The Alabama state motto is “We dare defend our rights,” and that sentiment was on display yesterday in the Alabama State Capitol. Yesterday afternoon, Alabama joined Florida, Georgia, and Alaska in passing the Convention of States application to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. The Senate passed HJR 112 in the early afternoon, which had been first passed by the House a few weeks ago. Then, because of minor amendments to the resolution, it was sent back to the House where it passed by a vote of 92-7. A huge congratulations is in order for every Convention of States volunteer in Alabama. Their hard work and dedication is what made this victory possible, and we couldn’t be prouder of our team in the Yellowhammer State. We’d also like to thank every Alabama legislator who sponsored, co-sponsored, or voted in favor of our resolution. They passed HJR 112 by overwhelming majorities, sending a clear message to D.C. that the American people are tired of overreach and reckless spending. Legislation is pending in many other states, with Texas and Kansas next in line. The citizens are speaking; it’s time for the states to put the federal government back in the box.