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TEA PARTY group to convene conference… at Harvard – The Daily Caller

August 23, 2011

Tea Party group to convene conference… at Harvard

Published: 12:17 PM 08/23/2011 | Updated: 1:09 PM 08/23/2011

By Alex Pappas–The Daily Caller

You probably don’t see many tea partiers in the hallways at Harvard Law.

But that will change next month when Tea Party Patriots, an umbrella organization of local tea party groups, holds a conference there with legal experts to talk about different ways the U.S. Constitution could be amended.

The group plans to discuss this topic on Sept. 24 and 25 — specifically how feasible it would be to hold a constitutional convention. The event will include experts who will discuss “their interpretations of Article V, their understanding of how the Founders viewed the provision and how a Constitutional Convention would operate today,” according to a release.

“The Founders included the Amendment process for the states to resist federal overreach and a convention would give states the chance to exert their authority and overturn unconstitutional laws,” said Mark Meckler, a national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, who said the group isn’t yet supporting the idea of a convention, but is merely interested in exploring it. (29 percent of voters say tea partiers are terrorists)

“It is an idea that deserves reasoned discussion without the partisan or ideological underpinnings,” he said.

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig said, “From the Tea Party Right to the Progressive Left, there is agreement that something fundamental has gone wrong,”

via Tea Party | Havard Law | Tea Party Patriots | The Daily Caller.

  1. Demde permalink
    August 23, 2011 9:34 AM


  2. Demde permalink
    August 23, 2011 9:35 AM

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  3. Demde permalink
    August 23, 2011 9:35 AM


  4. August 23, 2011 2:31 PM

    • U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
    • Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
    • New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
    • National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
    • Recent budget cut: $ 38,500,000,000

    Let’s remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

    • Annual family income: $21,700
    • Money the family spent: $38,200
    • New debt on the credit card: $16,500
    • Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
    • Total budget cuts: $385

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