As State Legislators, we have a solemn obligation to defend the rights of the people and protect the sovereign authority of our states, but the powers in Washington D.C. have made that almost impossible. Decades of out of control spending and a slow erosion of the balance of power between the states and the Federal government have all but destroyed the constitutional federalism that our founding fathers established.

The drafters of our Constitution knew this could happen and so they gave us the tools to keep the genius of Federalism functioning, but we have to use those tools.

The stronger we are, the sooner we can take the credit cards away from Washington and put our nation back on track.

Join the caucus today!

This Month…

  • The Principles of Federalism: Still Alive, But Barely: A digest of 11 Federalism-focused news stories and opinion pieces.
  • Heritage: ‘Congress Must Address the National Debt’
  • Federal Bureaucrats Spend Billions in Year-end Binges
  • A Call for Rebuilding Trust in American Leadership
  • State Legislators Often Do Not Have Primary Challenges
  • ‘Revive Five’ says Attorney/Author
  • Special Conference for State Legislators Set for Dallas
  • New Book: UNMASKED2020

*  *  *  *  NOTICE  *  *  *  *  

In the US, Thursday, September 17 is Constitution Day (also known as Citizenship Day), celebrating the day in 1787 when the US Constitution was formally signed in Philadelphia by 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention, leading to it becoming America’s principle governing document.

In honor of that special day, the State Legislators’ Article V Caucus will be hosting a free one-hour online presentation entitled “Restoring the American Voice” beginning at 8 PM (Eastern Time).  The informative event will focus on how, in a time when Americans are increasingly frustrated with government, state legislators are meant to be the guardian of that American voice. To register and receive sign-in info, click HERE.

This Month…

  • US Federal Credit Rating Downgraded
  • Forbes:  Expect $78 Trillion National Debt by 2028
  • New Internet Site Tracks COVID-related Federal Spending
  • ALEC: BBA Could Resolve America’s Debt Problems
  • Law Professor: Article V Should Not be Trusted
  • ERA Questions are Now in District Courts
  • CoSP University Offers Course on the Constitution
  • Left-Leaning Group Proposes Term Limits for SCOTUS
  • An Alternative View of Needed Federal Governance Reforms

This Month…

  • ALEC Workshop Weighed ‘Four Paths to a BBA’
  • BREAKING NEWS:  America is Suffering ‘Debt Fatigue’
  • This Year’s Federal Deficit Projected to Hit $3.7 Trillion
  • Scott Walker Offers a Way to Fix the US Debt Crisis
  • NBA Player Wants to Highlight the National Debt
  • Can California Save America from Itself?
  • New Group Seeks to Address Distrust of Government
  • Activists Continue to Fight for the 1972-Proposed ERA
  • Right to Vote Amendment Proposed

This Month…

  • Amendment Expert Warns: Applications are Still Missing
  • Anti-Convention of States Legislator Loses in Primary
  • Term Limits Campaign: Many Pledges, Minimal Progress
  • Citizen’s Group is Producing a New BBA-focused Newsletter
  • Coronavirus Leaves Governmental Budgets Devastated
  • Four Recommended, Related Reads

This Month…

  • All Budget Balancing Restraints Are Not the Same
  • Is There a Bottom to the Debt Hole Politicians are Digging?
  • Podcast Offers Info on a National Federalism Task Force
  • Could Article V Justify Limitless Powers for Congress?
  • Say It Isn’t So:  Koch & Soros Join, Oppose Civil Rights
  • Tennessee House to Vote on Wolf-PAC Proposal
  • Term Limits Leader Offers a Graphic Illustration of Article V
  • Recommended, Related Good Reads

This Month…

  • Highly Respected Budget Watchdog Group Issues Warning
  • Economists Offer a Solution to America’s Debt Crisis
  • Shifting the Short-Term Pain to Future Generations
  • Article V Leader Quoted as Resisting Pandemic Mandates
  • National Federalism Task Force is Proposed
  • Roman Buhler Pushing Congress: Propose Amendments
  • Editorialist Speaks Out Against a BBA
  • New ‘Fix the System’ Coalition Established
  • Recommended Reads

This Month…

  • A Sad 25th Anniversary
  • Legislators & Educators Need to Lead in Educating Public
  • CPAC Attendees Report Strong Support for a BBA
  • Voters of All Persuasions Want Action on National Debt
  • Forbes: Get Future Deficits Under Control
  • About the 2.2 Trillion Dollar Deficit-Increasing CARES Act
  • Does COVID-19 Have You and Your Kids Stuck at Home?
  • Progress of Applications for an Article V Convention
  • Foundation calls for 5 Constitutional Amendments
  • Article V and the Google Search System
  • Recommended Article V-Related Reads

from the
State Legislators’ Article V Caucus

March 24, 2020
The regular monthly newsletter will be sent out as scheduled on April 1.

State Legislators Have a Vital Role During the COVID-19 Crisis
A Letter to State Legislators 

This Month…

  • National Poll of Legislators and Public Just Released –  Significant Information on Article V and Federalism
  • Could the ERA Movement Impact the BBA Effort?
  • CBO Outlook: Trillion Dollar Fed Deficits are Here to Stay
  • Convention of States Project Keeps Pressing Forward
  • Congressional Term Limits Proposal Chugs Along
  • Will the Electoral College be Subverted by the NPVIC?
  • Recommended Reading by Thoughtful, Little-Known Writers

This Month…
  • Challenges to the Electoral College Continue
  • Scholarly Resources on the Electoral College
  • The Bill for US Debt Will Come Due
  • Updated Article V Progress Report is Now Available
  • Ballotpedia Offers Important Service to Political Candidates
  • More Parties or Direct Elections – You Can’t Have Both
  • ERA Still Believed to be Active and Now Fully Ratified
  • Ranked-Choice Voting is Gaining Popularity
  • States are Calling for a National Federalism Task Force
  • Recommended Reads
  • What is an Article V Convention of States?