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to call for a

Convention of States!


“So the question for me is for the rest of my life will I work to secure the future for the next generation? And do that by promoting a Convention of States to restore the fundamental freedoms that secure our liberty, that secure our future, and secure the next generation. 

I believe this country can cheat history. This republic doesn’t have to die. This republic can survive. This republic can achieve more than we have ever achieved before. So let’s go do it.

 I'm in this til the end...whenever that is.” ~
Dr. Tom Coburn

Tom Coburn regularly referred to his work with Convention of States as, "the most important work of my lifetime," and viewed Article V as the last hope to see an America with a constitutionally bound federal government, term limited federal officials, and fiscal responsibility as the Founders envisioned. 

Tom was a man of principle. In addition to being a statesman, he was also a physician, delivering over 4,000 babies. During his sixteen years in the Senate, he developed a reputation for being a strict constitutionalist and an expert at identifying wasteful spending, earning the title of “Dr. No”, for roadblocking countless pieces of wasteful legislation. 

He gave his reason for leaving Congress early; “After many years in Washington, one of the reasons I left was because I no longer believe that Washington is capable of reining itself in… the only avenue to change it is the one given to us by our Founders in the Constitution — an Article V Convention of States, where the people, not the politicians, are in charge.” 

When he left the Senate to join the fight to call a Convention of States, he promised to work as long as he could. “I don’t know how long I have. The cancer or the treatments… one of them will eventually kill me. But I will fight for my country, as long as I have any fight in me.” 

And fight he did, continuing his work on behalf of COS up until just weeks before his passing on March 28th, 2020.

Tom left behind a powerful legacy of humility, virtue, service, faith and an unwavering commitment to protect American liberty for future generations.

The Tom Coburn Legacy Fund seeks to fulfill his life’s work

501(c)4 Initiatives developed under Dr. Coburn's leadership include… 

  • Proven Legislative Strategies — Executing custom strategies based on data from all fifty states, including: state legislative start and end dates, filing deadlines and crossover dates, committee member assignments, COS supportive constituents from every state legislative district and more.

  • Recruiting Campaigns — Securing petition signatures and mobilizing engaged activists in 100% of state house legislative districts across the nation, geo-targeting constituents in key districts.

  • Voter Outreach Program — Contacting voters in the districts of legislators who are on-the-fence and urging them to call their legislators in support of COS to return decision making and power to the state.

  • Political Canvassing — Championing legislators who support COS and exposing those who don’t via telephone banking and canvassing.

  • And much more…

* Contributions to the Tom Coburn Legacy Fund can be mailed to: COS Action c/o The Tom Coburn Legacy Fund - 5850 San Felipe Suite 580 Houston, TX 77057. Email inquiries to: Phone inquiries: (512) 487-5525


The Tom Coburn Legacy Fund for Constitutional Education 

Contributions to COS Foundation, a 501.c.3 nonprofit, are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Tom was a visionary who dreamed of a day when all Americans understood their constitutional right to call an Article V Convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution limited to imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limiting the terms of office for its officials and Members of Congress.  He believed that Americans needed to be educated on their God-given right to self-governance.

The Tom Coburn Legacy Fund for Constitutional Education seeks to make that vision a reality, building awareness about the Convention of States movement and providing valuable training resources to millions of Americans across the country. 

Tax deductible contributions to The Tom Coburn Legacy Fund for Constitutional Education should be mailed to: COS Foundation c/o The Tom Coburn Legacy Fund for Constitutional Education 5850 - San Felipe Suite 575 Houston, TX 77057. Checks made payable to: COS Foundation. Email inquiries to: Phone inquiries: (512)487-5525

In loving memory...

“Life is intended to be a battle. We’re in to survive. We’re in to compete. We’re in to achieve...The fact is, giving up isn’t in my nature. And it isn’t in our nature. It isn’t in our country’s nature. It isn’t in our children’s nature, and it wasn’t for sure in our parents’ [nature]. So, what are our options? I’m in this to the end....whenever that is.”

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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
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