Glen Terrell: Article V Convention of States

newspaperWe are about to repeat the same thing we’ve been doing for decades; re-elect 90% of incumbents to a Congress fewer than 10% of us think is doing an acceptable job. It might be laughable, but consequences of our collective behavior include continuing national decline. What are we doing wrong? How can we change it?

We conservatives tend to cheer when Darrell Issa, chair of the House Oversight committee calls the committee to order. Then we’re thrilled when Trey Gowdy questions a witness; “Sic ’em Gowdy.” The truth is; NEITHER Issa nor Gowdy WILL EVER call for abolishing the IRS. Why? Congress needs the complex income tax and evil IRS to maintain its control and dominion over us. income tax + IRS = CONGRESSIONAL power and with it, congressional corruption. There you have it.

Our best chance of reclaiming our country and reigning in our government is an Article V Convention of States. Such a convention can propose amendments to the constitution which must be ratified by 3/4 the states to become part of the constitution. Some amendments might render common congressional behavior illegal. It’s our best chance. Go to and become part of this effort in your state.

Glen Terrell of Arlington, Texas, can be reached at


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