Using Article V to Rein-In the Federal Government

Event Date - February 25, 2011

If you’re like most Americans, you’re concerned about the ballooning national debt. With the debt now larger than our entire economy, a recent poll showed 71 percent of all Americans oppose the planned increase in the national debt ceiling.

While Americans have been asking Washington to get a handle on the debt for years, the debt just continues escalating. But citizens can put the brakes on this runaway train. Article V of the U.S. Constitution gives states the same power as Congress to propose amendments to the Constitution. States can exercise this right to limit the federal government’s ability to increase debt.

Over the years, misunderstandings of Article V have caused citizens to fear the process of amending the Constitution. The Goldwater Institute recently published a series of three scholarly reports examining the history of Article V and finds that the nation has little to fear and everything to gain by exercising this critical right.

Please join the Goldwater Institute and constitutional policy director Nick Dranias for a special discussion about Article V and its possibilities. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Friday, February 25
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Goldwater Institute
500 East Coronado Road
(one block north of McDowell, west of 7th Street)
Phoenix, Arizona

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