Gary Cox: Amend the constitution
To the editor
The Founding Fathers envisioned the federal government as an aide to the states to accomplish tasks for the general welfare: regulating commerce, collecting taxes, forming a defensive army, making laws that are necessary and proper, making treaties, coining and regulating money, controlling patents and copyrights, and insuring uniform laws for naturalization and bankruptcy.
The Founders probably are turning over in their graves at what has transpired. Today, we have a federal government that is burdensome and overreaching at best and has grown to almost uncontrollable size and jurisdiction; controlling most every aspect of our lives.
Congress has become impotent and the courts have become so partisan that nothing of value gets accomplished. If the trend continues we will only need federal enforcers and have no need for state legislatures. Fortunately, the Founders gave the States a method to fight back against such abusive power and overreach.
Article V of the Constitution allows the states to ban together in a convention of states to rectify federal overreach, inaction, and misdirection by “amending” the Constitution. The Founders knew the federal government might one day become drunk with the abuses of power and developed Article V. Now the state legislatures must pick up the tool and reduce the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and return same to the States.
It is time that our state legislators rise up and join other states by fighting back. You need to support a resolution indicating Colorado supports a call for a convention of states. It is also time for every concerned reader to make your voices heard in support of a convention of states. No substantial legislation is forthcoming from the U.S. Congress to address the issues causing our major problems, so, we must ask the states to lead the way. For more information on convention of states, go to conventionofstates.com and offer to help solve the conundrum.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User