Our movement is born from the hearts of patriots like you, because "We the People" isn't just a phrase we recite.
It's a legacy and gift from our Founding Fathers, who authored a Constitution that empowers us to keep the republic we love.
But the enemies of liberty have damaged the Founders' vision, and our federal government has gained way too much power.
As Ronald Reagan said, "If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth."
We need patriots who are willing to do whatever it takes to save America.
That's why we're building a robust team right here in Arkansas. We're looking for local leaders to serve in your state house district.
You've already indicated your support for Convention of States. Now we're asking you to step up as a District Captain.
We'll give you all the tools you'll need to welcome new volunteers and educate your community. We have a plan, and it's working.
Together, we're going to call an Article V Convention of States, send the career politicians packing, restore fiscal sanity to D.C., and save America's future.
It CAN be done. If not us, who?
Physicians for COS
The diagnosis is clear.We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.
No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.
Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.
This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.
The treatment is also clear.
The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.
I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA