URGENT: Stop the KYConCon Movement and Save Our Constitution
URGENT: There is a movement afoot to open up our Constitution to a wholesale rewrite by corporations and lobbyists. Called ConCon, it has now come to Kentucky as KYConCon. Learn what you can do to stop it, and why you should.
There is a little-known article in the U.S. Constitution, Article 5, that allows for the states to request a new Constitutional Convention. If 2/3 of the states request such a thing, then it has to happen, according to the Constitution.
Why haven’t you heard of this? Because up till now, everyone with a grain of sense realized that such an approach opened the door to tremendous mischief and harm, and people on all sides were not willing to risk our nation in that way … especially with the influence that Big Money has on our government these days.
That same Big Money, though, sees the Republican takeover of state houses across our nation as the opportunity to grab the foundation of our system of government and rewrite it to suit Big Money and Big Business. Think I’m kidding? Watch this from Sellus Wilder, and tell me how much you are laughing after you do.
What You Can Do
- As Sellus said, first of all contact your state reps, immediately, and talk with them about KyConCon. You can call the LRC hotline (instructions here), but this seems bigger than that; you need to find your rep’s contact info and reach out to them personally.
- Second, share this article with your friends by sending them a link, and by posting it on Facebook. Educate people about the dangers of KyConCon.
- Finally, talk to others, even those with whom you disagree. And get them to follow the KYConConWatch page on Facebook.
This is real, people. Let’s be loud enough to be heard over the noise generated by bags of money being thrown around.
About the Author
Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. He has been President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Metro Democratic Club, and has served on the Democratic Party Executive Committee in Louisville. He began blogging in 2004, and currently operates two personal blogs (BruceMaples.com and brucewriter.com). He founded Forward Kentucky in the wake of the state elections in 2015, and expanded it in the summer of 2016. He has lived in Louisville since 1992 with his wife and two sons.