Tag Archives: Michael Farris

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.

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Meckler lies when he claims Scalia supported Article V

By Rasputin

H/t The New American 

A friend of Rasputin’s received an email from the Convention of States a few days ago, claiming “new documents” were uncovered in which deceased Justice Antonin Scalia supported an Article V Convention of States. How convenient. Since the Justice is not with us anymore, he can’t refute it. But of course there’s more to this story.

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Farris and Meckler now eating their own, CoS volunteer booted for skepticism

By Rasputin

It’s hard enough to watch Meckler and Farris and their minions denigrate those who are against their Convention of States/Article V movement and then delete their posts and/or ban them from their Facebook page.

But now they are eating their own.

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Convention of States Project writing own rules for a “convention”

By Rasputin

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.

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Mo’ Money Blues for Meckler, Farris, Levin and Convention of States

By Vinnie

It was Mark Levin who kicked off this Convention of States idea last year in his bestseller The Liberty Amendments. He then joined with Meckler and Farris to launch the Convention of States national crusade. To pad his cachet, Levin then did a curious thing, he made the argument that James Madison was against Nullification, which he most decidedly was not. (Nullification is where a state can declare a federal law unconstitutional, and refuse to abide by it.)

For taking that stance, Levin took a series of tongue-lashings from several constitutional scholars and forums, including Publius Huldah, whose public sliming by Mark Meckler was a major reason why this site was established. (see our Why We’re Here mission statement at the top of the page.) They all cited direct quotes from Madison himself. Levin’s only defense was from some letters Madison wrote in the 1830s against South Carolina’s attempted nullification of a federal tariff, which was directed at an  unconstitutional (illegal) nullification. Continue reading Mo’ Money Blues for Meckler, Farris, Levin and Convention of States

Meckler-Farris-Lessig & Leftwing Association Confirmed

By Vinnie

Sometimes I don’t need to say very much.

Mark Meckler’s toadies have been carping about our “lies” about the Mecker-Farris relationship (they co-founded Convention of States) and their individual and collective relationship with Lawrence Lessig, the renowned leftwing law prof, and who seems to have camped on the front stoop of just about every Article V group in America (Goldwater Institute anyone?, including Nick “I want to be an A-team player” Dranias, over in Arizona. I spent a month in jail there one weekend…all because of my last name. Fugetabouit).

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Meckler’s partner Farris throws tantrum at Virginia senator

By Lizzie B

Meckler’s partner in the Convention of States is a bully who lives in Loudoun County, Virginia. He started Patrick Henry College there so he thinks he has weight to throw around  at people who don’t agree with his project. This time his rage is directed at Virginia state Senator Richard Black, who is opposed to using Article V. Black also happens to be the senator for the district in which Farris resides. Continue reading Meckler’s partner Farris throws tantrum at Virginia senator