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Is Convention of States racist? Mark Meckler tackles this "straw man" question in The Young Turks interview

Published in Blog on September 03, 2021 by Article V Patriot

Is the Convention of States movement racist?

According to some, limiting federal power is a code word for racism, and Mark Meckler tackled that accusation head-on in a recent interview on The Young Turks show "Indisputable."

"That's not true. That's not the intent. Nobody in our organization has ever said that. I've never heard anybody say that in a legislature," Mark told the show's host, Dr. Rashad Richey. "I'm not going to allow you to put that on me."

Here's the truth: Americans of all races believe they should have the power to control their own lives. They don't want faraway bureaucrats making decisions for themselves and their families, and they have much more power to hold state and local officials accountable than politicians in Washington.

That's something all Americans from every party can get behind, and as Mark says, we've seen exactly that in our polling.

It's also worth noting, as Minnesota State Content Writer Edward Thompson points out in a recent article, the "state's rights" issue is far more complicated than many believe. Prior to the Civil War, northern states made a state's rights argument when they wanted to pass anti-slavery laws in contradiction to federal law.

Convention of States isn't a left/right issue. It's an issue between people who want the freedom to make their own decisions and those who want the federal government to make their decisions for them. For us, the choice is clear. 

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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.

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