Citizens for Self Governance’s Mark Meckler makes the case for a Convention of States

The concept of a Convention of States (COS), as outlined in Article V of the Constitution, has been the topic of great conversation recently. From Mark Levin’s book, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, to the gathering of state legislators at Mount Vernon last month, the idea of a COS is gaining momentum. On radio this morning, Mark Meckler of Citizens for Self Governance joined Pat and Stu to discuss the ins-and-outs of what a COS would mean for America.

“Well, so you know, I think all of us can identify the problems. We know there are plenty of problems in Washington D.C., and I think one of the things we all acknowledge is over the last few years we've seen [politicians] not going to fix the problems in Washington D.C.,” Mark said. “We'll complain about it and whine about it. We do plenty of that… What we don't do is provide an answer.”

“There's really is the answer the answer is the American people. It's found in Article V of the Constitution – that second clause says that we have the right to call a Constitutional Convention,” he continued. “It was set up that way for this situation where the federal government had become tyrannical, needed to be restrained by the people. And so we are calling for an Amending Convention under Article V.”

According to Article V, two-thirds of the state legislatures, or 34 states, must approve an application for a convention to occur. State legislatures would then send delegates to the convention, with each state getting one vote on proposed amendments. For an amendment to pass and become a part of the Constitution, it would have to be approved by three-fourths, or 38, of the state legislatures. Mark admitted that just a couple of years ago he would not have believed the support for such a gathering existed, but he has recently had a change of heart.

“I've spent the last couple years studying the issue, and then I had Michael Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association, one of the few lawyers ever to take an Article V case before the Supreme Court case. The plan, for me, is pretty simple,” Mark explained. “You need to argue: In roughly 4,000 state legislative districts around the country, you need roughly 100 people in each district to be willing to call their legislative representative and ask for a convention… That's not a high bar. And I started to talking to reps all over the country and they said, ‘We don't get 100 calls on anything. If you can generate a hundred calls then we're going to be motivated to at least take a serious look.’”

Regardless of how you feel about the idea of a COS, it is important to recognize the power Article V of the Constitution grants the American people and the states.

“This is the most important thing: Literally, only the people can do this. The people have to take control,” Mark concluded. “They do that by going to ConventionOfStates.com. There they can sign up to be a district captain or a volunteer. We still have a few states that don't have state captains yet. We've got legislative liaison volunteers, coalition volunteers. You can absolutely get involved. You have to get involved. Only you are going to fix the country. The politicians in D.C. are never going do it. ConventionOfStates.com is the place you can get involved.”

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How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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