Convention of States project and the state of American politics

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Mark Levin has an in-depth conversation with Tom Coburn and Mark Meckler on the Convention of States project and the state of American politics today on Life, Liberty & Levin.

Why Call A Convention Of States?

Why call a Convention Of States, its simple, to bring power back to the states and the people, where it belongs. Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. shouldn’t be allowed to make sweeping decisions that impact millions of Americans. But right now, they do. So it all boils down to one question: Who do you think should decide what’s best for you and your family? You, or the feds? We’d vote for the American people every single time.

What’s A Convention Of States Anyway?

Article V of the U.S. Constitution gives states the power to call a Convention of States to propose amendments. It takes 34 states to call the convention and 38 to ratify any amendments that are proposed. Our convention would only allow the states to discuss amendments that, “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and place term limits on federal officials.”

About the Convention of States Organization

The Convention of States organization boasts a grassroots network of over 5 million citizens and an organized team of volunteer leaders in every state. Its mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach through a limited Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose limitations on the size and scope of the federal government, including a balanced budget requirement and term limits for federal officials. 

Its prominent endorsers include Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro, Senator Rand Paul, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sean Hannity, Senator Ben Sasse, Dr. James Dobson, Pete Hegseth, and Gov. Mike Huckabee.

About Tom Coburn

Dr. Thomas A. Coburn was a practicing physician in Oklahoma until 2015. He served as a US Representative of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2001. He honored his pledge to serve only three terms in the House before going back to private practice. Then in 2004 he ran for the US Senate, serving two terms (2005–2014). During his time in office, Dr. Coburn revealed $400 billion per year in waste fraud and duplication. Resigning from the Senate in December 2014 and retiring from the practice of medicine in 2015, Senator Coburn serves as senior adviser to the Convention of States Project (under the aegis of Citizens for Self Governance) and the Nick Ohnell fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is the author of two books: Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders Into Insiders and The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America. He passed away from prostrate cancer on March 28, 2020. He was 72 years old.

About Mark Meckler

Mark Meckler was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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