Walker-England AVC Debate Set for July 21
A debate on questions about an Article V Convention will be held at 6 p.m. (PDT) July 21, 2014 on Internet radio. The debaters are Trent England, Director of Save Our States Project (SaveOurState.com) and Bill Walker, Co-Founder of Friends of the Article V Convention (FOAVC).
Hosted by well-known conservative talk show personality Dave Campbell, the one hour debate will be broadcast on Mr. Campbell’s weekly program Clarity From Chaos (http://clarity-from-chaos.com).. The debate will discuss five reasons made by Mr. England in a recent interview on the Daily Caller to oppose an Article V Convention. These reasons were: (1) Constitutional amendments are not the solution; (2) a convention plays into the current liberal dialogue (3) proposed amendments are easy to stop; (4) no knows how an actual convention will function; (5) the solution is a renewed respect for the Constitution.
The debate is formal. Rules include time limits for opening statements, cross examinations, rebuttals and closing arguments. The rules specify all points must have a basis in fact, with references. No anecdotal comments are permitted. The rules permit the questioner to stop the speaker during his reply during cross-examination.
Bill Walker has been a leader in the Article V Convention movement for over twenty years. His achievements include filing the first two federal lawsuits in United States history directly dealing with the refusal of Congress to call an Article V Convention and gathering for the first time in United States history a collection of the actual applications by the states for a convention call. The 746 applications from 49 are viewable at www.foavc.org. Mr. Walker has written nearly 60 articles on various aspects of an Article V Convention. He has spoken at both Harvard University and Thomas M. Cooley Law Schools.
Trent England is currently the Director of Save Our States Project which is part of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs and Liberty Foundation for America in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. England was formerly Executive Vice President at the Freedom Foundation in Olympia, Washington and a Legal Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation. He is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Washington.
Clarity from Chaos airs every Monday night from 6 – 7 pm on www.doublewidenetwork.com.