Every day thousands of travelers along Highway 30, along which the ranch of James Buckley is conveniently nestled.

“We’re twelve miles south of Cokeville, Wyoming,” explained Buckley of Cokeville, Wyoming to Convention of States Regional Director Paul Hodson.  “We own a little ranch, it’s more like a ‘hobby farm.'”

He went on to explain that other ranches in the area are much bigger, but he and his family enjoy living on that ranch, because it’s “quiet and away from people.” He explained that the ranch is situated right off Highway 30, and 5,000 to 6,000 people drive by every day.

He decided to use this strategic location to help his fellow Americans to learn about the Convention of States project. He explained that he got interested in the Article V effort after watching this video by Jim DeMint produced by Prager U.

Article V of the U.S. Constitution gives states the power to call a Convention of States to propose amendments. It takes 34 states to call the convention and 38 to ratify any amendments that are proposed. Our convention would only allow the states to discuss amendments that, “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and place term limits on federal officials.”

After seeing the Prager video a couple of times, he went to the ConventionofStates.com website, and signed up. Using that strategic location, he decided to put up a Convention of States banner, in order to raise awareness of the organization.  And it’s big.  Really big.

In the video, you can see a tractor trailer rolling by on the highway, driven by a person who definitely would’ve noticed the gigantic banner.

These are the types of Americans — patriotic and creative — who make this nation amazing.  James’s determination to rein in the federal government really shows the “power of the people.”  And I love it that he’s bringing this “constitutional hope” to America…  one trucker at a time.

 Hat Tip: Convention of States

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 MarkMeckler.com, 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

20 − fifteen =