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Five days of Article V pt. 1 – The Founding Fathers' gift to future generations

Published in Blog on September 12, 2022 by Brianna Kraemer

The Founding Fathers unanimously added Article V into the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and now over two centuries later, their brilliance and prudence is providing us with an approach to fix power abuses in the federal government in the 21st century. 

Article V Day is this Thursday, which is an exciting day to celebrate. Here at Convention of States Action, we'll be celebrating this great part of the Constitution all week long... Because why not? 

But what exactly does Article V do? It allows Congress to propose amendments to the Constitution, which has been done 27 times. The other half of Article V allows the states to propose amendments through a 50-state convention. Convention of States is utilizing this procedure to bypass the DC swamp.

“The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.”

COS is celebrating this peaceful and legal solution to government overreach, and we are on our way to gaining enough support among the states to call a Convention of States.

The Framers didn’t write this solution into the Constitution for nothing. They understood the difficult balance between freedom and tyranny. Americans are ready to impose term limits, budgets and power restraints on the federal government.

Embrace the Article V mechanism by signing the petition below, and stay tuned all week long for more info on our Founders' great solution.

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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 to proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington DC.

I support Convention of States; a national movement 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 an 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: https://conventionofstates.com/handbook_pdf

I ask that you support Convention of States and consider becoming a co-sponsor. Please respond to my request by informing the national COS team of your position, or sending them any questions you may have:

info@conventionofstates.com or (540) 441-7227.

Thank you so much for your service to the people of our district.

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