Iowa House Calls for a Convention of States to Rein in DC

Earlier today the Iowa House of Representatives approved a resolution applying for a convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, making it the sixth legislative house to pass this resolution in 2015. The resolution, which was adopted with 54 representatives voting in favor and 43 against, calls for a convention “for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that will impose fiscal … Continue reading Iowa House Calls for a Convention of States to Rein in DC

Mt. Vernon Assembly Reconvenes in Indianapolis to Talk Convention of States

State legislators representing more than 30 states will meet Thursday and Friday at the Indianapolis capitol building to discuss a future Article V convention of states. Rep. Chris Kapenga of Wisconsin, who is helping to organize the meeting along with Sen. David Long of Indiana, said that they will be looking to lay the groundwork for a future convention, not discussing specific amendments. However, many of the … Continue reading Mt. Vernon Assembly Reconvenes in Indianapolis to Talk Convention of States

Alaska Becomes Second State to Call for Convention of States to Limit Federal Government

The Alaska Senate voted 12-8 Saturday to join the Alaska House in calling for an Article V Convention of States. Both legislative bodies passed identical versions of the bill, meaning that Alaska will join Georgia in officially calling for an Article V convention of this kind. Great news from Alaska! Check it out –> http://t.co/MrdQF0TtS3 @Self_Governance — Convention of States (@COSProject) April 21, 2014 A signature by … Continue reading Alaska Becomes Second State to Call for Convention of States to Limit Federal Government

Florida Becomes Third State to Call for Convention of States to Restrain Federal Government

The Florida House passed a resolution calling for an Article V Convention of States by voice vote on Monday, joining the Florida Senate. Both legislative bodies passed identical versions of the bill, meaning that Florida is set to become the third state applying for a convention of this kind.  Alaska Senate and Florida House passed the #ConventionofStates application! Details here –> http://t.co/O20KVLq0X5 @Self_Governance — Convention … Continue reading Florida Becomes Third State to Call for Convention of States to Restrain Federal Government

Florida Senate Calls for Convention of States to Confront Federal Government

The Florida Senate has passed a resolution that calls for an Article V convention of states. According to early reports, the motion passed by a voice vote, due to the overwhelming support for the resolution. Great news! The Florida Senate just passed the #ConventionofStates application: http://t.co/bfock5wO8E @Self_Governance — Convention of States (@COSProject) April 3, 2014 Under Article V of the Constitution, states can call a convention for the purpose of proposing … Continue reading Florida Senate Calls for Convention of States to Confront Federal Government

Georgia Becomes first State to Call for Convention of States

In a historic vote, Georgia’s House of Representatives joined the Georgia Senate in a passing a resolution to apply for an Article V Convention of States. Georgia is the first state to pass a resolution of this kind. The final vote was 100-65. Rep. Buzz Brockway, who introduced the resolution, immediately commented on his Facebook page: “Today has been a good day for liberty. The … Continue reading Georgia Becomes first State to Call for Convention of States

State Legislators discuss Convention of States at Mount Vernon Assembly

Approval ratings for Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court are all at record lows, reflecting the public’s dissatisfaction with a runaway federal government. Many are concerned about Washington D.C.’s culture of corruption, entitlement programs on the path to bankruptcy, and a complicated tax code and bureaucracy which stifle both economic growth and liberty. With this in mind, nearly one hundred state legislators from 32 … Continue reading State Legislators discuss Convention of States at Mount Vernon Assembly

Government Plunders Millennials

“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” -Herbert Hoover Imagine your friend makes $28,000 a year, but he or she is spending $38,000 a year, taking up loans and racking up credit card debt to the tune of $167,000. They don’t have a plan to get a better job, a retirement plan, nor any way to pay the bills. You would … Continue reading Government Plunders Millennials