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Convention of States President Mark Meckler Responds to RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel’s False Comments on NEWSMAX this Morning


Convention of States President Mark Meckler Responds to RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel’s False Comments on NEWSMAX this Morning

(Austin, TX—January 6, 2022) Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler is releasing the following statement in response to Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel’s factually incorrect comments this made morning on Newsmax’s Wake Up America regarding a poll conducted by The Trafalgar Group/Convention of States.

“RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel’s comments this morning on Newsmax criticizing our poll were patently false. We’ve watched politicians vote on bills without reading them, and similarly McDaniels has criticized our poll without actually having read it. Anyone can clearly see it was not conducted at a convention, and is not a ‘handpicked sample’, but rather is a nationwide, scientific poll conducted by one of the most reliable and respected pollsters in America, The Trafalgar Group. Making statements without doing the research and fully understanding what you’re talking about is part of the Washington way of doing things that we have to change,” said Mark Meckler, President of the Convention of States. “We conduct polls through our partners at The Trafalgar Group to take the temperature of the American people so we can understand where they stand on the leading issues of the day. Convention of States is a vast grassroots movement that represents the interests of the American people, not DC insiders. McDaniels has made it clear she doesn’t care about their opinions, but we do.”

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel was interviewed this morning on Newsmax’s Wake Up America, and was asked to respond to a poll released earlier this week by The Trafalgar Group/Convention of States showing that only 6% of GOP voters want to see her re-elected for another term.

McDaniel claimed the The Trafalgar Group/Convention of States poll is a “junk poll”, saying, “...that's a junk poll, and it was done in a junk way, so you can make a poll say anything…it was done at a Convention of States, it was a handpicked audience. I mean, if you look at the metrics on that poll, it's just not real.”

The full details of this nationwide poll of over 1,000 Republican voters can be found here:  


About Convention of States ActionBoasting a grassroots network of over 5 million supporters and volunteers, Convention of States’ mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach. Its primary focus in accomplishing this mission is using a limited Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose limitations on the size and scope of the federal government, including a balanced budget requirement and term limits for federal officials.

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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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