When the Framers wrote the Constitution, they intended the state governments to check the power of the national government.
But over the years, Washington has grown stronger while the states have grown weaker. Today, many state governments are little more than satellite offices for federal bureaucracies. They implement federal policies, spend federal money (along with state money), and play little role in domestic policy.
That needs to change, and Mark Meckler went to South Dakota recently to explain how state legislators can take back their rightful place in our federalist system.
"Federalism requires that states assert themselves," he said. "You, as state legislators, were given a unique and powerful role in the United States Constitution. You, and only you, have the power... to call a Convention of States."
Get involved in your state! Sign the Convention of States Petition below!