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South Carolina U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman endorses the Convention of States Project

Published in Blog on August 09, 2019 by Article V Patriot

We're very pleased to announce a new endorsement!

Ralph Norman is the U.S. Representative from South Carolina's 5th congressional district, and he wrote us last week expressing his support for the efforts to rein in the scope and jurisdiction of the federal government with a Convention of States.

Our founding fathers knew that government derived its power from those that it governs, and in Article V of the Constitution they specifically expressed the power of the people to propose and pass amendments to the document. By adding congressional term limits to the Constitution, the Convention of the States would be taking power out of Washington and putting it back where it belongs - in the hands of the people.

The people proposing the Convention of States project are using the power afforded to them in Article V to restrain the power, scope, and jurisdiction of Washington D.C., and to rein in the irresponsible spending and politicians that have mired our government in waste and ineffectiveness. I applaud the efforts of those at the Convention of the States project for taking their government into their own hands and attempting to affect real, meaningful change to protect their freedoms.

"We the People" are the first words of our Constitution, and they serve as a reminder on who the government is supposed to serve. The people, not entrenched bureaucrats, are what gives our government power and what makes our nation great. When the people step up and take back this power, it is an embodiment of what our nation's founders envisioned when writing Article V of the Constitution. I fully support the Convention of States and am excited to see meaningful, and long overdue, change occur in our nation.

We're very pleased to have Rep. Norman join the nationwide Article V movement. If you want to join the team in your state, sign the Convention of States 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:

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