AUSTIN, TX—Texas Public Policy Foundation President and CEO Brooke Rollins and Director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action Dr. Thomas Lindsay issued the following statements on the Indiana Senate and House passing legislation calling this week for a convention of states to propose amendments under Article V of the United States Constitution:
“The action taken this week by Indiana’s legislature reflects the fast-growing momentum to restore the Constitutional liberty our nation was founded upon,” said Brooke Rollins, president and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ‘Texas Plan’ sparked a national movement for an Article V convention, and the steadfast efforts of the Convention of States project have been instrumental in this week’s victory in Indiana.”
“Indiana’s successful resolution to call for an Article V Convention of States is heartwarming to all Americans who fear the growth of our out-of-control federal government,” said Lindsay. “Indiana joins Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Alaska, and Tennessee in calling for a Convention. Indiana’s resolution would ‘impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.’ When the current president leaves office, our national debt will be roughly $20 trillion. Our profligate federal government is crippling economic opportunity, not only for the current generation, but for our children and grandchildren as well. Fortunately, the Constitution’s Article V provides a mechanism by which the states can restore the individual liberty and economic freedom denied us by the federal government. Let the friends of liberty hope that this movement prevails.”
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.
Brooke Rollins is president and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Dr. Tom Lindsay is director of the Centers for 10th Amendment Action and Higher Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.