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Convention of States Canton Volunteer Lunch

Tired of an out-of-control federal government? Want to know more about this constitutional method to rein in an out-of-control federal government using an Article V Convention of States? Interested in how you can get involved with Convention of States in North Carolina and here locally? Want to know the latest status of our resolution in the NC House and Senate, and what is going on nationally? Then attend this local lunch meeting.

Meeting Location: Southern Porch | 117 Main St. | Canton, NC

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 2023 from noon to about 1:30 p.m. 

Note that we need to spend in total at least $150 for lunch to get the meeting room for free, so buying lunch from the menu is appreciated. 

After we gather and order lunch, Jeff Groh, Regional Captain with Convention of States will provide a brief overview of the COS mission, the Article V effort, where we are with passing the resolution here in NC and how you can help. 

You are welcome to bring a friend, but ask that you RSVP here

Questions? Contact Jeff Groh at (302) 367-3160 or by email


Click here to get involved!

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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