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Congratulations to our Alaska team!  Representative Tammie Wilson filed resolution number 22 in the Alaska House on January 22nd calling for a Convention of States to “impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office of federal government officials.”

We hope it will be sent to the state senate next week to be filed as well.

This is where we need your help.  It’s moments like these when the people can sway a vote in both the house and the senate.  So we are asking all Alaskan citizens to either call or write your state legislature voicing your support of the Article V Convention of States to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

We need your help in order to make this happen!

Below is the text of Alaska’s resolution:

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 22

IN THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE – SECOND SESSION

BY REPRESENTATIVES TAMMIE WILSON, Keller, Higgins

Introduced: 1/21/14

Referred: State Affairs, Finance

A RESOLUTION

Requesting the United States Congress to call a convention of the states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office of federal government officials; and urging the legislatures of the other 49 states to request the United States Congress to call a convention of the states.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS the founders of the Constitution of the United States empowered state legislators to be guardians of liberty against future abuses of power by the federal government; and

WHEREAS the federal government has created a crushing national debt through improper and imprudent spending; and

WHEREAS the federal government has invaded the legitimate roles of the states through the manipulative process of federal mandates, most of which are unfunded; and

WHEREAS it is the solemn duty of the states to protect the liberty of its people, particularly for the generations to come, to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States through a convention of the states under art. V to place clear restraints on these and related abuses of power;

BE IT RESOLVED that, under art. V, Constitution of the United States, the Alaska State Legislature respectfully applies to the United States Congress to call a convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office of federal government officials; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that this application constitutes a continuing application in accordance with art. V, Constitution of the United States, until at least two-thirds of the legislatures of the several states have applied for a similar convention of the states; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urges the legislatures of the other 49 states to apply to the United States Congress to call a convention of the states.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States; the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice-President of the United States and President of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; the Honorable Patrick J. Leahy, President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable Nancy Erickson, Secretary of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable Karen L. Haas, Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives; the Honorable Lisa Murkowski and the Honorable Mark Begich, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress; and the presiding officers of the legislatures of each of the other 49 states.

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