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Convention of States is "the only remedy left," says constitutional scholar

Published in Blog on January 08, 2021 by Convention Of States

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Constitutional scholar Dr. John Eastman appeared on Newsmax recently, and he explained -- in no uncertain terms -- that a Convention of States is the only way we can check federal power.

"The federal government has expanded beyond measure and beyond belief," he said. "And I think the only remedy still available to us is a Convention of the States."

The Founders believed the federal government's power would be held in check by the inter-branch conflict between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, Dr. Eastman said. Congress would keep the President's power in check, and vice-versa, and the Supreme Court would perform the same function.  

Instead, all three branches have colluded to expand their power, and when the Senate started to become elected by popular vote rather than by state legislatures, the states lost all power in Washington.

A Convention of States is the states' only peaceful, legal remedy to the abuses of the federal government. A Convention is called under Article V of the Constitution and has the power to propose constitutional amendments that limit the size, scope, and jurisdiction of the federal government. 

The amendment proposals are then sent back to the states for ratification. Nowhere in the process does the federal government have a say, and neither the President, Congress, nor the Supreme Court can stop the process.

The violence we saw at the Capitol last week was a direct result of the belief that average Americans can't influence what happens in Washington. But that's simply not true. The Founders gave us a powerful tool in Article V, and it's time we used it. 

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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:

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