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Emporia Gazette Publishes Convention of States


Bob Strawder - Kansas Convention of States Coalitions Director gets his editorial published in the Emporia Gazette:

Happy New Year! 2016 is here, and an election cycle many feel can’t come soon enough.

Then, we have a congress that isn’t stopping this un-Constitutional action but instead is focused on spending money we don’t have on anything that will ensure their re-election.

Finally, we have a supreme court re-writing the U.S. Constitution and re-writing laws from the bench.

We have unelected bureaucrats in I-don’t-know-how-many different bureaus (several with enforcement divisions), writing regulations that are as good as law. And if all of that isn’t enough, you and I haven’t been doing our job, either.

When the framers gave us the U.S. Constitution in 1787, they knew the people would need to be involved if this republic were to last. The framers knew it was natural for a government to grow and become oppressive. So, a few days before the Constitution was finalized, the delegates unanimously decided to put a tool in place for amendments and bring the government back under control. … The amendment process is detailed in Article V. The first method is congress and the second provides for the states.

All 27 of the amendments we have now were proposed by congress.

Since congress won’t correct itself by bringing the federal government back under control, it is time we used the second part of Article V to make the corrections needed.

Go to and learn about the solution as big as the problem: an Article V Convention of States. It’s time to restore these great United States of America to what our founders intended them to be.

James “Bob” Strawder


Read the original article posted here: EMPORIA GAZETTE