Retired Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has signed on as a senior adviser to the Convention of States Project, a citizen-driven campaign that views the federal government as “increasingly bloated, corrupt, reckless and invasive,” and endorses a constitutionally legitimate process to correct America’s course.
As part of the announcement, Coburn made the following statement. “Our national soul is being corrupted by Washington’s unhindered and unconstitutional overreach,” Coburn said.
Our Founders anticipated the federal government might get out of control at some point, and they gave us a Constitutional mechanism to rein it in—it’s called a Convention of the States, outlined in Article V of the Constitution. Many in Washington have unfortunately forgotten they work for the American people, and the people have begun to mobilize in this effective effort from coast to coast. I’m enthusiastic about the prospects to make this Convention of the States a reality as well as the resonant benefits it will bring to our country.
Mark Meckler, co-founder of the Convention of States Project, added, “We are beyond pleased that Senator Coburn has joined our effort, he has been a passionate leader for years in the effort to bring Washington under control and be responsive to the American people. This is confirmation that the Article V movement through our project is resonating across America and we anticipate even more success going forward with Senator Coburn’s leadership.”
Additional high profile supporters of the effort include, Sarah Palin, national radio talk show host Mark Levin, former U. S. Ambassador to the European Union C. Boyden Gray, Col. Allen West, Mike Huckabee and Governor Bobby Jindal.
Legal and Constitutional leaders and scholars have endorsed the campaign as well including: former Assistant Attorney General of the United States Chuck Cooper; Randy E. Barnett, Director, Georgetown Law Center for the Constitution; Robert P. George, who holds Princeton University’s McCormick chair in jurisprudence; and Dr. John Eastman, former dean of the Chapman University School of Law.