Results of a calling for a convention of states = Bill of Rights (1789) Results of not calling for a convention of states = Civil War (1861) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_state_applications_for_an_Article_V_Convention The Founders unanimously provided Article V option for the states to balance the federal government’s overreach. More than 400 such state applications have been filed over the years including the first couple that led to the bill of rights. As with all amendments to the constitution 38 states (both houses) are required for ratification. This is an enormously protective requirement that has only been reached 27 or so times. The COS Project application has already been passed by 8 states and 20 or more state houses. This application is limited to 3 areas: (a) Impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government. (b) Limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government. (c) Limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. Please sign E-Petition. Takes less than 20 seconds. http://www.cosaction.com/?recruiter_id=1310229 This will encourage your local state rep to become more involved in States' rights.
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