To: Ronda Menlove, David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Edward Redd, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Ryan Wilcox, Gage Froerer, Jeremy Peterson, Dixon Pitcher, Brad Dee, Richard Greenwood, Paul Ray, Curtis Oda, Brad Wilson, Steve Handy, Stewart Barlow, Roger Barrus, Jim Nielson, Becky Edwards, Doug Sagers, Susan Duckworth, Jennifer M. Seelig, Rebecca Houck, Joel Briscoe, Angela Romero, Mike Kennedy, Brian King, Lee Perry, Janice Fisher, Larry Wiley, LaVar Christensen, Craig Hall, Johnny Anderson, Mark A. Wheatley, Patrice Arent, Carol Moss, Eric Hutchings, Jim Dunnigan, Lynn Hemingway, Daniel McCay, Jim Bird, Earl Tanner, Tim Cosgrove, Steve Eliason, Marie Poulson, Ken Ivory, Keven John Stratton, Robert Spendlove, Richard Cunningham, Greg Hughes, John Knotwell, Melvin Brown, Kraig Powell, John G. Mathis, Kay Christofferson, Brian Greene, Jon Cox, Val Peterson, Dana Layton, Keith Grover, Jon Stanard, Dean Sanpei, Rebecca Lockhart, Francis Gibson, Michael Mckell, Marc Roberts, Merrill Nelson, Jerry Anderson, Kay Mciff, Brad Last, John Westwood, mnoel, Lowry Snow, Don Ipson,
Subject: Convention of States application, HJR-008
Date: Thu Mar 06 02:47:49 MST 2014

To the Honorable Utah House Representative,

                          HJR-008, and Article V bill,requires your undaunted support.

The power of the federal government is out of control.  As the state legislators at the recent Mt. Vernon Assembly realized, Washington’s abuse of power—instigated by both Republicans and Democrats—must come to an end before it’s too late.
The $17 trillion national debt is one example of this abuse.  Our children and grandchildren will pay for Washington’s spending spree.  There will be taxes imposed for spending they never approved and from which they never directly benefited.  The cry of that generation will echo that of the founding generation: “Taxation without representation!”

Fortunately, when the national government becomes drunk with power, the states possess the authority to reorganize the power structure in a manner that preserves liberty.  Article V of the Constitution allows states to call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution.  Using an Article V convention, the states can stop the spending and debt spree, the power grabs of the federal courts, and the forfeiture of American sovereignty to the UN.

We are approaching a crossroads.  One path leads to the escalating power of an irresponsible centralized government, ultimately resulting in the financial ruin of generations of Americans.  The other path leads to freedom and the chance to once again be proud of these United States.

Which will we choose?

Please consider a House Yea vote for Convention of States application, HJR-008 and the applicable Article V bill.
America needs your support .

Thank you for your service,
   Charles Frumusa