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Convention of States!


COS North Carolina Buncombe County Volunteer Meeting

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 meeting.

This is a monthly volunteer meeting for NC House Districts 114, 115 and 116 in Buncombe County, but all our welcome. The intent is that this becomes a regularly occurring monthly meeting. 

Meeting Location

Ruby Tuesday, 260 Underwood Rd., Fletcher

Next Meeting Date

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Meeting Agenda (will change from month to month)

  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Socializing and dinner (order from menu)
  • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Overview of COS
    • Update on COS resolution and legislative activity
    • Volunteer opportunities
    • Upcoming events and planning
    • Q&A

You are welcome to bring friends and family including any who have never heard of COS but are concerned about the future of our country. Please RSVP here

Questions? Contact David Langrall at (828) 273-5879 or email


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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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