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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Article V Conventions, "No Labels,” Trump, and the Constitution: Who Do You Trust?
As we have tried to present in the past, many of the coordinators of the various Article V Convention efforts are far from conservative. Although they present themselves as great, conservative defenders of freedom to conservative and Tea Party groups nationwide, their backgrounds and intermingling with far left groups tells a different story.
A fine example of this happened Monday morning at the No Labels Convention in New Hampshire, where candidates including Donald Trump were invited to speak. Breitbart News correctly identified the No Labels group with their headline, "Donald Trump Defends Tea Party to Left Leaning Crowd". Trump was questioned by the crowd about the Tea Party, funding Planned Parenthood and his stance on women. When he gave the following response, he was audibly booed by the crowd (via Breitbart):
“I love the Tea Party,” Trump responded when an audience member asked about his thoughts on the Tea Party and the House Freedom Caucus, as well as the possibility of a government shutdown over defunding Planned Parenthood.
“These are people in all fairness, these are people that love this country. They do love this country and they want the country to be great,” Trump defended. “They don’t want Planned Parenthood funded… I understand that.”
Clearly, this crowd is far from conservative and no fans of the Tea Party or conservative values, yet No Labels co-founder Mark McKinnon was a key part of the Compact for America movement for a Constitutional Convention. Please refer back to our 2014 article, where we illustrated just who Mark McKinnon was, along with other Article V proponents including Lawrence Lessig and Mark Meckler.
Those who are truly familiar with these people and the No Labels group certainly know them to be far from conservative. Rush Limbaugh has been onto them for years. This is a bit of how he described them on today's radio show:
You know the No Labels group? The No Labels group is basically a bunch of Republican liberals. They are Republicans who don't like conservatives, and they don't want to be associated with conservatism. They want to be seen as intellectually elite, scholarly, superior, and they love being thought of as moderates.
They're calling it the Problem Solvers convention. The No Labels Problem Solvers convention. The only problem they've ever solved is getting unemployed Republican strategists off the street. And that's about it.
According to the Breitbart piece, Bryan McCormack would not attend for this reason:
Bryan McCormack, Executive Director at the Cornerstone Policy Research, a pro-family organization, said he didn’t attend due to the ideology of those attending.
“We at Cornerstone decided not attend the No Labels conference due to the overwhelmingly liberal subject matter. We have to start looking at these groups for what they are, an infiltration of conservative ideals under the guise of a collaborative spirit,” McCormack told Breitbart News.
This is but one example of many. As we have attempted to convey in article after article about the Article V Convention/ConCon crowd, many of these people are far from who they appear to be. If you cannot believe in who they are and what they stand for, than how can you accept their scholarship and recommendations when it could change the very foundation of our nation? You can't.
Note: For a list of various resources on the legalities and the people behind a Convention of States/Article V effort, please visit this link:
The Definitive Study List of Problems with the Article V – Convention of States – Con Con Movement