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King's message still resonates today

Published in Uncategorized on January 14, 2018 by Convention Of States

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In his famous essay “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote in 1963 that “freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

King was speaking to those who criticized his civil rights protests as “poorly timed.” These individuals encouraged King to wait for a better moment to fight for racial equality in the U.S., arguing that the culture would one day learn to accept the equal rights of African Americans.

But King knew that “‘Wait’ has almost always meant ‘Never.’” Those in power would never willingly cede their authority, and it was up to the African American community and their supporters to fight for their rights as American citizens.

While the situation today is much different, the same principle applies to the overreach and abuse perpetrated by the federal government. Congress will never limit its own power. The Supreme Court will never willingly stop legislating from the bench. We the People must demand our freedom, and the only way to do that is via a Convention of States.

An Article V Convention of States has the power to propose constitutional amendments that limit the power of the federal government, mandate term limits for federal officials, and impose fiscal restraints on Congress. These amendments can stop the overreach, waste, and abuse in D.C., and ensure freedom and prosperity for future generations.

We cannot wait for Congress to act... because they never will. The time for a Convention of States is now. Click the blue button below to learn how you can get involved in this historic movement.

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