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Think Halloween is scary? You haven't heard of 'civil asset forfeiture'

Imagine opening up your door one morning to two agents of the IRS. They tell you that they have seized your checking account and the $33,000 in it, just because you made a “suspicious” cash deposit under $10,000. Not a good start to a day.

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Why are Americans angry?

A recent CNN poll found that 30% of Americans are "very angry" and 38% are "somewhat angry" about the way things are going in the country.

As CNN's Mark Preston points out, such strong feelings could significantly impact this year's midterm elections, but we have a different concern: why are Americans feeling this way?

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Mark your calendars: Michael Farris to speak at James Madison University

This event is several weeks away, but we wanted to give you a chance to mark your calendars. 

James Madison University's College Republicans are hosting an educational session with renowned constitutional attorney Michael Farris, head of the Convention of States Project. Farris will explain the history and function of Article V’s Convention of States mechanism and discuss why he believes it may be our nation’s last, best hope for restraining an out-of-control federal government and restoring federalism. He will also respond to common objections and answer your questions.

The event will take place at the following date and location:

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District Captain training video available for download

We know our District Captains are busy, hard-working individuals. Between family, work, and church, it's not always feasible to carve out a 90-minute block to attend one of our live District Captain training sessions.

Which is why we've decided to make a recording of one of these sessions available to download and watch at your convenience.

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Farris, Lt. Governor Dan Forest speak to over 150 people in North Carolina

GREENSBORO — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest held a town hall meeting in Greensboro Tuesday night to discuss an effort to amend the U.S. Constitution to limit the scope of the federal government.

Forest opened the Conservatives for Guilford County event and introduced the keynote speaker, Michael Farris, who is heading up the Convention of States Project. Farris’ group is trying to get 34 state legislatures to call for a convention to amend the Constitution.

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National Q&A Training Call Tomorrow

Tomorrow, October 30, from 8pm-9pm EST Convention of States CTO Michael Tranchina will host a national training call for any state leaders or District Captains interested in learning more about Nationbuilder.

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A Tea-Party Loss in Court

Thursday, Judge Reggie Walton of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia dismissed almost all counts in two major lawsuits brought by conservative groups against the IRS.

So why would Judge Walton — a George W. Bush appointee — make this decision?

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Letter: Convention of States needed to restore constitutional limitations

Our U.S. Constitution, the ultimate legal restriction on all three branches of government, designed for the purpose of protecting the unalienable liberties defined in the Declaration of Independence, has been increasingly decimated since the days of Theodore Roosevelt.

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Numbers don't lie: the Convention of States Project is gaining ground

We hit a huge milestone this week, and we want to take a moment to share the good news.

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Michael Farris Joins NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest TOMORROW to Discuss Convention of States

Calling all North Carolinians! The Convention of States Tour has come to the Tar Heel State, and you still have a chance to hear Michael Farris live and in person.

North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest kindly organized two town hall discussions with Constitutional expert and co-founder of the Convention of States Project, Michael Farris, the first of which took place earlier this month.

Michael earned a standing ovation from the crowd at the first event, so you'll want to hear what Michael has to say tomorrow night in Guilford County.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the people of North Carolina to learn more about the Convention of States Project and have their questions answered by one of the most prominent leaders in the Convention of States movement.

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A C-minus government calls for a Convention of States

Americans aren’t too impressed with the performance of their government.

fresh poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal reveals how voters grade elected officials: a C-minus, or a 2.1 GPA. Individual politicians and parties scored even lower.

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Videos: Mark Meckler at Life, Liberty and Property Summit

On October 4th, Mark Meckler spoke at the Life, Liberty and Property Summit hosted by the Missouri Alliance for Freedom. He shared about the Convention of States Project and the encouraging progress he’s seen as he travels across the United States. If you missed the event (or you don’t live in Missouri!), check out the videos below:

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Two signs point to a bright future for the Convention of States Project

The Convention of States Project has always been founded on two groups of patriots: citizens supporters and state legislators. The passion and dedication of these two groups is what will make a Convention of States a reality.

Today, we have two fantastic indications both of these groups are growing faster than we could have hoped.

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75% of Americans support term limits for politicians: Article V will empower those citizens

PURCELLVILLE, Va. and AUSTIN, TexasOct. 20, 2014 -- Today the U.S. Term Limits endorsed the Convention of States (COS) Project, joining with many like-minded organizations dedicated to reining in a bloated, corrupt federal government.

"Career politicians are a big part of the problem," said Mark Meckler, president of Citizens for Self-Governance and co-founder of the COS Project.

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Iowa Republican Party platform includes call for Convention of States

Great news from the Hawkeye State!

The Iowa Republican Party has officially included a call for a Convention of States in their party's platform.

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Nationbuilder training available for Convention of States leaders

For those unfamiliar with the program, Nationbulder is a new online tool we've made available to our state leaders to help them grow and manage their state teams.

"Our new Nationbuilder action center is a game-changer for the Convention of States Project," said Convention of States CTO Michael Tranchina. "It is a powerful grassroots organizing platform that will allow our state and local leaders to recruit and mobilize volunteers throughout the United States."

But, as with all tools, some training is required to use it effectively. 

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Farris earns standing ovation in North Carolina

Outside the Opportunity House, a storm raged Tuesday night. Rain pounded on the windows as lightning flashed and the wind blew. But inside a conference room, a new storm brewed as a crowd heard of a bloodless revolution… a chance to take back a country that many believe has lost its way.

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8 Ways the Federal Government is Blocking Information

If you're still unsure whether or not federal government abuses its power, this list from Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee will convince you.

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Nightmare scenario: the IRS is handling the Ebola outbreak

What if the responsibility for controlling the Ebola outbreak in the United States fell to the IRS?

Would Americans be more or less worried about their safety? Would they feel confident that an efficient, competent agency is doing everything it can to protect this country's health and well-being?

The answer, of course is, "More and no."

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Exciting Event Tonight in North Carolina

Michael Farris -- constitutional scholar and co-founder of the Convention of States Project -- and NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest will host a town hall tonight to field questions about an Article V Convention of States.

The Convention of States movement has been gaining national attention, and you don't want to miss this opportunity to hear about it from one of the movement's most prominent leaders.

This FREE event will take place tonight at the following location.

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