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Survey: Majority of Americans think "ordinary people" would do a better job than national officials

Published in Blog on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

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The Pew Research Center released a new survey last week, and it doesn't look good for the federal government.

Pew reports:

Currently, just 19% say they can trust the government always or most of the time, among the lowest levels in the past half-century. Only 20% would describe government programs as being well-run. And elected officials are held in such low regard that 55% of the public says “ordinary Americans” would do a better job of solving national problems.

On top of all this, 74% of those surveyed believe "most elected officials put their own interests ahead of the country's."

Americans may not agree on the role the federal government should play in daily life, but these number suggest they do agree on one thing: there's something wrong in Washington, D.C.

When Americans can't trust their own government, when they see so much corruption and incompetence that they believe they could do a better job than federal officials, something has to change.

Sending different politicians to Washington won't help. We've tried that -- we've been trying that for the last 100 years.

What we need is a structural change, one that restores the balance of power between the federal government, the states, and the people.

The only way to bring about such a change is with constitutional amendments proposed at an Article V Convention of States. These amendments can limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints on Congress, and mandate term limits for federal officials.

This is the Founders' solution to federal overreach, and it's time we used it.

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