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In DC, politics and power trump truth every time

The dog and pony show in D.C. gets crazier by the day.

With less than 10 days to the election, the FBI has announced that they are reopening their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers. They’ve found new evidence in connection with the infamous Anthony Weiner, though they have yet to disclose any details.

Right on cue, Democratic Senator Harry Reid wrote a press release in which he accuses the FBI of “breaking federal law” by “influencing” a federal election. Republicans responded in kind, calling Reid “a disgrace to American politics” and “among the worst men ever in Senate.”

Sometimes it seems like the truth doesn’t matter in D.C. The only thing that matter is politics and power. Sen. Reid doesn’t care if his accusations are true -- the FBI is “attacking” his party, and he’ll say anything to draw attention away from his candidate.

Nothing will keep federal officials from lying to the American public. But there is one thing that can minimize the damage they’ll do: an Article V Convention of States.

Our federal officials have shown themselves to be untrustworthy and irresponsible. A Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that actually shrink the power and jurisdiction of those officials. That way, even if they mislead the American public, they won’t have the authority to cause lasting damage. These amendments can include a balanced budget amendment, a term limits amendment, and amendments that shrink the reduce the power of federal agencies.