#1246 To amend or not to amend and if so, how? ​

Air Date: 2–1-2019
Today we take a look at the warring factions of progressive and conservatives who are all trying to amend the constitution in various ways. Some progressives want to call for a Convention of States to propose an amendment, as do some conservatives, while others are calling for an amendment but would rather it go through the Congress for reasons that will be explained.

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Ch. 1: We the People Amendment - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date 4-28-15

Thom Hartmann talks with David Cobb, National Spokesperson-Move to Amend Website: www.movetoamend.org, about an amendment in The U.S House that would end 'corporate rule'.

Ch. 2: The Liberty Amendments Explained Article V Convention of States - Hip Hughes - Air Date 8-15-18

A look at the Constitutional process of starting a Constitutional Convention by the states. And a straight forward focus on Mark Levin's proposed "Liberty Amendments" and the Convention of States pushing for a Constitutional Convention.

Ch. 3: Overturning Citizens United Is a Constitutional Amendment the Best Path to Limit Dark Money? - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 3-13-13

We host a debate on whether the push for a constitutional amendment is the best path to overturning Citizens United. We speak to Mark Schmitt, a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and John Bonifaz, co-founder and director of Free Speech for People.

Ch. 4: The Balanced Budget Amendment Escape Clause - The New American Video - Air Date 4-3-17

The escape clause of a proposed Balanced Budget Amendment gives Congress the authority to not balance the budget while in a national state of emergency. Constitutional expert Robert Brown points that the U.S. is in a constant state of emergency for almost

Ch. 5: Cenk DEBATES Constitutional Amendment To Fight Corruption Part 1 - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date 7-8-18

Cenk Uygur joins a panel discussion about the pros and cons of calling for an Article 5 convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to fight money in politics and overturn the Citizens United decision.

Ch. 6: Mark Levin, Constitution Article V, and the Liberty Amendments - WesternFreePress - Air Date 7-11-13

Mark Levin shows how the state legislatures, with no permission required from the feds, can amend the US Constitution. It's right there in Article V, and the historical record shows that the Founders meant for that Article to be used in a time like ours.

Ch. 7: Cenk DEBATES Constitutional Amendment To Fight Corruption Part 2 - @ TheYoungTurks - Air Date 7-8-18

Law Professor, Ken Chestek, explains the nuts of bolts of going forward with an Article V Convention strategy

Ch. 8: Liberals, Conservatives Team Up To Overturn Citizens United - Rebel HQ - Air Date 9-21-17

TYT's Eric Byler talks to Jeff Clements, president of American Promise, an all-volunteer organization working toward a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn "Citizens United."


Ch. 9: Shutdown - Alan from Connecticut


Ch. 10: Final comments with my main takeaways about the state of the campaign for the 28th amendment

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Hundred Mile-No Guitar - K2
  • Castillo - The Nocturne
  • The Zeppelin - Aeronaut
  • No Smoking - Sunday at Slims
  • Streamer - Arc and Crecent
  • Inessential - Bayou Birds
  • Turning on the Lights - Speakeasy
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Showing 3 reactions

  • Ryan Shuput
    commented 2019-02-03 14:11:10 -0500
    Sorry to own this thread, however… ugh, I have been so duped by common cause…
  • Ryan Shuput
    commented 2019-02-03 13:56:37 -0500
    Well, well- perhaps I should have listened before posting. Thank you for allaying my misconceived fears about a runaway convention. I stand corrected. I have spoken with many on the right who truly do want $ out of politics. Now I see an article V as a possible answer to the strife of many Americans. It feels good to be a flip flopper. Thank you dearly Amanda & Jay!
    P.S. excellent bonus episodes for patreon supporters!
  • Ryan Shuput
    commented 2019-02-03 12:29:08 -0500
    Let me bow down in gratitude. This issue looms in the front of my mind, right there with crumbling ecology and political corruption. As a progressive and a citizen, my sense is that we need to be hyper vigilant about a closed door article V convention. I have put my dollars behind common cause as strong citizen advocates. Now I will put my dollars behind media that actually informs the electorate.
    Thanks Amanda and Jay!
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