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October 2016 Policy Study, Number 16-3


How To Restore Federal Fiscal Sanity: The State Legislatures Hold The Key





Our State Legislatures hold the key to federal fiscal sanity.


State resolutions calling for a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment and, if necessary, a limited convention to propose it, are essential to stopping runaway spending, deficits, and debt.


The best way to ensure the survival of our Constitution and its guarantees of liberties is for the states to use the Constitution as the Founders intended – to pass enough Article V resolutions to force Congress to act.


It is equally important to defend each state resolution against our opponents’ false fears and deceptive attacks.


Unless we have courage to use the tools the Founders, in their wisdom, gave us, our nation will become a bankrupt laughingstock and bury our children under a mountain of debt.


Legislators, the debt-burdened, overtaxed people of America need your help.


Even more, the children and grandchildren who cannot yet vote desperately need your help.  Years from now, they will look back on your action on this issue either with deep sorrow that our system failed the people or with deep gratitude for your courage and wisdom in supporting the Balanced Budget Amendment.




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