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Renowned journalist pens POWERFUL COS op-ed

Published in Blog on November 08, 2023 by Jakob Fay

Celebrated conservative journalist Cal Thomas recently penned an op-ed calling for political “renovation,” in which he argues that Convention of States is the “only way” to get the job done.

“Renovation is precisely what is needed in our country whose national debt, open borders and as we’ve seen in recent weeks our university and public education system are in dire need of repair, even renovation,” he writes. “Failing to renovate an old house puts the owner at risk of broken electrical wires and water pipes, even collapsing roofs and walls. Failing to renovate a government in need of more than a paint job to cover up its many flaws can lead to dysfunction (what we have now) and ultimate collapse, which will be our future if we don’t act soon.”

With more than half a century of experience in journalism, Cal Thomas, endorsed by Rush Limbaugh, Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Jay Leno, is well aware of trends in American politics. He knows that Washington will not ever fix itself. Democrats, he says, “are incapable of renovation,” while Republicans “lack the will to make necessary repairs.” In his latest book, “A Watchman in the Night: What I’ve Seen Over 50 Years Reporting on America,” he calls himself a “watchman” whose job it is to warn Americans, and now he is warning us that we are running out of time and our options are limited.

“It would appear there is only one way to fix this and that is the movement called The Convention of States (COS), a constitutional convention established by “we the people” to put government back inside the boundaries established by our Founders. As stated on the COS website: ‘Under Article V of the United States Constitution,’ a COS would be ‘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.’”

Thomas explains that, according to the Constitution, “34 states must approve a resolution after which a convention would be called,” and that 19 states have already done so. He suggests that such a convention could be used to remedy outrageous government spending, repair America’s southern border, and root out indoctrination in our schools.

“Politicians won’t renovate anything,” the author concludes. “It is the people who grant power to the government, but government has misused those powers in ways that benefit the politicians, not those they are supposed to represent. It’s time to renovate the government, public schools and universities. If that means starting over, so be it. We can’t go on like this. If we do, disaster awaits because the history of nations that ignore the house equivalent of a cracked foundation or leaky roof are doomed to self-destruction.”

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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 to proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington DC.

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