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Convention of States!

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Join us in Greenville and Wilmington, NC!

 North Carolina COS volunteers just completed a historic campaign effort in the 2022 election cycle that we aim to finish in 2023. Join in the momentum in Greenville March 14 and Wilmington March 15 to learn what the COS effort is all about nationally and in North Carolina, why it's important to the future of our federal republic, and how YOU can help pass the COS resolution in the 2023 legislative session.

North Carolina COS volunteers just completed a historic campaign effort in the 2022 election cycle. Join us at these exciting, FREE Town Hall events with COS co-founders Mark Meckler and Michael Farris to learn what the COS effort is all about nationally and in North Carolina, why it's important to the future of our federal republic, and how you can help pass the COS resolution in the 2023 legislative session.

Greenville Town Hall, March 14, 6pm

Wilmington Town Hall, March 15, 6:30pm

These events are free, and we expect a packed house! Doors open for registration 30 minutes before the start. Bring your friends, neighbors, relatives and co-workers! They are welcome.

Questions? Contact Hugh McWilliams at hugh.mcwilliams@cosaction.com or call/text at (571) 345-8770.

WHY CONVENTION OF STATES?

Congress and its bureaucrats will never limit their own power. They will continue to spend irresponsibly and take over policymaking in areas like education and commerce–issues that should be left to the states and local governments. The only way to correct this is from the outside–and the states have the power to do it through Article V of the Constitution.

We're halfway to our 34 state goal, and North Carolina can be a part of this change for 2023 by adopting the COS resolution. Want to learn more? Check out these additional resources on Article V.

HOW WOULD A CONVENTION OF STATES WORK?

WHAT OUR OPPONENTS SAY

Our Founding Fathers gave the states the Article V convention process for such a time as this–they knew the national government would eventually try to overpower the states. This process it the last real “check” the states have left to impose reform on Washington, D.C., and protect the powers and rights of the states. 

All of the objections and arguments have well-researched answers, given by actual constitutional experts. Would it help to know that statesmen and experts you trust are behind this effort? Here’s a list of some of our more famous endorsers!

The Tenth Amendment sets forth an important principle of our constitutional system: that powers not delegated to the national government are reserved to the states and the people. Article V’s convention process is the process given to the states to enforce that principle. It’s high time we used it.

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Petition your state legislator

Almost everyone knows that our federal government is on a dangerous course. The unsustainable debt combined with crushing regulations on states and businesses is a recipe for disaster.

What is less known is that the Founders gave state legislatures the power to act as a final check on abuses of power by Washington, DC. Article V of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention to proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington DC.

I support Convention of States; a national movement to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.

I want our state to be one of the necessary 34 states to pass a resolution calling for this kind of an Article V convention. You can find a copy of the model resolution and the Article V Pocket Guide (which explains the process and answers many questions) here: https://conventionofstates.com/handbook_pdf

I ask that you support Convention of States and consider becoming a co-sponsor. Please respond to my request by informing the national COS team of your position, or sending them any questions you may have:

info@conventionofstates.com or (540) 441-7227.

Thank you so much for your service to the people of our district.

Respectfully, [Your Name]

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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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