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to call for a

Convention of States!


Write Chairman Moore Capito

In WV, our Convention of States Resolution, HCR31, is stuck in committee!  Assigned to our House Judiciary Committee, under Chairman Moore Capito, our resolution, HCR31, has sat for weeks.  We have heavy support for Convention of States both in the Judiciary Committee and in the House of Delegates as a whole and believe our resolution will pass in WV this year if we could get the resolution up for a vote!  We're running out of time with only 3 weeks left in the 2022 session!

Will you, as a supporter, please step up, get involved to help make this happen?!  Our legislators respond when they hear from informed, engaged constituents, and hand-written letters have proven successful.  Will you please write to Chairman Moore Capito urgently asking he put the Convention of States Resolution, HCR31, on the agenda this week?  And to House Speaker Roger Hanshaw asking that he make the Convention of States Resolution, HCR31, a priority to be passed out of the House and to the Senate this week?!  As always, I ask and thank you for being respectful and honorable in representing yourself and COS.

Chairman Moore Capito                              Speaker Roger Hanshaw
WV Capitol Building                                     WV Capitol Building
Room 418M, Bldg 1                                     Room 228M, Bldg 1
State Capitol Complex                                 State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305                                 Charleston, WV 25305                                                     
Please get involved now.  Help us in this work to save our country!  I have found no moment spent for this cause to have been wasted.  I believe you will find the same to be true.  Be a part of the Action to save this nation by a Convention of States.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either myself, Tracy Friend 681-668-7797; Dan Starkey, 740-225-9618; or Richard Glaw 304-719-9330.

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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
Convention of states action

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