Well well well. The Convention of States Project had a busy week.
Not only have they made it clear they think they are “in charge” through denigration of critics and legislators, ad hominem attacks on detractors, and allowing people on their FB page to get away with threatening those who disagree; now they think they have made it clear they are totally in charge of any “convention” and are writing the rules for said convention, and expecting all state legislators in the country to go along with them. Those who don’t believe in their project and “rules” be damned.
Rasputin got wind of this from CoS Project Facebook page. Convention of States Project Launches Legislator Caucus. Screen shot of their presser below:
The first order of business—and something that hasn’t been accomplished by other Article V groups, the COS Caucus will be discussing and finalizing a set of rules for a Convention of States, the first draft of which will be announced on Thursday, July 23rd, at an evening reception during the upcoming American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meeting in San Diego, California.
“There have been concerns about what a Convention of States will look like – what the rules will be and how the Convention will proceed,” said Michael Farris, Senior Fellow for Constitutional Studies and co-founder of the Convention of States Project. “The rules we’re proposing, once agreed upon by a majority of state representatives, will answer those concerns.”
Oh really? One FBer had this reaction to their announcement:
Rasputin couldn’t have said it any better. And three out of the four, whom are part of the Convention of States “team,” say will write said “rules” which will be beholding to all of the 7,383 state legislators in the country.
Rasputin is normally pretty dour, especially when I’m counseling Czarina Alexandra, but now I’m LMBO. Farris and Meckler’s audacity and chutzpah are at the point where they are laughable.
They claim this was all hammered out at a meeting in San Diego July 23 and 24 this year, just two days ago, in conjunction with ALEC. The American Legislative Exchange Council. This group purports to give input to other states’ legislatures about the kinds of experiences they have had and how to make states better.
Here is the page where state legislators can give “input” into Meckler’s and Farris’ “rules”:
ALEC says speakers at their caucus, among others, were Ted Cruz and Scott Walker.
Looking up Cruz’s schedule tells us on the 23rd he was in DC at a protest rally of the Iran deal. And on the 24th most of us heard the shouting even all the way to Alaska when he was in the Senate chambers calling Sen. Mitch McConnell “a liar.”
And as far as Walker goes, he has been on a 1,000 mile campaign tour with his boys. Way… far from San Diego.
Could either or both have grabbed a plane for a quick trip to San Diego? Possibly, but not likely. As far as Rasputin is concerned it’s up to ALEC to prove they were there.
And finally, one cannot leave a post on Mssrs. Meckler, Farris and their cabal without a salient tweet. This from @BearlyThere in response to CoS supporter Sen. Jason Rapert: