It is unfortunate that Republican Party Chairwoman Dorothy Moon is promoting the false narrative of a “runaway convention.” Her rhetorical position is illogical, confusing, and raises concerns about the future of the Idaho Republican Party.
Moon’s opposition to calling an Article V Convention of States is counter to the National and State Republican Party platforms that she took an oath to defend. Her position is also in direct conflict with the law of Article V as explained by constitutional experts Michael Farris and Rob Natelson, and U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson. These experts, and others, have conducted extensive scholarly legal research demonstrating the validity and safety of a Convention of States amendment process. There have been two Convention of States simulations that have further demonstrated the effectiveness of these multiple safeguards.
Why would the chairwoman of the Idaho State Republican Party be directly at odds with well-known conservative leaders such as Mark Levin, Ron DeSantis, Tucker Carlson, Ben Carson, Ben Shapiro, Colonel Allen West, and others who agree that it is time for the states to call a convention and reclaim our sovereignty?
Interestingly, Moon’s opposition to using Article V of the U.S. Constitution to save our republic is in lockstep with Hillary Clinton, Planned Parenthood, Common Cause (Soros-funded), the AFL-CIO, the Brennan Center for Justice, the Center for American Progress, Greenpeace USA, the League of Women Voters, and other left-wing policy groups.
Instead of dividing the party, Chairwoman Moon could be unifying and strengthening Idaho Republicans by supporting and promoting an Article V Convention of States. However, she is doing just the opposite.
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This Op-Ed was submitted by Teresa Haldorson. Op-Eds do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
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