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U.S. national debt breaks $33 trillion - time for a balanced budget amendment

Published in Blog on September 19, 2023 by Brianna Kraemer

The red digits on the U.S. National Debt Clock are ticking higher than ever before, soaring past the unthinkable threshold of $33 trillion and serving as a wake-up call for all Americans who value liberty, fiscal responsibility, and the principles upon which this nation was founded. 

This grim milestone in our nation's fiscal history should send shivers down the spines of every liberty-loving American. To put it in perspective, that means every taxpayer in the nation now owes over $250,000 – a staggering burden that future generations will inevitably have to shoulder.

It's not just a number; it's a reflection of our government's addiction to overspending and a grim foreshadowing of the financial crisis that looms.

Our founders, in their wisdom, provided a solution for such a predicament in Article V of the Constitution. Convention of States, a mechanism designed to curb federal overreach and rein in out-of-control spending, is a beacon of hope in these dark fiscal times. It grants states the power to enact a balanced budget amendment, a crucial step toward ensuring fiscal responsibility at the federal level.

Decades of unchecked spending have brought us to the brink of fiscal disaster. However, the states were intended to be the ultimate check on federal power, and they can take a stand against the reckless spending habits of politicians in Washington, D.C.

By passing a balanced budget amendment through the convention process, we can ensure that our government lives within its means, just as any responsible American must do in their own household.

It's time to act before the debt clock's relentless ticker spirals further out of control. If you haven't already, please sign the petition below to support the Convention of States movement. 

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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:

I ask that you support Convention of States and consider becoming a co-sponsor. Please respond to my request by informing the national COS team of your position, or sending them any questions you may have: or (540) 441-7227.

Thank you so much for your service to the people of our district.

Respectfully, [Your Name]

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