Farris blames JBS & Eagle Forum for dead babies and $16T debt

By Anastasia

Anastasia certainly can’t fault the Convention of States Project and their leaders for being creative in their arguments to get supporters on board. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t outrageous and over the top.

Let’s take a look at Michael Farris’ new argument. It was brought to Anastasia’s attention by a Facebook post by Marc Smith who runs the Article V Review and Discussion Facebook page. FYI Smith is pro article V and one nasty fellow.

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He takes us to a website with an article called The Deadly Cost of Fear. Readers can see fairly well just from Smith’s posting what the article is about. Blaming The John Birch Society and Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum for the millions of aborted babies and the our multi-trillion dollar debt.

The website is owned by a Bob Menges who says he is the CoS state director for South Carolina and the article of discussion was written by Michael Farris. Salient portions from the article:

On June 22, 1988 there were 19 state applications for a Convention to reverse Roe v. Wade and protect the right to life of babies. And on that same day, there were 32 state applications for a Convention to require a balanced federal budget.

Since that date there have been approximately 21,442,131 babies deliberately killed in the womb.

And since that date our national debt has increased by approximately $16.6 trillion.

Why do I pick that date? That is the date that Warren Burger wrote a letter to Phyllis Schlafly president of Eagle Forum warning her that a Constitutional Convention (his inaccurate term of a Convention of States) could be a dangerous wide open affair that could not be controlled.

It must be remembered that Warren Burger was the Chief Justice who presided over Roe v. Wade and voted in the majority to authorize the killing of babies.

Based on Burger’s letter to Phyllis Schlafly states started rescinding their Article V applications on both the right to life and the requirement of a Balanced Budget. And in several of state repealing documents, the opinion of Warren Burger is specifically cited as the grounds for reversal. And these are not just leftist states, very pro-life states like Idaho and Utah voted to rescind their applications based on the fears that Burger stirred up with the Phyllis Schlafly letter.

This fear has killed 21 million babies.

This fear has increased our debt $16.6 trillion.

Farris also blames the John Birch Society because they oppose an Article V convention.

This is what we call desperate and unhinged folks. It doesn’t matter whether one is pro or con Article V, it’s remarks like this that call into question the sanity of their leaders.

Farris’ remarks were verified in person by a Facebook poster at a meeting in Oklahoma:

Michael Sawyer comment redacted

Please pass Anastasia’s article to friends and legislators, because, they cannot win based on fact.

13 comments
amadeus8888
amadeus8888

Michael Farris seems to have lost his marbles.... I mean, talk about unhinged. The John Birch Society is the best group bar none working to restore America, fix the debt, and stop the slaughter of babies all rolled into one national effort. There is NO other national group that does this at all, much less as effectively as JBS. The Eagle Forum is also a wonderful group of Patriots. Farris needs to apologize or be exiled from the conservative movement and polite company until he does.

LadyImpactOhio1
LadyImpactOhio1

I've made comments on pro Article V sites and many times include a link to this site. I always get called a "liar" even though everything here appears to be backed up with facts and Internet posts.

Just yesterday when I responded to a woman "Robyn" on Pelican Post she called me a liar (how is telling peeps what Farris said a ' lie'") and he's entitled to his opinion.

Yes, he's entitled to his opinion but he's the one using fear, not EF and JBS.

Rasputin1869
Rasputin1869 moderator

Welcome to our lovely site Lynette. We always love having new people comment.

And thank you for posting Wolverton's response. He's very knowledgable and Rasputin thinks more are understanding The COSP discussion needs to look only at the character of those leading the charge to form an opinion.

augieandvinnie
augieandvinnie

I read Farris statement a little differently, as it has a smell of panic in it, that maybe they are losing control. States are backing away, not gaining strength, only it seems from their own common sense. Unless JBS and Eagle are doing some mighty powerful phone banks and hand squeezing, the Art V idea seems to be losing steam on its own. There are several Art V groups out there, not all with large prominent DONATE buttons, but I feel a sense of panic with CoS, resorting to scapegoating, just like Stalin blaming the annual crop failures of foreign saboteurs instead of really \bad ideas.

Rasputin1869
Rasputin1869 moderator

I must agree with you kind sir, or sirs. There is indeed a hint of panic in Farris' words. Farris is desperately trying to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic as the rats desert the ship.

Спасибо

amadeus8888
amadeus8888

@augieandvinnie Don't underestimate the work of the JBS and EF. They work quietly, under the radar, and the media ignores them (which works out well for us). But they are in every state legislature working patiently and quietly to educate their colleagues about this and other issues. When Farris attacks them, he alienates many of the very people he needs to win this. At this point though the CoS seems like a lost cause, but it didn't get that way on its own. America and conservatives in particular owe a huge debt of gratitude to JBS and EF. 

Rasputin1869
Rasputin1869 moderator

I regret Anastasia's eyes are not as good as they used to be. Many thanks and it has been corrected.

PubliusHuldah
PubliusHuldah

@Rasputin1869 Well, she is really OLD, by now.

But advanced age didn't seem to hurt your eyes - but then you were always such a saintly man.

PubliusHuldah
PubliusHuldah

And they are fake "christians".  Look at them bearing false witness against  JBS and Phyllis Schlafly. 


LadyImpactOhio1
LadyImpactOhio1

Publius, they have to be. Fake Christians. When I saw this I was floored, thinking even they can't swoop so low. Proven wrong again.