Many Americans are fed up with the federal government. Many of the presidential candidates are outsiders, not a part of the status quo in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, one person, no matter how well intentioned, will not be able to correct or change the direction of the federal government. The federal government does not realize it is constrained by the Constitution and no longer respects or recognizes the separation of powers or the limits that were placed upon it by the Framers and the states.
The federal bureaucracy continues to expand no matter which party is in power or who is elected. As a result, we have an $18 trillion debt ($18,000,000,000,000) that continues to grow. Our children and grandchildren may never be able to pay this off. This debt will harm their future. The federal government is expanding and imploding at the same time.
To correct this problem, the Framers included in Article V in the Constitution, a process whereby the states can amend the Constitution independent of the federal government. This process involves all of the states sending a delegation to a convention to discuss potential amendments to the Constitution. It is by this process that the States and the people (us) can re-establish Constitutional limits on the federal government..
A convention of states is not a radical change to our system of government. The application for a convention would simply state its purpose is to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, establish fiscal controls on the federal government, and establish term limits on federal officials. If any amendments are adopted at the convention, the States would then discuss and, if appropriate, ratify amendments to the Constitution. The Constitution stipulates that 38 states must ratify any amendment in order for it to become part of the Constitution. The federal government has no control over this process.
One of the most important amendments would be term limits on Congress and the Supreme Court. By passing this, the Congress and Supreme Court would not forget who they are working for, us.
An excellent book on this process was written by Mark Levin, entitled “The Liberty Amendments”. Please get involved by going to www.conventionofstates.com.
On Tuesday, September 8, we're assembling at the Capitol Rotunda at 10:00 AM, to pray and lobby our lawmakers to support Representative Gabler's House Resolution 63 and
Senator Eichelberger's memorandum for the Senate version.
Join us and learn about it here.