Con-ConThere is an alarming increase in the number and volume of otherwise credible conservative voices clamoring for the state governments to call a constitutional convention per the provisions set forth in Article V of the U.S. Constitution.

Barely a week after local authorities shut down an illegal "birth tourism" center in San Gabriel, (Los Angeles County) Calif., federal immigration agents arrested an "Orange County" family at their home in nearby Yorba Linda for ginning up bogus marriages for much the same purpose: smuggling illegals into the country through loopholes in the law.

On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed an immigration bill designed to crack down Arizona-style on those illegally present in the Heart of Dixie.

With little time remaining before a government shutdown, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 247-181 to approve a stopgap funding measure in spite of a veto threat from the White House. If approved in the Senate and signed by the President, the measure will fund the federal government through April 15, while funding the Pentagon through the end of the fiscal year on September 30.

By a vote of 64 to 5, the Idaho House of Representatives on April 5 approved legislation declaring a state of emergency, due to the "uncontrolled proliferation" of Canadian wolves introduced by the federal government under the Endangered Species Act.