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Uncle Sam is coming after your college savings

Your college savings may not be so safe any more.

In last week's State of the Union address, President Obama proposed to end the tax breaks on so-called 529 college savings plans. Much has been said about his proposal, but we especially appreciated the analysis from Bloomberg's Megan McArdle:

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Rally for the Republic at Virginia capitol

The Convention of States Project Virginia team wants all Virginians to know that there is a solution to ending federal tyranny by restoring meaningful limits on federal power—but only if we insist that our state legislators use their power in Article V of the Constitution to place a final check on Washington, D.C.

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See Rob Natelson and Mark Meckler TONIGHT in Helena

The following was written by Jesse Chaney and published in the Independent Record.

You may have heard or read about the national movement calling for a Convention of States to restrict the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. And you’ll have the chance to hear from some of the people behind the effort today in Helena.

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Michael Farris rallies state representatives in Arizona

Michael Farris, co-founder and director of the Convention of States Project, recently spoke to state representatives in Arizona about the last, best chance to preserve liberty in America. Talk Radio 550 KFYI was on hand to cover the event:

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Coming to a town near you

If you've been reading the blog the past few weeks, you've probably noticed all the Convention of States events taking place around the country.

As the legislative season picks up, there will be even more meetings and rallies you can attend in your state. We want to make sure you don't miss anything, which is why we'd like to direct your attention to the State Events page.

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Convention of States movement gains more momentum

The following is an excerpt from an article written by Fred Lucas for TheBlaze.com.

After movement already from 10 states in the early weeks of legislative sessions this year, one conservative group believes an Article 5 convention to amend the Constitution can be achieved by the end 2015.

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Missouri Representative Eric Burlison (136) sponsors Convention of States resolution!


North Dakota call to action

Calling all North Dakotans!

The Convention of States application in your state, HCR 3014, is filed and scheduled to go before the House Government & Veterans Affairs Committee on February 5, 2015.

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States must take control of country’s direction

The following is an excerpt from an article written by Montana State Senator Roger Webb. Senator Webb will join Professor Rob Natelson and Mark Meckler at the Montana State Capitol Symposium on Tuesday, January 27. Click here for more information on this exciting event.

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Political posturing and the true state of the union

The President spoke; the Republicans responded.

But after all the political posturing, what's the true state of our union?

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10 states line up to limit federal power

Ten states now have taken the first step toward limiting the power of the federal government.

Officials from Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia and Wyoming have filed resolutions calling for a convention of states that would propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution with the express purpose of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

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Convention of States to host three town hall meetings in Montana

The Convention of States Project Montana team wants all Montanans to know that there is a solution to ending federal tyranny by restoring meaningful limits on federal power—but only if we insist that our state legislators use their power in Article V of the Constitution to place a final check on Washington, D.C. All events are free and open to the public on a first-come basis, as seating is limited.

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A nation united: 11 states considering Article V, more to join in coming weeks

It is so often said that the nation is “divided,” or “polarized.” The pundits and politicians tell us the fight is between the left and the right, conservatives and liberals or Democrats and Republicans. They are very wrong. The nation is indeed divided, but the divisions are not really the ones they want you to believe.

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Michael Farris' North Carolina tour kicks off in Southport

The Convention of States Project is pleased to announce that Michael Farris is coming back to North Carolina for a three-day tour!

If you’ve never heard Michael speak, you will want to take advantage of this opportunity. If you’ve heard him before, we know you’ll want to hear him again. He has some significant updates/progress to report on the call for an Article V Convention of States. You'll also have an opportunity to ask Michael questions about the Convention of States issue, as well as to meet your state leadership.

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DOJ accused of blocking legal gun shops, other businesses from banking

In yet another example of overreach by a federal bureaucracy, the Department of Justice has been accused of arbitrarily blocking certain businesses from banking. We've published an excerpt from the Fox News article below:

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The only solution to runaway federal spending

Taxes and debt are bad, but federal spending is the more serious illness in Washington, DC.

Federal spending today is driven by one overriding purpose—Congress is buying votes with programs.

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IRS ignores phone calls, does not let elderly people leave messages

In yet another example of your tax dollars being put to good use...

Elderly and disabled people cannot leave messages for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after the IRS fails to pick up the phone to serve them.

The National Taxpayer Advocate, an independent oversight organ within the IRS, detailed the agency’s phone practices in its 2014 Annual Report to Congress Wednesday.

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Volunteers in 95% of state house districts have submitted Convention of States petitions

We have fantastic news to share with you today: volunteers like you have submitted Convention of States petitions in 95% of the state house districts in the United States!

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District Captain training video

If you hold any kind of leadership position with the Convention of States Project, please watch the video below immediately (if you have not done so already).

The video provides valuable information on the use of Nationbuilder, and it's important all our volunteer leaders become familiar with the software.

If you have trouble logging in, please contact your state director.

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Article V: truth vs. fiction

Scholarship is important. We tell our kids it is important.

We tell them to do their homework, study hard and pay attention to things that matter. Knowing the difference between truth and fiction is important.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article6334044.html#storylink=cpy
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