President Ronald Reagan was a strong proponent of using Article V to call for a Convention of States in order to add a constitutional amendment that would limit federal spending.
Now over 30 years since Reagan held office, the national debt has grown from $259 billion to over $31 trillion. Even in the 1950s, the national debt made up a whopping 70 percent of the debt-to-GDP ratio. Now, that number has risen to over 120 percent.
"It is clear that we must rely on the states to force Congress to act... Fortunately, our Nation’s Founders gave us the means to amend the Constitution through action of state legislatures," Reagan once said.
A wise statesman himself, Reagan openly stated that "no government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size," adding that "a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on earth."
He was spot on. The federal government has expanded to an unrecognizable goliath that both Reagan and our Founding Fathers would find astonishing.
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“...The Constitution provides for both methods and the Convention is a safety valve giving the people a chance to act if Congress refuses to,” then former California Governor Ronald Reagan said in his radio address on February 13, 1979.
Has anything changed for the better in the federal government since Reagan was in office? Today we look back at the mid-20th century as a time when people were more free and united. Yet even then, Reagan saw a mess that required an Article V convention.
The federal government has continued to encroach on our liberties and spend insane amounts of money it doesn't have. We the People must stand together and call for a Convention of States.
Time is limited in addressing the abuses of federal overreach, one major component being the inability to spend taxpayer dollars with sound judgment. A balanced budget is long overdue and a Convention of States will make that happen.
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