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Sign the petition

to call for a

Convention of States!

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Missouri Capitol Surge

 

February 26, 2020: From the left: Don Jenks, Brett Sterley, Doug Fristoe, Don Jagger, Carol Jagger, Hank Pochyla, Bubba Eder and Gib Kerr.

Our annual Surge Day gathering at the Capitol in Jefferson City took place on February 26, 2020. This year we handed out copies of the COS Pocket Guide. We still have a few offices to deliver this booklets to but that will get done when life gets back to normal as we operate under a national state of emergency.

In the meantime, you can help to educate and influence our legislators about the Convention of States and how they can help to return power back to the states and the people. Is that possible under the current circumstances? Is it safe? Yes and yes, because we know how to Surge From Home.  Please take the time to contact our legislators and let them know that you support the Convention of States and that you appreciate their efforts on behalf of the people of Missouri.

Missouri House of Representatives

Missouri Senate

COS Guidelines for Interacting with Legislators

Missouri Capitol Building Maps and Rules

Missouri Capitol Area Map

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Thank you for supporting this very important project in our nation’s history. Keep in mind that you can and should contact your legislators whenever you have suggestions or praise. With few exceptions these individuals work long hours and make great sacrifices to serve the State of Missouri.

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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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