Federal overreach impacts all areas of American life and sometimes it hurts those Americans we should be helping the most.
A Convention of States volunteer recently testified before a legislative committee in Wisconsin, and he explained to the legislators that his combat experience in Vietnam didn't exempt him from having his property effectively seized by the federal government.
He and his wife had paid off a dairy farm, and they planned to use the money from its rent to help them enter retirement.
But a highway needed to be widened, and the state needed to secure federal funding to pay for it. Bureaucrats in Washington agreed to help, but they included a few strings. One of those strings was to seize this man's land.
None of the state and local officials believed taking the land was necessary to ensure the safety of the road, but none could do anything about it. He was paid for his land, but not for the 20-30 years of rental income he lost.
He urged the state legislators to step out in courage and call a Convention of States.
"I'm a combat veteran. I've been in firefights. I know fear," he said. "Please do not let fear of doing something in this political climate paralyze you to do nothing. You have the power of the Constitution, the power of your constituents, and the power of history to stand up and reestablish the sovereignty of this great state against an overbearing federal government."
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