The Founders gave us in the Constitution a way to break up the entrenched, ruling class in Washington, D.C.
But while that process is relatively simple to understand, diving into constitutional law can be intimidating.
Not any more.
In the video below, Mark Levin breaks down everything you need to know about how we can reduce the power and jurisdiction of the federal government with Article V of the Constitution.
Here are a few of our Frequently Asked Questions:
Why Do We Want to Call a Convention of States?
Washington, D.C., is broken. The federal government is spending this country into the ground, seizing power from the states and taking liberty from the people. It’s time American citizens took a stand and made a legitimate effort to curb the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. The Founders gave us a tool to fix Washington, D.C. We must use it before it is too late.What is a Convention of States?
A convention of states is a convention called by the state legislatures for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. They are given power to do this under Article V, Section 2 of the Constitution. It is not a constitutional convention. It cannot throw out the Constitution because it derives its authority from the Constitution.
How Do the State Legislatures Call a Convention of States?
Thirty-four state legislatures must pass a bill called an “application” calling for a convention of states. They submit these applications to Congress. The applications must request a convention of states for the same subject matter.
Can Congress Block a Convention of States?
No. As long as each states applies for a convention that deals with the same issue (i.e., limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government), Congress must call the convention. Congress can name the place and the time for the convention. If it fails to exercise this power reasonably, either the courts or the states themselves can override Congressional inaction.
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