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Ben Shapiro: We must use the Constitution to save the Constitution

Published in Blog on May 07, 2019 by Convention Of States

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It's counter-intuitive, but true. The Constitution needs to be amended in order to save the principles enshrined in it.

The Founders imagined a limited federal government -- limited both by the checks and balances within the federal government and by the power of the state legislatures.

But those checks have been eroded, especially over the last 100 years. Congress and the Supreme Court have empowered a fourth, unaccountable branch -- the federal bureaucracy -- to make laws and create policy. The executive branch has taken more powerful for itself than the Founders imagined, and the Courts have set themselves up as lawmakers and kings. And all three branches have all but eliminated the power of the states to check their actions.

That's why Ben Shapiro believes we need to call an Article V Convention of States. A Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that restore the founding principle of a limited federal government. These amendments can reinstate the balance of power between the states and the feds, and between the branches of the federal government.

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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.

I support the Convention of States Project; a national effort 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 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

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