Saturday, November 23, 2013

DAY FOUR: November 24, 2013

Pursuant to notice given, Convention USA is called to order.

The Chair wishes to report as follows:

In an effort to invigorate the convention, I have designed some 1,186 delegate districts drawn along county lines throughout the United States from which to choose 6,163 delegates. That number represents one delegate for every 50,000 inhabitants, according to the 2010 decennial census.

I have further proposed to conduct a live convention in Saint Louis, Missouri convening on Monday, May 11, 2015. Delegates will be able to participate remotely via the Internet.

I have been diligently writing a book about the convention which describes this plan, and I sincerely hope it will be accepted by a publisher and become the catalyst for increased registration of delegates. As things stand now, Convention USA is drifting in calm waters.

The conditions in our nation, which have brought us together here, are not getting better. Our capacity to influence the body politic is negligible and will not be significant until we can attract a critical mass of concerned citizens to our cause 

These amendments to our published rules I have published on the Floor Motion Page of our web site so that delegates can vote on the changes. They will not be adopted unless and until approved by 26 states and a majority of those voting on the motion.

I have done this without prior consideration by the Rules Committee for the simple reason that Leonard Young, the parliamentary expert whom I appointed Chairman of Rules has resigned from the convention, and had never informed me of any delegates he may have asked to serve on the committee.

I appreciate that some delegates may take exception to this procedure, and I will publish whatever comments they may wish to make on this blog. It is my intention to leave the motion open on the floor for voting for another week.