Letter: Last best hope against tyranny
We the people, along with our Colorado legislators, can reverse the lawlessness within all three branches of the federal government. It’s time we all wake up to our constitutional emergency and obligations.
Perilous overspending, misinterpretations of the General Welfare and Commerce clauses, 100 years of frequently unconstitutional federal jurisprudence and terms in office becoming careers are costing us our liberty.
Electing more leaders who uphold our founding principles, individual states nullifying federal intrusions one at a time and better educating the citizenry won’t result in structural reforms to the federal government to realign it with the Constitution.
Only amendments to the U.S. Constitution can accomplish what Alexander Hamilton defended in Federalist 85: “We may safely rely on the disposition of the state legislatures to erect barriers against the encroachments of the national authority.”
State legislators are constitutionally obligated by Article V to realign central government to the Constitution, exactly as the founders anticipated.
A minimum of 34 states must submit the same limited subject matter in their applications to Congress for an Article V convention to propose amendments, without interference from Congress, and which 38 states could later ratify.
Call your state legislators and remind them they are the last best hope against tyranny and cannot fulfill their oath to the Constitution if they compromise principle for political expediency and fall prey to the scare tactics about a Convention of States rebutted at http://www.conventionofstates.com/responses_to_convention_of_states_opposition.
See volunteer opportunities at http://www.conventionofstates.com/volunteer. Sign the Convention of States Petition at http://www.cosaction.com/ which is sponsored by Citizens for Self Governance (https://selfgovern.com) which will automatically generate letters to your state representatives. I welcome your questions and comments sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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