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COS Surge Article Library

All the files in PDF format.


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Article_1 - A Solution As Big As The Problem
By Michael Farris, JD, LLM

Article_2 - The Lamp of Experience: Constitutional Amendments Work
By Robert Natelson

Article_3 - Can We Trust the Constitution? Answering The "Runaway Convention" Myth
By Michael Farris, JD, LLM

Article 4 - An Open Letter Concerning The Second Amendment and the Convention of States ProjectBy Charles J. Cooper, Appellate Attorney and Litigator

Article 5 - How We have learned More and More About the Constitution's "Convention for Proposing Amendments"
By Robert Natelson

Article 6 - How the Courts have clarified the Constitution's Amendment Process
By Robert Natelson

Article 7 - The Myth of a Runaway Amendments Convention
By Robert Natelson

Article 8 - Why a State Should Adopt an Article V Application for A Convention of States if It Has Already Adopted a Balanced Budget Amendment Application
By Michael Farris, JD, LLMA

Article 9 - Let's Provide Our Children Common Sense, Not Common Core
By Michael P Farris, JD, LLM

Article 10 - The Final Constitutional Option
By Bob Berry, Regional Director for the Convention of States Project

Article 11 - The Battle Over Coal and the War on States' Rights
By Rita Dunaway, Esq., National Legislative Strategist for the Convention of States Project 

Article 12 - The Article V Solution and the Absurdity of Inaction
By Rita Dunaway, Esq., National Legislative Strategist for the Convention of States Project

Article 13 - Five Myths About An Article V Convention
By Rita Dunaway, Esq. National Legislative Strategist for the Convention of States Project

Article 14 - An Article V Convention Is Not a Constitutional Convention
By Ken Quinn, Regional Director for the Convention of States Project

Article 15 - It's Time to Evict the Constitutional Squatters
By Rita Dunaway, Esq., National Legislative Strategist for the Convention of States Project

Article 16 - The Article V Solution - The Way to Implement the Tenth Amendment
By Rita Dunaway, Esq., National Legislative Strategist for the Convention of States Project

Article 17 - How Can the Convention of States Project Help Address My State's Budget Challenges?
By Vickie Deppe, Illinois Legislative Liaison, Convention of States Project

Article 18 - The Article V Solution - Demystifying a Dusty Tool
By Rita Dunaway, Esq., National Legislative Strategist for the Convention of States Project

Article 19 - How Can the Convention of States Project Help Curb the Corrupting Influence of Money in Politics
By Vickie Deppe, Illinois Legislative Liaison, Convention of States Project

Article 20 - The Necessary and Proper Clause Does NOT Empower Congress to Control an Amendments Convention
By Robert Natelson

Article 21 - The John Birch Society Denies Its History and Betrays Its Mission
By Ken Quinn, Regional Director for the Convention of States Project

Article 22 - The Process of an Article V Convention For Proposing Amendments

Article 23 - Public Lands: A "Generational Vision"
By Ken Ivory, Utah State Representative and Director of the Free Lands Project with Federalism in Action

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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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