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Get the facts: How the Convention of States option was included in the Constitution

Published in Blog on January 09, 2020 by Convention Of States

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Thousands of new Convention of States volunteers and supporters are joining the movement every week. If you're one of those patriotic Americans, we wanted to call your attention to the video below.

Unlike most laws and policies passed today, we know exactly what the Framers thought about Article V of the U.S. Constitution.

As the video below explains, George Mason noticed that in the original draft of the Constitution, only Congress could propose amendments. He argued that a tyrannical Congress would never propose amendments to limits its own power and urged his fellow drafters to allow the states to propose amendments as well. 

The Framers passed his amendment unanimously. 

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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: https://conventionofstates.com/handbook_pdf

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

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