PETITION TO THE STATE LEGISLATURES AND GOVERNORS OF THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

I HEREBY PETITION YOU to initiate and support legislative action calling for a Convention of States to propose amendments to the United States Constitution in order to “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government” and to charge our state delegation to propose the following four constitutional amendments, at the Convention of States, to be considered for subsequent ratification by the States:

  1. Marriage – defined as “a union between one man and one woman only, with gender defined by physical characteristics at birth, in a lifelong monogamous relationship with legal benefits reserved to the same” – shall not be within the power or jurisdiction of the federal government to redefine. No state or person shall be forced to accept any other definition of marriage or gender by any branch of the federal government.  Additionally, the right to privacy from members of the opposite biological sex, biological sex defined as the physical condition of being male or female which is stated on a person’s birth certificate, in intimate public accommodations to include, but not be limited to, bathrooms, restrooms, locker rooms, shower facilities, sleeping quarters and changing rooms shall not be violated or diminished by any branch of the federal government.  This amendment shall not be ruled as being opposed to any other principle or amendment of this Constitution nor shall any limit be placed upon time required by the states for full ratification.
  1. Abortion – defined as a medical procedure intended to terminate a pregnancy that results in the death of the unborn child – shall be regulated or abolished as determined by individual states’ laws and shall not be within the power or jurisdiction of the federal branches of government. Additionally, federal funds shall not be provided to any person, agency, corporation or facility, foreign or domestic, that offers abortion for the purpose of ending the life of an unborn child; nor shall any branch of the federal government obligate citizens to pay, in any manner whatsoever, to subsidize or provide insurance for the same, or for abortifacient drugs.  This amendment shall not be ruled as being opposed to any other principle or amendment of this Constitution nor shall any limit be placed upon time required by the states for full ratification.
  1. Pornography, regardless of its artistic or literary merit and independent of context, shall not be within the power or jurisdiction of the federal government to rule as speech or artistic expression. Pornography shall be defined and also regulated or abolished as determined by individual states, not by branches of the federal government.  This amendment shall not be ruled as being opposed to any other principle or amendment of this Constitution nor shall any limit be placed upon time required by the states for full ratification.
  1. Prayer and the Holy Bible shall not be within the power or jurisdiction of the federal government to construe as being an establishment of religion. Neither prayer to God, the Creator and eternal Father, nor any verbal or visual reference to the contents of the Holy Bible shall ever be ruled as being prohibited due to religious content in public, private, municipal, state or federal environments by any branch of the federal government.  This amendment shall not be ruled as being opposed to any other principle or amendment of this Constitution nor shall any limit be placed upon time required by the states for full ratification.