Over the last few years, a number of groups have tried to set up an Article V Convention of the States in order to amend the constitution and rein in the federal government.
These efforts are meant to impose a term limit on congress and to force them to balance their budget. Unfortunately, these efforts have failed, but they just received a game-changing endorsement from a top GOP presidential candidate.
He went on to say that he would “put the weight of the presidency” behind the attempts to bring about the convention. An Article V Convention needs two thirds of states to file an “application” with congress, and though many states have expressed interests, differences in wordings and concern over rules has caused the process to be very slow.
Rubio has now joined other candidates including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, in supporting this convention.
“I’ve never been more excited about our prospects for achieving real governmental reform as I am right now,” proclaimed Mark Meckler, co-founder of the Convention of States Project and president of Citizens for Self-Governance.
“It is gratifying when a national-level leader like Sen. Marco Rubio acknowledges that it is imperative for the citizens to act to take power away from Washington, D.C., and return it to the people,” he continued.
Rubio’s latest move has caused him to be applauded by Republicans everywhere.
“Marco Rubio knows that the answers to American’s lack of confidence in Washington can only be fixed through an Article V,” said former Republican Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, a supporter of an Article V Convention. “He also knows that Washington will not fix itself.”
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