Have you seen this video? It made the rounds on social media this week, and it demonstrates everything wrong with the federal government.
It shows a woman holding up note cards explaining how she convinced her terminally ill father to vote for Joe Biden.
“My 55-year-old conservative dad has never voted Democrat in his LIFE,” the note cards said. “He’s dying of Aplastic Anemia. We’ve had some intense exchanges about him voting for Trump this year, which has been painful, since we’ll almost certainly lose him in the next few weeks/months.”
“He has six daughters who love him dearly,” the cards continued. “Yesterday, he was so excited to tell me he’d just voted for BIDEN/HARRIS 2020!!!! Because ‘It matters to my girls and my girls matter to me.’ Vote for the guy who respects women! If my VERY Republican dad can… SO. CAN. YOU.”
The video garnered harsh condemnation on Twitter as national figures and private citizens alike pointed out the strangeness of spending a person's dying days talking politics. Journalist Kelly Jane Torrance summarized the majority of the criticism:
THIS!!! Wait for it 😭❤️😭 pic.twitter.com/RFgzU4wyWm— Jay Arnold 🎬 (@jadedcreative) October 25, 2020
I wasn’t lucky enough to be able to have conversations with my father when he was dying—he went into a coma quickly, from which he never recovered. But if I’d had the opportunity, hectoring him about politics would never even have occurred to me. I’m sorry for all involved here. https://t.co/qMk0QvSO64— Kelly Jane Torrance (@KJTorrance) October 26, 2020
Why would a person spend her father's last days convincing him to vote for Joe Biden -- and then make a video bragging about it?
The answer requires an understanding of how powerful the federal government has become. This woman knows how much change a Joe Biden presidency could exact on our country. She knows how powerful the executive branch is, and she believes it's worth it to spend her father's final days badgering him about voting.
The American people shouldn't have to worry every four years that their country will be destroyed by the other party. We need to limit the power, scope, and jurisdiction of the federal government -- and the only way to do that is with a Convention of States.
A Convention of States is called under Article V of the Constitution and has the power to propose constitutional amendments that put the federal government back in its constitutional box. These amendments can eliminate executive agencies, limit the power of executive orders, and ensure that the White House faithfully enforces all the laws passed by the people's representatives.
We need to get back to our founding principle of limited government. Washington, D.C., will never limit itself, which is why we must use the tool the Founders gave us in Article V.
Millions of Americans have joined the Convention of States movement, and 15 of the necessary 34 states have called for a Convention to limit federal power. Sign the petition below to get involved!