Citizen patriots themselves can and are actively drain the swamp in a civil, peaceful, and legal manner. A major movement began in 2013 called the Convention of States. Click here to download the Articles of the Convention of States. By calling and convening the first-ever Convention of States, the states and the people can strip Washington D.C. of its power and return that power to those city councils and state legislatures, where voters can truly hold their elected officials accountable. Check out this video from Prager University, which gives you a great overview:
A Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. Decentralizing power will make it much more difficult for lobbyists to exert as much influence and much easier for We the People to keep dirty money out of governance.
Almost everyone knows that our federal government is on a dangerous course. The unsustainable debt combined with crushing regulations on states and businesses is a recipe for disaster. What is less known is that the Founders gave state legislatures the power to act as a final check on abuses of power by Washington, DC. Article V of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention for proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington, DC.
There are many states already pursuing state approval for their participation in the Convention of States. Research this in your own State here: https://conventionofstates.com/latest.
Our recent article on Citisun entitled "Trump Vows To Drain The Swamp In Washington D.C." sparked interest, and raised a question worth exploring further, regarding term limits. Trump vowed repeatedly during his campaign to see to it that a Constitutional amendment would be added to impose term limits to all members of Congress. In response to our article on draining the swamp, a comment / question by a Facebook poster asked:
Edited by John Coonen – In a lengthy Saturday address in Gettysburg, PA, Donald Trump laid out a seven point plan to “drain the swamp” in Washington, DC, and revitalize the American economy. Trump pledged that in his first 100 days in office, he will restore “honesty, accountability and change to Washington” through the following steps:
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement.
The main problems are two-fold:
(1) Digital Policies that Benefit Big Corporations at the Expense of the Public: The IP chapter would have extensive negative ramifications for users’ freedom of expression, right to privacy and due process, as well as hindering peoples' abilities to innovate. Other chapters of the agreement encourage your personal data to be sent borders with limited protection for your privacy, and allow foreign corporations to sue countries for laws or regulations that promote the public interest,
(2) Lack of Transparency: The entire process has shut out multi-stakeholder participation and is shrouded in secrecy.
Back in April of 2015, I disagreed with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and his "Unity Pledge," but clearly I was wrong. I thought it was disrespectful toward all of the primary candidates. I thought supporting the eventual winning candidate would go without saying (or pledging). I also thought it was an underhanded way to force one candidate (Donald Trump) to either leave the GOP in the spring of 2015, or promise not to run as independent in the case of his loss. Trump bowed to the RNC and other candidates' demand, famously signing the pledge in Sharpee marker.
Will Obama's Legacy Be The "Hateful Eight" Years of Change?
Now that more than eight years have passed since the days when Barack Obama made his meteoric rise in politics, it's fair to say that he's had his chance to deliver on his campaign promise of "change you can believe in." The effects of his Presidency will be felt for decades no doubt, and his legacy has yet to be written, but for this snapshot in time in September of 2016, what positive and meaningful change has Barack Obama delivered?
Rick Monday's Action In 1976 vs. Colin Kaepernick's Inaction In 2016 Illustrates How Much "Change" We've Made In Just 40 Years
In April of 1976, Gerald Ford was our President the day two protestors attempted to burn the U.S. flag in center field of Dodgers Stadium, before thousands of fans who had come to see the visiting Chicago Cubs play the L.A. Dodgers. Before the two were able to light the flag on fire, Cubs center fielder Rick Monday swooped in to save the flag, as you see in this historic video clip from that day at Dodgers Stadium.
Trump Wins South Carolina Primary, Followed By Rubio & Cruz. Bush Bows Out.
Donald Trump took the winner's spot in South Carolina's GOP primary, after a rocky week on the campaign trail. He continued to touch the nerves of voters in South Carolina, with blistering rhetoric about combating terrorism, ending illegal immigration, and a less than presidentialretort to Pope Francis.
Judge Gives Lesson On How NOT To Handle Conspiracy Theorists
Infowars correspondent David Knight goes to the source of the possible scuttlebutt that's now smoldering in West Texas, and asks Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara for an explaination of how she handled the procedure in the recent death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Judge Guevara is the judge who declared the cause of death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to be "natural causes," via telephone on Saturday, February 13th – without having seen the body, and without a post mortem medical examination.
In this interview by George Stephanopolis on ABC This Week, Senator Marco Rubio shares his view on whether or not President Obama should appoint a new candidate for Supreme Court Justice, to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last week at the age of 79. He also comments on the intense debate now brewing between he and Senator Ted Cruz.
After Senator Cruz's apparent attempt to misrepresent the truth about Trey Gowdy's support for the upcoming GOP Primary election, the Rubio campaign released this ad, leading up to the South Carolina Primary and Super Tuesday votes, coming up soon.
Do you think this ad for Rubio will be enough to counter the misinformation / disinformation circulated by Cruz supporters, that Gowdy "switched his support to Cruz?"
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Pronounced Dead of Natural Causes at 79
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died Saturday, February 13th. A devoted Christian Catholic, last rights were administered to Justice Scalia by a Catholic Priest, and his family is making funeral arrangements.
Justice Scalia died while on vacation in his sleep either Friday night or Saturday morning, at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a luxury hunting resort compound, owned by Houston businessman John Poindexter (no, not that John Poindexter). The 30,000 acre 5-star resort is less than an hour from the Mexican border, approximately 40 miles south of Marfa, Texas.
Democrats blame Republicans for the failure of our government. Just as loudly, Republicans blame Democrats for the failure of our government. I've got to say, I think this may be the one time when both sides are telling the truth.
Just as the Executive and Legislative Branches of U.S. government were designed to make balanced progress through a constant struggle for both progress and power, so should the relationship between our politicians and citizens work. Obviously, it's not working.