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Sign the petition

to call for a

Convention of States!


No Half Measures!

Solutions should be the goal, not band-aids or feel good measures

The federal government is out of control. The recent Biden edict mandating vaccines is simply a symptom of a bigger problem. Right now, Congress is debating how much of our grandchildren's money we should be wasting on boondoggle projects in the name of progress and socialism. Without a meaningful push back by the states this nightmare will become reality.

In several states there is an effort to pass legislation that would interpose the states between the affected people and the federal mandates. While these efforts feel good, they are at best a temporary band aid. In Wyoming, for instance, the legislature is about to meet in special session to discuss interposition legislation centered around the Biden mandate. In Kansas, an effort recently failed to garner enough support to call a special session, but a legislative committee was formed and will meet next week to discuss interposition legislation centered around the Biden mandate. In Nebraska, there is an effort to call a special session supported by over half of the Unicameral.

What are interposition activities? According to constitutional scholar, Professor Robert G. Natelson, James Madison laid out the following constitutional methods in increasing order of legal force:

  1. state-coordinated campaigns of public and political education – that is, public relations
  2. state lobbying efforts directed at Congress
  3. state-led lawsuits
  4. state legal provisions designed to hinder or fail to cooperate with federal actions
  5. interstate coordination of all of the above
  6. the Article V convention process

While extra-constitutional interposition include:

  1. state nullification of federal acts
  2. revolution

Madison was very clear that all constitutional interposition activities should be attempted before going outside of the Constitution to seek relief.

Many of the same people pushing interposition legislation, that includes state nullification of federal acts in the states, are opposed to the states meeting in convention under the authority in Article V of the Constitution to offer real reform to the federal government. These individuals are using the fears of constituents that are losing their jobs, seeing their pensions threatened, and witnessing the radical takeover of their country to push efforts that historically have resulted in poor results.

Governor Abbott in Texas has attempted to interpose Texas between the federal mandates and employees of businesses forced to abide by the Biden mandate. A little success has been noted with Southwest Airlines, based in Dallas, just announcing a change in their mandate policy. 

Abbott understands the power the states have. He already helped Texas join the effort to call a Convention of States. Wyoming, Kansas, Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska have yet to join the Convention of States effort. If they want to push interposition like Texas, they must be also ready to follow Texas' move to call a Convention of States to put meaningful limits on the money being spent in Washington, D.C., limits on time in office for Congress, as well as getting the federal government out of our personal health decisions.

It is completely disingenuous for legislators to push for interposition efforts alone. Many legislators pushing the hardest fight the Convention of States effort. Why? Fear? It is time to put fear aside. Their fears are easily dispelled, but regardless, what is there to be afraid of? Their fears are reality if only they look at what their inaction has allowed to manifest in Washington, D.C. due to inaction. No half measures!

15 states have joined the Convention of States call. Is your legislator on board with solutions, or are they offering efforts that lead back to this same situation in a couple of years? The states must use every weapon in the arsenal including thinking long game. A Convention of States is the only constitutional remedy big enough to tackle the problem long term. Get your state legislators on board today with an all out interposition stance including supporting Convention of States!

David P. Schneider is a Regional Director for Convention of States based in Kansas. He has helped build a grassroots force in several states, worked with legislators in 13 different state capitol buildings, and has helped pass the Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and North Dakota applications to join the Convention of States effort.

Follow this link to contact your legislators in your state, simply scroll down to the progress map and click on your state.

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Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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