Washington DC is broken. The political class doesn’t care beyond their next election, their donor base, their lobbying base and how they can grow their power and stay in power. In fact, the political class in DC like their jobs so much many no longer take up a residence in the States they presumably represent.
We have a $17+trillion debt in the United States that is growing daily, legions of laws are being made by unelected bureaucrats, and enemies are flourishing under our inconsistent, weak-kneed foreign policy. If the US continues on its present course, “We the People” are in danger of becoming a quaint relic of a bygone era.. It is time for more than just a change of personnel in Washington DC.
We should be thankful however, the American Founding Fathers’ were aware that just such a day might arise, when the federal government would accumulate far too much power at the expense of the people. In the US Constitution they provided us with a tool to reclaim our heritage of freedom; a Convention of States. The States, through a convention, can propose amendments to the Constitution that will bring an end to the federal government’s growing tyranny. Through a convention we can force Congress to balance the budget, overturn erroneous Supreme Court decisions, disassemble the gigantic federal bureaucracy, put term limits on federal officials, and much more.
Recently, some have raised fears that such a convention could “run away” and destroy our precious freedoms, but our Founders were wiser men than that. As with everything else, they put numerous checks and balances in place to ensure a Convention of States could never run away. The foremost among these is ratification: a Convention of States only has authority to propose amendments. Before they ever become part of the Constitution, any proposed amendments must be ratified by 38 States, ensuring that no rogue propositions could ever make it into the Constitution. It’s high time we start using all the power we have in the Constitution to stop the growing tyranny of our federal government, so we can pass on the same legacy of freedom that we ourselves received in this great nation.
Please visit Convention of States for more information, to get involved and sign the petition.