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RESTORING THE RULE OF LAW


With the States Leading the Way By Governor Greg Abbott Jan 8, 2016 [Editors note: this is an executive summary from Governor Abbott’s 91-page thesis on America returning to the rule of law. He has included nine proposed amendments to the Constitution. Take the link at the end to download the article in its entirety]…


COS Digest


A digest look at COS                                                       Rev: 5/7/16 Forward: The Constitution and Article V are very short narratives, but have a large scholarly library that can be formable in getting our heads around. Here…


Perception vs. Reality


By Gary L. Bauer July 25, 2016 A big debate erupted in the media over the weekend. Many talking heads feel our political discourse is “too dark.” They say the rhetoric is exaggerating America’s problems. My initial reaction is that many of the talking heads who live and work in the cloistered environments of Manhattan…


Have We Become a Nation of Servants?


Barry Brownstein July 25, 2016 Imagine you have been asked to watch a video of two teams passing a basketball and count the number of passes made by one of the teams. Now, suppose that in the middle of the action, a person wearing a full-bodied gorilla suit steps into the center of the scene…


Democrats Agree to Build a Wall


07/25/2016 Source: AAN  The Democrats have finally come around to the notion that secure borders keep us safe. Sort of… To the Democratic National Committee elites, keeping average Americans away from their convention is a good idea, while protecting the southern border from intruding terrorists, rapists and murderers is a bad one. The DNC has erected a four-mile…


Freedom or Slavery–how will you vote?


By Leesa Williams 7/24/16 I think you would agree with me, that our country has changed.  To hear the Replublicans balking, everything is falling apart and if you listen to the Democrats, things are not that bad.  But when you listen to polls, well the common American is fed up with the way our elected…


Nothing to Fear In Article V


The Convention of States Project has made huge inroads into educating Americans about what the FOUNDERS themselves put into our Constitution as a remedy to an overreaching federal government, who they presciently observed could become so onerous as to thwart the will of the people. Recently Texas Governor Greg […] Click here to view original…


GOP Platform: It’s Time to Get Rid of the EPA


By Michael Bastasch, July 19, 2016 The Republican Party’s 2016 platform proposes getting rid of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a massive regulatory body and turning it into an “independent bipartisan commission.” “We propose to shift responsibility for environmental regulation from the federal bureaucracy to the states and to transform the EPA into an…


The Tax Army is Growing


The Tax Army Is Three Times Larger than the US Army Chris Edwards Saturday, July 23, 2016 The Office of Management and Budget has released new data on the amount of time Americans spend complying with the federal tax code. Tax Foundation summarizes the data here. Individuals and businesses spend 8.9 billion hours a year…


Kerry: Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS


By JOHN SICILIANO • 7/22/16 Air conditioners and refrigerators pose as big a threat to “life on the planet” as the threat of terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as…


Amendments Convention: Formal or Informal?


The New Deal Court amended the Constitution more profoundly than even the formal 17 Amendments since the Bill of Rights. While speaking about ways to curtail the power of federal courts, Cato scholar Doug Bandow commented: “The Supreme Court has become a continuing constitutional convention, in which just five votes often turn the Constitution inside…


Supreme Court reveals stunning lack of principle in Texas abortion case


Dustin Romney  6/29/16 Every so often a Supreme Court case comes along that exposes how hopelessly unprincipled, inconsistent, and nonsensical the Court’s various fabrications have become. The Texas abortion decision was just such a case. Yesterday the Supreme Court struck down a set of onerous Texas regulations designed to burden abortion clinics. The Court’s inconsistency,…


The Sacrifices Made by the Men Who Signed the Declaration


Michael Sabo / July 01, 2016 The signers’ mutual pledge to themselves to sacrifice their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor for the cause of independence shows that these men took seriously their duties to the people of the new nation.   When reading the Declaration of Independence, it is easy to focus only on the sweeping…


DC is in the (big) business of power, and it’s hurting small businesses everywhere


Posted by Convention of States Project on July 20, 2016 President Obama says that he “supports small businesses” because they are the “engines of job creation.” But do his actions — and those of the federal government as a whole — back up his claims? The data says no. A new report from TIME has found that…


How the FDA creates monopolies and puts lives at risk


Posted by Convention of States Project on July 20, 2016 The following article was written by Bonnie Kristian over at Rare.us. She does a great job calling attention to what can happen when the federal government meddles in the free market. Fortunately, a Convention of States can address exactly this issue. Click here to get involved.…


Republican platform tacks right on social issues


CLEVELAND (AP) — The Republican Party has adopted what Christian conservatives cheered as the most conservative party platform ever, pushing the GOP decidedly to the right on abortion and gay rights amid uncertainty about Donald Trump’s policies. The New York billionaire’s campaign largely took a hands-off approach to the […] Click here to view original…

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