Ben Nelson Responds

Posted Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at 3:27 PM
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  • Brian

    Ol' John Boy is too busy running for the Senate to do his job.

    -- Posted by goarmy67 on Thu, Mar 3, 2011, at 7:41 PM
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    That thought crossed my mind too Wondering70.

    I did get a voice mail today from Senator Johanns office stating a letter is being prepared... as Paul Harvey used to say... Stand by for news!

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Thu, Mar 3, 2011, at 9:34 PM
  • The matter becomes even more a mystery when you realize the states have already submitted sufficient applications to cause a convention call. Senator Nelson knows this for a fact. He was a named defendant in a lawsuit in 2006 in which this fact was expressly made and as a defendant would have therefore known this fact.

    In all 49 states have submitted over 700 applications for a convention call. The applications can be read at www.foavc.org. The lawsuit details can be found at FAQ 9.1 on that site.

    The senator is simply trying to avoid the issue and lying about it by suggesting people go elsewhere. The Constitution is clear: the states have applied. Congress must call. The responsibility is entirely that of Congress including the senator and he does himself a great discredit regarding his credibility if he states otherwise. He needs to be brought to account on this issue publicly.

    -- Posted by Bill Walker on Fri, Mar 4, 2011, at 11:14 AM
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    Bill Walker - Very interesting link you provided which sent me on quite the search for more information.

    It made me wonder why you (that is if you are the Bill Walker of the lawsuit) don't pursue a citizens arrest based on the conclusion that the Congress and Senate are violating the law?

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Sat, Mar 5, 2011, at 7:54 AM
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    To be fair, based on the information I dug up as a result of Bill Walkers response, perhaps Nebraska AG Jon Bruning actually sent me to the right source... though it might have been by accident. He didn't mention the fact that the Nebraska legislature has requested a constitutional convention 7 times already as near as I can tell.

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Sat, Mar 5, 2011, at 8:06 AM
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