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Oklahoma Congressman Josh Brecheen Endorses Convention of States


Oklahoma Congressman Josh Brecheen Endorses Convention of States 

Washington, D.C., October 4, 2023 – Convention of States Action is thrilled to announce U.S. Representative Josh Brecheen (R-OK) has officially announced his enthusiastic support for Convention of States. As a stalwart champion of limited government who formerly served in the Oklahoma state legislature, Rep. Brecheen joins a growing coalition of leaders who recognize the urgent need for citizen-driven solutions to address the challenges facing our nation. 

“For the last few decades, we have seen unelected bureaucrats subvert the will of the people and pass new rules and regulations without even consulting Congress or state and local governments,” declared Brecheen. “This ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach from Washington goes completely against the Constitution and what our Founders intended for our country. Today, I am proud to endorse the Convention of States to limit the power of the federal government and return the power back to the people.”

While Oklahoma became the seventh state to call for an Article V convention in 2017, Rep. Brecheen’s endorsement is a valuable contribution to our ongoing initiatives to raise awareness about the Article V solution and encourage state legislatures to support our resolution. A nationwide grassroots movement aimed at calling an Article V convention restricted to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on federal officials, Convention of States is honored to lock shields with Rep. Breechan, as he lends his important voice to the Article V cause.


About Convention of States ActionWith a grassroots network of over 5 million supporters and volunteers, Convention of States’ mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach. Its primary focus in accomplishing this mission is using a limited Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose limitations on the size and scope of the federal government, including a balanced budget requirement and term limits for federal officials.

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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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