Senate Joint Resolution 3 defeated by vote of 18-16 today.
St. Louis, MO: The South Dakota Senate rejected a measure calling for a state application for an Article V Constitutional Convention today. The measure was rejected by a vote of 18-16 in the senate body. Phyllis Schlafly Eagles efforts in South Dakota have been lead for years by long time Eagle and friend of Phyllis Kitty Werthmann. Kitty has traveled the United States talking about her early life in Austria under Hitler's Third Reich and then Communism. Her invaluable insight always leads her to aggressively defend our Constitution and the liberties it guarantees.
"This is a great win for the legislature of South Dakota and for the people of the United States," said Ed Martin, President of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. "Phyllis Schlafly rightly rejected the reckless idea of a new Constitutional Convention and we are thrilled to see legislatures across the country following her advice through the leadership of Kitty Werthmann and our Eagles.
"Con Con would open our beloved Constitution to a host of dangerous groups that want to see parts of it, if not all of it, changed or eliminated entirely. Many people – even some we know as conservatives – have gotten too close to the dark money supporting these measures. We hope to see more legislatures stand up against an establishment swamp that wants to re-write the Constitution themselves."
A similar measure was defeated last week in Idaho, making this two great victories in less than a week.