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Rick Santorum: Article V is America's Fail-Safe

Published in Blog on October 10, 2021 by Article V Patriot

Why has our country drifted so far from the Founders' original vision?

When the Framers drafted the Constitution, they imagined a collection of sovereign states united around a limited list of shared concerns. Defense, trade, and other relationships with foreign powers would be handled by the federal government. Everything else was left up to the states.

Today, the situation is almost reversed. The federal government maintains dictatorial control over all domestic affairs while the states are left to secure our southern border. Washington has grown to be an all-powerful force in our national life, and each federal election feels like a life-or-death situation. 

Modern technology has made centralization possible, of course, but as COS Senior Advisor Sen. Rick Santorum explains in the interview below, the expansion of federal power is due mostly to power-hungry federal politicians. 

A Convention of States is long past overdue. The Founders gave us the Article V solution if the federal government ever refused to propose amendments "of the proper kind." Those amendments would limit federal power, restrict federal spending, and place term limits on federal officials.

Our federal politicians will never propose these amendments, but we can do it for them at a Convention of States.

A Convention of States is called and controlled by the states and has the power to propose constitutional amendments. It takes 34 states to call a Convention, and 15 have done so already. To get involved with the effort in your state, sign 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 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: https://conventionofstates.com/handbook_pdf

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:

info@conventionofstates.com or (540) 441-7227.

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

Respectfully, [Your Name]

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