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‘Thank You Ted Cruz’ ad will run during NFL games on Thanksgiving


According to my email, the ad below will run on Thanksgiving during the NFL games:

This Thanksgiving Day powerful TV ads will air across the state of Texas “thanking” Senator Ted Cruz for leading the fight against Barack Obama’s failed ObamaCare healthcare scheme. The ads will run during the highly-rated NFL Thanksgiving Day football games and during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on one-dozen (12) TV stations across Texas.

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  • Jose

    The great thing about the Article V convention is the DC media/lobbyists/ruling class are ill equipped to stop it. They have little influence over local legislators, there is no political machinery in place to go after them. There are too many state legislators and they are too spread out. Unlike DC where power is concentrated in relatively fewer people all in the same place.

    If GOP leaders in state houses would just engage in a little coordination, this could happen very quickly.

    And these state politicians should want to do this for selfish reasons, since the Liberty Amendments transfer power to the states.

    The time to strike may be after the 2014 elections if there is another red wave.

    • OneThinDime

      DC has full control over local legislators. Where do you think a large chunk of funding comes from to run states? That’s right, Barack Obama. He will use the Chicago thug machine to launch their own convention with one rule, support the destruction of the Constitution or lose all of your federal funding. If you think shutting down the memorials was bad, wait until the interstates, state highways, telecommunications and other services paid for, in full or partially with federal dollars are shut down.
      Obama is wise beyond what we give him credit for as is Holder. They are way ahead of conservatives in this area.

      • Charles d’Argy

        We got to win this fight. If we don’t fight back who is going to? He has all of that. So what? B Hussein and the other socialists who use that machine is going to do that anyway. If we don’t fight back we are guaranteed to lose.

        • OneThinDime

          You don’t fight back by opening the Constitution to destruction. You do what many have posted, you get on school boards, you get elected to city council, county commissioner, state legislators.
          As important, you get the liberal judges OFF of your courts and replace them with Constitutional conservatives. Judges rarely have opponents so now is the time to go through their decisions and take to social media, find an opponent and campaign like your life depends on it, because it does. With control of the courts we have a MUCH better chance.

          • It’s already destroyed. We either fix it or war will happen.

            This is EXACTLY the proper path: it’s legal, it’s Constitutional, it cannot be interfered with by any federal entity or state governor. It’s the one peaceful path left open to us.

            It’s going to happen. We owe or kids this one chance to avoid another civil war.

            • OneThinDime

              The Constitution is NOT destroyed. Saying it is is like yelling FIRE in a crowded theatre. The Progressives can absolutely have their own path running and the federal $$$ will cause the “conservative” states to cave in a heartbeat.
              Ask yourself this, do you trust Jan Brewer? Chris Christie? Scott Walker? Bobby Jindahl? John Kasich? Tim Scott? Bill Haslam? I’m sure there are many others. I certainly don’t.

              • No it is not like yelling fire. Don’t be absurd.

                We are moving closer and closer to war. Deny that if you will. And good luck. But we cannot stop this slide into totalitarianism by playing the long game of “electing conservatives.” If you learned anything from Reagan, and what happened as he wound down his Administration, it is clear that COngress will never fix itself, and that federal politicians will never give up their unconstitutional hold on power that belongs to the States.

                The list of unconstitutional things going on in DC is massive, and growing exponentially every single day. We are clearly in a post-Constitutional period, and things are accelerating—accelerating—away from the Constitution. Soon it will be a mere memory, honored only in terms of dates of elections, lengths of terms, and age requirements. EVERYTHING ELSE is up for grabs.

                Everything.

                If that’s not “destroyed,” then the word has no meaning.

                • OneThinDime

                  I am not being absurd. Exaggerating gives the progressives and trolls ammunition to attack Conservatives. Do you still have your Constitutional right to post at this site? Yes. Do you still have your Constitution right to bear arms? Yes. Is it being challenged? .
                  Has there been a lot of unconstitutional behavior in DC? Are our rights being challenged? Yes. Are we winning important court cases and retaining our rights? Yes.
                  Was the ObamaCare decision a re-writing of the law? Yes. I don’t disagree we are being challenged. But handing the Progressives the manual on how to quickly and permanently destroy the Constitution is not the answer. Levin himself a week or two back said it could take 20 YEARS to fix this. It’s won’t take Obama long to run his parallel and get to the finish line LONG before we could. Look at how quickly he changed up the SCOTUS, flipped the takers to be the majority, and destroyed our health care system. Plus he has unlimited financial resources and more attorneys than Delaware has citizens.
                  This is what I learned from ObamaCare – DO NOT trust the states.
                  This is what I learned from Ronald Reagan. Amnesty for illegal aliens is the fastest way to destroy the sovereignty and financial health of the United States. He was the first president to EVER grant amnesty and now we have 10 times the number of illegal aliens here because of it and Reagan Amnesty #2 is right around the corner being pushed by the GOP!
                  If one were to follow your post, the ObamaCare lawsuits should all be dropped, no new ones should be filed, don’t bother to run for office in 2014 and don’t support conservative candidates either. In fact, just give up and hope the Levin method works. Trusting our Constitution to 50 states with ELECTED officials and the majority of their funding determined and awarded by the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION (how true were those elections) is dangerous. State elected belong to the same GOP that has worked to destroy this country at the federal level and that is a FACT. The GOP wants the control as much as the Progressives, look at the gun control votes and the votes to fund ObamaCare. They will also work against the effort.

    • (I posted this above to another comment but I hope you’ll take a moment to read, as well)…The govt will be the one running the convention. Please learn a lot about the issue before just wanting the quick fix. You must understand the intentions of the founders and what our responsibility is in this.

      “They are fooling themselves when they suggest
      that Article V creates a path to bypass Congress with a “convention of states.” – Phyllis Schlafly

      “If Congress ever decides to act, Article V gives Congress exclusive
      power to issue the “Call” for a convention to propose “amendments” (note
      the plural). The Call is the governing document that determines all the
      basic rules such as where and when a convention will be held, who is
      eligible to be a delegate (will current office-holders be eligible?),
      how delegates will be apportioned, how expenses will be paid and who
      will be the chairman.” – Phyllis Schlafly (http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/an-

      I was at the RNC’s debacle of a convention and saw exactly how these
      things work out for the people. It will, only, make matters worse and
      give more power to them.

      What happened in Philadelphia? The people thought they were only ‘amending’ the Articles of Confederation not creating a centralized government under a new Constitution. It can happen again but it will destroy the Constitutional Republic that Franklin and the rest gave us back then.

      • The convention for proposing amendments will be nothing like a political party nominating convention. No group gets to show up all ready to take over the process (like the RNC and a few dolts always do at the Republican National Convention). There is no organization that gets to “run” the Convention for proposing amendments.

        The delegates show up and decide how it will be run, and who will serve in what capacity during the convention.

        Each state gets one vote, so no particular state can take over the convention by sending a massive delegation.

        • Here’s what you stated in an earlier comment. “Congress has no ability to “decide” anything. That’s the clear meaning of “shall call for a Convention”.” Think about the logic of that for just a minute. The RNC (and DNC) “call” for their conventions, too. Aren’t those conventions supposed to be about the delegates doing the deliberating? Aren’t those conventions designed to be so “the delegates show up and decide how it will be run and who will serve in what capacity during the convention?” But…in reality, is that what occurs? HELL no!

          Congress calls the convention and Congress and all the RINOS will be calling the shots and anyone who doesn’t believe that does not love this nation.

          Since you guys have your talking points down to bash on Schafly, listen to this video where it explains, very clearly, how the legislators will have ZERO power to do anything once the ball starts rolling.

  • Old Guy

    Every fire starts with a flame.

  • sallyjohanna

    Alleluia!! State rights, 10th amendment go go baby! Bill O’Reilly answered one of his veiwer letters tonight by saying, the Constitution is unclear and up for interpretation…and that is why we have the Supreme Court to help us interpret it! OMH….the Supreme Court is there to uphold the Constitutional laws….we the people have allowed the Constitution to be so distorted, by the Supreme Court, POTUSes and Representatives…that is why we are not living by it! Am I making sense?

    • TexasPGRRider

      Very MUCH So, sallyjo

    • ApplePie101

      Bill O’Reilly is playing to his liberal audience. Conservatives are increasingly steering away from Fox News. The only person there worth listening to (in my opinion) is John Stossel.

      • sallyjohanna

        Fox is the only main stream media outlet that leans Conservative. I’m glad we have at least that…..I just want them to be circumspect with what comes out of their mouths on air.

        I think there needs to be accountability…this is not the first time O’Reilly has said this. He believes it..and no one can correct him.

        He did something rare last night…he was in the wrong and belligerent, to a Conservative woman (?) and after the commercial break he apologized…there are a good many that need to edit their mouths!! Understand your frustration!

      • Interesting how that turned out. At least Bill Kristol is gone.

    • Charles d’Argy

      You are right on target. There is a book called “1913” where Oliver DeMille gives all of the details about how the 16th & 17th amendments, the FED, and the US vs Butler in 1936 threw all of the restraints off of the House and Senate and what they were allowed to spend money on. Way too much to go into here. Prior to 1936 they could only spend money on the 20 powers enumerated in Article 1, Section 8. He also discusses what Mark wrote about in “Men In Black” about how the Supreme court assumed the power to be the only and final arbiters of what the constitution means, what’s constitutional and what isn’t starting with Marbury vs Madison. For instance they have authority under the original constitution to say that segregation in schooling is unconstitutional, but ordering the remedy, busing, is not their discretion.

      If we could just fix those 4 things, we’d be back on track. AND IMO put the Supreme Court back in it’s place. I think the whole idea of 9 people un-elected and unaccountable to the sovereigns, us, flies in the face of everything that I am aware of, of how this outfit is supposed to work.

      • sallyjohanna

        Thank you for the info. When Bill OReilly said that it was like nails on a chalk board to me….millions were “majorly” misinformed at that moment!

  • Yazz55

    “Imagine” – credit to John Lennon

    Imagine there’s no liberals
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today…

    Imagine there’s no obamacare
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to misrepresent or lie for
    And no political elites too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace…

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no wealth redistribution
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or unions
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing only love…

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one

    • Guest

      (GONG.)

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Your heart’s in the right place, but the only time we will ever live in total peace and love is in God’s Paradise.

  • Mark

    I was interested to hear that State Senator Long and others were actually talking about this well BEFORE Levin’s book came out. There are some sharp people out there. There’s hope yet.

    • Grumpa37

      News to me, too. Thanks for a good comment. I’m also hopeful, but concerned. One of the hotheads in your camp says you have control or partial control of thirty-four or thirty-five state legislatures. If so, you need sufficient control of three or four more. Counting New England states and west coast states, you may have quite a hill to climb and get three fourths of fifty. I’m too old for crusades, but I will keep listening, counting, and reporting anything that might have value.

      Hotheads aren’t worth much. They’re inclined to take the point, play Superman, and stop a speeding bullet. Once, as a popular ventriloquist says.

      • Mark

        I’m not sure who you mean by hotheads in my camp.

        • Grumpa37

          I might have suggested that two should think three or four times before trying to tell others what they, the others, are thinking and where they stand. Coming back from a meeting, I’ve not found the seemingly youngest of the two. Aboutdat would have been the second, but he gave me opportunity (intentionally or not) to tell him that I’d like the Article V effort to succeed despite the more than a dozen blue states, some with deep pocket supporters. They may fight hard and dirty. I’m sure you’re ready for that, and neither fearful nor overly confident. U S Grant gave us, “No enemy is half so dangerous as an unreliable ally.” Treason is terrible, fear problematic, and overconfidence is worse than even severe fear.

    • EchoMike

      I was glad to hear that as well. After Levin announced his book I started looking around, and found that there were people who were already looking into this issue. Levin just gave it national attention.
      BTW, I’m the “hothead” that Grumpy’s complaining about.
      He sniped the idea, and it’s supporters, in another thread, and when I said something he took offense.
      Basically, he’s too busy counting the states he’ll never get and throwing his hands up, rather than trying to help us be successful in getting as many states as we can. And since he’s convinced himself of defeat, or at least not winning, he made every attempt to keep “Levin and Co” (us) at arms length.
      It’s like telling your team to forfeit the game because your opponent only needs one more point than us to win.
      I can see that he seems a little more supportive in this thread, and I’m glad. I’d just prefer to hear more “we” and “us” when discussing this movement, rather than “Gee I don’t think it’s going to work, so you guys have fun”. I’m not saying you have to be on the front lines, but at least offer to stand up with us and hold our coats while we fight.
      I guess the thing that bugs me the most is that you never see the left do this themselves. I’ve never heard a Dem say “You know this universal health care idea is never going to pass and be popular. Let’s just table that idea for now.” We have to be unified, and resolute.
      I got a 5 month old at home, and I’m concerned about what we are leaving him, so try and forgive me if I my patience gets a little short with those who don’t seem to have the stomach to do what is necessary.

  • Sentinel

    If human beings are able to fix this insanity in Washington through the states themselves, then this is very positive. I believe it’s all in God’s hands (always has been)… maybe the Lord is using people like Mark Levin, David Long, and Ted Cruz in the same way that satan uses Nobama.

    • Sure He is. And we are a vital part.

      Reminds me of 1 Corinthians 12. The whole chapter.

      • Sentinel

        Good point and chapter.

  • sharon miller

    how do we as citizens get involved in this and how can we help?

    • LibertyLinda

      http://www.conventionofstates.com/
      This web site is the project site for the process. They have all you are looking for. God Bless and lets start saving our Republic.

      • ImaThinkn

        Heh. It looks like I should have checked out YOUR reply before making my own.

        • LibertyLinda

          LOL. I think the more we put this out there the better. Thank you for being a great patriot.

    • ImaThinkn

      This is an organization that is based on Mark Levin’s
      concepts. It’s called Convention of
      States. Check it out: http://www.conventionofstates.com/

    • Eugene

      contact your state reps and demand they get involved

    • Keith Vrotsos

      go to conventionofstates.com

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      And don’t forget K-Bob’s site, growing stronger by the day:
      http://articlefiveprocess.com/

      • Thanks! It’s coming together!

    • The ConventionOfStates site has a new handbook out. It’s downloadable, and everyone should read it.

      They also have ways you can sign up to work on the process.

  • Blane Tresedder

    Just finished reading “The Liberty Amendments” it’s what we need to do to get our nation back on track for liberty and freedom from the government intrusion in our lives.

    • The govt will be the one running the convention. Please learn a lot about the issue before just wanting the quick fix. You must understand the intentions of the founders and what our responsibility is in this.

      “They are fooling themselves when they suggest
      that Article V creates a path to bypass Congress with a “convention of states.” – Phyllis Schlafly

      “If Congress ever decides to act, Article V gives Congress exclusive
      power to issue the “Call” for a convention to propose “amendments” (note
      the plural). The Call is the governing document that determines all the
      basic rules such as where and when a convention will be held, who is
      eligible to be a delegate (will current office-holders be eligible?),
      how delegates will be apportioned, how expenses will be paid and who
      will be the chairman.” – Phyllis Schlafly (http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/an-

      I was at the RNC’s debacle of a convention and saw exactly how these things work out for the people. It will, only, make matters worse and give more power to them. What happened in Philadelphia? The people thought they were only ‘amending’ the Articles of Confederation not creating a centralized government under a new Constitution. It can happen again but it will destroy the Constitutional Republic that Franklin and the rest gave us back then.

      • “The govt will be the one running the convention.”

        This is patently false. The federal government has exactly one part to play, and they cannot do anything but issue a call, once they are in receipt of the requisite number of applications. None of the federal system has any say in what happens next. Neither do states’ Governors. The only ones involved are the legislatures of the states, and they will send delegates to do exactly what they are mandated to do. No more, no less.

  • Donna Lynn

    We need MILLIONS to add their voices. Millions.

  • This is foolish. It will only work if conservatives have majorities in the Governorships, state houses, Presidency, Senate and House. We do not. This will alter our constitution and will be exactly what Obama wants.

    • NY2DC

      Not true. You only need the state legislatures. You certainly don’t need anybody at the federal level. The framers gave us the 2nd part of article v because they believed the federal govt would eventually become tyrannical. So they gave us a way to amend the constitution without them.

      • And what do you think that the libs will do if they ever get the majority of State Houses, AND you forget about all of the faux conservatives out there that would do damage.

        • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

          That’s not a good argument against the Article V process; even if we got a ‘Reagan’ into office with all-Rep congress, history has proven it will not last. Steps must be taken now to permanently cut back the power of future Congresses.
          Remember, our founding fathers were the MINORITY…they just persevered.
          And…if the libs control the states and the country, we’re finished anyway. If we do nothing, failure is guaranteed – right?
          Ps, Have you read Levin’s ‘Liberty Amendments’?

          • Read this to find out what a bad idea this is of Levin’s! It’s a long read but worth it. This “convention of the states” will not have representation by the people, it will only be state legislators and they are full of socialists and RINOS and that’s exactly what they want. It is unconstitional and a bad idea. Let’s stick to the Constitution we have and hold our representatives to it…that is what the Founders expected of us and we suck at it! Look in the mirror.

            (NOTE: I do not agree with the “Friends of Article V” either b/c they have many things wrong with their approach but this does a good job of explaining how bad the Liberty amendments “Miss the Mark.”

            http://www.foavc.org/reference/file52.pdf

            • “unconstitutional”…sorry for the typo.

            • That article is full of misinformation. It ignores several key facts about resolutions sent to Coongress “applying” for a convention. It TOTALLY ignores the fact that Congress has no ability to obstruct the process whatsoever. The rest of it rolls downhill from there.

              • Thanks for the ‘general opinion’ but I’m looking to talk more with people who can actually stand behind their statements.

                Bottom line is that ‘amending’ the Constitution, whether it comes from the states or Congress, will not make representatives abide by it any more than they do now.

                • You want to discuss something ridiculous, go ahead. Don’t do it here. This entire subject has nothing to do with Schlafly’s Mistake. She made an error, and that’s too bad. As for “standing” you have a choice of several articles here where we’ve already addressed many topics related to the Article Five second process.

                  There are a huge number of us “standing” behind those points. You also clearly don’t understand the power States have when you make that last remark. Why not take time to learn what the actual subject is?

              • “they are fooling themselves when they suggest
                that Article V creates a path to bypass Congress with a “convention of states.” – Phyllis Schlafly

                “If Congress ever decides to act, Article V gives Congress exclusive
                power to issue the “Call” for a convention to propose “amendments” (note
                the plural). The Call is the governing document that determines all the
                basic rules such as where and when a convention will be held, who is
                eligible to be a delegate (will current office-holders be eligible?),
                how delegates will be apportioned, how expenses will be paid and who
                will be the chairman.” – Phyllis Schlafly (http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/an-article-v-convention-in-our-future/)

                I was at the RNC’s debacle of a convention and saw exactly how these things work out for the people. Wake up!

                • You are dreaming. Wake up when you want. We’re taking action, and you aren’t stopping us with this pretense that it’s some other process.

                  The specific requrement in Article Five is that Congress has no ability to “decide” anything. That’s the clear meaning of “shall call for a Convention.”

                  Schlafly has been thoroughly rebutted by several Constitutional scholars. Her entire case is based on a misconception over the notion of a “Constitutional Convention.” This is not going to be, and cannot legally be, a “Constitutional Convention.”

                  Get up to speed or be left behind.

        • EchoMike

          The libs, and establishment RINOs, have been changing the Constitution for decades now without a convention process. This portion of the Constitution has always been there, if they had cared to use it to alter the structure of the nation they would have done it already. We’re not coming up with anything new, just something that’s never really been tried.
          Listen tot he Senator in the clip. They are passing laws with felony penalties to make sure their delegates follow specific protocols. Plus the agenda is preset, and the Amendments that are proposed have to fit inside that criteria.
          Even Lev in was skeptical of this process, but after some research, has determined it’s a good avenue to take for us.

    • Holding onto 1970’s precepts about the state of our nation is what’s foolish.

      The Constitution as it stands today is nearly worthless. If we don’t fix it, the next step will be war. It’s that simple.

    • OneThinDime

      Not only conservatives in Governor positions but one that UPHOLDS their oath of office. That counts out the ones that held out their hands for the Medicaid expansion.

  • John De Herrera

    There are many rights put into words which make up the Constituton, the ultimate right is borne of the Declarartion of the Independence, the right of alter/abolish, embodied in the legal right to a convention. The other side of the convetion process is the consensus of the People, the final word is that of the People, therefore there is no reason to limit a convention.

    • The process will be conducted within the legal framework of the Constitution itself. It will be limited by several factors. The process itself is fully Constitutional and therefore will survive all legal challenge.

      Rewriting the Constitution is not going to happen. The applications must be for the same reasons, they must specify the intent of the convention, and no state will pass a resolution for an open-ended process.

      You’ll see the US Congress vote for term limits on itself before a state will give up even more power to the federal leviathan.

      • PatriotWatchdog

        Nothing in Article V requires applications “be for the same reasons,” nor that they “must specify the intent of the convention” with the exception that the convention be “for proposing Amendments.” THAT is the legal framework. The States are not obligated to tell Congress anything in their application other than that they want a “Convention for proposing Amendments.”

        Suggesting otherwise requires reading things into Article V that simply aren’t there.

        • rick0857

          Take for instance the talk of a “balanced budget amendment” sounds good right? BUT if you drill down into the language that I have seen for this so-called amendment all it does is puts into the Constitution a base line budget which is why we have most of our financial troubles today. So what you’ll end up with is MORE RUN AWAY SPENDING MANDATED BY A CONSTITUTIONAL: AMENDMENT. Because if they bump up against their limit on spending what do you think congress will do??? They will RAISE TAXES BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO BALANCE THE BUDGET ACCORDING TO AMENDMENT XXVIII OR WHATEVER NUMBER IT IS GIVEN!!!
          On top of all of that you will then have all the legal challenges to each amendment and with the likes of Soothsayer and Bagel now on the court for the next fifty to sixty years God ONLY knows where we’ll end up. CON CON is a STUPENDOUSLY STUPID IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • No one cares about a “Con Con.” Why even bring it up?

            • rick0857

              What EXACTLY does Article V say…WORD FOR WORD??

        • The logic is obvious: if you apply for a convention for amending the Constitution to let Arnold Shwarzenegger be President, and I apply for a Convention for making Oprah a permanent ambassador to Antarctica, then those are not counted as the same thing.

          This is exactly why so many thousands of prior state “applications” have never met the “two-thirds” requirement.

          This is history, and legal precedent, by the way. These conventions have happened before, and will happen again. We know from the legal precedent that each state gets one vote, for example.

          That is also obvious, even though it’s not written in Article Five or any other article.

          • PatriotWatchdog

            The logic is obvious, K-Bob. Amending the Constitution won’t fix the problem of politicians not upholding the Constitution. It doesn’t matter what your amendment claims to do if politicians don’t abide by the Constitution, and that includes those you’re entrusting to amend it.

            You folks keep claiming “these conventions have happened before,” when in fact you know there has never been an Article V Convention called, let alone conducted, concluded, and its work-product referred to the states for ratification.

            Any assertions you make regarding how an Article V Convention would unfold are mostly conjecture. And it is still an exercise in futility if public servants are not made to follow the Constitution.

            The blind arrogance I see from the proponents is amazing. You expect Americans to get excited about and to support a solution that doesn’t solve that fundamental problem.

            We already have an amendment prohibiting the infringement on the “right of the people to keep and bear Arms” yet the feds (and most states) do it all the time. How would you fix that via amendment, by adding “and we really mean it this time!” to the end?

            Until the American people demand the “supreme Law of the Land” is upheld, it is foolish and ill-advised to amend it by either process authorized in Article V.

      • rick0857

        Yeah well the original convention was to ONLY MODIFY the Articles of Federation. They tossed it and started from scratch

        • No it was not. It was called specifically to address the “Constitution of the government,” which was not working well at the time. It was initiated by the states separately asking the Articles Congress to call for it. The Articles Congress did not do so “upon application”. They mulled it over and decided it would be a good idea, so the Articles Congress specifically called for that convention.

          The current Article Five process gives Congress no such opportunity to decide anything. It specifically states that, provided the correct number of applications (which by the way cannot be of all types of request: they must be essentially the same request) are submitted, then Congress SHALL call for the Convention.

          • PatriotWatchdog

            The phrase “Constitution of the government” does not appear anywhere in the call. Why are you guys making up language that doesn’t appear? The actual “call” of the Convention by Congress stated it was for “the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation…,”

            “Resolved, That, in the opinion of Congress, it is expedient that, on the second Monday in May next, a convention of delegates, who shall have been appointed by the several . states, be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation,
            and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such alterations and provisions therein as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and confirmed by the states, render the federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of government and the preservation. of the Union.”

            See Elliot’s Debates, Volume I, Page 120.

            If the specifics of “applications” and the “call” matter, then history shows either Congress didn’t “call” a convention with the latitude the states wanted, or the states didn’t limit themselves to the “sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation” for which the convention was called.

            You can’t have this lie both ways. The facts suggest some states wanted to do more than simply “revise” the AOC, but the call language agreed to by the representatives of the several states in Congress assembled, didn’t authorize it.

            If anything, this is evidence that We the People couldn’t trust the states to constrain themselves at such a convention, once convened, and those men were by far more trustworthy than the likes of delegates attending an Article V Convention today.

            You try to suggest I don’t know what I’m talking about, but I’m not the one making stuff up to validate my arguments. You can’t say out of one side of your mouth that Congress doesn’t have “authority to decide anything,” and then claim they have the authority to limit Article V Conventions based on the content of the applications. That’s mosaic thinking at best. Congress’ refusal to call a convention is indicative of their resistance to any effort to limit their power, not that Article V authorizes such behavior. There’s no reason to trust Congress, or the state legislatures, or you. Amending the Constitution won’t make public servants uphold it. Every dime spent on this fantasy con-con con is a dime that could and should be spent on vetting and electing honorable men and women who will actually keep their oath.

            We should focus on upholding the Constitution as written, not pretending that amending it will make the people in government defend our God-given Rights.

          • rick0857

            Wrong again look dude just give this “Little Old Lady” a chance browse her site and listen to what she has to say and as far as the first Convention those delegates DID DISOBEY their individual States and set about to create the first Constitution. Which turned out to be a blessing , However they had George Washington, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and I sure as hell don’t see anyone in the Country today that could hold a candle to any of those men. They all had CHARACTER something that is sorely missing in every person who participates in politics today!!

            Check out: http://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/

  • PatriotWatchdog

    Exactly which state legislature isn’t equally as guilty of the same usurpations of the Constitution that the federal government is? The Convention of States project is designed to manipulate you with feel-good nonsense in the pursuit of triggering an Article V Convention to satisfy the special-interest puppeteers funding it.

    If your spouse cheated on you, would you amend your marriage vows as a solution?

    The problem isn’t the Constitution; its We the People. I do not trust state government to do noble and honorable things related to amending a Constitution they’ve already sworn an oath to uphold, but have evidenced time and time again that they won’t..

    The several States don’t need to amend the Constitution to regain their sovereignty; they need only have the faith their oath expressed (…so help me God), and the courage to uphold it.

    I feel your pain, and share your concerns about our nation’s future, but I reject playing Russian roulette with our Founding Documents.

    Snake oil salesmen are everywhere, preying on the misery index of the people, while lining their pockets with your money. Use some common sense and ask yourselves this one question:

    If, as clearly as the language is now, the people we elect won’t uphold the Constitution as written, how will amending it make them follow the newly-amended Constitution?

    Ask yourself one more question: If state legislatures won’t uphold the Constitution now to protect our God-given Rights, what makes you think they will do so after its been amended?

    The only honest answer is they won’t. The “solution” being proposed by Levin, Natelson, Meckler, Martin (Tea Party Patriots), and others doesn’t even address the problem they identify, let alone the root problem. They each are enriching and empowering themselves at Joe and Jane Citizens’ expense with empty promises and professionally-crafted delusions. Please don’t be a sucker.

    Remember the wisdom of your grandparents, many of whom warned you, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Learn more here:

    http://patriotcoalition.com/docs/Con-Con-short-5.pdf

    • You just sit on the sidelines, then. This is going to happen.

      • PatriotWatchdog

        The most intelligent response you have is to sit on the sidelines? This is NOT going to happen on my watch without serious questions being answered first. Telling me to get out of your way in effect is no answer at all. State legislators who gamble with amending a Constitution they refuse to uphold are gambling with their own political future.

        This a fake solution to the wrong problem. Are you so afraid of an honest discussion that you avoid answering questions? This con-con crap is like a drug, and an excuse to not hold state legislators accountable for their part in usurping and undermining the Constitution.

        It gives them a way out by diverting all the blame on D.C., when in fact, it is they who are supposed to be standing between We the People and a rogue federal government.

        They already have all the constitutional authority they need to stop most of what the feds are doing within their respective jurisdictions. They simply lack the courage to keep their oath.

        Amending the Constitution won’t fix that. Giving them a pass for not upholding their oath is YOU encouraging them to “sit on the sidelines.” Don’t you see that, or are you so invested in simply feeling good that the truth is too much to bear?

        • rick0857

          PatriotWatchdog I agree with you my friend this con-con is nothing more than a con. I have been following and reading Publius-Huldah’s blog for quite some time now concerning this con-con crap and I believe she is right and far more convincing than any of these so-called con-con con-men. She is a Constitutional Lawyer and Scholar going way back and she’s done tons of research on this very subject, her latest comments refute EVERYTHING in Levin’s book and as I said I tend to agree with what she has to say. Read it for yourself

          http://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/
          Tamper with our founding documents at your own peril…we don’t have the men of character and leadership that we had when they were written.

          • This is so off topic it’s not worth discussing.

            Either learn what the Article Five second process is, or don’t bother with the subject.

            • PatriotWatchdog

              The Article V process isn’t the primary issue Bob. You sound like Al Gore telling folks the debate is over about global warming / climate change, and that we just need to focus on how to implement his “solution.”

              What you and the other proponents of an Article V Convention avoid like the plague is how amending the Constitution will NOT make politicians (at all levels of government) actually follow the Constitution.

              The pro Article V Convention crowd claim the need for it is a “runaway, out-of-control federal government.” Even the anti-Article V crowd doesn’t disagree that the federal government is out of control. What they primarily disagree with is your proposed solution being a solution at all.

              The problem isn’t the Constitution, so why are you so hell-bent on amending it? The problem is spineless state and local government officials who refuse to protect the rights of the people against government intrusions. This is compounded by a citizenry that refuses to hold these scoundrels accountable by throwing the bums out of office and replacing them with honorable men and women whose word (and oath) actually means something.

              Congress disagrees with you on how “the process” would unfold, and how much authority Congress (or the states) have over that process. The courts, especially the Supreme Court, have traditionally avoided such “political questions,” including in the cases involving Mr. Farris regarding the ERA Amendment ratification extension.

              The Supreme Court put it on the docket, but delayed ruling until the second deadline had passed, thus rendering the challenges moot.

              The state legislators like Senator Long, who is blocking anti-Obamacare legislation in Indiana from even having hearings, are tyrants in their own right.

              You suggest there is no comparison to be made between political party conventions and an Article V Convention. I disagree. You cannot remove the human element from the process. Corrupt, power-hungry political operatives elected to positions of power within the leadership at an Article V Convention will manipulate the rules, and strangle the process, silencing debate, silencing parliamentary inquiries, and railroading the delegates to simply be rubber-stamp participants, ensuring those in control of the convention get what they want. It won’t be a deliberative body, but a political theater.

        • You are taking yourself out of the game, here. Not me. That’s your “intelligent response.” Not mine.

          It’s not a “Con Con”. You are so far off the mark you can’t even discuss it properly. Until you gfet up to speed, you are making zero sense.

        • OneThinDime

          Thank you. It won’t happen with me sitting on the sidelines either. This is our country as much as it is K-Bob’s (who I respect immensely), Levin’s and the others pushing to expose our Constitution.

    • OneThinDime

      You are exactly correct!

  • Wow! I was busy finishing the ArticleFiveProcess presentation framework and I missed this post by Scoop.

    This is very good news, indeed. December 7th is the date of Long’s Mount Vernon Assembly. I’m betting Levin will be there.

    • PatriotWatchdog

      Can you answer my questions, K-Bob?

  • rick0857

    I’ve spent a good deal of time reading comments here today and if you people get your way and open a con-con I hope to God you are ready for what happens when the whole damn thing gets high-jacked by Congress and it blows up in your face. Because when the new document comes out the first thing missing will be the “Right to keep and bear Arms” the second will be freedom of religion and speech along with the fourth fifth and tenth amendments. You will in effect re write the document and make America a UN controlled Communist State.

    • Why not actually learn what it is you’re even trying to discuss? You are talking about something that isn’t Constitutional, and isn’t being worked on or called for by the people working on the Article Five second process.

  • palintologist

    Finally! At least the Texas conservatives understand the importance of constant campaigning — like the dems!

  • gigi0f3

    Go Ted Cruz, Go!
    A truly Great American!!!

  • stage9

    USA! USA! USA!

  • joyfulgiver

    Thank you Senator Ted Cruz, a Senator for WE the People! God bless you and your family this Holiday Season!

  • wales777

    I am loving this. John McCain is hating this….and I am loving that! HA!

    • PVG

      We should all tweet this link to McCain with Thanksgiving wishes.
      What a dolt!

      • OneThinDime

        What a fantastic idea! Flood his AZ and DC emails with it too. Headline: Watch a TRUE American Mr. McCain.

  • LIBERTYUSA

    …bottom line , Senator Ted Cruz 2016 Presidential Candadate for ,

    “We the People … Constitutional Patriots Party or as known as the Tea Party .”

  • garyinaz66

    the scf or heritage or somebody should pony up the money to run the ads nationwide!

    Bite me karl rove, mitch McConnell etc…..

    • Press Watchusa

      B?tch SLAP to John McLame too!

      • OneThinDime

        And McLame’s buddy Lindsey

  • ODA315

    Pay attention marble-mouth Mitch.

    • PVG

      And prepare to enter the private sector.

      • OneThinDime

        Mitch needs to retire out of the country. He would only ruin a private company.

  • Scolded

    Thank you, Ted. Fantastic!

  • Kansas Gal

    Very nice! Yes indeed thank you Senator Cruz.

  • colliemum

    Thank you, Ted Cruz – and thank you the people who voted for him!
    Also – thank you who came up and paid for this ad: well done!

    Now is there any way in which this ad can go viral outside Texas?

    • Loved First 1Jn 4:19

      You are welcome I voted and campaigned for him. Yes it can go viral tweet it facebook it get it out there.

    • PVG

      You betcha………start forwarding and tweeting!

    • OneThinDime

      Social media!

  • Mark7Seven

    The sad part about the stand Cruz made was that it wasn’t ONLY Dems who were trashing him, it was Reps. like McCain & McConnell. RINO stripes coming through loud and clear on these two, that’s for sure.

  • CapeLady

    They should show this nation wide because it is about time Americans wake up to the FACT that what Ted Cruz did was for them! And because this president who will negotiate with terrorist Iran but not the GOP refused to negotiate – people are suffering all across America and it is just the beginning!

    • PNWShan

      If more people donate to the Conservative Campaign Committee, then they’ll be able to show the ad, and more like it, in other places as well.

  • puma_for_life

    That’s a good ad. Where’s the money coming from?

    • DHardy

      Whats funny is..It’s the GOP that is paying for it… Cruz is the only one that has acted like an American in the entire GOP.

      • garyinaz66

        You are full of shyt. the gop has NOTHING to do with this. In fact they would probably do everything they can to stop them.

        NEVER donate a thing to the rnc/gop or rove pac. None of it will go to people like Ted.

        Nothing about this came from the gop. They have not and would not do anything to support Ted Cruz or TEA Party values. They despise and attack both since they threaten the lobbyist gravy train they are riding.
        The ads come from the Conservative Campaign Committee, chaired by Lloyd Marcus a prominent voice in the American Tea Party Movement. Prior to 2013 they were known as the campaign to defeat barack Obama.
        Its a grassroots conservative group, in other words, they have almost nothing in common with the rnc/gop.

        you can support this group at conservativecampaign dot org

        • DHardy

          Your right I don’t know where I read that the GOP had funded this. but in watching the ad it’s certainly the Conservative Campaign committee….Personally I think the GOP is going to be taken over. They have held back this party long enough…they are motivated by pure greed. Left and Right playing us like a fiddle…I think enough people are awake to start making a change..

  • Myptofvu

    I’m in AZ and was thinking of running a ” Hope you choke on a Turkey bone” ad for John McCain

    • DHardy

      We should all send him a turkey bone to CHOKE on.

      • The expression is coke out not coke on Hardy and that should wish should be going to someone else.

        • DHardy

          Oops must be a Freudian slip

  • Audrey

    You go Ted. We’ll be watching and THANK YOU.

  • DHardy

    Cruz bloviates lefties with a combination punch, right hook two the mouth and left upper cut to the groin. Have a nice day libtards.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    That sounds good….I just hope he doesn’t cave-in like some of the others!

    • OneThinDime

      Rafael Cruz didn’t raise a coward. He raised a son to understand the dangers of a dictator.

  • Awesome! Cruz playing the long game and showing the GOP turds how it’s done!

  • PVG

    RIGHT ON, RIGHT ON, RIGHT ON!!!

  • CalCoolidge

    Thank you for calling it a disastrous scheme and not a disastrous rollout.

    Now, will the next Ted Cruz please stand up and run for office.

  • JungleCogs

    Well done; now let’s all keep on message – we can beat the Marxist Bastards!

  • We need to start introducing “redistribution” into all political campaign ads about Obamacare. Need to hammer that home. It’s a game changer power word.

    • Dr. Strangelove

      I’m not sure the low-information voters would get something as subtle as “redistribution”. Maybe something a little simpler like socialist or Ocommiecare

  • eLucidive

    I wish they would play these nationwide. That would send the left into an apoplectic rage that would entertain me for an entire month.

  • Amjean

    This is just awesome! It will perk the interest in family discussion as to the
    costs of Obamacare.

  • aboutdat

    What a man, what a man, WHAT A MIGHTY GOOD MAN !
    NOW we know who the real leader of our “CONSERVATIVE” party is.
    2016 …. dummmm, dummmm, dummmm !!!!

  • garyinaz66

    This add is brought to us by the grassroots Conservative Campaign Committee, which has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GOP/RNC/KARL ROVE.
    The GOP/RNC/ROVE despises all things conservative and TEA Party, that is why they continuously attack us and those like Ted Cruz. Never donate to those lobbyist ran groups.
    help support the Conservative Campaign Committee.
    http://www.conservativecampaign.org

  • Laurel

    Glad the ad was posted so I could see it! Thanks Scoop!

  • doriangrey11

    At least Ted Cruz doesn’t think he should be a damned dictator.

    Barack Obama: “If only I were a Dictator”…

  • odin147

    Should be aired all over country.

  • Nancy Larson

    Good thing it’s Texas.

  • Sentinel

    Awesome. Should be nationwide…

    • OneThinDime

      Agreed! Should be in CA for sure to wake up the 1 million that have already LOST their health insurance. Those on social media can help by posting, emailing, tweeting and FaceBooking the video!

  • Mike H1776

    Let us not forget to thank our Lord Jesus for guiding and giving us Ted at a time we need just such a man, TY God for Ted Cruz

    • Lady_Penguin

      I’ve been thanking God…just as the shadows had grown darker and everywhere we turned was another blow to our freedom, our country, our faith…
      He sent Sen Cruz and Sen Lee to speak, finally, for the people. The Establishment GOP actually enabled Obamacare to pass – destroying our healthcare, our jobs, our wages/hours – and not a one of them was man or woman enough to stand publicly, with a microphone and call the Democrats out. McConnell could have done several procedural moves to stop Reid, he did nothing. In fact, the GOP could have stood up much sooner and frankly, told the public this president was lying. Rep Joe Wilson was the only one to call out Obama, and then he was sanctioned for it.

      Yes, Sen Cruz, Sen Lee – finally some principled men on the peoples’ side.

    • nibblesyble

      Thank you Jesus!!

    • Subie201

      And please send more candidates like Ted we can run against the establishment traitors!

  • David Gerald Owens

    It’s great to see a leader stand up for the people, I support Ted Cruz

  • The Our Country Deserves Better PAC did a similar video for Governor Palin a few years back.

  • ratizbad

    The Hussein Barack is cruzin for Bruzin from Ted,He keeps the crap up.

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    Has Karl Rove and “Crossroads” demanded equal time, yet? How about Chris Christie?

    • Subie201

      You kidding…Rove has to save every penny for his slander campaign against Tea Party Conservatives in 2014….because he is a traitor!

  • nibblesyble

    Yay!!! So awesome and well deserved for our hero Cruz!

    • Subie201

      You bet!

  • Sally

    Lloyd Marcus article nails it!: Mr Cruz Goes to Washington ….

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/11/mr_cruz_goes_to_washington.html

  • Vorlath –

    Finally, messaging that counters the liberal machine. Need this across the country.

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      That’s what I was thinking — I wish they had the money to run it in every state, not just Texas. They already love him there.

      • $1714278

        That’s where the internet can step in….I’ve already saved it so that I can share it many times over….

  • klaffner

    Did anyone on this board think the defund strategy had any chance of working? Thought so. Neither did I. When I heard about it, I thought: Way to go guys. At least you are standing on principle. It is highlighting the issue. Thanks for representing us. Little did I know it would expose the RINO population’s nasty streak. Very glad to hear about this ad.

    • sDee

      Defunding could absolutely work – if we actually had anyone in th House who understands the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and had any courage of conviction.

      In fact it is the responsibility of the people’s representatives in the House to take any and all actions to defend the nation against an Executive Branch illegally exceeding its authority, a Senate that operates outside the law, and a Court that believes it can legislate.

      State nullification of Obamacare combined with absolute defunding by the House would kill Obamacare – illegal legislation.

    • aboutdat

      THE ACTUAL STRATEGY was to get the American people behind us (re-pubes, Cruz, conservatives, ALL who hated O’care and feared its coming) but the nasty re-pubes undercut the strategy in the infancy stage. If shutdown happened and no DEMS decided to join (happened) at least we would know who was on our side and who was against us.
      If re-pubes backed up Cruz and Lee, during shutdown (Ocare stopped on hold) we could have got the people to demand a delay, BUT I THINK WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS JUST FINE WITH ME THANK YOU GOD!
      NOW we have everybody on record (house and Senate votes and sound bites), AND they are COOKED including McConnell, etc. CRUZ and LEE’s work paying off bigger than anyone could imagine and proving everyone wrong….AWESOME…crappy website and millions of cancellation notices ( I called insurance cos and asked for them ALL,, ha, no I PRAYED A LOT), even me.
      REAGAN the master at this. he could talk to the American people and explain it to where he got results ( the MAN could get his stuff passed with a DEM house and Senate !).
      I don’t think anyone knew the website was so PITIFUL except SEBBY and company. I don’t think OH-uh-OH knew what deep do-do he was in until OCT 1, master of all, big brains and all, Captain Clueless..
      Helps to have real principles. REAGAN projected that strength, Even as a kid I loved his style, Maybe we have a new winner here in CRUZ, HE DA MAN, and has a steel backbone Michelle Bachman was talking about.
      Notice no one mocking CRUZ anymore? Those back-stabbing re-pubes are
      toast and screwed. CORKER has been so silent ( in witness protection for 2 months ?) after mouthing off, I am so glad we have him on tape, and McCAIN/GRAHM, the loser bobsey twins.
      EVEN Bill O’reilly got his never wrong spew caught in his zipper here.

    • FreeManWalking

      The only reason I didn’t think it would work was because I knew the RINOs and no so Rino spineless gopers wouldn’t stand with Ted.

      But even with that, I didn’t expect the amount of vitriol spewed at him as there was from the likes of McCAINT and Creumbs.

      Give a Shout out to Mike Lee, the other stand up Senator.

      • oldandtired

        I also think this was to bring out the Rhinos more than anything else, and it worked. Great job Guys.

  • Subie201

    Money WELL spent, especially at a Dallas game! God Bless America,

  • DebbyX

    A Texas size THANK YOU to Sen. Cruz!

  • $1714278

    Very good ad, love it and plan on sharing it on the internet….a lot.

  • OK_Loyalist

    They need to go National …. and STAT

    • Dr. Strangelove

      Great avatar, I considered using Zappa myself. He was a great 1st amendment supporter for a lib.

      • OK_Loyalist

        Thanks. He was no lib as we think of them today

        From the Crossfire debate on censorship (1986)

        I’m a conservative, and you might not like that, but I am, and the fact of the matter is, this bill that they’re talking about in Maryland is stupid.

        • Dr. Strangelove

          I remember that one on YouTube. (In ’86 I was still somewhat a prog myself.) However, IIRC, he wasn’t a big 2A fan. However, his music stood out from the crowd and he was never PC. “Uncle Remus” would no doubt be considered highly racist today.

  • harglide

    Great to see from Texas! Thank God for men like Sen. Cruz!

    Blessings to you sir……………
    It will certainly be refreshing to see, and better than what the cowgirls can do!

  • FreeManWalking

    Ted Deserves this tribute for standing up for TEXAS and all Americans.

    I only wish AR had a Senator or a Representative that had the courage to stand up for us like Ted did for Texas.

    Sadly as far as I could tell we didn’t even have one that would just stand up and say I support what Ted is trying to accomplish. Just as sad they have really encouraged me not to vote for them in 14.

    • john

      it’s time for TX to cecede…we all will move in there! 🙂

  • poorhardworker

    Bravo!!!

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Great ad, but they forgot to mention Senator Mike Lee. Yes I know is a Texas ad but some recognition doesnt hurt.

  • $29528627

    I love this man!!!!!

    • marketcomp

      Me too!!!

  • Bob350

    I can’t wait for this to be on the tube.

    I will make a prediction here: This will make the socialists head explode.
    Maybe I will go outside when this plays and listen!!!

    Agree Mike Lee should have had some recognition.

  • JJHLH

    I’m thankful for Senator Cruz’s courage in standing up to tyranny. At least there’s one U.S. Senator who isn’t afraid to do so.

  • Ann Pack

    I do not live in Texas but I want to thank Senator Cruz and Mike Lee for what they have done for all of us. Both of these men are true Americans.

  • Jazzee

    and the rest of the WIMPS in the GOP give a damn about US
    they got theirs…….so the hell with us
    well………I think people are starting to wake up
    thanks Cruz and LEE………..please continue to speak UP

  • Yazz55

    My only hope is that this ad is only just the beginning. Need thousands, or should it be millions more ads like this one.

  • 2yves

    Can we have ads like this play during the superbowl?

  • Dr. Strangelove

    Too bad it’s not a national ad. This is a great chance to reach out to low-information voters.

  • phil

    i smell, that this is rather played to influence cornyn to vote the right way,

  • danaellen

    Put this damn ad on the billboards throughout Times Square in NYC!

  • danaellen

    GO NATIONAL—ASP!! You are preaching to the choir in Texas. They already love the great general! I want to see this as run from sea to shining sea!

  • Guest

    Yeah thanks for costing us at least 10% in the generic polls. Bonehead.

    • higgy01

      You’re an idiot!!!!

  • higgy01

    It is too bad the ad could not have run nationally. I would have loved to have seen it in Maryland. Obamacare is just as messed up in this state as it is nationally.