It's become a political commonplace to talk about how divided we are as a nation.
We're told that Americans are at each other's throats, and this is the worst it's even been. We the People can't stand one another, whether we're on the left or the right, in cities or in the country, among conservatives or liberals.
But division in this country is nothing new. We've had periods of greater national unity, but people from different states have had serious disagreements since our founding.
What made the system work, as Mark Meckler pointed out to a committee in the Montana state legislature, is that power was decentralized. The federal government wasn't in charge, so Americans from different states weren't constantly imposing their will on one another.
The solution to our national division isn't to force everyone to agree with the politicians in Washington. The solution is to give people in the various states the right to self-governance. Power must be de-centralized, and that's exactly what a Convention of States can do.
A Convention of States is called under Article V of the Constitution and has the power to propose constitutional amendments. These amendments can limit Washington's power and return that power to the states and the people -- where it belongs.
We the People have a real voice in state legislatures. State representatives are more responsive to constituent feedback, and they're not serving for the money or the power. When something does go wrong, the people in that particular state can come together and address the issue.
Fifteen states have signed on to the Convention of States Resolution. We need 19 more to call the first-ever Convention, and we're introducing the resolution in dozens of states this year.
To join the movement, sign the petition below!