Sen. Tom Coburn: As a Physician, I Want to Fix the Real Disease of the Federal Government

Sen. Tom Coburn: As a Physician, I Want to Fix the Real Disease of the Federal Government April 16, 2018

The Convention of States resolution in Iowa has received overwhelming support this year, and the Iowa volunteer team is a huge reason for that.

Convention of States supporters in The Hawkeye State convened at the capitol earlier this week to encourage their representatives to continue their fight to make Iowa the 13th state to call for a Convention of States.

Mark Meckler and Sen. Tom Coburn also stopped by to voice their support.

“We’re so out of balance now that Iowa doesn’t get to make the decisions for Iowa, you know, somebody in Washington’s making it,” Coburn said. “It never got voted on by the Iowa people.”

“As a physician, I want to fix the real disease,” Coburn continued, “and the real disease is we’re spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need, we have career politicians whose number one goal is to get reelection — in both parties — and number three is the government is way outside the bounds of the enumerated powers.”

Why call a Convention of States?

Simple: to bring power back to the states and the people, where it belongs. Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. shouldn’t be allowed to make sweeping decisions that impact millions of Americans. But right now, they do. So it all boils down to one question: Who do you think should decide what’s best for you and your family? You, or the feds? We’d vote for the American people every single time.

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.”

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