It is fair to say the United States government is out of control. The list of reasons why the government is out of control are endless. Rather than whining about the obvious problems, many states are taking matters into their own hands.
Oklahoma became the seventh state to pass an Article V resolution through their state legislature on Tuesday. This was made possible by citizens just like you and me.
The Convention of States Project is a grassroots organization, comprised of millions of citizen volunteers, committed to reining in our federal government. When congress won’t act, the American people must step up and put the federal government in check. The process by which we accomplish this is by using Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
Some are calling this a ‘radical’ movement, but it is merely the American people taking action against our government, a need anticipated by the very people who established OUR republic.
Here’s how it works:
- When 2/3 of the states pass an Article V resolution through their state legislatures calling for the same types of amendments to be made to our constitution, congress shall call the convention.
- Each state will send ONE delegate to the convention where amendments will be proposed and agreed upon.
- These amendments include a balanced budget amendment and term limits for congress.
- Once the delegates hammer out the details of the proposed amendments, they must be ratified by 38 or 3/4 of the states in order to be added to the constitution.
It is no secret our liberty is hanging on by a thread. Each year congress spends money this country does not have, causing OUR national debt to continue to grow. We must stop this sick cycle of overspending that puts We the People further and further in debt.
The Convention of States Project is active in all 50 states, and is leading the charge to take back our liberty. When elected officials are more concerned with re-eclection and politics over the Constitution, we as Americans have the responsibility to check the federal government.
Some people make weak arguments about runaway conventions and losing the second amendment if an Article V convention is called.
First of all, we have a runaway congress, so a runaway convention is the least of our worries. Mostly because the ratification process makes any kind of threat to our liberty impossible.
The argument suggesting Article V poses a threat to our second amendment can only be made by a person who is constitutionally illiterate. Why? Because our God given rights are NOT derived from the constitution. Our rights are protected by the constitution.
Often people feel helpless and do not know how to check the federal government. Well, Article V is the constitutional method for just that. It was purposely put in place by our Founders to protect We the People from too much government control, which is what we are experiencing in this country right now!
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