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In September, something very exciting is happening in Williamsburg, Virginia. For the first time ever, there will be a simulated Article V Convention of States to show “We the People” exactly how the process works in reigning in an out-of-control federal government.

Paul Bedard writes about this upcoming event in his article at The Washington Examiner:

The “Convention of States Project” said Monday that it is hosting the meeting September 21-23 in Colonial Williamsburg to show how the event, proposed in the Constitution’s Article V, would work to restore a power balance between the federal and state governments…

The dry run in Williamsburg is meant to show how one would work and focus on the changes and potential constitutional amendments that would be proposed.

It comes as many in the nation believe that the federal government is out of control, is imposing far too many costly regulations on states, and needs to give way to state governments more.

This event’s sole purpose is to show everyone in attendance how this process would work but more importantly, teach them why we need it to protect our country from the destructive actions of irresponsible Washington politicians. Many elected leaders from states like Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Alaska, Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, and Oklahoma will be at the practice convention representing this historic fight to restore the rightful authority of the people.

Click CONTINUE to watch the trailer for this upcoming event:

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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