Former president Barack Obama believes that 2020 is "the most important election of our lifetimes."
But what about 2008, when he said the same thing? Or 2012? Or 2016 or 2018? How can every single election be the most important of our lifetimes, Mr. President?
Obama's not alone, of course. Every two years, politicians from both sides of the aisle tell us that this election is the most important. They stir up their constituents to encourage them to vote, only to say the exact same thing the next election cycle.
Most of this rhetoric is political manipulation, of course. But on the federal level, there's an element of truth.
The federal government has become so large, overbearing, and powerful that each election does matter a great deal. Federal politicians can dramatically change the daily lives of American citizens. The policies they pass and the judges they appoint have the power to dictate what we buy, where we live, and how we raise our kids.
It doesn't have to be this way. A Convention of States can limit the power, scope, and jurisdiction of the federal government, stripping our elected officials of the enormous power they currently hold.
A Convention of States is called under Article V of the Constitution for the purpose of proposing constitutional amendments. These amendments can limit federal jurisdiction to only a few select topics, eliminate federal bureaucracies, and drastically reduce the number of federal regulations.
Elections shouldn't feel so important -- and they shouldn't be so important. With a Convention of States, we can reassert the power of We the People and get federal politicians out of our daily lives.
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