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.  

10 comments:

Howard McCormick said...

Where is the Second on this motion? Where is the discussion on this Motion? Seems to be EXTREMELY out of order!!!!

Howard McCormick said...

No Quorum Call, 9 hours notice???

Howard McCormick said...

While I agree with the count change this is completely moot!

AMENDMENT TO THE RULES

by Administrator » Sun Nov 17, 2013 06:50 am

DO YOU FAVOR AMENDING THE CONVENTION RULES AS DISPLAYED IN RED ON THIS WEBSITE TO CREATE DELEGATE DISTRICTS ALONG COUNTY LINES; TO ELECT DELEGATES IN NOVEMBER OF EVEN NUMBERED YEARS:TO MEET IN SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI ON THE SECOND MONDAY IN MAY IN ODD NUMBERED YEARS;AND TO FILL DELEGATE VACANCIES BY APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIR?


VOTE


Yes No



Voting Status
Delegates By State Yes No Results By State Yes No
Arizona 4 0 Arizona X
Arkansas 1 0 Arkansas X
California 0 1 California X
Florida 5 1 Florida X
Illinois 1 0 Illinois X
Indiana 1 0 Indiana X
Iowa 2 0 Iowa X
Maryland 1 0 Maryland X
Massachusetts 2 0 Massachusetts X
Michigan 5 0 Michigan X
New Jersey 1 0 New Jersey X
New Mexico 0 1 New Mexico X
New York 3 0 New York X
North Carolina 1 0 North Carolina X
Ohio 1 0 Ohio X
Oklahoma 0 1 Oklahoma X
Tennessee 2 0 Tennessee X
Texas 2 0 Texas X
Washington 2 0 Washington X
TOTALS: 34 4 TOTALS: 16 3

Howard McCormick said...

Ben Prather are you asking me to Proxy for you? have you asked another Delegate in your Caucus?

Judge Brennan said...

Are here any other comments or questions to the chair?

Judge Brennan said...

Hearing none, the convention shall be in recess pending the call of the hair.

Judge Brennan said...

Hearing none, the convention shall be in recess pending the call of the Chair.

Howard McCormick said...

Please give people at least a week's notice.

Howard McCormick said...

I also think we need at least 17 state captains present. That is a quorum of at least 51% of the 2/3'rds+ to call the convention in the first place.

Judge Brennan said...

It appearing that a majority of the delegates voting on the motion and a majority of those voting in each of 27 States have agreed to the motion, the same is adopted and the Rules are so amended.

The Convention will be in recess, pending the call of the Chair.