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Is It Time to Trip the Article V Fire Alarm?

articlev-01Article V of the Constitution provides that, “The Congress…on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments…”  Has the time come for the states to exercise this option?  Michael Farris, the National Director of the Convention of States Project (, will be in Arkansas during the week beginning September 29 for a number of speaking engagements where he will address this issue and present the affirmative case for an Article V amending convention.  His talks will include commentary on the history and substance of Article V and the growing movement to bring about an Article V Amending Convention.
Farris will be conducting a whirlwind tour of Arkansas speaking engagements; all of his appearances are free and open to the public.

  • September 30, 10:00 AM, American Legion Hall, 3200 S. Main, Pine Bluff, AR
  • September 30, 7:00 PM, Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church, 700 Baleric Road, Hot Springs Village, AR
  • October 1, 10:00 AM, State Agencies and Governmental Affairs committee of Arkansas Legislature, Capitol Complex, Little Rock, AR
  • October 1, 5:00 PM, UALR Bowman School of Law, Student Lounge, 1201 McMath Ave, Little Rock, AR.
  • October 2, 11:00 AM, UA-Fayetteville, Giffels Auditorium, Old Main, Fayetteville, AR

If you’d like to get a better idea of Farris’s message, I’d recommend you start with this piece, in which he explains – in common-sense language, the importance and the process of amending the Constitution.

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2 thoughts on “Is It Time to Trip the Article V Fire Alarm?

  • Keith

    Mr. Farris needs to be encouraged to do an event in Jonesboro so that people in Northeast Arkansas has the opportunity to hear him.

  • KBCraig

    An Article V convention would be a disaster. The entire constitution would be thrown open to revision, and if you don’t think it would be turned into a thousand-page manifesto of positive rights, then you haven’t been paying attention.


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