In a Machiavelli meets Sun Tzu twist, some of those supporting the "Convention of States" (Article V convention) are now trying to convince the public and state legislators they have an "alternative" to the "Convention of States" scheme.
In reality this new scheme is just one more unconstitutional plot to do an end run around Article V's requirement that all amendments to the Constitution be proposed by a deliberative body through a deliberative process.
It is an attempt to conceal this end run through the mechanism of an Article I, §10 clause 3 Interstate Compact, which would, under this scheme, be approved by the very same Congress the promoters say will never limit its own power and thereby necessitating this scheme!
If you get on board with this you will be on a logical merry-go- round ride. But, when it stops there will be nothing merry about it, just a nauseous feeling in the pit of your stomach and an awareness you ended exactly where you started.
The purpose of such scheme is to throw over our fellow uninformed citizens and state legislators a security blanket, to deceive them in believing that an Article V convention can be limited and even more absurd its outcome can be determined in advance under an interstate compact. It is a linguistic valium.
In this scenario we would have a non-deliberative, deliberative body conducting an unlimited, limited convention! Tape your head so it does not explode and read on!
In The Art of War , by Sun Tzu, Sun tell us that it is more easy to conquer your enemy (accomplish your objective) if the right conditions are set up. He notes that all warfare is based on deception. Very little of warfare involves physical combat. If one has to resort to physical combat it is because they have failed at the "Art of War."
Success is to get your enemy to beat themselves, without your having to fire a shot or
physically engage even once, which is risky business even for the best soldier. One of the most
effective tactics is to cause confusion, which often leads to panic, among your target.
Once your target is bogged down in confusion and panic you then offer them, or make appear
to them, what looks like an alternative or escape route. Then you have them at your mercy.
They will be where you want, when you want and anxious to escape the confusion you have
The Promoters of an Article V Convention and the Art of Deception
The Promoters of the Article V (PAV) have been very clever in their approach to tricking our
state legislators to go along with the PAV's plan to amend our Constitution.
Creating Confusing Through a False Ally
The current effort to have the state legislatures go along with an Article V convention is only
the latest of many that have occurred over the last fifty years since this effort was initiate by
the Ford Foundation. i[i] This current effort is unique in that the powers that be, those behind
this campaign, have this time brought out, what many of us have realized for some time, their
talking head neo-cons, such as Sean Hannity and Mark Levin.
The Progressives do this all the time with their glitzy Hollywood friends when they want to
overwhelm facts and reason with emotion.
The PAVs have even engaged with others that many believed to be real supporters of Liberty
such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh who have been either closet neo-cons or have been
bought and paid for. (More to come on this.)
In short, they have injected confusion among "conservatives" and Liberty supporters by making
it appear there is a great chasm among the conservatives on this issue. Those that are not deep
thinkers or are uninformed (that look to others as surrogates to determine their own position)
are in a state of confusion. On one hand, they have the most trusted matriarch of conservatism,
Phyllis Schlafly, and on the other the "conservatives" Mark Levin and Sean Hannity, and they
are diametrically opposed on this issue.
This emotional feeling of uneasiness is what is known as "Cognitive Dissonance ". It is
purposefully brought on to set the stage for confusion and panic.