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The original Constitution is a pocketbook. The current one is an encyclopedia.

Published in Blog on April 05, 2021 by Convention Of States

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Most people don't know this, but our country has for years lived under two different Constitutions. It sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it's true.

The Constitution-as-written is the small document penned by our Founders. It gives the federal government a set of narrow powers and leaves all other powers up to the states and the people. Reading that document, it's hard to understand how today's Congress, White House, and Supreme Court control everything from education to energy to business.

There's a reason. Over the last 100 years, the Supreme Court has "reinterpreted" the Constitution to give the federal government near-unlimited power. These "reinterpretations" are effectively constitutional amendments, and each amendment has added to the growing list of things Congress can control.

Today, as Mark Meckler explains in the video below, the Constitution we live under is an encyclopedia of ways the federal government can dictate our decisions and control our lives.

Mark is testifying before a Wisconsin State Senate committee in support of the Convention of States Resolution. 

Our Resolution would allow for an Article V Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments that turn back the clock on judicial activism. These amendments would force Congress to follow the Constitution-as-written, not the Constitution-as-interpreted. They would get the feds out of education, healthcare, and the environment, and they would put the people and the states back in control. 

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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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