The Convention of States Project announces that Dr. James Dobson, Dr. Tim Clinton and Jenna Ellis, Esq., have issued the following joint statement on behalf of the James Dobson Family Institute:
Unfortunately, an insidious power grab has been underway in our nation's capital for many years and it has inflicted great damage upon our constitutional republic. Unelected bureaucrats, activist judges and the ever-expanding scope, reach and invasion of the federal government into the lives of all Americans has far surpassed what our Founders ever intended.
Thankfully, the drafters of our Constitution built in safeguards to restore the size of government to its proper limits through amendments as outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution. Of the two paths an amendment can travel, all 27 have thus far been initiated in Congress. A Convention of States is the second path, which doesn't allow a rewriting of the Constitution as some have suggested, but rather allows the state legislatures to propose needed amendments to restrain the federal government when Congress fails to act.
The genius of our Founding Fathers is on full display in the Convention of the States Article V process, which empowers We the People at a local level to continue preserving and protecting the fundamental rights of every individual and keeping America's limited government in check. Thirty-four states must call a convention to order and already 12 have passed the petition. A Convention of the States can and should be called.
This Constitution Day, Monday, Sept. 17, in recognition of the 231st anniversary of the adoption of one of the world's greatest and most influential documents ever drafted, we encourage every American to visit ConventionofStates.com and add your name to a growing list of citizens calling for a return of federal power back to the states. Let us raise our collective voices and challenge the entrenched powers in Washington by finally, and for the first time, calling for a Convention of the States."
Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated Christian leader, author and psychologist. He is the founder and president of Family Talk and the James Dobson Family Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces his daily radio program, "Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk."
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