Self-governance suffered a deadly blow yesterday.

With a vote of 5-3, the Supreme Court struck down Texas law which required abortion facilities and doctors to meet the same health, safety, and qualification standards as surgical facilities.

“The decision erodes States’ lawmaking authority to safeguard the health and safety of women and subjects more innocent life to being lost,” Gov. Greg Abbott said.

Wake-up, America!

Why should five lawyers in black robes get to decide policy questions on which the Constitution gives them no such directions?

State laws, it seems, are nothing more than placeholders until the U.S. Supreme Court rules.

There is only one way to shrink the power of the Courts. Congress can’t do it. Neither can the President.

Only an Article V Convention of States can propose the necessary constitutional amendments to restore the balance of power, and limit the Court’s ability to supersede state law.

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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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