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Letter: A recall to duty for veterans

As a veteran of the United States Air Force, I am thoroughly disappointed with and betrayed by what I see going on in America. The levels of corruption and abuse of power at the highest levels of our national government trouble me. I asked myself what I can possibly do as a veteran to continue to honor the oath I took many years ago to support and defend the Constitution. Recently, I learned about a nationwide effort to rein in the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and return much of this power back to the state governments and to the people — in other words, to rebalance power between the state and federal governments originally intended in the Constitution by America’s Founding Fathers. This nationwide effort, called Convention of States (COS) Project (www.conventionofstates.com), also seeks to require the federal government to operate under a true balanced budget requirement as well as the merits of term limits (total years of service limitation) on members of Congress and federal judges. This is an effort I needed to learn more about, which I eventually did. I am now an active supporter of the COS Project, and I urge all my fellow veterans to take that first step to become educated about this nonpartisan effort. Support for the COS Project by veterans could prove crucial to its success, because we represent the seven percent of Americans who were prepared to give the last measure of devotion in support of our Constitution. In addition to the above web site, inquiries or requests for group presentations about the COS Project can be made tocoloradovets@cosaction.com, or call 719-482-5997. The COS Project offers veterans another call of duty to support and defend the Constitution. May God continue to bless these United States of America!

Ron Scott


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