As you may or may not know, I’ve been advocating for the Article V Convention for some time. It turns out former Chief Justice Thomas E. Brennan (Michigan) has an idea, and you’re free to come along for the ride. I’m not sure myself what will come of it, but I believe consciousness acts upon the world in ways we can’t fully comprehend, and so think the endeavor is important. It could turn into a few different things, but at the least we’ll get a better picture of what the Article V Convention will actually look like.
What Justice Brennan has done is set up a virtual Article V Convention. It costs $10 a month to participate. So if you’ve ever wondered how the Article V Convention would unfold, and/or what it would be like as a delegate in a deliberative assembly, this might be something for you.
Justice Brennan's Bio:
Judge Brennan was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1953, and practiced law in Detroit for nine years. He was elected to the Detroit Common Pleas Court in 1961, advancing to the Wayne County Circuit Court and finally to the Michigan Supreme Court, where he served as Chief Justice in 1969 and 1970.
In 1972 Judge Brennan founded the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. In 1974 he resigned from the Court to become the school's first full-time Dean. During his decanal tenure, Judge Brennan founded the Cooley Legal Authors Society, the Student Bar Association, the Scholastic Review Board, the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, and he designed the school's year-round, three-divisional system.
Judge Brennan served as President of the law school from 1979 until he retired on January 19, 2002, and also served on the Board of Directors from 1972 until 2002. The Honorable Thomas E. Brennan Law Library is named in his honor.
Description on the website:
Convention USA is an interactive, virtual convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Convention USA is a non-profit corporation founded by former Michigan Chief Justice Thomas E. Brennan and financed by the dues of its member-delegates. The convention welcomes citizens of every State to register as Delegates and participate in this exciting and historic work.
Here you will find a gathering of patriotic citizens who have assembled, not as revolutionaries, but as loyal Americans, to exercise their right as guaranteed by Article V of the Constitution of the United States, to convene as the people of the several States and to consider, debate, refine and propose such amendments to the Constitution as the experience of more than two centuries of government in our federal republic shall suggest.
This convention shall be called to order when Delegates from two-thirds of the States have registered, and shall adjourn sine die when the Congress calls a convention pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States. Until 34 States are represented, the delegates shall function as a Committee of Organization.
The website where it's going to take place: http://www.convusa.com/
I think that at the least, it will be exciting to interact, debate, and build consensus with other Americans. Come join us.