AUSTIN, TX—Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Dr. Thomas Lindsay, director of the Center for 10th Amendment Action, issued the following statement on the Missouri House of Representatives passing legislation today calling for a convention of states to propose amendments under Article V of the United States Constitution:
“The Center for Tenth Amendment Action at The Texas Public Policy Foundation congratulates the Missouri House of Representatives for its historic vote cast today in furtherance of individual liberty and limited government,” said Lindsay. “With its approval of HCR57, the House members have sent a strong signal to the citizens of Missouri, and to Americans everywhere, that now is the time for the states to employ their constitutional prerogative, under Article V of the Constitution, to call a Convention of States in order to propose amendments to restrain our out-of-control federal government. The House members rightly recognize that the federal government is not going to volunteer to give back the powers that it has illegitimately snatched from the states and their citizens. Therefore, the only constitutional recourse left by which to restore the promise of America is an Article V Convention of States.”
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.
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.