Realism of an Article V Convention with Joanna Martin

October 27, 2023

Sponsored by Young Americans for Freedom at Michigan Tech and UP Patriots

Joanna Martin is a retired litigation attorney who now lives in Tennessee. Before earning a law degree, she received a degree in philosophy, specializing in political philosophy and epistemology (theories of knowledge). She now writes extensively on the U.S. Constitution, referencing the Federalist Papers to interpret the Constitution’s original meaning and intent.

Martin's writings argue that federal judges and politicians have ignored the U.S. Constitution and replaced it with personal opinions and beliefs. She explains how Americans can, by learning about the country's founding principles, restore the U.S. to a constitutional republic.

Martin visited Michigan Tech on October 27th, 2023, and spoke about an Article V Convention and preserving the Constitution of the United States. Her message is summarized in the seven flyers that can be accessed below:

  1. This shows that our Constitution already limits the fed gov't to a handful of enumerated powers. Our problem is that everyone ignores it:
  2. This shows that State legislatures have NO POWER to select Delegates to a Convention:
  3. This shows that State Legislatures have NO POWER to select Amendments to be considered at a Convention:
  4. This shows that a Member of Meckler's "COS" Board (who is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations) has already co-authored a new Constitution which imposes gun controls and red flag confiscations. It also shows why a new Constitution can be imposed as a result of a Convention:
  5. The above is why James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, 4 US Supreme Court Justices, and other legal scholars warn AGAINST an Article V Convention:
  6. This shows how COS misrepresents the holdings of federal court opinions:
  7. So what should we do when the federal government violates the Constitution? First of all, STOP TAKING FEDERAL FUNDS TO PARTICIPATE IN UNCONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL PROGRAMS. We literally sold our retained powers to the federal gov't. Second: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison told us to refuse to comply when the federal government ignores constitutional limits on their power:

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