The Vote “Americans’ Prosperity First” Amendment that at a minimum prohibits total federal spending from increasing faster than average family income with exceptions for Social Security and national emergencies.
The Vote “Americans’ Prosperity First” Amendment Resolution that:
– Sets the time and place (“call”) for an Article V Convention of States to propose the Vote “Americans’ Prosperity First” Amendment upon receipt of 34 Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) or Any-Subject Applications. (Note: there are currently 33 Article V Applications: 27 BBA & 6 on Any-Subject.)
– Voids any Article V Convention-proposed amendment unrelated to fiscal limits on debt, deficits, taxes, and/or spending.
– Stipulates ratification by Article V’s State Convention mode, where a majority vote of the people for “Yes” pledged Delegates in three-quarters of the states may ratify an amendment, as was the case with the 21st Amendment.
** Candidates for State Legislature Pledge to:
– Support a Balanced Budget Amendment Article V Application in these states.
– Support the “No Runaway Article V Conventions Act” that binds commissioners by oath to vote only in accordance with state legislative instructions at a convention for proposing a U.S. constitutional amendment, or to vote at an Article V state amendment ratifying convention in accordance with their oath to vote “yes” or “no” as instructed by the people of their district. In either case, violation of the commissioner oath could result in vote nullification, recall, and potential civil or criminal penalties.
– Oppose Rescission of the Balanced Budget Amendment or Any-Subject Article V Applications in these states.
– Urge my state’s Congressional Delegation to support the Vote “Americans’ Prosperity First” Amendment proposed by Congress or the States which, in either case, stipulates the state convention mode of ratification (a vote of the people).