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Happy Article V Day! 234 Years Ago, George Mason Gave Us a Way to Save Our Nation

Published in Blog on September 14, 2021 by Article V Patriot

On September 15, 1787, George Mason realized the framers of the U.S. Constitution had made a terrible mistake. 

According to James Madison's notes, Mason believed that the people needed a way to amend the Constitution if Congress were ever to become oppressive. As it stood, the Constitution only allowed Congress to propose amendments.

"No amendment of the proper kind would ever be obtained by the people, if the government should become oppressive, as he verily believed would be the case," Madison says of Mason's comments.

The rest of the Framers agreed.

They adopted the Convention of States option into Article V of the Constitution on a unanimous vote. 

Every year on September 15, we celebrate the foresight of Mason and the other Framers. Because of Mason’s courage, the people and the states have a way to propose the constitutional amendments Congress never will -- to limit federal power, impose fiscal restraints on Congress, and mandate term limits. 

Fifteen states have followed Mason's lead to call for the first-ever Article V Convention of States, and over 5 million patriots have voiced their support. To join the movement, sign the petition below!

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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:

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

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

Respectfully, [Your Name]

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