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DC Leaders Ignoring Will of People, Americans Have Less Freedom, and Government Should Leave Citizens to Decide COVID-19 Delta Response

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DC IGNORING WILL OF THE PEOPLE—80% of Americans Say Leaders in Washington Either Do Not Consider or Only Somewhat Consider the Will of the People When Making Policy Decisions

  • AMERICANS HAVE LESS FREEDOM—57% of Americans Say They Have Less Personal Freedom Today than Before COVID-19

  • COVID DELTA—63% Agree Government Should Take no Action to Address New Delta Variant, Citizens Can Make Personal Decisions on How to Respond

(Austin, TX—June 30, 2021) Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group—one of America’s most accurate pollsters in 2016, 2018 and 2020—is releasing the results of a new national survey. Results were from surveys conducted June 23rd thru June 26th of over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.

“To those seeking to remain in public office or be elected to public office, the message from voters is absolutely clear. Americans overwhelmingly believe the current leadership in DC is out-of-control and oppressive, doing whatever they want with no regard to what the people want, and should reverse direction immediately, ” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “Americans on the left and right want to see an expansion of personal freedom and want the federal government to stay out of their lives. The strong reaction against any COVID-19 Delta mandates is clear evidence of that fact.”

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KEY INSIGHT: Majority of Americans Say Leaders in Washington DC are Not Adequately Considering the Will of the People

  • 62.4% of American voters say the will of the people is no longer a consideration to leaders in DC when making policy decisions, 17.6% say it is somewhat of a consideration
  • 50.4% of Democrat voters say no longer a consideration, 22.5% say somewhat
  • 76.6.% of Republican voters say no longer a consideration, 13% say somewhat
  • 59% of Independent voters say no longer a consideration, 17.3% say somewhat

KEY INSIGHT: Majority of Americans Believe They Have Less Personal Freedom Now than Before COVID-19

  • 57.1% of American voters say they do not have as much personal freedom today as they did before the Pandemic, 36.8% say personal freedom has remained the same
  • 34.9% of Democrat voters say less personal freedom, 57.2% say same
  • 81.7% of Republican voters say less personal freedom, 13.1% say same
  • 56.5% of Independent voters say less personal freedom, 38.8% say same

KEY INSIGHT: Majority of Americans Want Government to Take no Action to Address COVID-19 Delta

  • 63% of American voters overall say the government should take no action.
  • 83.4% of Republican voters say the government should take no action.
  • 55.5% of Independent voters say the government should take no action.
  • 50.1% of Democrat voters say the government should take no action.


About Convention of States Action—Boasting 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
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