Before learning about the Convention of States option in Article V of the Constitution, Sheila felt helpless. The South Carolina resident knew the national debt would one day spell disaster, yet she didn't know how to help.
"Most Americans understand the debt that we are facing is unsustainable, and if left unchecked will ruin the economy for future generations," she told a South Carolina legislative committee. "I know this, and yet it felt like I was helpless to stop the federal government from enslaving my grandchildren and their children."
Fortunately, as she explained to the group of gathered legislators, the founders gave us a solution in Article V of the Constitution to federal waste, overreach, and incompetence. A Convention of States is called and controlled by the states and has the power to propose constitutional amendments that force Congress to be fiscally responsible.
"The state legislatures can vote to call a Convention of States and bypass the Congress, the President, and all of Washington, D.C.," she explained. "Our founders intended us to be a self-governing people, not a people ruled by an elite group in Washington, D.C."
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