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The Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts Endorses Convention of States to Rein in Federal Government


The Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts Endorses Convention of States to Rein in Federal Government

(Austin, TX—November 1, 2023) Convention of States Action is proud to announce Dr. Kevin Roberts, President of The Heritage Foundation, has officially endorsed the Convention of States (COS) movement as a critical means to rein in the federal government and safeguard the liberties upon which our Republic was founded.

The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s premier conservative think tank, standing for limited government, individual freedom, and traditional American values. Roberts' endorsement not only reaffirms the importance of the grassroots movement but also strengthens our collective dedication to upholding the nation’s founding principles.

In a statement, Roberts emphasized the concerns of today’s ever-expanding federal government and the pressing need to alter the trajectory by calling the first-ever Article V convention:

“Washington, D.C. is fundamentally broken and it's past time we look outside the Swamp for answers. Providentially, the Founding Fathers wrote Article V into the U.S. Constitution as a backstop to the tyrannical rule we see from the Federal Government today. We have a limited window of opportunity left to save our Republic. I call on states to pass the Convention of the States resolution, which just might be our last best hope.”

Roberts' official support will undoubtedly resonate with millions of Americans who believe in the importance of limited government. Convention of States applauds Kevin Roberts for his dedication to the cause of limited government and looks forward to working alongside him to work toward the 34-state threshold needed to call an official Article V convention.


About Convention of States Action—Boasting 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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