Article V Convention: How “Individuals of Insidious Views” Are Stealing Our Constitution
By Publius Huldah
Q: How are amendments to the federal Constitution made?
A: Article V of our Constitution provides two method of amending the Constitution:
- Congress proposes amendments and presents them to the States for ratification; or
- When 2/3 of the States apply for it, Congress calls a convention to propose amendments.
Q: Which method was used for our existing 27 amendments?
A: The first method was used for all 27 amendments including the Bill of Rights which were introduced into Congress by James Madison. 3
Q: Is there a difference between a constitutional convention, con con, or Article V Convention?
A: These names have been used interchangeably during the last 50 years.
Q: What is a “convention of states”?
A: That is what the people pushing for an Article V convention now call it.
Misprision of treason is something none of us were aware of until the research was in process on treason. When we found this information, it was actually quite shocking to look at the definition and the case law attached. We believe not many citizens are aware of this and wanted to bring the information out in a meaningful way. Hence this article is dedicated to only that subject. You can find the article on the Legal Definition of Treason Here.
Misprision of Treason is defined in Black’s Law Dictionary as:
“The bare knowledge and concealment of an act of treason or treasonable plot, that is, without any assent or participation therein, for if the latter elements be present the party becomes a principal.”
Why do people come to America? Those first arrivals came because of Religious persecution; unable to practice their faith in the manner they believed, they sailed the Atlantic to practice the Freedom OF religion in their Judeo-Christian faith. Some were sent here, banished for their actions in their own Country; others arrived after sailing the dangerous oceans to find space and Freedom from tyrannical governments and rulers of other Nations. It wasn't about money or jobs; it was about land and freedom. The people who took the chance at a new life did so with the hope of Pursuit of Happiness....Land to grow and raise their own food, take care of their families, and have a piece of something to call their own.
There has been much conversation floating among grassroots Americans of treason or treasonous actions by our government at all levels. This has led to a study on what the legal definition of treason is and how it should be applied. This article is the result of that research. We never thought we would write something on this, but there are many things none of us thought we would have to do.
So, what is treason exactly? To legally define this term, we must first start with what it says in the U.S. Constitution. Article 3, Subsection 3, clause 1. It states:
Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.
We will be looking at the legal definitions of several words utilized in this definition in order to study what it actually means. All definitions provided, have been researched in Black's Law Dictionary and have been referenced with case law backing.
What is the meaning of the word “WAR”? The definition of war is not as easy as one may have thought. The legal definition is much different than the one we learned in school. That definition was an armed conflict between two countries. The legal definition however, is a much deeper meaning. Here is what that definition is (omitting the case law references):
Hostile contention by means of armed forces, carried on between nations, states, or rulers, or between parties in the same nation or state. A contest by force between two or more nations, carried on for any purpose or armed conflict of sovereign powers or declared and open hostilities, or the state of nations among whom there is an interruption of pacific relations, and a general contention by force authorized by the sovereign. “War” does not exist merely because of an armed attack by the military forces of another nation until it is a condition recognized or accepted by political authority of government which is attacked, either through actual declaration of war, or other acts demonstrating such position.
In other words, the “war on terror” having been announced by a sitting President, and including Nations who harbor terrorists or promote terrorist activities then becomes a state of War under the legal definition. In order to fully understand what this means as far as our Government’s treatment of terrorists we must then look to the definitions of “enemy”. According to Black's Law Dictionary there are several classifications of what an enemy is. For the purposes of this article, we must look at each of these definitions in order to see just how far away from actual law we have drifted.