Posts Tagged “Constitution”

Want real, lasting tax reform? Check out Article V

Want real, lasting tax reform? Check out Article V

Whether or not you like the new tax bill, the next Congress can change it just as easily. Fortunately, as David Schneider, Regional Director for Convention of States, explained on One America News, there is a better way. A Convention of States could dramatically simplify the tax code and ensure such changes last for generations…

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Want real, lasting tax reform? Check out Article V

Want real, lasting tax reform? Check out Article V

Whether or not you like the new tax bill, the next Congress can change it just as easily. Fortunately, as David Schneider, Regional Director for Convention of States, explained on One America News, there is a better way. A Convention of States could dramatically simplify the tax code and ensure such changes last for generations…

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The vultures are circling after Flynn’s confession

The vultures are circling after Flynn’s confession

The vultures are circling after Michael Flynn pled guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI. The New York Times called Flynn’s confession a “seismic event in the special counsel investigation” and claimed it “portends the likelihood of impeachable charges being brought against the president of the United States.” According to the Times, the consequences…

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Why Americans support an Article V Convention of States — in their own words

Why Americans support an Article V Convention of States — in their own words

Conservative writer Jen Kuznicki spoke with attendees of a Convention of States rally in Michigan earlier this month and recorded their responses to two simple questions: “Why do you think an Article V Convention of States is so important?” and “What made you get involved?” Here are their responses: Ron and Linda P. of Grand Blanc/Burton area,…

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Taxpayer money used in secretive slush fund lawmakers use to settle sexual harassment cases

Taxpayer money used in secretive slush fund lawmakers use to settle sexual harassment cases

Staffers who are the targets of unwanted sexual advances on Capitol Hill should not have to endure a lengthy mediation process and pay the legal bills as lawmakers secretly draw on a mysterious slush fund to settle the accusations against them, an advocate for taxpayers argues. In the event of a monetary settlement of sexual…

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Taxpayer money used in secretive slush fund lawmakers use to settle sexual harassment cases

Taxpayer money used in secretive slush fund lawmakers use to settle sexual harassment cases

Staffers who are the targets of unwanted sexual advances on Capitol Hill should not have to endure a lengthy mediation process and pay the legal bills as lawmakers secretly draw on a mysterious slush fund to settle the accusations against them, an advocate for taxpayers argues. In the event of a monetary settlement of sexual…

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We Got a Vast, Unaccountable, Unconstitutional Agency Because Elizabeth Warren Compared Mortgages to Toasters

We Got a Vast, Unaccountable, Unconstitutional Agency Because Elizabeth Warren Compared Mortgages to Toasters

Expanding the bureaucratic state is shockingly easy. Elizabeth Warren over at the Washington Free Beacon reports. Sixteen hundred bureaucrats with the power to charge billions in fines, with a $600 million budget outside of the congressional appropriations process, and all because Elizabeth Warren compared mortgages to toasters. “Of all the ideas that get published in…

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What does a Convention of States have to do with foreign affairs?

What does a Convention of States have to do with foreign affairs?

With its latest missile test, North Korea claimed this morning to have become a legitimate nuclear state.  This missile flew higher than previous tests, which would have given it the ability to reach the entirety of the continental United States. President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress responded to the test by assuring the American…

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Tell your story this #GivingTuesday

Tell your story this #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a great way to kick off the charitable season. We’re honored that Citizens for Self Governance – the parent organization of Convention of States – has been selected…

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Mark Meckler: Lois Lerner and the IRS acted like criminal thugs, not public servants

Mark Meckler: Lois Lerner and the IRS acted like criminal thugs, not public servants

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…

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Lois Lerner is lying again, this time about me

Lois Lerner is lying again, this time about me

Nancy Garcia, then-President of the Nevada County Tea Party in Northern California, wore a white sweater, a red Tea Party shirt, big glasses, and a plastic name tag as she introduced me as the evening’s guest speaker.  She was standing in front of homemade signs featuring the Statue of Liberty and inspirational quotes as she…

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THIS Democratic senator tried to hide her private plane travel from the public

THIS Democratic senator tried to hide her private plane travel from the public

Federal officials will go to great lengths to hide their luxurious lifestyles from the American people. A new report indicates that Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democratic senator from Missouri, wrote to the Federal Aviation Administration to ask that tracking information on the plane be blocked from the public. She did so through the company that…

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Over 10 MILLION people have watched the COS PragerU video!

Over 10 MILLION people have watched the COS PragerU video!

Less than four weeks ago PragerU launched a video detailing the Convention of States process. Since its release, over 10 million people have watched the video, thanks to you. Our volunteers around the country did a fantastic job sharing and posting the video, and now we’ve reached a massive number of Americans with the Article…

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Coburn tells Congress: We WILL have a Convention of States

Coburn tells Congress: We WILL have a Convention of States

Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn appeared before a congressional committee last year to warn them that if they refused to address wasteful spending and government overreach, the people would force their hand via an Article V Convention of States. So far they haven’t listened, and Coburn’s prediction is proving true: more states call for a…

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Liberal millionaires group launches attack on ‘free enterprise,’ ‘limited government,’ and ‘traditional family values’

Liberal millionaires group launches attack on ‘free enterprise,’ ‘limited government,’ and ‘traditional family values’

The DC “elite” are at it again, this time with a blatant attack on the values that have made America great. The Washington Free Beacon reports: A group of deep-pocketed progressive millionaires seeks to “fundamentally reset” America’s ideology and economy and “expose the dogma of free enterprise, limited government, and traditional family values,” according to…

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6 things Americans should be thankful for

6 things Americans should be thankful for

John Adams once said, “Gratitude is always in one’s power.” It is a state of mind and a condition of the heart. It is an attitude that can be chosen by anyone, anywhere, regardless of his or her circumstances. As Americans, however, we have more reasons than most to be thankful. This Thanksgiving week, let’s…

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The Daily Ledger: Convention of States could simplify the tax code in a BIG way

The Daily Ledger: Convention of States could simplify the tax code in a BIG way

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…

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EPA to spend $1.2 million on “environmental justice.” What??

EPA to spend $1.2 million on “environmental justice.” What??

The Environmental Protection Agency is spending $1.2 million on “environmental justice.” The agency will award 10 grants to nonprofit organizations and religious groups, according to a grant announcement released earlier this month. “EPA defines ‘environmental justice’ as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income with…

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Mark Meckler: Voters are not impressed by confusing tax plan

Mark Meckler: Voters are not impressed by confusing tax plan

One of the most devious ways the federal government abuses its power is by passing laws and regulations that the average American can’t understand.  The new GOP tax bill is more of the same from DC, and Mark Meckler appeared on Fox Business recently to give the grassroots perspective. The feds will always try to…

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Dear Congress: Tax reform isn’t enough — Stop Spending Too

Dear Congress: Tax reform isn’t enough — Stop Spending Too

I have the honor of regularly talking to grassroots activists across America: people who volunteer on campaigns, go door to door to talk to voters about their beliefs, and work the phone booths to help encourage political engagement.  They aren’t just “likely voters,” they are voters who make a difference in their communities. Recently, I…

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