Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution empowers future generations to amend the 1789 U.S. Constitution as needs arise – 27 SINGLE SUBJECT amendments to date.
Republicans and Democrats both are complicit in nearly doubling the national debt since 2008 to $20 trillion. This requires 33 to 42 percent of federal income to pay merely the interest. Another third is waste and corruption with one third, or less, to run the country. [Citizens Against Government Waste]
Secondly, the scope and power of federal government has expanded exponentially through extra-legal regulations made by un-elected bureaucrats in ever proliferating agencies.
The Article V Convention of States Joint Resolution (H.J.R. 3) sponsored by Merrill F. Nelson is to support amendments to the U.S. Constitution only, Re: 1) fiscal restraint on federal government 2) limiting power and jurisdiction of federal government and 3) limiting terms of office for its officials and members of Congress.
Convention commissioners are agents of their respective states and can be recalled if any renegade seeks to take action outside the topics defined in the 34 state applications to call the convention. Even quicker, other delegates will also reject the new topic as out of order. When 34 states apply, Congress must call a convention and has no control over the delegates. [Federalist 85]
A statesman commented where greed and power reside there breeds corruption -- in our federal government.
Please sign the petition on line at www.cosaction.com and encourage your legislators to support H.J.R. 3 to curb federal government.