Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Executive Vice President Kevin Roberts and Center for Tenth Amendment Action Director Chip Roy issued the following statements on the bills calling for a convention of states to propose amendments under Article V of the United States Constitution, filed today in the Texas Legislature.
"The fight to restrain the federal government and restore state sovereignty under the Constitution has taken a step forward today with the introduction of this legislation calling for a Convention of States,” said Roberts. "Texas Public Policy Foundation is fully committed to supporting this effort in Texas and beyond.”
"Today, Texas leaders are once again standing up in defense of constitutional limited government and the power vested with the people by our founders to preserve it,” said Roy. “I applaud Senator Birdwell and Rep. Miller for introducing their companion legislation today and the leadership of Governor Abbott in calling for a Convention of the States to address the largesse and meddling of the federal government. The momentum behind a convention of the states reflects the same spirit of change that has transformed our political landscape."
Last January, at the Texas Public Policy Foundation 14th Annual Policy Orientation, Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for an Article V Convention of States to amend the Constitution for the purpose of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.
To read more about an Article V Convention of States, please see the Texas Public Policy Foundation publication, “Who’s Afraid of an Article V Convention of States? Answering Opponent’s Concerns,” which reviews the arguments of both the defenders and the critics of the Article V movement.
Kevin Roberts, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Chip Roy is Director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
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