Just a few short months ago, a group of state legislators joined together to discuss plans for an Article V Convention of the States, which would bypass Congress and propose Constitutional Amendments designed to reign in the government to its Constitutional bounds.
Governor Rick Perry recently called on states to fight back against the overreach of the federal government, and a Convention of the States is one of the ways to do so.
Now, the state of Arizona is seeking to join the movement.
Convention of States reports:
“We can’t continue to tinker around the edges of the problem,” said Yale Wishnick, the state director for the Arizona Convention of States Project. “It’s time to support a real, effective means to stop the power-hungry federal government, and Arizona House representatives have done that today. By passing HCR 2027, we’re one step closer to halting the massive federal bureaucracy and allowing families and individuals the opportunity to control their own lives.”
“Now is the time for bold steps by our state leaders in the Arizona senate,” Wishnick continued. “Arizona state senators have an opportunity to restore our personal freedom and economic liberty by
An Article V Convention of the States would seek to add amendments to the Constitution, like a Balanced Budget Amendment or Term Limits, among other ideas, provided they get ratification of 3/4 of the states.
But an Article V convention is just one of the ways to fight back against the federal government. The other movement that is gaining momentum is the nullification movement, with many states passing laws that nullify federal regulations on things like Obamacare, gun control, and the EPA within their borders. Of course the media is ignoring both movements.
Georgia Becomes First State in History to Pass the Convention of States Application
I have fantastic news from The Peach State!
Last week, Georgia became the first state in American history to pass the Convention of States application to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.
The House voted to approve the Senate’s version of the resolution by a vote of 107-58.
“I am pleased that the Georgia legislature has given voice to the frustrations of millions of Georgians,” said State Sen. Cecil Staton (R-Macon), the resolution’s primary sponsor. “Enough is enough. It is time to impose fiscal and other restraints on our runaway federal government. We urge other states to join us.”
“We Georgians have become the hope of the Nation today,” said Jacqueline Peterson, the Georgia State Director for the Convention of States Project. “Many thanks to our State Legislators for standing for Liberty. May God bless us, every single one!”
Our deepest thanks go to our volunteers in Georgia. They took a stand for self-governance, and history will remember what happened in Georgia today. Because they decided to write a letter, make a call, attend a hearing, or meet with their state representative, they can tell their children and grandchildren they made a difference in the fight to preserve liberty.
We expect many more states to follow Georgia’s lead in the months ahead. These are historic times—I encourage you to remember this day and what it will mean for the future of our great country.
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