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WATCH: Kentucky can’t seem to get the COS Resolution passed, and it all ties back to McConnell

Published in Blog on December 20, 2022 by Brianna Kraemer

“We must remember that the states created the federal government, not the other way around,” Newsmax show host Chris Salcedo recently said.

In a segment on Newsmax, Salcedo detailed the invisible authority reigning over the Kentucky state legislature: Washington’s Mitch McConnell.

The red state of Kentucky has surprisingly not passed the COS Resolution calling for a Convention of States. This is because the legislature refuses to draft an Article V COS procedure.

From the outside, it appears that the state’s elected leaders don’t want to rein in the power of the federal government, but upon a closer look, the lack of action all goes back to Mcconnell's influence. 

From his office in D.C., Sen. McConnell is threatening financial support to Kentucky lawmakers’ campaigns who support the Convention of States movement.

One may question how that’s a possibility.

As one of the most powerful members of Congress, McConnell possesses an abundance of influence in his home state, especially when it comes to something as consequential as term limits. 

The career politician has held his seat in the Senate for seven terms since assuming office in 1985. That means calling for a Convention of States to impose term limits would interfere with his long-standing authority. 

In addition, we advocate for less government power and less government spending – not particularly suitable issues for a man who has watched the national debt rise from $1.8 trillion when he took office to over $30 trillion now. 

The second senator from Kentucky, on the other hand, is an avid supporter of the COS movement. Senator Rand Paul has endorsed COS, citing “years of abuse and overreach by the judicial, legislative and executive branches of the federal government.”

It’s not surprising Mitch McConnell is a roadblock in our crusade for term limits. 

“Mitch likes a big, all-controlling federal government,” voiced Salcedo while encouraging Kentucky residents to target state lawmakers. 

COS will rein in the power of D.C. whether McConnell and the Swamp creatures like it or not. It’s only a matter of time before the federal government gets some checks and balances that it wholeheartedly deserves. 

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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.

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