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On its historic anniversary, watch the first-ever Simulated Convention of States in 30-minute segments organized by topic

On this weekend last year delegates from all fifty states gathered for the first-ever Simulated Convention of States. To honor this historic anniversary, we've divided the six-hour live stream into twelve 30-minute segments and organized them by topic. Enjoy!

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Don’t Let the Media Make You Feel Dumb about the Constitution

You’ve seen the “man on the street” interview designed to make Americans look like absolute idiots?  In that same vein, a new poll was released that makes it seem like everyday citizens know very little about the Constitution.  The survey found 37% of Americans couldn’t name any specific right guaranteed in the First Amendment.

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What the feds can learn from a Texas v. California comparison

A former California state Assembly member wrote a fascinating op-ed today comparing the ability of Texas and California to fight poverty.

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Civil asset forfeiture nightmare: Man loses truck over five rounds of ammunition

Two years ago, Gerardo Serano – an American citizen, Kentucky farmer and a one-time GOP Kentucky statehouse candidate – was driving his brand new, $60,000 Ford F-250 pick-up truck to visit relatives in Mexico, snapping pictures along the way, when Customs and Border Patrol agents halted him at the border, demanded his cell phone, and asked him why he was taking pictures. 

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Report: Cutting $2.3 Trillion of Government Waste Would Balance Budget in 3 Years

Opponents of a balanced budget amendment and other spending reforms argue that forcing the feds to be fiscally responsible would hurt the American economy.

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Constitution Day Allies: How a Democrat and a Republican came together around our nation's founding document

This article was co-authored by Republican Ohio state Rep. Christina Hagan and Democratic Ohio state Rep. Bill Patmon. It was originally published on TownHall.com.

Have you noticed that people just don’t seem to like each other very much these days?

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Milton Friedman: there's only one solution to the nation's fiscal situation

The late, great economist Milton Friedman was a strong proponent of constitutional amendments that would unleash the American economy, as well as the Article V Convention of States process.

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The year is 2033, Obama has been president for 24 years...

The following is a great letter to the editor written by COS supporter Tim Means and published in the Maui News.

President Obama was only 48 years old when he took office in 2009. If there were no term limits and his popularity (or manipulation of the vote) was maintained, he could have easily served six to seven terms as president.

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The Constitution is a ‘Parchment Barrier’ to Tyranny — but Only If We Use It

Constitution Day was Sunday, the 17th — the day we honor and remember the “formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.”  To commemorate the day, I wrote this piece in The Hill, which explains one concrete thing we can do as we reflect about our founding document:

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Hillary Clinton fearmongers about a Convention of States, Mark Levin takes her DOWN

You know you're doing something right when Hillary Clinton thinks it's a bad idea.

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Report: A dozen top federal agencies have gone without oversight for years

A dozen top federal departments and agencies have gone without Inspectors General (IG) — the government’s front line of defense against waste and fraud — for more than two years on average, including the Department of Interior, which has been without a permanent watchdog for 8.5 years, according to data compiled by the Project on Government Oversight.

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Tom Coburn: "If you want to just complain, don't learn about a Convention of States"

Sen. Tom Coburn appeared on the Howie Carr show recently to discuss the Convention of States Project and why the odds of holding one in the near future are HIGH.

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Coburn: Rein in DC Spending, Reach With States Convention

Former Republican Sen. Tom Coburn told Newsmax TV a Convention of the States is necessary to bring back balance to America with the federal government's reach and spending out of control.

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Convention of States New York recruits supporters at Richmond County Fair

COS New York warriors had a great time at the Richmond County Fair recruiting 170 new supporters for Convention of States.

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Conservatives rebuke government’s unrestrained federal spending, liken it to ‘fiscal insanity’

Last week, President Donald Trump undercut GOP congressional leaders by working with Democratic leaders.  LifeZette News asked me to comment on the “idea of raising the nation’s borrowing limit…”

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HISTORIC MILESTONE: National debt tops $20 trillion

The United States has reached an historic milestone. For the first time in our great nation’s history, the national debt has topped $20 trillion

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Good government can fit inside our pockets

We have a great Constitution, and next Sunday, Sept. 17, we celebrate its 230th anniversary on “Constitution Day.” But which Constitution will we celebrate?

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Meckler: GOP establishment undercut Trump on budget dealing

Mark Meckler appeared on Fox Business recently to discuss the latest budget deals and why he thinks the Republican establishment has been so willing to undercut Trump's agenda.

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The best WORST arguments against a Convention of States

It's true -- some politicians just don't get it.

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IRS Director Lois Lerner WILL NOT be prosecuted, Sessions slammed for "miscarriage of justice"

Two prominent House Republicans criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for declining to reopen a criminal investigation into charges that former IRS Director Lois Lerner violated several federal laws by targeting conservative groups and lying to Congress during its three-year probe.

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