The Convention of States project is actively working to implement a convention of delegates, chosen by the state legislatures, to propose amendments to the US Constitution.
This organization is based on the provision of the US Constitution which specifies how We the People can change the Constitution without the permission of those in Washington, Article V:
Article V (Article 5 – Mode of Amendment)
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the firstArticle; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
The Case for a Convention of States
America has been trained and indoctrinated to think that the federal government can wield power over us in any way they choose. As long as a law is passed by Congress and signed by the president, it is law and beyond dispute. When we watch the news on the what the government is up to, we hear arguments for or against this law or that, this executive order or that. Rarely if ever does the argument rest on whether or not the government should be doing what they’re up to at all.
When the Framers designed the Constitution, their primary intent was to construct a federal government that could not expand its power over the people and infringe in our rights. Congress was not only to make laws, but also to provide two separate checks on executive and federal power. That is why there are two houses: The House of Representatives, “The People’s House,” and the Senate, representing the states.
An Article V Convention of States will go a very long way to put the federal government back in the box in which they were always intended to stay.
The Patriot Institute gives this organization its highest endorsement.
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