Last week we celebrated the 228th anniversary of the signing of our Constitution -- a document that would become one of the greatest governing documents of all time.
Today, those same signers -- the men who risked their lives to give us the freedom we enjoy -- would be hard-pressed to believe our country is still governed by the document they drafted in 1787.
Activist Supreme Courts have shredded the original intent of the Constitution -- instead of a federal government with specific, enumerated powers, Washington, D.C., now possesses the authority to insert itself into every area of our lives.
It's become so bad, the Supreme Court itself has admitted to ignoring the intentions of the Founders. In New York v. United States (1992), they said,
This framework has been sufficiently flexible over the past two centuries to allow for enormous changes in the nature of government. The Federal Government undertakes activities today that would have been unimaginable to the Framers in two senses; first, because the Framers would not have conceived that any government would conduct such activities; and second, because the Framers would not have believed that the Federal Government, rather than the States, would assume such responsibilities. Yet the powers conferred upon the Federal Government by the Constitution were phrased in language broad enough to allow for the expansion of the Federal Government’s role.
The American people have had enough "unimaginable" acts by Washington, D.C. They’re tired of federal officials trampling the Constitution, and they’ve decided to do something about it. An Article V Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that reverse the last 100 years of judicial activism. These amendments can restore the balance of power between the states and the people, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and force our Congress to be fiscally responsible.