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WATCH: Out of touch professor gets SCHOOLED at Louisiana hearing

Published in Blog on September 04, 2020 by Convention Of States

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The elitists in our universities, think tanks, and halls of power believe they know what's best for the American people. 

They believe the national government should have the power to control out daily lives, and they construct complicated arguments that go against logic and common sense to justify their power-grabs.

A great example comes from the Louisiana state legislature, where a professor did his best to argue against the common sense provisions in the Convention of States Project Resolution.

These provisions would force Congress to balance its budget, remove career politicians from office, and limit the power of the federal government. These policies are supported by a broad swath of the American people, but the professor argues that, really, they would be harmful to the people of Louisiana. 

Restricting the amount of money the feds could spend, he argued, would hurt Louisiana, which relies on federal subsidies for certain projects and programs.  

As you can see in the video, Louisiana Rep. Barry Ivey wasn't about to let those arguments go unchallenged.

"You know where those federal dollars that you talk about come from?" he asked. "They come from taxpayer pockets all around the country, including Louisiana. If the feds wouldn't take all our money to begin with, maybe we wouldn't have to beg for some of it back."

We won't let out-of-touch elitists dictate our daily decisions and spend our money irresponsibly. That's why we're working in all 50 states to call an Article V Convention of States.

A Convention of States has the power to propose constitutional amendments that limit the power of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints on Congress, and mandate term limits for federal officials.

Over four million Americans have voiced their support for the Convention movement, and 15 states (including Louisiana) are on board. 

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