As State Legislators, we have a solemn obligation to defend the rights of the people and protect the sovereign authority of our states, but the powers in Washington D.C. have made that almost impossible. Decades of out of control spending and a slow erosion of the balance of power between the states and the Federal government have all but destroyed the constitutional federalism that our founding fathers established.

The drafters of our Constitution knew this could happen and so they gave us the tools to keep the genius of Federalism functioning, but we have to use those tools.

The stronger we are, the sooner we can take the credit cards away from Washington and put our nation back on track.

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  • Citizens’ Group Seeks to Expand Article V Knowledge
  • US Term Limits Appoints Bob Berry its Colo. State Director
  • Speaker Paul Ryan Announces Support for Term Limits 
  • Conservative Publication Sees the Need for a BBA
  • ‘State Legislators Hold Key’ to Overcoming Debt Addiction
  • US Senators Grassley & Perdue Support a BBA
  • Heritage Sees the Problem… But Not the Solution
  • Natelson Issues New Paper on the Constitution

  • Wyo. Has History of Supporting Constitutional Amendments
  • Washington Examiner Gets It Slightly Wrong
  • Barron’s Editorial Statements Needed Correction Too
  • NFIB Takes Flack for Supporting a BBA
  • Volcker & Peterson Warn of Debt Growth
  • Heartland Issues ‘Debt Brake’ Policy Paper
  • History Columnist Calls for a Balanced Budget Amendment
  • New Book Analyzes Federalism
  • Natelson Releases New Articles & Research on Article V
  • Non-Article V Effort Asks Congress to Rein-In Regulations

  • CoS Simulated Convention Draws 137 Commissioners 
  •      Comments by Participants and Observers
  •      The Proposals Adopted at the Simulated Convention
  •      Article V Activist Disparages the Simulated Convention
  • Tenth Amendment Center Releases New Video
  • Dr. Poulson Proposes Federal Fiscal Rules Working Group
  • Constitution Day Celebrated in South Carolina
  • Nebraska Senator is Stumping for a CoS Resolution
  • Strange Survey Question Leads to Wrong Conclusions

  • NY Times: BBA Has “a Plausible Chance of Success”
  • New York Sun Supports an Article V Convention
  • CoS Project: More Details about its Simulated Convention
  • CfA Issues a Policy Brief to Rebut Natelson
  • CfA Effort to ‘Unify’ Article V Campaigns Rejected
  • Another Federal Term Limits Effort Launched
  • Countermand Group Hosts Session for Legislators
  • Phyllis Schlafly Passes Away at 92 
  • Natelson Unearths 37th Past Convention of States
  • CATO Institute Report: ‘Very Simple to Balance the Budget’
  • ALEC Hit by ‘Shut Up Politics’ Campaign
  • Dr. Poulson Addresses RedState Gathering About US Debt
  • Indiana Gov. Race Includes Focus on Article V Convention
  • Misc. Article V-related News

  • ASL Issues Proposed Rules for a Convention of States
  • Party Platforms Call for Constitutional Amendments
  • High and Growing US Debt Levels Confirmed by CBO
  • Article V Progress Highlighted in New Report
  • There Are BBAs… and There Are BBAs
  • SC State Rep. Organizes Event Highlighting Constitution Day
  • WolfPAC Gets an Ally in Effort to Amend the Constitution
  • Simulated Article V Convention Set for September 22-23
  • America’s Official Motto Now 60 Years Old

For a detailed report on Article V efforts from around the country:

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This month…
  • ALEC Holds Article V Event
  • Rules – Rules – Rules
  • A New BBA Legislative Debate Handbook Is Now Available
  • New Natelson Paper Offers Insight on Article V Wording
  • Texas Policy Group Lauds Louisiana for A 5 Application
  • A BBA for Brazil?
  • Article V Supporter Jabs Back at Phyllis Schlafly
  • Doctor Calls for a Federal BBA to Save Health Care
  • Policy Wonk: Illinois Needs Real Balanced Budget Rules
  • Democrat Candidates Announce Support for a Federal BBA
  • NJ Publisher Call for Use of Article V
  • Policy Group Analyzes the Article V Process

  • Assembly of State Legislatures Plans to Finalize A5 Rules
  • Congressman Introduces A5 Recordkeeping Legislation
  • Texas Governor’s Book Tour Promotes Use of Article V
  • Texans Add Pro-Article V Plank to State GOP Platform
  • The Real Reason JBS Opposes Article V
  • Greek Citizens Anguish Over Austerity Measures
  • Colorado Briefly Considers US Term Limit Bill
  • Delaware Rescinds All Prior Article V Applications
  • Massachusetts Democrats Push for Article V Application
  • Is a BBA Ahead for Japan? 
  • Former Dem Consultant Dick Morris Advocates for BBA

 

  • New Report Challenges Constitutionality of ‘Compact’ Plan
  • Oklahoma Legislature Passes Both BBA & CoS Resolutions
  • Alaska is First State to Adopt the Countermand Resolution
  • Eagle Forum is Locked in an Intra-Organizational Dispute
  • Anti-Article V Activist Rebuffed in Colorado
  • Updated Debt, Deficits and the BBA Booklet Now Available
  • Senator Coats Calls for a Balanced Budget Amendment
  • US Term Limits Unveils a Quirky Article V Education Video
  • ALEC Confab Will Have Strong Article V Emphasis
  • Transfer of Public Lands Issue is Central in Utah Gov. Race
  • Heritage Releases an Article V Memorandum
  • CoS Application Passed by MO & VA House / NH Senate

•       ALEC Adopts Model Rules for Future Article V Conventions
•        WV Is 28th State to Adopt BBA-focused Application
•        Indiana is Sixth State to Adopt the CoS Application
•        Compact for America Effort Gains Prominent Endorsement
•        Ohio Senator Leads Call to Presidential Candidates
•        Dem Congressmen Seek a Balanced Budget Amendment
•        Republican Congressman Calls for a Delayed-Action BBA
•        Bi-Monthly Article V Report Evidences Progress
•        Canadian Publication Reports on US Article V Debates
•        State-by-State Tidbits of Article V News