Sunday, November 10, 2013



I am currently writing a book which I hope will launch the Article V convention we all hope to see.

There are several important changes in our convention rules which will need to be made in order to facilitate the new direction in which I hope to move Convention USA.

These particularly involve the following:
1. declare that the convention will have 6,163 delegtes.
2. declare that those delegates will reside in and represent 1,186 districts drawn along county lines in which the ratio of constituents to delegates shall not vary more than ten percent from 50,000 to one, according to the census of 2010.
3. Declare that delegates in contested districts will be chosen by elections held on the Internet on the first Tuesday in November, 2014.
4. Declare that the delegates shall convene in Saint Louis, Missouri on the second Monday in May, 2015,  at 9:00 AM Central Time, in a facility to be announced.

There may be some other riles which wold need to be reviewed in order to accommodate this new direction.

I will email all committee members and invite comments. If we can agree on this approach, I would like to convene the convention and get the rule changes adopted before my book is published.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Motion to Commit

The Convention entertained and seconded my motion to consider, discuss, and report on changing from trying to get a quorum to meeting for a session on a given date and time TO an "always ON" Convention. I have been involved with several and can explain how it would work extremely well for what we are doing. Please allow me to explain the details to the committee during its deliberations on MY motion.

I am not so sure this would require an addition to the rules themselves, since the rules already read 2) Whenever possible, Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the conduct of the Convention.
3) A quorum shall consist of one or more Delegates from at least thirty-four State Caucuses.

"Always on" would simple recognize the FACT that ALL Captains may participate withing the time constraints established at the Convention 24/7, meaning that ALL make up the quorum, since ALL may be involved in the session. The actual voting would still have to be a majority of at least 18 States or a Super-Majority of at least 22 States and ratifying vote would require at least 37 States.

All the "always on" does is open the Convention up without having to try to cram or set aside a day, time, hour, etc. in order to participate.

Invitation Response

Thank You for the invite