Earlier today Oklahoma became the seventh state to adopt a measure that could forever change the way Washington, D.C., does business. The Oklahoma Senate voted 30-16 to call an Article Five Convention of States for the purpose of proposing constitutional reforms to limit the power of the federal government. “Oklahoma wants to be part of the conversation about restoring a balance in the relationship between the federal government and … Continue reading Oklahoma Joins Growing Movement to Rein in Feds
Convention of States Project activists delivered an incredible victory in the Indiana House on Monday evening, making the Hoosier state the sixth to officially RSVP for this historic event. The COSP resolution, which was passed by a 61-36 margin, seeks to undo much of the damage to the constitutional structure that President Obama and the federal government have created over the past several years. “Congratulations to Indiana … Continue reading Indiana is Sixth State to Stick it to Obama
Why do we send people to a distant Capitol, where they are surrounded by insiders, and expect things to change? An overwhelming majority of Americans disapproves of the ruling class—Congress, lobbyists, and the inside-the-beltway insiders. The wealthiest parts of the country surround D.C., despite the fact there is no major industry there. The commodity that D.C. produces is political influence, and it’s all centered in … Continue reading What If Congress Were Different?
In a landslide victory, the Tennessee House finished what the Tennessee Senate started last year, approving the Convention of States resolution by a vote of 59-31. Tennessee is the first state in 2016, and the fifth state overall, to approve this measure, which will be considered by 30 other states this year. “Our founders saw a day when we would need to stop the abuses of … Continue reading Tennessee Becomes Fifth State to Pass Convention of States!
On Friday the Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave an impassioned speech on the need for states to call an Article V Convention of States, and it’s already sending shockwaves through political circles and energizing the grassroots nationwide. Abbott’s appeal to the Texas policymakers was met with an immediate and prolonged standing ovation. In a Facebook post Michael Farris, the co-founder of the Convention of States … Continue reading Texas Governor Gives ‘Most Important Political Speech of Our Generation’
“Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.” -John Adams The quote above could have easily been said by any of the dozens of great Arizonians who put on a ‘LibertyFest’ event last month. People from all over the state of Arizona came for a concert hosted by local bands, … Continue reading LibertyFest a Hit with Arizona Activists
Speaking before an Iowa crowd yesterday, presidential contender and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio announced that he would push for an Article Five Convention of States in order to achieve new limits on the federal government. “As President,” said Rubio, “I will put the weight of the presidency behind a constitutional convention of states so we can pass term limits on members of Congress and the … Continue reading Marco Rubio: America Needs a Convention of States
State governments are increasingly being beaten down by federal edicts and mandatory spending increases. That’s why state legislators from all over the country are now looking at ways to fight back against a centralized federal government that has grown far beyond its constitutional limits. Earlier this month in Arizona, hundreds of state legislators gathered to discuss solutions, and the words on everyone’s lips seemed to be … Continue reading State Leaders Huddle in Arizona to Consider Constitutional Cure