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WATCH: North Carolina Rep. accidentally makes the perfect case for a Convention of States

Published in Blog on May 04, 2021 by Convention Of States

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At a recent committee hearing in North Carolina, one representative accidentally made the perfect case for calling an Article V Convention of States.

In his line of questioning, he appeared to be arguing that a Convention of States would overrule the will of the people in the U.S. Congress. There's just one problem, of course: our members of Congress have no regard for the will of the people.

The representative realized his mistake, but not before asking the question on everyone's mind: "Why can't we get our Congress to do what it's supposed to do?"

We don't blame this legislator. Given the current state of the federal government, it's virtually impossible to contrive an argument against calling an Article V Convention of States.

For decades, Congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court have colluded to expand their power. They routinely ignore the thoughts and feelings of their constituents, and they act like they're our rules rather than our servants. 

That's why over five million Americans have voiced their support for the Convention of States Project. An Article V Convention of States is called and controlled by the people -- acting through their state legislatures -- and has the power to propose constitutional amendments.

These amendments can do what Congress never will: limit the power of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints on Washington, and limit the terms of office for federal officials.

It's our most powerful tool in the fight against federal overreach, and the time to use it is now.

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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 for proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington, DC.

I support the Convention of States Project; a national effort 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 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:

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