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Changing the style of my blog.
The ever changing political landscape arena we find ourselves in today.




Dragon blue in busy city



September 28, 2021 at 5:16pm
September 28, 2021 at 5:16pm
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States that have active legislator this year:

01. Washington
02. Montana
03. Wyoming
04. Nebraska
05. Kansas
06. Minnesota
07. Illinois
08. Kentucky
09. Ohio
10. Michigan
11. Pennsylvania
12. Maryland
13. New Jersey
14. Massachusetts
15. Hawaii
September 28, 2021 at 5:12pm
September 28, 2021 at 5:12pm
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States that have passed one chamber

01. New Mexico
02. South Dakota
03. Iowa
04. Wisconsin
05. Virginia
06. North Carolina
07. South Carolina
08. New Hampshire



September 28, 2021 at 1:46pm
September 28, 2021 at 1:46pm
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So far the states that have passed the Convention of States Resolutions follows:

01. Arizona
02. Utah
03. North Dakota
04. Missouri
05. Arkansas
06. Alaska
07. Louisiana
08. Mississippi
09. Tennessee
10. Alabama
11. Georgia
12. Florida
13. Indiana

13 of 34 states
September 28, 2021 at 5:51am
September 28, 2021 at 5:51am
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I'm currently in training for District Captain in my state. This is really an exciting way for us to take back our power and self govern as our Forefathers intended it to be. Come join us in changing our government back into our country, and saving our nation~

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September 28, 2021 at 5:44am
September 28, 2021 at 5:44am
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This article is reprinted with permission.
Originally Published in Blog on July 16, 2017 by Convention Of States Project


Today began as all conferences do – with hot coffee, warm conversation, and an assortment of breakfast pastries. But what happened next here in Williamsburg, Virginia, made the Simulated Convention of States a “conference” like none other.

The one hundred and thirty four commissioners from all fifty states left their breakfast tables and began the hard work of trying to save America. It began by electing a Convention President. Several great candidates were up for the task, and one by one representatives from each state stood to cast their vote. When the votes were tallied, no consensus had been reached. A murmur spread throughout the room. Unexpected! Those who’d received fewer votes graciously stepped aside, and the commissioners voted again. And again.

Eventually, Ken Ivory of Utah was elected.

Seeing the commissioners’ eagerness to serve, followed immediately by their willingness to step aside was inspirational. The committee meetings that followed were less “inspirational” and more “hard work.” Commissioners broke into three committees:

1. Fiscal Restraint Committee

2. Federal Legislative and Executive Jurisdiction Committee

3 Term Limits and Federal Judicial Jurisdiction Committee


Each committee began by electing a committee chair, followed by a time of discussion. After a quick lunch — though some worked right through lunch — the commissioners voted on the amendment proposals.

I began my time in the fiscal restraint committee, then eavesdropped on a more casual subcommittee meeting discussing legislative jurisdiction. It was such an honor to listen in on these principled conversations, the back and forth amongst the people from all over the nation. No matter which committee I dropped in on, everyone's proposals limited the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, imposed fiscal restraints, and placed term limits on federal officials.

What I heard – even underlying the most vehement disagreements – was hope.

What if we did this…. Or what if we did that instead? Or, do you think it would fix this issue if we resolved to do this?

“One thing I learned,” a commissioner from a southern state told me, “is that this is a sober undertaking.”

While the commissioners were deliberating, I slipped away to give the readers of National Review a behind-the-scenes peek at this historic moment.

See the full presentation here: DAY2  

(You know it’s a good day if I get to hang out with Sen. Tom Coburn.)

After hours of deliberations, the commissioners emerged from their committee rooms looking tired but energized. Then, because this is Colonial Williamsburg, they were escorted to dinner by fife and drum.

As the commissioners finished up dinner and prepared to turn in for the evening, they chatted before parting ways. Many of their conversations were looking back. (Alexander Hamilton meant this when he said… I think people misunderstand Jefferson’s statement on…)

But just as importantly, people were looking forward. Not just to another breakfast line when people can greet each other around the coffee pots for another day of another convention. Not even forward to tomorrow’s debate over the proposed amendments.

What makes this “conference” different than any other is that our commissioners — our patriots — are looking forward to a better day in America when the citizens have the power that DC has tried to take from us. But they’re doing more than looking forward to that day. By their hard work, they’re actually doing something to make that day come sooner.

I’m honored to be a witness to this historic event.

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September 28, 2021 at 5:29am
September 28, 2021 at 5:29am
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Originally Published in Blog on July 17, 2017 by Convention Of States Project


It’s fun when a plan comes together.

It’s even more meaningful when an idea, born originally of our Founding Fathers, is made manifest in modern times.

The Founding Fathers knew a thing or two about human nature… they knew that the government would inevitably make errors. They even envisioned a time when the federal government might grow so large that it would become corrupt, onerous, and unwieldy. James Madison wrote in The Federalist, that Article V gives us an amendment procedure which lets future generations correct mistakes to make whatever “useful alterations will be suggested by experience.” But what if the government gets too big and corrupt to voluntarily restrict itself?

That’s why we’re here. That’s why state legislators from all over the nation are here to delve deeply into this process and change this nation. Last night, I felt the need to welcome everyone for coming. Here’s what I said. This is a message not only to people who are here, but to all Americans who are ready to save this nation.

See the entire presentation here: DAY1  

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