12 states in for freedom: Missouri votes for Convention of States
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12 states in for freedom: Missouri votes for Convention of States

Posted May 15, 2017 11:01 AM by Chris Pandolfo Missouri Convention of States screenshot
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Last Friday, Missouri became the 12th state to adopt a Convention of States resolution, passing SCR4 on a vote of 26 to 7. 

SCR4, sponsored by Senator Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, calls for an Article V Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments “that impose fiscal restraint on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress.”

The Convention of States Project released a video to commemorate the resolution’s passage. 

 

“The American people are growing weary of a federal government that is operating outside of its Constitutional bounds,” said Keith Carmichael, Missouri State Director for the Convention of States Project. “Neither party represents the people, but rather outside influences that help them get re-elected, so by calling a Convention of States under Article V, the states can recalibrate the balance between the federal government and return power back to the people—not to mention that a convention of this magnitude would be the biggest civics lesson of our lifetime.”

Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin broke the news on his radio program Friday evening. 

“This is a big deal,” Levin said. “We’re more than a third of the way there.” 

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.