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Last chance in the North Carolina Senate!

Very, very important – please read this entire message…

I have disappointing news for you today.  The NC House of Representatives has decided that the Article V Convention of States Project isn’t important enough to even consider right now.  Apparently they aren’t particularly concerned with the increasingly out of control, power grabbing federal government.  Apparently they don’t have a problem with our state authority being stripped away and claimed by the national government.  Apparently they are just fine with decisions for North Carolinians being made in Washington, DC.

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Faith in Our Founders – The Greatest Nation on Earth

Introduction by Mark RamseyThere is much misinformation and fear mongering being directed at a Constitutional remedy reserved to the States by the Founders. History records that the Founders wanted a safety valve in the event that the Federal government someday became too strong—so strong that it thwarted the will of the people and States. I first met Tamara Colbert when she testified before my subcommittee last summer regarding the need for an Amending Convention of the States. Please read her eloquent comments below, and invite her to speak on the subject to your conservative groups.

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A remarkably small number of Americans trust the federal government

According to a recent Pew survey on the public’s feelings about data and open government, only 23 percent of Americans trust the federal government to do the right thing “at least most of the time.” To borrow author Chris Cillizza’s reaction to the news:

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Veterans for a Convention of States

The following was written by Patrick Murray, a Convention of States supporter and retired U.S. Army Colonel.

“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”

Every member of the Armed Forces takes an oath that includes those words. Members of Congress take a similar oath, and the President swears to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. 

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Missouri Senate passes SCR 21!

We have great news from Missouri!

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IRS cut its own customer service budget

You may remember an article we posted on April 1, reporting that the IRS has been ignoring 60 percent of taxpayer calls.

According to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, the reason for such poor service was external: congressional budget cuts. We've since discovered that's not the case. The Weekly Standard reports:

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Victory in Louisiana! House committee passes Convention of States resolution

We have great news from Louisiana! House Concurrent Resolution 2 has passed the House and Governmental Affairs Committee by a vote of 6-3! That is a big thanks to YOU. YOU were the one who called and emailed these representatives and told them to stand for liberty and the Constitution. YOU were the one who pressured them to take action. And we couldn't have done it without you!

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Former Sen. Coburn on what's 'disgusting' about Washington

The follwing are excerpts from an interview conducted by Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Examiner.

Now that Sen. Tom Coburn has retired from Congress, who will publicize government spending on things like Swedish massages for rabbits and "Sesame Street" remakes for Pakistan?

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In the News: PA Rep. Gabler calls for convention to restrain federal power

The following was written by Amanda Nichols and originally published in The Bradford Era.

State Rep. Matt Gabler, R-DuBois, is calling for a “Convention of States” to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution imposing restraints on federal power and jurisdiction.

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Coburn on Cavuto: "We added $6 trillion in unfunded liabilities last year"

Former Oklahoma Republican Senator and Convention of States Project Senior Advisor Tom Coburn is spreading the word about our country's financial mistakes and how we can fix them: an Article V Convention of States. FNC’s Neil Cavuto hosts:

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Missouri mom personifies the power of persistence

Keith, the State Director of Missouri, shared this story with his team last week. We were so inspired, we wanted everyone to hear about it.

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EPA tells kids to avoid baths

Kids, say goodbye to that rubber ducky. The EPA recently began an initiative to discourage kids from taking baths. The reason? Baths are an inefficient use of water.

Check it out:

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Sarah Palin: Debunking the myths of a Convention of States

The following was originally published on Conservatives4Palin.com. It's the transcript of a video published on the Sarah Palin Channel, which you can sign up to watch here.

Our Founders wisely created the option of the Convention of States in the Constitution as a tool in case the federal government came to disregard the will of the people. Now some pundits are using scare tactics to misrepresent the Convention and what it could do to the U.S. Constitution.

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Tennessee Senate responds to the people and passes Convention of States resolution

Citizens of Tennessee -- pat yourselves on the back.

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Enough Is Enough: The Case for a Convention of States

The following is an excerpt from an article written by David Brody and published on CBNNews.com.

WASHINGTON -- You won't hear it too much from official Washington, but America's finances are in big trouble.

When you add up $18 trillion of debt, a dysfunctional Congress and activist judges taking power from the people, you get frustration and an attitude of enough is enough.

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URGENT CALL TO ACTION: Out of state interests overwhelming Tennessee senators

Our Convention of States resolution in Tennessee, SJR0067, is being targeted by Anti-COS groups and they are calling from around the country.

The senate is on lunch break NOW and over the next two hours is the best time to call them.

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The IRS’ Tax-Exempt Backlog Is Gone? … Really?

The following article was originally published on The Daily Signal.

Forgive me for taking any statement from the public relations department of the IRS with a grain of salt.

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Louisiana House committee to hear Convention of States resolution

Citizens of Louisiana!

You've been hearing about this moment for months now. You of all people know that our liberty is being taken from us and our Constitution needs to be restored. You also know that a Convention of States is the only sure way restore our liberty and our Constitution. I told you, though, that we couldn't do it alone and that you brave patriots would be called on multiple times to take on the big government establishment.

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John Birch Society Denies Its History and Betrays Its Mission

In a recent article entitled “Falsehoods Mark the Campaign for a Constitutional Convention,” the John Birch Society (JBS) President John McManus, paints a picture of longstanding, consistent JBS opposition to the use of Article V’s convention mechanism. He states:

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Nationwide effort to reform tax system moves from protests to solutions on Tax Day 2015

PURCELLVILLE, Va., April 15, 2015 – It's been six years since the grassroots rose up on tax day, and on this is a historic anniversary the American people are more united, more educated, and more motivated than ever before.

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