It is exciting to see such an interest in basic constitutional principles, namely the Convention of States.
Thankfully, our Founding Fathers, having come from a place much like this has become, created a constitutional means to restrain the government if it overreached its jurisdiction. The Federalist Papers outline that the Constitution gives each part of government “constitutional arms” for its own “effectual powers of self-defense.” One of these arms of self-defense is an Article V Convention of States. It defies logic for states to refuse to use this tool since it was put there to help us with scenarios such as we have in DC currently. It is also illogical to view the use of any constitutional provision as a threat to the Constitution.
I urge everyone to embrace this wonderful provision that our Founders left us, the Article V Convention of States. It would do us well to remember the fact that these men put their lives on the line in order to escape government abuse, fully aware that if their great adventure failed they would probably be put to death for treason. I believe we are now living under the same sort of abuse. Go to conventionofstates.com
Kathryn Jacobsen Meng