Letter to the Editor: We’re ready for an Article V Convention of the States
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The time has come for the young voters to rise up and stand with a concerted voice and support the Article V Convention. The younger generations do have the power to make a statement to their government on a local level and national level; it must be organized and done together. I am urging everyone to learn what power we, the people, have.
The Founders of our Constitution empowered state legislators to be guardians of liberty against abuses of power by the federal government. The abuse is on our economy and the trajectory must come to an end. So, it must be understood, this process starts at your State Representative and District Senator officials. Your state legislators must be urged to support this process, if not, support a candidate that will. I know Rep. Haggerty and Sen. John Blake do not support this process.
The path of this nation can be changed in a civilized non-violent manner. Article V of the US Constitution describes the process whereby the Constitution may be altered. Altering the Constitution consists of proposing an amendment or amendments and subsequent ratification.
A national convention can be assembled at the request of the legislatures of at least two-thirds of the states. I ask all young voters of our nation to demand a public declaration from any candidate seeking office to support the Article V Convention. That is change you act on, together and organized.
Summer reading suggestion: Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin. Also visit the site conventionofstates.com. Our young voters and future voters have the knowledge available to save the Republic. Believe this, the establishment of government fears this action. By taking away the bloated bureaucracy from the federal government gives power back to we, the citizens. That is power to the people.
William Torbeck, Dunmore
Sign up and join the fight to amend the constitution and take money out of politics. Our legislators are at the beck and call of big money interest and campaign contributors, the supreme court thinks this is A-OK, as in their eyes money equals free speech. The only way to overturn these rulings is an Article V convention which is our only hope of un-rigging the playing field and forcing our representatives to represent us, their constituents, not giant corporate interests and lobbying groups