Alaska House Calls for Convention of States

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The Alaska House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday (3/12) that calls for an Article V Convention of States. The news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that the Arizona House passed an Article V resolution of their own earlier Wednesday.

The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson and passed with a final vote of 24-13. The bill now goes to the Alaska Senate for consideration.

“By calling a Convention of States, we can stop the federal spending and debt spree, the power grabs of the federal courts and unelected bureaucrats, and other misuses of federal power,” Rep. Wilson said. “The current situation is precisely what the founders feared, and that’s why they gave us a solution.”

Under Article V of the Constitution, states can call…

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Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Says He’ll “Crush” Conservative Challenger Matt Bevin

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bevin_mcconnell_ap_328 Matt Bevin (left) has emerged as a formidable challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell received a lukewarm response from the crowd at CPAC this past week. Many wondered why he was even invited. McConnell has repeatedly intimated his disdain for the Tea Party, a grassroots network that stands for limited government, lowering taxation, and lowering federal spending.

“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” McConnell said. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

In an interview with the The New York Times, McConnell expressed disdain for conservative and Tea Party groups like FreedomWorks, Ted Cruz’s Senate Conservatives Fund, and The Madison Project.

These groups have endorsed liberty-minded conservative candidates to challenge Republican establishment incumbents in Republican primaries—Chris McDaniel is running against Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi, Milton Wolf is challenging Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas…

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Arizona House of Representatives Calls for Convention of States

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Arizona’s House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday (3/12) to apply for an Article V convention of states.

The resolution states that a convention should be called “for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for officials of the federal government.”

Under Article V of the US Constitution, states can call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution if 34 states pass similar applications.

Earlier this month, Georgia became the first state to officially pass a Convention of the States resolution. Similar legislation will be considered by several other states this…

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