A cold, wintry mix did not deter nearly one hundred volunteers from making their voices heard at their Rally for the Republic on the snowy grounds of the Virginia capitol this morning.
Michael Farris, the co-founder of Convention of States Project, gave a stirring speech to the crowd on the same day that Virginia’s House Rules Committee would consider a resolution to call an Article V convention for the expressed purpose of placing new limits on the federal government. “George Mason said that someday we are going to reach a point where the government we are creating will abuse its authority, and when that day happens, we are going to need a process for structural changes to reign in on the abuse of powers,” said Farris, who also founded Patrick Henry College.
Many attendees of the event drove several hours, including Jon Stancik who is a District…
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