Media Advisory: NJ Event: Constitutional Expert Debates Article V in New Jersey


Constitutional Expert and Convention of States co-founder Michael Farris Debates Article V in New Jersey

Join the New Jersey Convention of States Team for an evening of lively debate on the merits of Article V and how the states can use it to limit the power of the federal government

Who: The Convention of States Project ( is hosting a debate on utilizing Article V in the Constitution for limiting the power of the federal government. Hear Convention of States Project co-founder Michael Farris and Andy Schlafly, son of Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly, debate real solutions to Washington, D.C.’s, ever-expanding overreach. .

Where & When: The free event is on May 13, 2014, from 7:00-9:00 P.M. EST at Christian Community Chapel in Hillsborough, NJ, 211 U.S. 206, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844.

What: “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to elevate debate on this extremely important issue,” said Farris. “A Convention of States is the most effective way to preserve liberty in this country, and I hope you’ll join me in seriously considering this tool the Framers gave us to halt the out-of-control federal government.”

Why: The federal government is out of control and will not fix itself. Time and again Americans have vocalized to legislators and the President their distaste for over-spending, over-regulating, and bullying of average Americans by the IRS, EPA and BLM. Article V provides recourse for citizens to rein in the federal government through their state legislatures by enabling them to create, debate and pass constitutional amendments. Three states have already passed an Article V application this year (Georgia, Alaska and Florida), and more applications are in the works.

Michael Farris is the Chancellor of Patrick Henry College and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association. During his career as a constitutional appellate litigator, he has served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts, and the appellate courts of 13 states. Farris has been a leader on Capitol Hill for more than 30 years and is widely respected for his leadership in the defense of homeschooling, religious freedom, and the preservation of American sovereignty.

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W: (540) 441-7227, C: (540) 533-2273