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We have the power to change government

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To the Editor:

"We the People" really does have the power.

Two things that we can all agree on, neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton polled above 50 percent. Secondly, the federal government has grown way beyond its intended powers, and America is now $20 trillion in debt. Decade after decade and generation after generation, Americans continually feel like there is nothing they can do about it. Americans feel it's out of their control, that they can't make a difference.

The truth is Americans do have the power through Article V of the Constitution. Citizens can pressure their state legislatures to pass the application to have a Convention of States. Thankfully, Tennessee already has. The other truth is there already is an organization that has been working toward this goal for years, has representation in all 50 states and is not Republican or Democrat, but constitutional.

If you want the federal government to stop overspending, have Congressional term limits, reduce the executive branch to have endless regulation power, then calling a Convention of States to change that is the answer of what can Americans really do to amend the Constitution to reduce federal power. The best part is, once 34 states pass the application, and 38 states ratify what is passed at the Convention, neither Congress nor the President of the United States can stop it from becoming constitutional. Article V of the Constitution giving the states power to reduce federal government overreach and the Convention of States are real. Learn how you can help us change history at Become a district captain or simply voice your support to your state legislature. Eight states have passed the application with 15 more states considering the measure next session. Together, we can take our liberty back and let the federal government know they work for us! Contact Mark Charest at

Mark Charest

District Captain, D-57

Mt. Juliet

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