The Republicans might control both Congress and the White House, but Democratic leaders plan to thwart the new president’s agenda at every turn.
President Trump rallied GOP lawmakers yesterday, promising that Congress will be the busiest it’s been in decades as they no longer have to fear automatic vetoes from President Obama.
At the same time, Politico reported that the Democrats plan to launch a “scorched-earth” strategy against Republicans and promised to work with President Trump “not now, not ever.”
This is bad news for Americans hoping the President would have an easy path making America great again. While Republican majorities will allow Trump to move on several of his proposals, the Democrats still wield power, especially in the Senate. Signing executive orders is one thing; getting a controversial funding bill through Congress is a whole different ball game.
But Americans dreading another four years of gridlock have a recourse. It’s found in Article V of the Constitution, and it allows the people -- acting through the states -- to call a Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments.
These amendments can do what Washington never will -- impose real, lasting restrictions on the power of the federal government. These amendments can help Trump make good on his promise to shrink the size of Washington’s bureaucratic machine, and ensure the feds never again overstep their constitutional bounds.
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