Taos, New Mexico is an exceptional and historic little town with a
diverse population of free thinkers, creatives, intellectuals, and
nonconformists. With this tradition a group of us formed an organization
to protest and offer a grass roots response to the elitist politicians
leading or misleading the nation today. The Taos Think Tank would like
to engage the “Tea Party” movement nationwide in an effort to stop the
further electing of professional politicians to our United States
Congress. We would call on all “State Tea Parties” to unify in a
combined effort to amend the United States Constitution. We strongly,
suggest that the will of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams,
Benjamin Franklin, and other Founding Fathers be fulfilled.
The first objective is for each state to form a “State Convention” for
the express purpose of convincing each State Legislature to apply to the
U.S. Congress to call a National Convention to propose amendments to the
U.S. Constitution. It takes 2/3 of the State Legislators to get this
far. We suggest that the individual states select delegates put forth by
the “Tea Parties” to keep the amendment process focused. Hopefully,
selecting the words for the amendment at the Nation Convention will be
only a formality as they will have been agreed upon at the state
conventions beforehand. We will also coordinate suggestions for the
terms and wording of this amendment from the various state conventions.
Once the amendment proposal is accepted by this National Convention, the
U.S. Congress can dictate one of two procedures, either
by the state legislators or by the state convention. Either way a ¾
majority is required. We suspect the Congress will select confirmation
by the state legislators, which they might be able to control. It would
be our thought to try to get the 38 states required up front, as it is
NOW time to expand the Bill of Rights.
And, No it has never been done before, but Article 5 of the United
States Constitution tells us we can!
It is time.