How to Make Sure People like Maxine Waters Have as Little Influence as Possible

How to Make Sure People like Maxine Waters Have as Little Influence as Possible June 26, 2018

If you need proof our federal officials live disconnected from reality, look no farther than California Rep. Maxine Waters. Waters, who has apparently become used to a security detail and hand-and-foot service since becoming a Congresswoman nearly 30 years ago, recently called for the public harassment of members of the Trump administration.

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she said.

Water is angry about how the Trump administration has enforced immigration law by separating children from their parents, but her comment reveals her utter detachment from how real, healthy political change is accomplished.

For that, look no farther than the thousands of Convention of States supporters around the country who are willing to travel to their state capitals to speak with their legislators about the Convention of States option.

Article V of the U.S. Constitution gives states the power to call a Convention of States to propose amendments. It takes 34 states to call the convention and 38 to ratify any amendments that are proposed. Our convention would only allow the states to discuss amendments that, “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and place term limits on federal officials.”

A Convention of States can change how D.C. operates without D.C.’s approval. It can propose constitutional amendments that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and ensure that people like Maxine Waters — and the rest of the D.C. swamp — have as little influence as possible.

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