Why the Push for a new Constitution
They are pushing hard for more Taxes and a new Constitution
Joint resolution to reform Alabama Constitution has just introduced
Alabama Liberals are always looking for ways to raise taxes.
The current Alabama Constitution makes it difficult to raise taxes,
and some most taxes like property taxes require a vote of the people.
Thus for the education lobby and other special interest groups, they
are motivated to make you think that the current Alabama Constitution needs to go.
The big push for a new Constitution.
Liberals have figured out that they can begin the Constitutional
rewrite process by passing a joint resolution by the
Alabama House and Senate and avoid a lot of hurdles of most bills.
A Resolution does not require a 3/5 vote of the requirement of Budget Isolation
It will also not require the signature of the Governor.
A joint resolution can be passed in one day, and Alabama will be on
track for a new constitution convention and new constitution.
This new constitution will be written by modern day liberals not by
those who held traditional values and believed in less government in
our society as they did in 1901. It will be written by those who have
the ability and money to get elected as a delegate, like members of the Alabama
Legislature. Would you trust those who are in the Alabama Legislature
to write a new constitution? Will they represent the people, or will
they represent the special interest groups who fund their election?
Support for the new constitution comes from:
Education Lobby and Teachers Union
Casino and Gambling interests
Any group wishing to make it easier to raise taxes
Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform
Opposition to a new Constitution and tax increases:
Groups opposing taxes comes from companies like Alfa, Alabama Power, phone companies
and other corporations.
Large land owners and timber companies.
Those who oppose gambling, as the new constitution is expected to drop the prohibition against gambling.
Private and Christian school groups who are not publicly financed.
Those who belive in less government.
Those who want their personal rights protected as under the current constitution.
Instead of submitting the proposal as a regular bill,
it has been introduced as a joint resolution in the House and the Senate.
Both resolutions are in rules committees of both chambers. If passed,
legal authorization is given to begin the rewrite of the Alabama Constitution.
Facts about the new Constitutional Resolution:
1. The Constitutional Resolutions call for a special election in June 2010.
2. The special election will be the first Tuesday in June 2010, same
as the primary date for Republican and Democrat Primary.
3. If approved by voters, delegates would be elected in the November 2010 general
4. The Constitutional convention would begin June 1, 2011, and end on Sept. 30, 2011.
5. Date of ratification of the new constitution would be during the November 2012 election.
6. If approved, the new constitution would begin on Jan. 1, 2013.
7. If rejected, the current constitution continue to be law.
The Joint Constitutional Resolutions are heavily pushed by the Democratic leadership
with 25 co-sponsors in the House and 14 in the Senate.
Republican support is lacking.
The only Republican sponsors in the Alabama House are:
Joe Faust of Fairhope, (251) 928-5445
Mac Gipson of Prattville (334) 365-9529
Mike Hill of Columbia - (205) 669-6264
Republican Sponsors in the Alabama Senate are:
Steve French of Birmingham (R)334-242-7851
Del Marsh of Anniston (R)334-242-7877
A few angry phone calls might make them think a little clearer.
For a complete list of phone numbers for every member of the Alabama
Legislature, see http://www.ccofal.org/alabama/alabamalegislature.htm
It only takes 60 seconds to call and leave a brief message.
Many others and other groups will be calling, so lets put it on them.
If you have a representative or senator that represents a portion of one of
the below counties, you may call that county legislative office and leave a
message for every representative and senator from that county. One
simple phone call will reach all of them at one time. The secretary will
give your message to each legislator in the local delegation.
Legislative Delegation Offices...
Jefferson County Legislative Office
716 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203 Phone (205)
325-5308, Fax (205) 325-5299
Lauderdale County Legislative Office
301 N. Pine Street, Florence, Alabama 35630 Phone (256) 760-5707
Fax (256) 760-5709
Madison County Legislative Office
100 St. Clair Avenue, S.E., Suite A Huntsville, Alabama 35801 Phone (256)
539-5441, Fax (256) 539-5444
Marshall County Legislative Office
412-A Gunter Avenue, Guntersville, Alabama 35976 Phone (256) 582-0619,
Fax (256) 582-7049
Mobile County Legislative Office
104 S. Lawrence Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602 Phone 251-208-5480,
Shelby County Legislative Office
1134 County Services Drive, Pelham, Alabama 35124 Phone 205-620-6610,
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KEEP YOUR RIGHTS - RETAIN OUR CURRENT CONSTITUTION
Read about the
THE 1901 ALABAMA CONSTITUTION
PROPONENTS OF A NEW STATE CONSTITUTION DESCRIBE THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS AS
- "DISMAL" -
THE CAUSE? - THE 1901 CONSTITUTION.
IS THIS TRUE?
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CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ALABAMA CONSTITUTION THAT CON-CONNER'S PREFER NOT TO DISCUSS!
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"CON" ALABAMIANS INTO BELIEVING THAT WE NEED A NEW CONSTITUTION.
Alabama Property Rights - NOW ON LINE!
Constitutional amendment for property rights protection from the 2006
Alabama legislative session - The legislation DID NOT PASS!
The effort to pass a strong Constitutional
PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS ARE UNDER ATTACK ALL ACROSS
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CITY DWELLERS WILL NOT ESCAPE THE ONSLAUGHT
"SMART GROWTH" - "COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING" - "URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARIES" (UGB) ARE THE CATCH PHRASES THAT WILL LEAD YOU INTO THE DEADLY MORASS
For more information concerning our Alabama Constitution visit:
http://www.keepourrights.org/ Read about the 1901 Constitutional Proceedings
Our fore fathers believed that a state government that governs least is best. This document has served us well. Should we believe the propaganda of the liberal news media that somehow we have a bad document after over 100 years of proven success?