CHQ - A Plan for States to Tame the Federal Leviathan Using the Constitutional Amendment Process

The States Can Check Washington's Power

Wall Street Journal (David Rivkin and Lee Casey) - "For nearly a hundred years, federal power has expanded at the expense of the states-to a point where even the wages and hours of state employees are subject to federal control. Basic health and safety regulations that were long exercised by states under their 'police power' are now dominated by Washington.
"There is a way to deter further constitutional mischief from Congress and the federal courts, and restore some semblance of the proper federal-state balance. That is to give to states-and through them the people-a greater role in the constitutional amendment process."

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Politico - "K Street is raking it in. Washington's influence industry is on track to shatter last year's record $3.3 billion spent to lobby Congress and the rest of the federal government - and that's with a down economy and about 1,500 fewer registered lobbyists in town, according to data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics." 

Texas Tea Parties Take Aim at Senator Hutchison

Dallas Morning News - "Tea Party groups in Dallas, Austin and Houston are rallying today at the offices of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to protest her breaking ranks with a GOP filibuster aimed at stalling the Democrats' health care bill. 'We want to let her know that we are not happy,' said Dallas Tea Party leader Phillip Dennis. 'If we can't trust her to fulfill her promises as a senator, how can we trust her as governor?' "

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