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Scott Walker Leading Article V Effort

By Mike Kapic / March 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Scott Walker Leading Article V Effort

Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Selected as National Honorary Chair of the Campaign for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment By Tom Evenson March 18, 2019 Madison, WI – The Center for State-led National Debt Solutions1 (CSDNS) today announced its selection of former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to serve as National Honorary Chair. This summer, CSNDS will…

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Creating Article V

By Mike Kapic / March 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Creating Article V

By Tara Ross, May 26, 2015 The Constitutional Convention of 1787 met and wrote the language of Article V against this historical backdrop.  Any provisions in the document that they wrote should be taken in this context. The first proposal for a method of constitutional amendments came on May 29, when the so-called Virginia Plan…

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Two Sides: Fear vs. Courage

By Mike Kapic / March 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Two Sides: Fear vs. Courage

Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn challenges Kansas to support constitutional convention  By Tim Carpenter March 12, 2019 Kansas Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn highlighted a renewed effort Wednesday to convince members of the Kansas Legislature to approve a resolution calling for a convention of states to consider amending the U.S. Constitution. Coburn, adored by Republicans as a…

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Part 3: Why Do We Have Two Constitutions?

By Mike Kapic / March 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Part 3: Why Do We Have Two Constitutions?

Where’s the evidence to the claim that the Constitution is not the problem? Just follow it! Just enforce it?  There is a false authority claim, if we just followed and enforced it, America would be all right. Therefore, there would be no need for an amending convention. But we’re following the wrong one! Evidence Abstract:…

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A Cure for Socialism

By Mike Kapic / March 15, 2019 / Comments Off on A Cure for Socialism

NATELSON: A FINAL CURE FOR SOCIALISM? UTAH ENDORSES CONVENTION OF STATES Robert Natelson | Senior Fellow, Independence Institute 03/11/2019 While the media fixate on the socialist impulses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her allies, a quiet grass-roots revolution is spreading through the country. If successful, it will ensure that demagogues can never impose socialism in America. The…

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Scott Walker Leading Article V Effort

Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Selected as National Honorary Chair of the Campaign for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

By Tom Evenson March 18, 2019

Madison, WI – The Center for State-led National Debt Solutions1 (CSDNS) today announced its selection of former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to serve as National Honorary Chair. This summer, CSNDS will launch a 10-state campaign to support the ongoing effort to attain the final 6 states needed to call a convention limited to the proposal of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“If the CBO’s projections hold steady, we’ll see trillion-dollar interest payments in 5 – 10 years which will account for approximately 25% of federal revenue, yet Congress has proved unable to rein in its spending,” Governor Walker said. “Where Washington has failed, the states must step up and lead – using their constitutional authority to solve the problem.”

Given the dire threat America faces and Congress’ refusal to address it, momentum is building for the states to take constitutional action. Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, it takes 34 states to call a convention to propose an amendment and 38 states to ratify it. Presently, 28 of the 34 required states have called for a convention to propose a balanced budget amendment.

“Today is a great day for America. With Governor Walker’s involvement, the national campaign for a balanced budget amendment finally has the high-profile leader it has lacked,” said Loren J. Enns, President of the Center for State-led National Debt Solutions noted. “I am now confident that we can achieve the proposal and ratification of a balanced budget amendment before time runs out.”

The national debt is now 6.5 times federal revenue—a serious imbalance which has resulted in massive interest payments. In 2018, the U.S. Government paid $523 billion, or 16% of federal revenue on interest rates rising from 1.5 – 2.25%.

Governor Walker will lead a movement that already includes such luminaries as Gov. Mike Huckabee, Admiral Bill Owens, Comptroller General David M. Walker, U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, Gov. George Allen, and U.S. Senator Norm Coleman.

The Center for State-led National Debt Solutions1 (CSDNS)

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