Washington D.C. will never voluntarily relinquish its power. Left unchecked, the government will continue to bankrupt this nation and destroy the liberty of the people. It is time for citizens and the States to act and we have the solution.
The Welcome Page says:
Purpose: The Convention of States (COS) Project was founded by Citizens for Self Governance for the purpose of stopping the runaway power of the federal government. We believe Washington, D.C., is broken and will not fix itself. The federal government is spending this country into the ground, seizing power from the states and taking liberty from the people.We have a solution that is as big as the problem. Goal: The COS Project seeks to urge and empower state legislators to call a convention of states. The delegates at such a convention would have the power to propose amendments to the Constitution that would curb the abuses of the federal government. Article V of the Constitution gives them this power; the COS Project will give them an avenue through which they can use it. Plan: COS’s plan is twofold
1. We want to call a convention for a particular subject rather than a particular amendment. Instead of calling a convention for a balanced budget amendment (though we are entirely supportive of such an amendment), we want to call a convention for the following purpose: Limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.
2. We believe the grassroots is the key to calling a successful convention. We would like to build a political operation in a minimum of 40 states, getting 100 people to volunteer in at least 75% of the state legislative districts. Only through the support of the American people will this project have a chance to succeed.
Alabama appears to be an early actor on an Article V convention of states application. As this Project Report page of the website indicates, the Alabama House has passed HJR49.
Information about HJR49 can be found at this link.
The Convention of States organization and AL HJR49, ostensibly driven by conviction that "the Federal Government is broken" and "Washington D.C. will never voluntarily relinquish its power," seem to be in a vein that they should be thrown into the debate that my Congressional campaign is trying to raise. I expect to delve into these subjects accordingly.