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Convention of States!


Community Newsmaker Resource

What is the Community Newsmaker and how does it fit in with the Convention of States project?

The Community Newsmaker is a project of a non-profit called the Community Newsmaker Foundation and their efforts are focused on revitalizing local news.

Why is local news so important to self-governance in the 21st century?

The battle for America is being fought with thoughts and ideas. Whoever wins at shaping the values and beliefs of a population controls the direction of the country but only as long as they are in control of the information resources.

Where are these news resources located?

With a few exceptions they are all online. There are about 1,300 participating news outlets in all 50 states and we have 27 right here in Missouri. Check out the news outlets near you at Metric News LLC. Most of these news outlets currently have a small readership but we can help change that reality.

How do we access this resource and how does the process work?

Community Newsmaker Portal for COS

The Community Newsmaker program has been active for over two years and, if you had bookmarked a link to it previously please note that the above link replaces it.

Do we have to write the article?

No, but please provide any information available, including sources, contacts with phone numbers and emails where possible.

Should these articles only relate to the Convention of States?

No, but we ask that they relate to self-governance, current events involving peaceful community activism, or information relating to local or state politics or politicians. More details are available HERE.

Will we be advised if the article is published?

Yes, and we suggest that you share it with friends, family and on social media. Feel free to advertise your involvement in its development; it will encourage others to act.

Incidentally, politicians (elected or wanna-be) keep track of any published mentions about themselves. The Community Newsmaker resource is a good way to keep them aware that the self-governing, government-watching supporters of the Convention of States are out there.

If you have any questions for the COS Missouri team, please contact:

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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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