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Allen West Endorses Convention of States Project

Published in Blog on July 17, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

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Former Congressman LTC (Ret) Allen B West has joined the growing list of conservative thought leaders endorsing the Convention of States Project.

“The US Constitution was written placing restraints upon the federal government. Today, the federal government is growing beyond all bounds ever imagined by the founders. This is something I clearly experienced being a Member of the 112th Congress. However, the founding fathers realized this could be an issue in the future and enabled States the power to restrain and put the federal government back in the Constitutional box,” he said.

“Thank goodness the founders had the wisdom to provide us with Article V of the Constitution, which gives us the right and power to hold an Amending Convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to restrain the scope and power of the federal government. When you look at the fiscal irresponsibility of the federal government a proposal for a federal balanced budget amendment is ideal to be taken up by the State’s legislatures, as many sovereign States have balanced budget amendments. Under the system of federalism, I support the efforts to gather a constitutional Convention of States consistent with Article V and honoring the 10th Amendment.”

Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance and co-founder of the Convention of States Project, welcomed West’s endorsement. “No one is more familiar with grassroots success in reining in the federal government than Colonel Allen West. We’re excited Colonel West decided to endorse the last, best chance to preserve liberty in America, and we look forward to working with him as we fight to halt the abuses of Washington, D.C.”

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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 for proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington, DC.

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West is currently a Fox News Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, and regularly writes for numerous media outlets. He is also the author of a new book, Guardian of the Republic.

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