A group of GOP lawmakers have sent a letter to President Obama objecting to the proposed slate of “midnight regulations” he plans to hand down in his last few weeks in office.
President Bush and President Clinton tried similar stunts as their terms came to an end, and lawmakers urged the President to “find the right balance between regulation and free market principles.”
Unfortunately, all they can do is urge. Congress has ceded its lawmaking authority to the President’s regulatory agencies and the Supreme Court has solidified their power to unilaterally craft domestic policy. GOP lawmakers might not like the President’s regulatory push, but they can’t do anything to stop him.
That’s why the American people have formulated a plan to stop the overreach of federal agencies once and for all. This plan doesn’t need the approval of Congress, the President, or the Supreme Court. It derives its authority from the Constitution itself and has the power to restore the balance of power between the people, the states, and the federal government.
It’s called an Article V Convention of States. A Convention of States is called and controlled by the states and has the power to propose constitutional amendments. These amendments can solidify the Constitution’s checks on the federal government and keep the President’s pen and phone where it belongs.