limit a Constitutional Convention there would be no reason to hold that meeting. Why travel and rent rooms if the outcome has already been decided?

The Constitution of the United States of America:


Our problem has NOTHING to do with the constitution.
Our problem has to do with the IGNORING OF THE constitution.
Those who ignore the constitution would like nothing better than to make their usurpation legal, by throwing out the constitution, at a Constitutional Convention.
It was ILLEGAL usurpation that has enabled an “elite” class to hijack our nation.
It is that “elite” class; who want to con foolish people into destroying the constitution.
The constitution is the best document for the protection of freedom, that has ever been written.
We only need to adhere to it.
After a Constitutional Convention these will be our new founding fathers:

B. Hussein Obama Sotoro (or whatever his name is)
Rahm Emanuel
Harry Reid
Nancy Pelosi
Chuck Schumer
Diane Feinstein
Barbra Boxer
Maxine Waters
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a founder of the ACLU
Sonia Sotomayor, the wise Latina
Elena Kagen
Jesse Jackson
Al Sharpton

God help us…

The fact is that there is no piece of paper that will save us.
They can ignore a new constitution as easily as they ignore the one that we have now.
Thomas Jefferson told us what we would need.

Thomas Jefferson said:
“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
We add this:
“The battle for liberty is never won, and is never lost.
The battle for liberty always continues.
It is never too late, and it is never soon enough, to defend freedom.
No matter how enslaved we are, we always have hope.
No matter how free we are we are never safe.
Any generation that fails to defend freedom will lose it.
The next generation will have to shed blood to gain it back.
When the defense of liberty becomes a crime, tyranny is already in force. At that point failure to defend liberty makes slavery at certainty.” John Perna

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