Recently, Dr. Michael Farris and Citizens for Self-Governance announced the launch of an effort to call for a Convention of States under Article V of the United States Constitution.
So what is a Convention of States, and why do we need one?
A Convention of States allows the states to amend the United States Constitution, without interference from big-government politicians in Washington DC. States are generally more conservative and realize the problems better than those in our capitol do - and Washington politicians aren't likely to curb their own power anyway.
By calling a convention of the states, we can stop the federal spending and debt spree, the power grabs of the federal courts, and other misuses of federal power. The current situation is precisely what the Founders feared, and they gave us a solution we have a duty to use.