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South Carolina Congressman William Timmons announces support for Convention of States

Published in Blog on December 17, 2019 by Convention of States

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The Convention of States Project is pleased to announce that Congressman William Timmons of South Carolina has officially declared his endorsement for our movement.

"From rampant federal spending that has created $23 trillion in national debt to career politicians that put their political interests before the people they represent, our government is clearly in crisis," Timmons writes.

"The Convention of States promises to be the solution that the Founders envisioned when drafting our constitution in 1787."

The buzz in South Carolina for Convention of States is building, following official endorsements by the South Carolina GOP and South Carolina Libertarian Party earlier this year. A recent poll revealed that 65% of South Carolina voters favor the calling of an Article V convention to limit federal power.

Congressman Timmons joins other colleagues from South Carolina in endorsing Convention of States, including Congressman Jeff Duncan, Congressman Ralph Norman, and former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint

Check out the Congressman's full letter:

Dear Convention of States Organizers and Supporters, 

I am writing this letter to offer my support to convening a Convention of States – a right secured for the states by our Founding Fathers through Article V of the Constitution. The Founder's vision was for our government to derive its power from the people and took steps to ensure they had the ability to amend the Constitution in potential times of crisis. 

Over the course of my first year in Washington, I have witnessed firsthand how our government often betrays the spirit of the Constitution's opening words "We the People," by forgetting about those who placed them in power in favor of special interest groups. From rampant federal spending that has created $23 trillion in national debt to career politicians that put their political interests before the people they represent, our government is clearly in crisis. 

The Convention of States promises to be the solution that the Founders envisioned when drafting our constitution in 1787. By enacting amendments that require a balanced federal budget, imposing term limits on members of Congress, and curbing the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, we can restore federalism and our system of limited government that is of the people, by the people, and for the people. 

I fully support this effort to restore the liberties that our Constitution guaranteed to us. Together, we can work to solve the problems that our government faces today and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Congressman Timmons joins a growing list of high-profile endorsers, who are fed up with the status quo in Washington, D.C. 

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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

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