It is becoming more and more obvious that President Trump, no matter how well-intentioned he may be, is not going to be able to drain the Washington Swamp. It is one man against a system that is so powerful and corrupt that even the mightiest of super heroes would find restricting.
That isn’t to say that Trump isn’t giving it his all, but he is a political novice, and regardless of his business successes, he is naïve as to his political enemies within his own party. At best, I expect Trump to buy us time. He will slow the progress of the globalists. And I hope he will accomplish some great things in the meantime. After all, the nomination and confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court was a magnificent accomplishment in itself.
But when, not if, the Left wins the White House and Congress again, they will ignore the decisions of the Supreme Court. They will effectively render the High Court impotent. The Left never plays by the rules, so who’s to stop them?
On the bright side, however, there is still a glimmer of hope which appeared from the brilliant mind of talk radio host Mark Levin. Levin is not only a strict constitutionalist who served under Ronald Reagan’s administration, but he a legal scholar and ingenious strategist.
Mark Levin proposed a Convention of the States as addressed by Article V of the United States Constitution. The Convention of the States was a safeguard to halt a runaway federal government. It’s primary purpose is to bring back the balance of the federal and state governments.
In order to convene a Convention of the States, two-thirds of the states, that being thirty-four, must trigger the convention with an application noting specified proposed amendments. The proposed amendments would have to be ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures to become part of the Constitution.
Mark Meckler, co-founder of the Tea Party, spearheaded a grassroots movement to bring back the balance of power as intended by the Founders. The Convention of States Project, initiated by Citizens for Self-Governance, is pushing for the thirty-four states needed to launch the convention.
Former Republican Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn now acts as senior advisor to the Convention of States Project. And thanks to Meckler and Coburn, the Convention of States Project is now gaining momentum and becoming a reality.
Last week Texas became the eleventh state passing a resolution calling for the Convention of States. Ten other states have passed the resolution in at least one house. Twenty-three other states have active legislation considering the convention.
But there is something far more telling that gives hope to the reality of a Convention of the States. George Soros is now actively engaged in fighting the project. In fact, two hundred thirty left-wing organizations are organizing to fight the Article V Convention.
They obviously find the convention to be a threat to their Marxist agenda for government control.
During the legislative process of the convention in Texas, Anthony Gutierrez of Common Cause Texas which is funded by Soros, testified against the convention. In my home state of West Virginia, Ted Boettner of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, which is sponsored by Soros, lobbied against the convention.
Soros has sounded the alarm, because he sees the threats of a convention coming to fruition. Suddenly, the brainchild of Mark Levin, has reached puberty. And the Left is sending out a call to political arms.
Whether you love and respect President Trump or not, it is time to accept the truth that he alone cannot stop the Washington shredding machine. He fights both the Democrats and many Republicans. His battle is an uphill climb, and if he continues to consider his daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to be his closest advisors, he will backslide.
We need to remember that the Founders held no allegiance to any man. It was the system of self-governance to which they were loyal. It was the United States Constitution that held the magic code for liberty for all men. And in it, they considered times such as these when the federal government overreached and squashed the right of We the People.
Thanks to Mark Levin, Article V was brought to the table. It is time for We the People to work within our states to guarantee that the Convention of States comes to fruition.