When the federal government shut down late last week (it’s still shut down, by the way), our elected officials in Washington immediately began doing what they do best: pointing the finger at the other party.
Republicans blamed Democrats; Democrats blamed Republicans. Everyone knew exactly what the other party had done to cause the shutdown, but no one knew how to get the feds back up and running.
Since then, Capitol Hill has turned into a second grade recess fight as both sides try to out-insult, out-blame, and out-shout the opposition.
“They [the Democrats] shut down the government,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning. “The pressure is on them.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, of course, disagrees.
“On Friday in the Oval Office, I made what I thought was a very generous offer to the president, the most generous offer yet,” Schumer said Sunday on the Senate floor. “The president must take yes for an answer. Until he does, it’s the Trump Shutdown.”
Our country cannot continue to function like this. The incompetence and corruption among our federal officials is staggering, and it hasn’t gotten much better in the past year. We don’t need a change in personnel; we need a change in structure, and the only way to get it is via a Convention of States.
An Article V Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that strip the federal government of the power they’ve so long abused. Convention delegates can propose amendments that return decision-making authority back to the people and the states, so they can make the decisions that are best for their towns and communities.
The feds have messed up healthcare, education, social welfare, and a host of other issues. It’s time to return We the People to their rightful position of authority and get this country back on track.