Late Thursday night, March 19, Mark Meckler was a guest on the Jim Bohannon show. He discussed the state of our modern government and the solution that is found in Article V of our own Constitution.

Here’s a synopsis of the show:

When Founding Father Benjamin Franklin was asked what kind of government was created by the 1787 Constitutional Convention, he is purported to have said “A Republic … if you can keep it.” A Republic is a government where the people’s business is done by elected representatives. As the nation grew in size and power, however, government has taken on a life of its own. While we still elect representatives, the infrastructure, and frequently inertia, of government prevents much from getting done.

Is it time to return to more self-governance and wipe away what modern government has become? That’s the idea behind the group Citizens for Self Governance. We’re going to talk to its president tonight, Mark Meckler (@MarkMeckler), about an initiative of theirs to make use of a provision in the U.S. Constitution (Article V) to allow a Convention of States specifically to propose Constitutional amendments that would limit the scope, power, and jurisdiction of the Federal government.

Listen to the audio for a short synopsis of the Convention of States Project.

About The Author

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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