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Convention of States!


Join Us In the Fight to End Federal Overreach

The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.” ― Thomas Jefferson


Do you believe the Federal government will ever limit their own power? Not a chance.


Grab a chair and bring your family, neighbors and friends. Join us in Raleigh at Halifax Mall on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 at 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. to let our legislators know that We the People Want North Carolina to be State #20 to Pass the COS Resolution HJR 235 and return power back to the state of North Carolina.

Confirmed speakers:

Other speakers, both nationally known and local, to be announced!

Let Us Know You're Coming!


Interested In Transportation to the Capitol?

Thanks to the feckless acts of all those who are suppose to represent us in Washington, the cost of getting to this year's Rally will be more than it's been in the past and we don't want this to deter your ability to join us.

We'd love to organize buses or carpools to come in from different parts of the state but we need to hear from you to do so. 

To come in by bus or be part of an organized carpool and you live in the:

  • The mountains of NC, a bus will be heading out from in Asheville with stops in Marion and Statesville. Here is the link to buy a ticket. Thanks to a generous NC COS donor who is paying for most of the cost, you can travel to Raleigh in style for just $15! Under 21 ride for free. Questions? Please contact David Langrall at or by phone at (828) 273-5879. 
  • The Charlotte, Concord, Davidson area, a bus will originate from Concord Mills and stop in Greensboro. Here is a link to buy a ticket. Thanks to a generous NC COS donor who is paying for most of the cost, you can travel to Raleigh in style for just $15! Under 21 ride for free. Questions? Please contact Kate West at or call (973) 945-3134.

  • Piedmont area of NC, please contact Susan Bertuccelli at or by phone at (336) 524-7341.

  • Wilmington area and the associated corridor to Raleigh, please reach out to or by phone at (571)345-8770.

  • Upper coastal area of NC starting at the Outer Banks and going through Elizabeth City and on to Raleigh, please contact or by phone at (703) 304-5277.

Driving to Raleigh? Parking is available at the:

  • State Government Visitor Lot #2 - 333 N. Salisbury Street - From this lot, cross N. Salisbury St. and walk south until you see the brick staircase outside the Legislative Office Building on you left. Halifax Mall is at the top of the staircase. 

  • State Government Parking Deck - 329 N. McDowell Street - From this parking lot, exit to Lane Street and walk east. Turn right on N. Salisbury Street. After crossing Lane St, the Legislative Office Building will be on your right. Halifax Mall is at the top of the staircase at the corner of Lane St. and N. Salisbury St.

  • NC Museum/Government Parking - 100 E. Jones Street (0.3 mile SE) - You will see the NC Legislative Building catty corner to this lot.  Leave the lot and walk west on Jones St. Go to the front of the Legislative Building and walk around the outside of the building. Halifax Mall is behind this building across a pedestrian walkway over Lane St.

  • Green Square Parking Deck - 120 W. Edenton Street - This lot is also catty corner to the Legislative Building. Leave the lot and walk east on Jones St. From here you can either turn left on N. Salisbury St, cross Lane St to access the staircase at the corner of N. Salisbury and Lane St.  Or, to avoid the staircase, walk east on Jones St to the Legislative Building, walk towards the front door and walk around the building to access the pedestrian walkway behind the building.  

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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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