“Having witnessed the difficulties and dangers experienced by the first Convention … I should tremble for the result of a second.” “the most violent partisans,” and “individuals of insidious views” would strive to be delegates and would have “a dangerous opportunity of sapping the very foundations of the fabric” of our Country. – James Madison’s letter to G.L. Turberville, 1788
HJR1005 is a bad bill that would put our U.S. Constitution in jeopardy by opening it up for amendments (changes) such as repeal of the Second Amendment or abolishing the Electoral College. It could even re-energize the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) of the 1970s that would solidify tax-payer funded abortion in the Constitution. (CWA of Virginia and Georgia are currently dealing with the ERA and working to defeat it.)
Please read our new brochure “The U.S. Constitution is Not the Problem!” to understand this topic.
HJR1005 was defeated in House State Affairs committee, Wednesday, February 6. Click here to view the votes. (We wanted a No vote.) However, even after the defeat in committee, the sponsor “smoked” it out of committee for a full debate, and a vote on the House floor is scheduled for Monday, February 11.
We must defeat HJR1005! Don’t delay, let your two representatives know where you stand, and then please forward this e-alert to others to do the same.
Please take action TODAY and through the weekend!
Contact your two representatives and ask them to oppose HJR1005. Consider using some of the talking points listed below.
When e-mailing, provide your name and address. Put a brief message in subject line: OPPOSE HJR1005.
When communicating with your legislators always be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of South Dakota.
Click here to view the list of legislators and simply click on their e-mail address.
Click here if you do not know who your legislators are.
In addition to e-mailing, phone the House lobby today or Monday morning at (605) 773-3851 and leave a message for your two House representatives.
Please join us in prayer. Pray for clarity and wisdom for our House of Representatives.
- It is too risky to open our Constitution. Too much national division, radical interest groups.
- Limit power of the Federal Government, Fiscal restraint — All the goals the Constitutional Convention is trying to achieve are already listed in our Constitution. It just needs to be obeyed.
- Too much uncertainty as to how a Constitutional Convention would be conducted.
- Delegates to a Constitutional Convention could set their own rules with a new ratification mode.
- Who selects the delegates? Would California get more than South Dakota? Unknown.
- Ideas already suggested for Constitutional Convention consideration: abolish Electoral College, Repeal of Second Amendment, weakening of First Amendment, Equal Rights Amendment, a new constitution.
Your e-mails and phone messages are very important. Again, please share this information with your friends.
CWA of South Dakota