Article V Debate In Traverse City

What is an Article V Constitutional Convention and why did the Michigan Legislature apply for it?

912TBIn recent months, there has been an interesting divide in conservative politics on the efficacy of holding an Article V constitutional convention.

Points have been made vigorously on both sides of the issue. Some argue that an article V could get out of hand, while others see it as a way to harden  constitutional principles firmly with specific goals.  The fact is, that average Joe hasn’t a clue of what it entails, what the risks are, or what might be unexpected outcomes.

Here is an opportunity to hear both perspectives presented in a debate format among good friends; each, who are solidly on either side of the question.The Traverse Bay 912 Project; a 5 year old weekly meeting of conservatives and community leaders will host the debate TOMORROW at 10AM.

TB 912 Mission Statement:
To educate, defend and promote both the United States as a Godly nation and the Founder’s intent for our nation, as expressed through the Constitution and Founding Documents.”

Tues APRIL 8, 2014
Traverse City Elks Club 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This is NOT a political event, fundraiser, or advocacy affair. It is purely for educational purposes
Cost is $3.00 which covers coffee and a pastry

Speakers (debate participants):

  • For the Affirmative MI State Rep. Ray Franz
  • For the Negative Matthew Schoech, John Birch Society

Talking points: 

  • Convention for Amendment(s) to Constitution
  • Balanced Budget and Historical Precedent
  • Procedure
  • Timelines of events
  • Benefits/ Danger
  • Solutions

And as a reminder, this is NOT a political event. There are to be no political signs, campaigning, or activities other than education on this specific issue.

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  6 comments for “Article V Debate In Traverse City

  1. April 7, 2014 at 11:04 am

    And it appears I need the edjumacating personally.

    Dumb... Article V mistaken title, etc..

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    • KG One
      April 7, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Just out of curiosity, will there be anyone recording this?

      YouTube, etc?

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      • April 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm

        I don't think so, but I will see if it can be arranged.

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        • KG One
          April 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm


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          • April 8, 2014 at 11:17 am

            Sorry didn't happen. I had a meeting to attend, and the primary camera guy had something going on as well. I'll see if anyone has a report on it.

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  2. KG One
    April 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for the heads up.

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