The recently released FBI memo commonly known as the “Nunes Memo” has engulfed Capitol Hill in a firestorm of accusations, backbiting, and politicking.
But the memo reveals truths far beyond last year’s election campaign. As Michael Goodwin at Fox Newspoints out, the Nunes Memo indicates that the “swamp” in D.C. is deeper and more entrenched than anyone ever thought.
Law enforcement, the courts, the media, and politicians worked together to maintain the status quo and keep the federal government in power. Terrified that Trump would keep his swamp-draining campaign promises, officials at all levels of government worked to keep the 45th President from being elected.
Their efforts proved futile, but so have Trump’s. The swamp remains in place, as greedy as ever, and no one person can clear enough sewage in four or eight years.That’s why the President should throw his weight behind the Article V Convention of States movement currently sweeping the nation.
A Convention of States can do an end-run around D.C. to propose constitutional amendments that effectively, permanently, and safely drain the D.C. swamp.
Non-elected bureaucrats and law enforcement officials need to be reminded that they work for the people — not for themselves or a political party. With a Convention of States, the people and the states can send that message loud and clear.
What is a Convention of States?
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.”
Since the Project launched in 2013, we’ve been spreading like wildfire. With over 3 million supporters nationwide, we have petition signers in every single state house district across America.