The following was written by District Captain John Dahmen and originally published in The Free-Lance Star.
I watch with curiosity as I see two governments struggle with what the people want versus what the elected officials want.
England struggles with Brexit as elected officials snub their noses at the plurality of voters who want sovereignty from the European Union.
The U.S is in a precariously similar situation as our federal government has surpassed the original intent of our founders.
It has become so polarized that the work “of the people” is no longer their concern.
George Mason, a delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention in 1787, was wise enough to speculate that there might come a day when those whom we elected might choose to ignore the will of “the people.”
Mason explained that an oppressive Congress would never agree to propose amendments necessary to restrain a rogue, tyrannical legislature.
He introduced a second way to amend the Constitution through a Convention of States; allowing the states to propose amendments that Congress would surely ignore, such as term limits, fiscal restraint and returning the rights of the states back to them.
We now stand at a crossroads where Republicans and Democrats in D.C. refuse to do their jobs. Fortunately, we do have a peaceful solution.
I urge you to sign the petition. Remember, the states created the federal government, not the other way around.