What happens when people who hate Big Government take over DC? Go behind the scenes in The Swamp, a groundbreaking new documentary series.
This new video series from CRTV is shining a light into the darkness of the D.C. swamp.
In this third episode, congressmen give viewers an inside look into the pay-to-play structure of committee assignments, and prove that all each party cares about is lobbyist money.
“Renting committee assignments and chairmanships should be illegal,” says Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie. “If you did this sort of thing in a city council meeting or a state legislature, they would perp walk you in handcuffs in front of the evening news.”
“But it’s legal here,” he continued, “because who’s going to make a law stopping us?”
The American people, that’s who.
By calling and convening the first-ever Convention of States, the states and the people can strip D.C. of its power and return that power to those city councils and state legislatures, where voters can truly hold their elected officials accountable.A Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. Decentralizing power will make it much more difficult for lobbyists to exert as much influence and much easier for We the People to keep dirty money out of governance.
What exactly 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.”
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.