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WATCH: Maryland introduces Convention of States Resolution!

Published in Blog on March 19, 2020 by Convention Of States

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Maryland has officially joined the list of states considering the Convention of States Resolution to limit the power of the federal government, force Congress to be fiscally responsible, and impose term limits on federal officials. 

Watch the video below to listen to Maryland Delegate Mark Fisher introduce the resolution in the Maryland legislature. 

"My congressman has been in office for 40 years. For 40 years. It wasn't supposed to be this way," he said. "He was supposed to go to Congress and serve and make a difference and go back to his private life. That's what you're supposed to do. Instead, it's a career, and it's not supposed to be a career."

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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.

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