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Rep. Eric Burlison endorses COS, says gov't 'will never fix itself'

Published in Blog on August 24, 2023 by Brianna Kraemer

Missouri Congressman Eric Burlison has officially endorsed the Convention of States movement in our efforts to call an Article V convention to restrict federal overreach.

Burlison currently represents the 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. During his time serving in the Missouri legislature, he helped carry the Convention of States Resolution to passage, calling it one of his greatest legislative achievements. 

"It is clear, Washington, D.C., will never fix itself. The States must act to save the country through a convention of states. It was an honor to carry the Convention of States' resolution during my time in the Missouri Legislature," Burlison said in a statement

Missouri COS activists successfully pushed the Resolution over the finish line in 2017, and this latest endorsement comes as the team remains heavily active in the state's political affairs. 

As the newest endorser of COS, Burlison can be counted on to push back against the D.C. norms, and his record reflects this view. Burlison has stood behind many efforts that restrict the government's power as a freshman in the U.S. Congress.

He praised the Supreme Court's decision to reject Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, and just recently, he called on the Department of Justice to provide documents in regard to Jack Smith's investigation of former President Donald Trump.

In relation to the Convention of States emphasis on government financial responsibility, Burlison voted against the deceptive Fiscal Responsibility Act, calling it a "business-as-usual deal" that adds at least $4 trillion to the national debt. He said his constituents sent him to Congress "to end Washington’s spending addiction and fight the swamp, not enable it. That’s why I voted to oppose the bill.”

As the COS grassroots movement grows stronger every day, We the People grow closer to forcing accountability onto the swamp. Every individual is critical in this fight, standing against the bureaucracy or enabling it. 

To stand with the millions against the overreaching powers of the federal government, join COS by signing the petition below. 

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

I support Convention of States; a national movement 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 an 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: https://conventionofstates.com/handbook_pdf

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

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Thank you so much for your service to the people of our district.

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