Letter: Calling all states

The federal government is broken and is incapable of fixing itself. Washington D.C. has bankrupted us, seized state power and has stolen our liberty.

The people of the United States created the federal government. They limited the power of the federal government in the writing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights with the intent that the federal government would serve the people of the states. Over the last 100 years, the federal government has taken away nearly all of the power from the people and the states, and the people and the states now find themselves servants of the federal government instead. However, the founding fathers foresaw this possibility, and wrote into the Constitution a means by which the people of the United States can take back the power seized by the federal government and return it to the people.

An example of some of the ideas being proposed by the States is Resolution No. 22, filed in the Alaska House on Jan. 22, calling for a Convention of States to "impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office of federal government officials."

A Convention of States (COS), as provided for by Article V of the U. S. Constitution, is not only the best hope to save the Republic, it might be the last hope. Will you join this fight? To get involved, visit this website: conventionofstates.com. You can also contact Arizona's COS state leadership at statedirector@azconventionofstates.com.

Americans aren't afraid of hard work. We're also beyond the pettiness of Washington D.C. Now is the time for all Americans to join together and decide our nation is worth the fight.

Eduard Lee Goheen

Convention of States Project