Since launching in 2013, the Convention of States Project has already left its indelible mark on American history.
This patriot-led movement has procured many stunning victories, has experienced tremendous growth and continues to make strides toward reclaiming liberty. Nineteen states have passed the COS resolution, putting us at more than halfway to calling a convention. And at five million people, our army of self-governing grassroots activists is officially the largest in the country.
This week, in celebration of Article V Day, we've covered the history of the Convention of States from the moment George Mason introduced the idea during the Constitutional Convention to the present day.
Part 1 – The Founding Fathers' gift to future generations
Part 2 – 'One of our greatest men'; George Mason, the Forgotten Founder
Part 3 – The birth of a movement
Part 4 - The time has come to use the Constitution to save the Constitution
Yes, Convention of States has made great progress, and we’re just getting started. It’s exciting to imagine where we’ll go from here.
But you may find yourself asking: where do we go from here?
Perhaps COS just isn’t gaining traction in your state. You’ve faithfully labored for years, spreading awareness, and educating your fellow citizens, but your state legislators are still no closer to considering our resolution. Maybe your state has come close to passing our resolution–only to back out at the last minute.
Or maybe your state has passed the COS resolution, but you find yourself discouraged at how few people know or even care to know about Article V.
Regardless of where you live, it can sometimes feel like Convention of States has all the momentum in the world and is an unstoppable force. Other times, it feels like we’re getting nowhere at all.
Especially in the wake of a recent slew of attacks, it can feel like momentum has shifted against COS.
But we must not lose hope.
We must remember where we started as a movement and how far we’ve come since then. Four states have passed our resolution just this year–momentum for COS isn’t dying out; it’s just beginning.
That being said it is critically important that we stay vigilant.
Yes, attacks against COS have intensified, which means it is more important than ever that we proactively control the narrative surrounding Convention of States.
Don’t let our opponents define COS; we should be the ones to tell the world what Convention of States really is all about.
We’re not trying to destroy or undermine the Constitution or any of those things our opponents accuse us of. We only seek to restore liberty and self-governance. And considering the progress we’ve made over the past ten years, I’d say we’re well on our way.
For Convention of States supporters, the future may not be easy–but it certainly is bright. I can only imagine what George Mason and the other Founding Fathers would think if they saw this grassroots army of patriots fighting for the liberty they handed down to us, and how proud they would be.
Tomorrow is Constitution Day, and as we celebrate the 235th anniversary of that blessed document, may we take increased devotion to preserving it.
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