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The federal government has never been less accountable

Published in Blog on April 12, 2021 by Convention Of States

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The federal government has never been less accountable to the states that created it or the people it's supposed to serve. 

The states are little more than regional offices for federal agencies. The federal government controls state policy by tying federal dollars to specific programs and mandating states fall in line. In many states, the peoples' representatives in the state legislature controls less than half of the entire state budget. The rest gets appropriated by bureaucrats in D.C.

And what about We the People? Does Congress listen to the thoughts and feelings of its constituents? Do you feel represented by your "representatives" in our nation's capital?

Here's a good test of the peoples' power to hold their officials accountable: can you get a sit-down meeting with your national representatives? Can you send them a message or a letter and have a hope that they'll actually read it?

For most Americans, the answer is no. They don't have any influence over their elected officials, and they feel powerless to do anything about it.

That is, they felt powerless -- until now.

An Article V Convention of States is called and controlled by the states and has the power to propose constitutional amendments.

These amendments can provide the wakeup call Congress so desperately needs. More importantly, they can restore the balance of power between the states and D.C., and put state legislatures back in the driver's seat of domestic policy. That way, every American will have the chance to influence the government that will affect their daily lives and be truly represented by their elected officials.

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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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