Letter: Convention of States called

On March 12, the Arizona House approved a resolution to call for a Convention of States to propose amendments to the U.S. constitution to "impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of federal government officials." The bill will now move on to the Senate for approval.

As a responsible citizen of Arizona, I believe it's my duty to tell you about the last, best chance to save the Republic from the overreaching federal government.

Almost everyone knows Washington, D.C., is on a dangerous course. But few Americans know the people possess the power to make changes to the federal structure when Washington starts to abuse its authority.

Article V of the Constitution authorizes the people - through their state legislatures - to call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution.

Citizens for Self-Governance has launched the Convention of States Project (COS) to call a convention that would propose amendments to limit Washington's power. The great state of Arizona has a leadership team in place to spearhead this movement. To get involved, visit the website, www.conventionofstates.com. You can also contact Arizona's COS state leadership at statedirector@azconventionofstates.com.

I believe the COS Project gives us a way out of the mess D.C. has created. I want Arizona to be one of the states calling for a Convention of States. Together we can help preserve liberty for our children and grandchildren.

Eduard L. Goheen

Scottsdale