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Convention of States Core Values

To save America, we are working to build a grassroots army of self-governing activists. We have united around Article V of the U.S. Constitution to tighten the boundaries on the federal government's overreach and fiscal appetite.

The success of our efforts will rest on the culture of our growing organization. Our values define our culture, and we’re confident you will find our Core Values consistent with the principles that built the framework of our nation and has led to its success.  

United we stand and divided we fall. We can do anything together.

   Empowering Purpose-Driven People

We seek to build a nationwide network of grassroots activists who are motivated by real, lifelong relationships—not with a faraway organization but with their friends, family, neighbors, communities, and local representatives. Those relationships are built through both group and one-on-one training and mentoring that enhance our volunteers’ effectiveness as activists, their personal knowledge of the Constitution, and their motivation for getting in the fight for self governance. 

  Be Kind

The Convention of States Project seeks to cultivate a culture of servant leadership. This does not preclude speaking the truth boldly or standing up forcefully to defend what is right. But each individual member is responsible for treating others with kindness, humility, and genuine goodwill.

  Culture of Self-Governance 

Just as we seek to create a culture of self-governance in our country, we want to promote a culture in our organization that empowers our volunteers and employees to make their own decisions, learn from their mistakes, and adjust their strategy.

  Act, Learn, Adjust

Rather than be afraid of adversity and fearful of action, we want to promote a culture that acts courageously, learns humbly, and adjusts strategically. Every road block in the path to self-governance is another opportunity to learn from our mistakes and strengthen the movement.

  Constitutional Originalism

The U.S. Constitution has survived the test of time and empowered our country to become the most prosperous nation in world history. We believe our country should adhere as closely as possible to that system, which is why we believe in constitutional originalism. Rather than propose constitutional amendments that change our system of governance, we want to propose amendments that restore that system of governance by promoting limited government, federalism, fiscal responsibility, and true statesmanship.

  Judeo-Christian Values

Our country was founded on the Judeo-Christian values that are enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Each individual was created in the image of God and is therefore endowed with rights that transcend government and which the government should seek to protect. That’s why we’re fighting to call the first-ever Article V Convention of States to limit federal power and inspire a political and spiritual awakening in our country.

  Real-World, Measurable Impact

It’s impossible to properly judge a movement’s real-world impact without fact-based accountability. As a way to hold ourselves accountable to our donors and our supporters, the Convention of States Project is dedicated to transparent impact measuring that provides a clear picture of our goals and progress.

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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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