Martin Armstrong Warns Of 2016 Constitutional Convention

Tyler Durden's picture

Via Armstrong Economics,

A very interesting political development has taken place, but you can bet the Democrats will fight tooth-and-nail to prevent it. This week the state legislature of Michigan became the 34th state to demand a “Constitutional Convention” in the United States.  Pursuant to Article 5 of the US Constitution, if 2/3rds of the states call for such a convention, (meaning 34 states)  it MUST take place. We will see if this is actually honored. At the very least, there is no time requirement so this could be dragged out for years.

Nevertheless, in such a convention, the ENTIRE Constitution is subject to review and can be altered and changed. This could be everything from installing “social justice” to the dissolution of the federal government. Everything is on the table as if we were back in 1776 Philadelphia.

This is an unprecedented event to amend the U.S. Constitution emerging from the states. Normally, Congress proposes a bill to amend the Constitution as was the case with income tax. Keep this one on your radar – we are looking at the potential for real change good or bad.

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Nemo DeNovo's picture

"They" will drag this shit out for decades potetionaly IMO

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Well, maybe they can get rid of that "well regulated militia" shit in the 2nd amendment then, and get rid of any ambiguity. 

Or they will get rid of it all together, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.

As long as they don't bring back prohibition, I guess it's all good.  Drink!!

Chuck Norris's picture

You don't need a piece of paper to tell you that you have the right to defend yourself against tyranny.

Troll Magnet's picture

I just want to know which pro-Israeli will write the first, second and final draft.

NotApplicable's picture

Like everything coming out of those "hallowed halls," I have but observation...


Ahmeexnal's picture

Islammo-Communist 2016 USA constitution courtesy of Ogolfer.

Muppet Pimp's picture

The dissolution of the USSR was round 1.  The dissolution of the USSA is round 2.

Bastiat's picture

What Constitution?  Didn't Bush-o-bama set it aside?

Troll Magnet's picture

Yeah, but they didn't burn it (yet), so this might be a great opportunity for them to finish it off for good.

merizobeach's picture

Term limits on Congress.  Constitutional convention is the only way it could happen.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture


The only way the current federal government allows a Constitutional Convention is if it has complete control over its delegation and agenda. Any other grouping of people will be dispersed with force. America is an empire and empires don't end with fools casting votes; they end by force or their own rot.

AreaMan's picture

I propose the No Shit Amendment ... A government cannot unlawfully collect and analyze its entire citizenry's and of course non US Persons?? electronic communication. Ever. NO SHIT!

BeerMe's picture

How about?  The government can not and will not provide for you.  They will provide you no free shit.

hobopants's picture

I have an idea! lets get rid of everything from the start of Wilson's presidency forward and then leave the fucking thing alone. Oh and every other supplementary piece of legislation can only be made on the state level, will be up for review annually and can be tossed out at anytime by popular vote.

zhandax's picture

Agree in principal, but don't think leaving the constitution open to amendment by the idiots walking around today is good idea.  Let's get it enforced as it was, first.

N2OJoe's picture

'Muricans are WAY TOO STUPID to be amending the Constitution these days. THIS CAN ONLY END IN DISASTER

Oh look a new episode of dancing with the stars!!!

StychoKiller's picture

We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior and secure the blessings of debt free liberty to ourselves and our great great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bedwetters.

We hold these truths to be self-evident:  That a whole lot of people were confused
by the Bill of Rights and are so dim that they require a Bill of Non Rights.

    ARTICLE I -- You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV or any form of wealth.   More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

    ARTICLE II -- You do not have the right to never be offended.
        This country is based on freedom, and that means the freedom for everyone,
        not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different
        opinion, etc., but the world is full of idiots and probably always will be.

    ARTICLE III -- You do not have the right to be free from harm.
        If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful. Do not
        expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

    ARTICLE IV -- You do not have the right to free food and housing.
        Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help
        anyone in need but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generations
        of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.

    ARTICLE V -- You do not have the right to free health care.
        That would be nice but, from the looks of public housing, we're just not
        interested in government run health care.

    ARTICLE VI -- You do not have the right to physically harm other people.
        If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim or kill someone, don't be surprised
        if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

    ARTICLE VII -- You do not have the right to the possessions of others.
        If you rob, cheat or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens,
        don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a
        place where you still won't have the right to a big screen TV or a life of

    ARTICLE VIII -- You don't have the right to demand that our children risk their
    lives in foreign wars to soothe your aching conscience.
        We hate oppressive governments and won't lift a finger to stop you from
        going to fight, if you'd like. However, we do not enjoy parenting the entire
        world and do not want to spend so much of our time battling each and every
        little tyrant with a military uniform and a funny hat.

    ARTICLE IX -- You don't have the right to a job.
        All of us sure want all of you to have one, and will gladly help you in
        hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of
        education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

    ARTICLE X -- You do not have the right to happiness.
        Being an American means that you have the right to pursue happiness --
        which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

zhandax's picture

sk, what I post may be boring, but at least I typed it.  Roo Rah for the cut'n'paste team.

AreaMan's picture

Also the Furthering American Hegemony-Quadragintesimaly ammendment.

StychoKiller's picture

I don't think the Federal Govt has any say in the matter.

bh2's picture

Not if delegates meet in, say, Switzerland. There is no consitutional requirement that a constitional convention be held within the borders of the US. Nor is there any provision that the USG can prescribe the time, place, or manner of such a meeting.

McMolotov's picture

Quoting Admiral Ackbar could get you droned. We all know terrrrrists shout his name when they self-detonate.

hobopants's picture

lol! nearly lost my soda thanks.

Quantum Nucleonics's picture

"We can't repel firepower of that magnitude!"

DeadFred's picture

Tyler will be in hog heaven on this. Countless article on how the delegates are compromising the right to bear arms to get concessions on the 'important' matters such as gay marriage. (Why is .GOV in the marriage business anyway?). Anyone who thinks they want to be a delegate needs to think back on all the phone and computer use and ask "what does the NSA have on me?". Only kiddie-porn addicts and tax cheats need apply.

eatthebanksters's picture

The right to bear arms will never be repealed.  What will be changed is the role and scope of government, who can vote, citizenship, entitlements, free market issues, money in politics and term limits.

Its time to get rid of the career crony politiicans like Reid, Boehner, Pelosi, Waters, Lee, and a few more stupid, divisive (or both) idiots.

zaphod's picture

First up should be term limits. An individual gets 1 term in a federal office (house, senate, president) in their entire lifetime. That would go a long ways towards breaking down the 2 party system.

odatruf's picture

First up should be the implementation of a Constitutional Convention being automatically triggered every 20 years.

Nick Jihad's picture

I can see it now:

 Article 1 of the Bill of Rights: Obamaphones for all, free!!!


StupidEarthlings's picture

Sounds good..but who decides this?

StychoKiller's picture

Proposed amendments:

1. Congress shall make no Law abridging the freedom of production and trade.

2. Members of the Supreme Court are to be tested on an annual basis for competency regarding the US Consitution.

3. Senators shall be limited to two consecutive terms in office.

4. Representative shall be limited to three consecutive terms in office.

5. Executive orders shall be limited to minor adminstrative directives and subject to review by the Supreme Court.

6. All laws passed by Congress shall be reviewed on an annual basis for cost-effectiveness, and terminated if they increase the size of the Govt.

7. Supreme Court decisions shall automatically be subject to review and recall by a simple majority of US citizens.

8. ALL political contributions are subject to full disclosure to the citizenry.  (No more of this anonymous BS!)



Buckaroo Banzai's picture

The Supreme Court is hereby abolished. Common Law is hereby restored on the land. The entire US Federal Code is hereby abolished and repealed.

No member of the Bar can hold office. No one who has practiced law within the last 5 years can hold public office. Anyone holding public office, upon retirement from public office, shall be paid a suitable pension, and shall be prohibited from accepting any form of private employment for a period of 20 (twenty) years.

Time to start from scratch.

Quantum Nucleonics's picture

You missed the big one...

The Federal Government shall, for each fiscal year, have a balanced budget.

zhandax's picture

Congress can recall all federal judges and\or make their offices latrines in new mexico if they had a vested interest.

effendi's picture

A balanced budget is good, but don't make it mandatory.

For example if Pearl Harbour happened and the US needed to run a deficit for a few years there needs to be that option. To stop politicians abusing that option make their renumeration tied to running a properly audited surplus. If there is a deficit  then politicians only earn the minimum wage for each year of deficit.

forensicator's picture

9. Congress shall be subject to the same laws they pass, no exceptions.

10. Congress' retirement shall consist of Soclal Security, and possbly a 401k

Manthong's picture



Eliminate life tenure for SCOTUS

Term Limits for Congresss

Repeal the 17th Amendment

End the Fed


Sofa King Confused's picture

End the Fed and the Federal govt completely.......state govts are enough.

Mercuryquicksilver's picture

But the Constitution does not create the Fed in the first place.

disabledvet's picture

That 'as a good point actually. We did have a Bank of the United States unfortunately...and that was passed by mere law as well.

Some do consider it a cause of the Civil War actually.
Obviously it would be a cause for the North to secede from the South this go around.

I mean Florida, Texas and California haven't done well by the Fed?

Even South Carolina looks a little weak kneed with all this "free money" these daze.

Loiusianna, North Dakota, New York...that's about all that's needed to
"reform" this Union.

Let's get back to a PRIVATE banking Union and tell Dick Blovey to take a one way trip up the Freedom Tower.

The whole building is only worth the cost of the elevator ride.
No wonder electricity is so expensive.
Do they even have any tenants in any of those buildings?

And I mean ANY. (Insert all of mid-town Manhattan here too.)

Doubleguns's picture

See Mark Levins liberty amendments, and no there will not be a runaway convention. We have a runaway fed govt right now that we need to get control of. This is the best way to do it. Take the power back for the states and eviscerate the Fed govt to a nub.

yrbmegr's picture

That about sums it up.  Click on the "Learn More About Our Plan" link and get a 404 error.  No plan.  No process.  No design.  Pure chaos.  The end.

AGuy's picture

Call me cynical, but why do I believe this is going to bring about more socialism and more authoritism. 58% to 60% are on some sort of gov't handout. I don't see this moving into a direct of liberty and freedom. If anything I see the end of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th amendments. I stopped at the fourth since too many politicans plead "da fifth"

I think the DNC will leverage the consitution convention to take away rights, not restore them!



zaphod's picture

You're not going to get 75% of the states to agree to eliminating rights, CA and NY will go for it for sure but you need a longer list than that.

Federal bloat and cronyism on both sides is the only thing you might be able to get 75% of states to agree to because you need both D and R states, maybe if we're lucky the regulatory agencies that congress passed off responsiblilty to can be reduced.

Only congress is suppose to be able to pass laws after all. All of these "agencies" passing "regulations" is simply unconstitutional. 


AGuy's picture

"You're not going to get 75% of the states to agree to eliminating rights, CA and NY will go for it for sure but you need a longer list than that."

Politicans are getting crafty these days by labeling bills that sound like they support freedom and liberty, but are the exact opposite. For instance, see the recent "Shield" law described as a law to protect free speech and journalism, but is the exact opposite. I don't think 3/4 of the states is a problem for the DNC. The only states that are smart enough right now is KY,WY, KA, AK and WV. The rest of the Red states in the 2012 election did not have large difference. TX is probably going blue in a few more years as refugees from Kalifornia move to TX and taint the state. There are a lot of people in the socialist states fleeing and relocating to the Red states to find jobs, but they still vote DNC after they move, and there is no way any conservatives/libertarians are going to recolate into the Socialists states. Socialism is spreading lilke a plague to all 50 states.  By 2016, the country will want even more socialism as the FSA movement grows and jobs continue to disappear.

I also think Barry may try to pull a fast one before 2016 and use the NDAA to seize power. All it will take is the RNC to not rasie the debt ceiling or using a false flag attack on US soil. Perhaps if China and Japan go to war it will be enough to declare an national emergecy and disband congress.

"Only congress is suppose to be able to pass laws after all. All of these "agencies" passing "regulations" is simply unconstitutional."

There is nothing Constitutional about the federal govt these days. Every line in the constitution is interpeted in a way to give them more power and authority than is permitted. Face it, the USA died and was replaced with the USSA. Neither Party (DNC, or RNC) is freedom loving. Both sides have the same agenda, they just target different groups of people.