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Some local flavor: Missouri holds Article V forums, South Carolina calls for Convention

All across the country, the Convention of States movement is spreading. Here are two noteworthy pieces of news from Missouri and South Carolina.

This from LakeExpo.com:

GREENVIEW, Mo. — Is it time to add new restrictions to federal power? The Lake of the Ozarks Chapter of Concerned Women of America will hold a Convention of the States forum at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 19 at the Bank of Versailles in Greenview, Mo., where presenters will address that question.

A proposed Convention of the States (SCR21) passed in the Missouri Senate this spring by a vote of 26-5. Time ran out before SCR21 could be brought up for a vote in the house. SCR21 submits application to Congress for the calling of Article V Convention of the States to propose certain amendments to the U.S. Constitution which place limits on the federal government.
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Concerned Women of America, Missouri is holding public forums around the state to inform the public about a Convention of the States. At each of the forums, there will be a person who will make a presentation in favor of such a call, and a person who will make a presentation against such a call. It will conclude with a time of questions and answers.

The bank is located at the intersection of Highways 5 and Highway 7, at 8774 N. State Hwy 5 Camdenton, Mo. 65020.

The event is open to the public; no RSVP is needed. For information call 573-873-5258.

And here's a great op-ed published in the Post and Courier by a volunteer in South Carolina:

“We the people” are the first words in our Constitution and illuminate the role “we the people” have in relation to our government. “We the people” have forfeited our responsibility as citizens by permitting a ruling class of politicians to deny “we the people” control of what is happening to our country, other than the most important control, and that is voting.

“We the people” can redeem ourselves. All it takes is 34 state legislatures to pass resolutions calling for an Article V convention to propose amendments that limit the authority and jurisdiction of the federal government. Congress could not meddle in the convention — it can only set the time and place.

“We the people” in South Carolina can begin our redemption by contacting our S.C. representatives and senators and requesting, in the most respectful and forceful manner possible, they put the resolution on the front burner when they return to Columbia in January.

Pass the resolution and join Alaska, Georgia, Florida and Alabama legislatures, which have passed the resolution.

Twenty-four states are ready to begin the process when their legislatures return. Ten states are active and nine of them have passed the House.

The Convention of States will happen and South Carolina should be leading the way, not slowing the process down.

Fellow South Carolinians, please join us. Sign the petition and let us help save our country. http:www.convention of states.com.