With the coming of a new year, resolutions are on the forefront of many people’s minds. But in the case of self-governance, it’s not a promise to go to the gym or do something new that’s causing a stir. The new year brings with it the promise of hope — hope for a Convention of States in 2016.

In recent weeks, many of the most influential conservative politicians voiced support for a convention.

The Washington Times published an article in which they provide support from Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, Former, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Ben Carson:

A push by conservative activists for states to call a national convention to amend the U.S. Constitution has won the backing of several of the Republican presidential contenders, and one of the movement’s leaders said the process could get rolling next year if the candidates talk about it more.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants a convention for the express purpose of passing a balanced budget amendment. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says he is open to a convention…

Advocates for a convention say the candidates need to start talking up the idea on the campaign trail.

“If it starts to become a serious presidential issue, we could get it done in 2016,” said Mark Meckler, president of Citizens for Self-Governance, a leading group pushing the effort.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has endorsed the specific effort from Mr. Meckler’s group. A spokesman for the presidential campaign of Ben Carson said the retired neurosurgeon supports the effort as well.

In the new year, we hope to see these politicians and many more working towards a common resolution – the betterment of our great nation.

Join these patriots in their journey and learn how you can support the push for change at Convention of States.

Happy New Year!

About The Author

Mark Meckler

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.

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