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Poll: Nearly 80 Percent of Americans Believe U.S. is in Decline

Published in Blog on January 10, 2022 by Article V Patriot

Americans are worried about their country's future. According to a new poll from Convention of States Action and the Trafalgar Group, nearly 80% of Americans believe the United States is in decline.

According to the survey, 76.8% of American voters believe American society and culture are in a state of decay while only 9.8% of American voters believe American society and culture are in a state of progress. Just over 13% are unsure.

"These horrific numbers go beyond politics to the heart of who we are as a nation and a people. Americans have always been fueled by hope and optimism, and now are united in disgust. Our leaders in Washington, DC are setting the tone, and clearly we need dramatic changes there in both parties in the next election. But ultimately, it is the grassroots citizens of this great nation— everyday Americans fighting to return us to our foundations—who are going to get us back on course," said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action.

It's no wonder Americans are depressed. The federal government uses its unelected bureaucrats to control our most personal decisions, the president acts like a king, and everyday citizens feel powerless to stop any of it.

But we do have the power to change course. Article V of the Constitution allows the states to call a Convention of States. At that Convention, the states propose constitutional amendments that limit the power, scope, and jurisdiction of the federal government. 

"By permanently reining in the federal government and restoring the balance of power between DC and the states to its original Constitutional design, we have an opportunity to change these numbers, now and for the future," Mark said.

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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.

I support the Convention of States Project; a national effort to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.

I want our state to be one of the necessary 34 states to pass a resolution calling for this kind of Article V Convention. You can find a copy of the model resolution and the Article V Pocket Guide (which explains the process and answers many questions) here:

I ask that you support the Convention of States Project and consider becoming a co-sponsor of the resolution. Please respond to my request by informing the national COS team of your position, or sending them any questions you may have: or (540) 441-7227.

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