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It’s time for a Convention of States

Empower Wisconsin | Sept. 16, 2019

By Mark Meckler

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, our leaders in Washington D.C. are certifiable. Or are they?

I used to believe Washington was completely crazy, and that all we needed was to elect strong leaders who would fight for the basic principles of liberty and justice. Leaders who believed in a limited government of the people, by the people and for the people. Leaders who stood up for the rule of law and the separation of powers.

Now I understand that Washington is running exactly the way our leaders want it to run, from transaction to transaction and news cycle to news cycle with no real concern about how their decisions today will impact future generations. And our chickens are coming home to roost.

Our nation’s deficit will reach a trillion dollars in 2020, and stay up over a trillion for much of the decade, and our debt is over 22 trillion. For all intents and purposes, our country doesn’t have a border. Thousands of our citizens are dying from opioid abuse, half a million are homeless, our public schools are failing our most vulnerable youth and our urban communities are a war zone.

Congress continues to punt on these critical issues while delegating an obscene amount of authority to federal bureaucrats, including the power to take your property and your freedom and ruin your life.

And this week, we will again be forced to watch Hollywood East perform the semi-annual drama known as the continuing resolution. That’s the reality gameshow where members of congress trade unpopular policy and pork projects for votes to fund the federal government for another six months, or three months, or whatever. Meanwhile millions of Americans wait on tenterhooks to see if the money Washington appropriated from their paychecks will come back to fund their local schools and roads and medical programs.

What’s really crazy is believing we can fix Washington.

We need to take power away from the entrenched politicians and un-elected bureaucrats in Washington and bring it back to the states and the people, where it belongs.

That’s what the Convention of States (COS) is all about. COS is a movement of over 4 million grassroots citizens who are fed up with business as usual in D.C. COS is active in all 50 states and every state legislative district in the country. Our resolution invokes Article V of the Constitution, calling for a Convention of States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the jurisdiction of the federal government, and impose term limits on federal officials. It’s the only solution as big as the problem and we need your help in Wisconsin.

In August, freedom-loving leaders in the Wisconsin state Senate and Assembly joined the fight by sponsoring Senate Joint Resolution 57 . Our COS resolution has passed 15 of the 35 state legislatures required to call a convention of states. Let’s add Wisconsin to the list!

Sign the petition or call state legislators today. Tell them to support SRJ 57 and encourage their leaders to bring it to the floor for a vote.

Together, we can take back our country!

SRJ 57 is co-sponsored by senators Tiffany, Bernier, Jacque, Nass, Stroebel and Marklein along with Representatives Knodl, Brandtjen, Edming, Felzkowski, Hutton, Ramthun, Schraa, Sortwell, Dittrich, Gundrum, Horlacher, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Magnafici, Mursau, Neylon, Ott Petryk, Quinn, Stafsholt, Summerfield, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler, Zimmerman and Kurtz, Born and Skowronski.

Mark Meckler is one of the nation’s most effective grassroots activists. He co-founded the Tea Party Patriots and served as its national coordinator. Upon leaving Tea Party Patriots, Mark founded Citizens for Self-Governance in 2012 to focus on growing the nation’s bipartisan self-governance movement. Mark appears regularly on a wide variety of television outlets, including MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He is the co-author of Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution, and writes regularly on Breitbart, The American Spectator, and SelfGovern.com. He also is an attorney who specializes in internet privacy law.

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3 thoughts on “It’s time for a Convention of States

  • I’m very scared for our country. The left want more government, Higher taxes, health care for all illegals, murder our babies upon birth. We need the Article 5 Convention of States. When will Wisconsin be on that list. Government is out of control. So is our national debt.

  • It’s time for people to wake up! The country is in terrible shape with terrorist trying to get in and kill anyone they can! What will it take for people to get involved?

  • I heard about this 5 years ago. It’s definitely time WI got in the game and it sure does look like they could very soon…as long enough constituents sign the petition, write letters and personally tell their state legislators they want this to happen.

    The WI volunteer team is happy to take any questions or suggestions you have for us.

    For Liberty and Truth,
    Joanne Laufenberg
    414-750-0327

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