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Levin: The push to amend the Constitution is the country's biggest story

Published in Blog on July 17, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

It’s a potential revolution in the making.

It could lead to the greatest political transformation in recent American history.

And, all but unnoticed by the media, it may be the last, best chance for conservatives who want to restore constitutional government to the United States of America.

Texas recently joined the effort to call a Convention of States to propose amendments to the United States Constitution and limit the power of the federal government. Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, two-thirds of the states must join the effort for such a convention to take place. Thanks to Gov. Greg Abbott’s enthusiastic championing of the resolution, Texas is now the 11th state to call for a Convention of States.

One of the leading talk-radio hosts in the country calls it the “biggest news” in the country because of what it could mean for conservatives who want to limit the power of the federal government.

“I am telling you, as we get closer to 20, this will be the biggest issue in front of you,” said Mark Levin. “The left will go crazy. They’ve already started. Their organizations are getting ramped up. Some of the conservative think tanks will start to attack as well. The Washington politicians will go nuts. The media will go nuts.”

Levin’s prediction is already coming true. More than 200 left-wing organizations are mobilizing to oppose the Convention of States. Several of the leaders of such groups, many of which are funded by George Soros, have testified in opposition to a Convention of States before various state legislatures.

But supporters of a Convention of States have their own champions. Among the figures Levin specifically credited for the victory in Texas is former Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. Coburn serves the Convention of States Project as a senior adviser and champions the concept in his new book “Smashing the DC Monopoly.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions called Coburn “one of the more remarkable senators who have served” and said his “philosophy and approach to government, if had been more effectively followed … would have led us to a better country.”

But Levin says the beauty of the Convention of States idea is it provides a way for Americans to restore limited government even if those in the federal government won’t live up to their constitutional responsibilities. He praised Coburn’s book as an important step in this historic effort.

“The federal government is out of control,” said Levin. “It’s time for the states to take back control from Congress, and Sen. Coburn explains how in this fantastic book. By amending the Constitution through an Article V convention, we the people can limit the spending, limit the regulation, and limit the time in office. ‘Smashing the DC Monopoly’ is essential for any politician who loves liberty and for all of us who want to hold our representatives accountable.”

The Convention of States project says the victory in Texas represents a huge step forward.

“The Convention of States Project Texas appreciates Gov. Greg Abbott making the Convention of States a priority this session,” stated Paul Hodson, co-director for Texas. “Our grassroots activists never wavered in their goal to get Texas across the finish line.”

“More than 240 COS activists, representing 78 Texas House Districts, watched from the gallery,” said Tamara Colbert, co-director for Texas. “The Convention of States Project salutes Rep. Rick Miller (Sugar Land, HD-26) and his stalwart support to champion this cause, as well as the 79 co-authors who stood resolute with the grassroots to get this done.”

“This is a great day for Texas,” said Mark Meckler, co-founder of the project. “Texas had a winning combination of relentless grassroots, Gov. Abbott’s big microphone and legislators who championed the Texas team for three years – what a fantastic victory for everyone involved. Congratulations!”

The momentum is continuing to build with Katie Kerschner, project coordinator for the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, penning an opinion piece for the widely read publication The Hill calling for a Convention of States.

“This convention of states would be limited to amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress,” she writes. “It’s time for the states and the American people to stand up and work to bring governing decisions back to the state and local levels, where they belong.”

In a recent appearance on Fox News, Coburn said the future of the movement looks promising.

“Almost every aspect of your life today is touched by the federal government,” said Coburn. “That was never intended. The power was supposed to reside at the states, where you could actually have some influence on it. We can’t have much influence on our individual senators or our individual representatives.

“When people learn there is a way for we as citizens to actually impact and restore what was intended, they get real excited about it. And we’re just now starting to reach out and I have every expectation that end of this year we’ll have over 10 million signed up activists working on this.”

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