Sen. Huffines Announces Support For Article V "Convention Of States"
To save our liberty, states must act to put our broken federal government back on the right path.
AUSTIN — After meeting with constituents and state leaders, Senator Don Huffines (R-Dallas) announced his strong support for Governor Greg Abbott's Article V "Convention of States" proposal. Senator Huffines is an author to Senate Joint Resolution 2 and Senate Bill 21, along with Senator Brian Birdwell and many other conservative state Senators.
The following statement is attributable to Senator Huffines:
"Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to meet with many 'Convention of States' activists who represent the best of this nation: citizens who are informed and engage with their leaders in pursuit of a better future. It’s abundantly clear that our nation is on the wrong path, and has been for some time. The federal government is badly broken, and in dire need of systemic reforms like spending limits, checks and balances on a runaway Supreme Court, and term limits. It is indisputable that the state of Texas and other states are obligated to act to save our nation.
"After much careful and thoughtful consideration, I am proud to wholeheartedly support Governor Abbott's 'Convention of States' proposal, which Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Senator Birdwell have made a top legislative priority for 2017. The states adopted the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the states play a central role in our federalist democratic Republic. Unfortunately, our constitution has been rendered all but meaningless by decades of unrestricted abuses by activist judges, power hungry politicians, and unelected bureaucrats. Governor Abbott's 'Convention of States' proposal will allow Texas to play an integral part in reining-in Washington D.C. and bringing the institutional change needed to restore our liberty and cut the chains of an oppressive federal government.
"Even with the election of a Republican president, these reforms hold merit. To some degree, administrations and Congresses under the leadership of both parties have played a role in the demise of our liberty, and it is now incumbent upon the states to exercise their power to fix the problem. This debate is much bigger than any one political party and the near-term swings of power between Republicans and Democrats. An Article V 'Convention of States' will achieve generational reforms to ensure our nation remains free and prosperous for all Americans and Texans forever."