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Gallup poll describes exactly how Americans feel about Washington (ENRAGED)

Published in Blog on September 27, 2023 by Brianna Kraemer

Amid heated funding disagreements in Washington that could result in a government shutdown by the end of the week, a whopping 82% of Americans – the large majority – disapprove of the job Congress is doing. 

It's not shocking that a dismal 17% of Americans approve of the way Congress is operating, according to new Gallup data, but what is astonishing is that some people think it will change with another election.

While elections matter, it's clear that this erratic, self-serving political cycle doesn't end. In the last five years, approval of Congress has peaked at 36%, trending downward since the first few months of Biden's presidency. One year ago in September 2022, 23% of Americans approved of Congress, indicating a sharp 6% drop. As Gallup noted, the low ratings have persisted for some time. 

"As infighting within the Republican Party continues and a government shutdown seems increasingly likely, Americans’ rating of Congress remains low," the report concludes.

The good news? It's a bipartisan feeling. Even better? There's a bipartisan solution.

To institute effective, permanent changes would require an outside influence. The internal system doesn't change itself in any meaningful way, so that leaves We the People to clean up the mess. Thankfully, the Founding Fathers provided Article V in the Constitution as a way for the states to hold Washington accountable. 

The Swamp reeks and the slime is thick, but term limits, fiscal restraints, and restrictions to the power of the government can do the trick. Convention of States is here to bring some much-needed refinements.

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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

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