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Pete Hegseth drops the solution to government corruption on LIVE TV

Published in Blog on February 23, 2021 by Convention Of States

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Fox News' Pete Hegseth has been a long-time supporter of the Convention of States movement, and he dropped a truth bomb about Article V during a live TV appearance last week. 

"We need a solution as big as the problem, and thankfully our founders understood that," he said. "They gifted us something called Article V, which gave the power to the states. If the federal government ever got so big, so expensive, so tyrannical, states could come together and pass [constitutional] amendments."

"It's the only thing that could get at the progressive problem, and the progressive project, of the last 100 years."

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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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