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 Here is an excellent article that was written by Jane Cookson of Wilson, NC. Jane is a District Captain. The link for the article is at the end. Please go over and thank her in the comment section. 

 

‘We the People’ have recourse

Posted Friday, February 17, 2017, 9:20 pm

‘We the People’ have recourse

I think about the future because I have grandchildren. I wonder if the United States of America will even exist for them. 

The federal debt is more than $20 trillion with no end to spending in sight. Every man, woman and child living in the United States today owes $58,000 toward this debt. This is madness! 

Today we have a federal government that continues to overstep its bounds. Washington, D.C. will not fix itself. The rule of law is not enforced. The Supreme Court is making laws from rulings. And Congress stands silent. Who represents We the People?

When the framers gave us the U.S. Constitution in 1787, they knew the people would need to be the ones to protect liberty in order for America to last. The framers knew it was natural for those in power to want more. So, a few days before the Constitution was finalized, the delegates unanimously decided to put a tool in place for proposing amendments to bring the government back under control. The amendment process is detailed in Article V. The two ways to propose amendments are through either the Congress or through state legislatures by calling a Convention of States.

Article V of the Constitution has been described as a safety valve put in place by our Founding Fathers. They wisely anticipated that a day would come when the federal government would become too dominant and usurp power that belongs to the states. Article V is the mechanism built into the Constitution to allow the people to take back their power and their rights.

We the People can rein in an out-of-control government. Check out www.conventionofstates.com and read about the Article V Convention of States project. It’s “a solution as big as the problem.”

Jane Cookson

Wilson

http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/8216we-the-people8217-have-recourse,80490

http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/8216we-the-people8217-have-recourse,80490

North Carolina Action Prompt

North Carolina Action Prompt

The grassroots are the key to victory -- high numbers ensure success. So are you ready to talk to your friends about the Convention of States Project?

Join our team as a District Captain!

Our goal is to find one District Captain in every North Carolina state house district. The District Captain's mission is simple: find 100 people in your district willing to contact their state legislators in support of Convention of States legislation next session.

It doesn't take a huge time commitment to make a difference. Five constituent phone calls is often enough to move an issue to the top of a state legislator's priority list. In person meetings are even more effective.

Get involved today by reaching out to your state legislators. Don't know what to say?

Download talking points here.

If you'd like a Convention of States leader to attend a meeting with you and your legislator, contact your state’s legislative liaison.

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North Carolina Action

Your voice is important. Make it heard by sharing Convention of States with your friends and contacts. Don't miss the chance to tell future generations that you stood strong for liberty!

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    Curt Burnside

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    Robyn Campbell

    State Director

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    Mike Faulkenberry

    State Director

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    Doni Juarez

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    Gary Lyons

    Legislative Liaison

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    Simon Percival

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    Michael Westrich

    Coalitions Director

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Teamwork, Tar Heels & Term Limits... Victory in 2017

"It is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers." Declaration of Independence

Who decides? Them? Or us?

Calling all Tar Heels.

It's a new year and a fresh chance to pass the COS resolution. 

Please join us as we take a stand for liberty. In 2017 NC will file the Article V Convention of States resolution. It is our time, and we must take advantage of it. So far, eight states have passed the COS resolution. We still need 26. And with a strategic plan in place, it is North Carolina's time to shine. HB2 and the marriage amendment are obvious talking points for NC. Also, 2nd amendment rights, Common Core, employment, voter ID laws. COS addresses these and more. 

NC will file in both houses on the same day. We need all North Carolinians support. Talk to your legislators, county commissioners, relatives, and friends. Have them sign the petition and call their representatives and senators. There's power in numbers. 

NC will take a stand and will not listen to the naysayers. We stand behind the Constitution. And not the tome that has been created by the supreme court precedents but the Constitution the Founders signed. There's a big difference.

What can you do to help?

Listen to the people around you in the grocery stores. Talk about Convention of States. Spread the word. Volunteer to be a District Captain at 

http://www.conventionofstates.com/district_captain  

Get ready for capital day. Meet us on the front steps of the capital on February 1st at 10:00 a.m. It's going to be a great year. 

The Constitution of the United States

Article V

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.

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