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The Great Debate of 2014

Great debate

The Constitution of the United States of America has been under attack for years. For those who follow current events or politics know this is true. Most of the attacks have and are coming from the left of center in the political sphere. But the right of center are not completely innocent. On Dec. 7, 97 legislators from 32 states met at Mount Vernon to discuss a Convention of States. It was the impression of those in attendance that it is not if but when an Article V convention will be held.

Most informed Americans believe our great country is going in the wrong direction. Depending what poll you cite, 70 percent to 80 percent of Americans believe it. More people than ever before think our country today is more a socialist country than a democratic republic. Our Founding Fathers, people such as George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Samuel Adams, Ben Franklin and many others, would not recognize what has happened to their great document, our Constitution, and the overwhelming abuses to it that have taken place in their beloved country. A country they gave their all for to form a more perfect union that is the envy of the world that is being challenged by so many Americans.

Now comes a conservative superstar, Mark Levin, who has written a book suggesting changes to our Constitution. "The Great One," as another conservative superstar, Sean Hannity, calls Levin, is on the road pressing his case for a states constitution. Levin is gathering support from various groups who have their own selfish ideas of wanting to change the Constitution.

In the year 2014 the issue of establishing a states constitution, or by any other name a constitutional convention, will become one of the main issues of the year. Even the Obama administration will begin to endorse the idea as they realize it will take a lot of focus away from Obamacare. Therefore, the Big First Tea Party will host "The Great Debate of 2014" at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Thirsty's Brew and Grill, 2704 Vine.

The event will feature two constitutional attorneys, David Schneider, Wichita, of the the Kansas State Director of the Convention of States Project, and Richard Fry, Olathe, a legal counsel and consultant to many tea party and conservative groups.

Because of the anticipated great demand for this program, we are requiring anyone interested in attending to register by sending an email to roger@bigfirstteaparty.org. To register, just state your name and city. For the first time in almost three years, we are asking for a donation of $5 at the door. Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis. Register today.

Roger H. Ewing

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